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Notting Hill Carnival: What are other bars doing?

Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival, is a two day festival of fantastic live music and a vivid spectacle. This year it starts on Sunday August 24  and the exotic outfits, music and delicious food make for an ideal party combination. Here is a little inspiration for your pub or restaurant from around the hospitality industry.

Live Music

Celebrate London’s musical history with some live music. KoKo are holiding a Hot Wuk’s Truk party with an infectious mix of bashment, dancehall and raga. Meanwhile Paradise By Way of Kensal Green have a line up of live music including Ms Dynamite and Radio 1 DJ Benji B.

Warm up Party

Attract customers with a themed warm-up party at your bar. Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green are holiday a pre-carnival day party on Saturday 23rd August with food, drink and live music. Holding a ticketed warm-up party is a good way to ensure and monitor traffic at your bar.

Image Courtesy of Rob Schofield

Image Courtesy of Rob Schofield

Prep your Outdoor Space

With the sunny weather and Carnival atmosphere, customers will want to soak up the vibe outdoors. The Clarendon is offering all day passes to their roof terrace where guests can watch the action and order from their food and drinks menu. Check out this blog post for tips on the perfect outdoor space this summer.

Exotic Caribbean Food

Alfresco jerk chicken and curried goat are the specialities at NottingHill Carnival. Get into the Carnival spirit by serving a delicious special menu at your restaurant. The Prince of Wales are hosting a carnival party with a jerk BBQ for hungry customers.

Ace Notting Hill Carnival 2014 with inspiration from these businesses. What are you plans or ideas for celebrating Notting Hill Carnival?