Festival FAQ

What is the Mindful Drinking Festival?

The Mindful Drinking Festival will have a range of innovative drinks to taste and buy, tasting events with the producers, talks, music, and much more.

And what’s this “mindful drinking”?

It could be cutting down on alcohol. Or doing a sober sprint. Or even going completely alcohol-free. It is really up to you. We try to explain in more detail here. You can find much more of the same over at Club Soda.

So you’re against alcohol?

Not at all! We have nothing against alcohol (in moderation). There are plenty of beer festivals and other such events, and that’s great. But at this festival we will only have drinks that are either alcohol-free, or under 0.5% ABV (you may call them “low alcohol”, “alcohol-free”, or “non-alcoholic” depending on your definition, legally it’s all a bit complicated…).

How much does it cost?

Nothing! The festival is free to attend for everyone. You can still sign up to our mailing list in advance though, to get all the latest news about the Festival.

Ok, what do I get if I sign up?

We will keep you updated on all the latest festival news via email: what drinks, music and other fun stuff to expect, and any practical things you should know in advance. And you will hear about all the other mindful drinking events we organise.

How do I get to Briggait?

The address is 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ. It is just a couple of minutes walk from Argyle Street station, and a few minutes more from Glasgow Central Station. St Enoch is the nearest SPT subway station. Check the SPT website for further travel options.

What about the environment?

Good question, and something we’ve been thinking about too. We are trying to minimize the amount of waste at the festival. We will use as few disposable cups and glasses as possible. And we will recycle as much as we can.

Will there be food too?

Yes, there will be a few food vendors at the Festival. Full details to be confirmed. But we will try to make sure to have something for vegetarians and vegans too.

Are there drinks for vegetarians and vegans?

Yes! Most of the drinks will be vegan (do ask if you’re not sure though – some of the beers and wines may not be!).

What about gluten-free?

We are putting together info on what drinks are and aren’t gluten-free. As usual, it’s safest to ask the vendors if you want to be sure.

Can I come to the festival if I have a food allergy?

Festival vendors will make every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions, however, there is always a risk of cross-contamination and those with allergies should be aware of this. Please check with the drink and food traders as they will be able to tell you more about their products.

What about disabled access?

The Briggait is fully accessible, with disabled toilets.

Is it child friendly?

Yes! There will be many drinks suitable for children.

Are there cash machines?

The nearest ones are on Argyle Street and at St Enoch Centre.

And toilets?

Yes, there are toilets at Briggait.

Can I pay with a credit/debit card?

Some of the drink vendors at the Festival may accept payment by card but we cannot guarantee it we’re afraid.