OFRD has created the event concept for Half and Half Events Oy and has been responsible for the production of the event since 2018. Each year the event attracts thousands of visitors and tens of bars and alcohol brands displaying their products and drinks.
OFRD's event expertise, combined with Half and Half's diamond expertise in the alcohol and restaurant industry, has created an annual event that continues to attract more visitors and praise from brands, bars and other partners.
Helsinki Drink Festival is a celebration for all those who want a tasty drink, a stylish flair or a tasty meal: a huge selection of drinks and moderate portion sizes encourage you to try something new and put your lips out of bounds. The event is especially aimed at those who enjoy mixing drinks, are just looking for their favorite drink or want to be part of the most colorful event of spring.
The venue is the Old Student House in the center of Helsinki. The downstairsCocktail Arena is dedicated to importers, while the upstairs Cocktail Town is the playground for the top Finnish bars. In addition, the event features FoodPoint, where you can find the most delicious snacks in Helsinki. For anyone interested in making cocktails, there is the Home Bar, where guests can learn how to make a cocktail. In addition, the event offers delicious lectures on cocktails and alcohols.
HDF also has festivity and glamor. Each year, a prestigious jury of consumers gets the chance to influence and be involved in choosing the best cocktail of the event. In addition, the ”Tiskillä” - organization, which is maintained and respected by the Finnish restaurant industry, awards the best Finnish bars in a variety of categories.
Helsinki Drink Festival is a growing event that OFRD is excited to be a part of and continues to develop for the year to come.
Please see some video and images of the event below.