Crafts & Cocktails

with Perennial

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5.0 | 11 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Food & Drink

Event Overview

Dabble is bringing together the upcycling experts from Perennial and the local cocktail experts at Retreat Gastropub for an evening of craft cocktails, crafts, and craft beer. At this date-night or friend gathering event, you’ll learn to stir up a tasty signature cocktail and make two handmade crafts.


At our July event, we'll be crafting a salvaged leather case, perfect for storing your summertime sunglasses or everyday glasses. Add colorful custom stitched accents and a strap of leather to bring it all together. We'll also be crafting a wooden phone stand from scraps of hardwoods and softwoods. Drill a hole and add a keychain to make it perfectly portable, and finish with our eco-friendly wood wax.


Perennial’s creative reuse instructors will show you how to transform materials destined for local landfills into useful and fun creations and learn to make a unique and delicious cocktail designed just for this event from local mixologists.


If you just want to learn to make this cocktail and not drink, feel free to BYOB! Bring your sweetie, friend, or just yourself and spend the evening learning to mix, shake, and make with a cocktail in hand.

What's Provided

All materials, cocktails and craft beer will be provided.

What You Can Expect
  • DIY Upcycled Crafts
  • How to Make Craft Cocktails
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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Perennial

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Perennial is a community workshop + store that transforms trash into creatively restored objects and teaches the St. Louis community how to do the same. For more information visit www.perennialstl.org or call 314-832-2288. Open to the public Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am - 5pm.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Rebecca Z.
    Reviewed on 03/28/16

    This class was really fun! My husband and I attended in an effort to do something different and we found it! The class flow was laid-back and fun, but we also were productive building a bottle-opener, making coasters from coffee bags, and learning how to properly mix a tequila cocktail! We enjoyed meeting people in class and checking out Perennial - I definitely recommend this class!

    This class was really fun! My husband and I attended in an effort to do something different and we found it! The class flow was laid-back and fun, but we also were productive building a bottle-opener, making coasters from coffee bags, and learning how to properly mix a tequila cocktail! We enjoyed meeting people in class and checking out Perennial - I definitely recommend this class!

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    Roger K.
    Reviewed on 03/30/16

    This class included alcohol so what is not to like? We learned to make a cocktail made a coaster and a bottle opener. The coaster and bottle opener were both extremely easy to make but it was still fun. It was a good mix of people and an overall enjoyable experience.

    This class included alcohol so what is not to like? We learned to make a cocktail made a coaster and a bottle opener. The coaster and bottle opener were both extremely easy to make but it was still fun. It was a good mix of people and an overall enjoyable experience.

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    Angela T.
    Reviewed on 02/20/17

    Good class to do with friends or a date. Fun environment! Do wish we had more colors for the bar towels and to paint our beer flights. Would also have been nice to make the entire beer flight ourselves (we only were able to drill one hole) however I'm sure it was time constraints! Overall great time!

    Good class to do with friends or a date. Fun environment! Do wish we had more colors for the bar towels and to paint our beer flights. Would also have been nice to make the entire beer flight ourselves (we only were able to drill one hole) however I'm sure it was time constraints! Overall great time!

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    Frank M.
    Reviewed on 02/20/17

    This was my first time attending dabble event. I had an amazing experience dabbling. I thought this experience was unique in the sense i learned to how to make a cocktail using bartender tips. One of the tips shared was Bar tending: 101 start with the least quantity ingredient to the larger quantity. The bartender also suggested using ice that creates perfect balance of chilling the drink but not watering drink down for best quality taste. Additionally we drilled holes and painted custom wood flight planks. I really had a great experience. In fact I have suggested to several co-workers and friends to checkout dabble.com for pop up and start up local events to attend for recreation and entertainment. Thank you Jeremy Idleman for recommending this to me and my friends.

    This was my first time attending dabble event. I had an amazing experience dabbling. I thought this experience was unique in the sense i learned to how to make a cocktail using bartender tips. One of the tips shared was Bar tending: 101 start with the least quantity ingredient to the larger quantity. The bartender also suggested using ice that creates perfect balance of chilling the drink but not watering drink down for best quality taste. Additionally we drilled holes and painted custom wood flight planks. I really had a great experience. In fact I have suggested to several co-workers and friends to checkout dabble.com for pop up and start up local events to attend for recreation and entertainment. Thank you Jeremy Idleman for recommending this to me and my friends.

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    Sarah L.
    Reviewed on 02/20/17

    Fun evening out - not long (~20 min) at each of the 3 craft stations but allowed enough time to get creative. Time was provided to go back to a station if you wanted to finish something. We made a flight board (for beer tastings), printed a tea towel, and mixed a cocktail. Fun atmosphere! Would absolutely recommend.

    Fun evening out - not long (~20 min) at each of the 3 craft stations but allowed enough time to get creative. Time was provided to go back to a station if you wanted to finish something. We made a flight board (for beer tastings), printed a tea towel, and mixed a cocktail. Fun atmosphere! Would absolutely recommend.

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    Gail A.
    Reviewed on 02/21/17

    This was a great evening of fun. The wood project was a little simple but time does not allow for anything too complex. The towel was a great addition to the wood project and allowed for more personal creativity! The cocktail was interesting, but, we did not care much for the taste. Others, however, thought it was great- considering they drank an entire punch bowl of it! Making your own cocktail was pretty fun though! Did not expect the snacks ( soft pretzels and dip & popcorn, along with refreshing citrus water). The evening was very enjoyable and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Love the concept of art awareness. I will be looking for more things to dabble in at Perenial ,as well as, on Dabble!

    This was a great evening of fun. The wood project was a little simple but time does not allow for anything too complex. The towel was a great addition to the wood project and allowed for more personal creativity! The cocktail was interesting, but, we did not care much for the taste. Others, however, thought it was great- considering they drank an entire punch bowl of it! Making your own cocktail was pretty fun though! Did not expect the snacks ( soft pretzels and dip & popcorn, along with refreshing citrus water). The evening was very enjoyable and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Love the concept of art awareness. I will be looking for more things to dabble in at Perenial ,as well as, on Dabble!

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    Lance D.
    Reviewed on 02/23/17

    It was fun! Lots of people made it an enjoyable experience!

    It was fun! Lots of people made it an enjoyable experience!

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    Cindy O.
    Reviewed on 03/30/18

    The crafts and cocktails were awesome! We had a great time drinking the cocktail, creating the fun crafts and chatting with fellow participants.

    The crafts and cocktails were awesome! We had a great time drinking the cocktail, creating the fun crafts and chatting with fellow participants.

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    Katrina L.
    Reviewed on 03/30/18

    Had a great time making a wine holder fro old cigar boxes and a felted pennant! LOVE the concept and the environment. Staff was friendly Andy fun! Cocktail was great.

    Had a great time making a wine holder fro old cigar boxes and a felted pennant! LOVE the concept and the environment. Staff was friendly Andy fun! Cocktail was great.

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