Vancouver Cocktail Week, Round 2

James Grant pours his winning Pathfinder cocktail at the Vancouver Cocktail Week Fun City Gala in March 2022. Jana Bizzarri photo

Hosting Vancouver’s first-ever cocktail week back in March, just as we were coming out of pandemic restrictions, was definitely a leap of faith. But we quickly learned that Vancouverites were thirsty for good cocktails, especially when they could enjoy them with each other. 

Now Vancouver Cocktail Week presented by The Alchemist is coming back for a second round March 5 to 11, 2023—and it’ll be even bigger.  

The signature events are back, including the opening brunch and closing gala. In between those two big parties there will be a dozen seminars, cocktail-paired dinners and special events as well as our cinq à sept series of elevated happy hours.

Now that we can travel again, international bar stars as well as national and international brand ambassadors will be flying in to share their expertise and join the fun. And, in conjunction with our charity partner, the BC Hospitality Foundation, we will once again offer spirits education scholarships for those who wish to further their spirited careers. 

Cocktails are meant to be enjoyed with friends old and new. They are inherently social, and that’s just what Vancouver Cocktail Week presented by The Alchemist is all about. We hope you’ll come and raise a glass with us next March.  

Tickets will go on sale December 1. For more information and the latest VCW news, visit

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