Sample the city’s best cocktail and food offerings with these Vancouver Cocktail Week ticketed events
These ticketed events range from master classes to cocktail-paired dinners to drag shows, and represent the wide world of cocktail culture in Vancouver and beyond. Many feature global brand ambassadors and the city’s top bar stars—and all of them offer exciting tastes for those thirsty for new experiences.
Check back often as more events will be added in the coming weeks.
Sunday, March 3
Signature Sunday Cocktail Brunch
Botanist Restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
March 3, 2024
11:30 am to 2 pm
Join us for the fourth annual Signature Sunday Cocktail Brunch at Botanist featuring cocktails created and handcrafted by the city’s top bartenders and paired with courses from executive chef Hector Laguna’s dynamic brunch menu. The opening brunch has been one of the week’s best-loved events since even before VCW officially launched. This event is a delightful discovery of flavours as one of Vancouver’s most talented chefs takes new spins on classic brunch dishes, and matches them with the imaginative creations from local bar stars. This is the best way to start the day—and kick off Vancouver Cocktail Week 2024!
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Monday, March 4
Campari Sugar Shack Party
Homer St. Cafe & Bar
898 Homer Street
3 to 7 pm
Join us for a fun Sugar Shack-inspired party with Campari and Forty Creek. Come and enjoy some fun cocktails at the Homer St Cabin. Ticket includes two cocktails.
Tour & Cocktails with The Liberty Distillery Founder
The Liberty Distillery
1494 Old Bridge Street
The Liberty Distillery is a true craft artisan distillery located in the heart of historic Granville Island. Selecting only the best British Columbia organic grains, The Liberty Distillery carefully ferments, then triple distills in traditional copper pot stills to produce award-winning hand-crafted Whiskey, Gin and Vodka with character and distinction. Join Lisa Simpson, Founder of The Liberty Distillery as she takes you on an exclusive behind the scenes tour of Liberty. Learn about the equipment and stills, the science and principles behind distillation, fermentation, the ‘cuts’; the difference between white and aged whiskey, nosing, and most importantly tasting!
Tickets include two Signature Cocktails that are hand-crafted with Liberty’s spirits, house-made cordials and freshly squeezed juices.
Amaro Lucano x Bar Corso: Four-Course Tasting Menu
1566 Commercial Drive
Three seatings: 6, 6:30, 7 pm
Enjoy all the bright, intense flavours of Italy at this four-course, cocktail-paired dinner from chef Luke Boswell. It begins with burrata and peperoni cruschi dressing, paired with a Lambrusco Spritz; then meanders through lasagne e cicciari, paired with the smoky, whisky-based Gregorio Vittorio cocktail. Next, it’s braised lamb served with full-bodied red Aglianico wine, and a grand finish of Bar Corso’s own Espresso Martini and Lucano Caffe sorbet.
Seedlip x Ketel One Presents: Jungle Juice
961 Denman Street
Doors: 8 pm • Show 8:30 pm
Take a journey with Amy Grindhouse, Kara Juku and PM into a glamorous and entertaining night of cocktails and drag performances. These performances are hot, tasty, spiced to perfection and ready to serve you a night you won’t forget. Come for the drinks, stay for the drag! And don’t forget: In the jungle, your tips make it rain—so be sure to bring cash to show love to our performers.
Tuesday, March 5
Scotch and Charcuterie Pairing
1026 Mainland Street
Explore the different whisky regions of Scotland, tasting iconic single malts along with the perfect charcuterie and cheese pairing.
Old School Cool Vol. 3: Gin Is (Still) In
Brass Fish Tavern
385 Burrard Street
Fords Gin returns to Brass Fish for the third annual edition of Old School Cool: A Celebration of the Iconic Gin Classics. Join us at Brass Fish as we welcome Fords Gin for a night of gin cocktails, gin & tonics, and, of course, gin Martinis. Explore the botanicals of gin through an aromatic demonstration table, experiment with flavors with a DIY G&T menu and enjoy a selection of classic and modern gin Martini variations. Tickets include two cocktails (choices from a feature gin cocktail menu). Full kitchen menu is available as well as selections from a pop-up oyster bar.
The Silk Road
Zarak by Afghan Kitchen
2102 Main Street
Three seatings: 6, 6:30, 7 pm
Savour all the fragrantly spiced flavours of the Middle East. This four-course dinner translates the traditions and history of Afghanistan into refined dishes served family-style to celebrate the Afghan tradition of the “dastarkhan” dining table. Each course is paired with a cocktail flavoured with products from Giffard, a family-run business that has been making premium liqueurs and syrups in Angers, France, since 1885. Plus there will be additional cocktails to order à la carte. As the Afghans know: a shared meal (and cocktails) is shared culture.
Cognac Ferrand Cocktail Dinner
Tableau Bar Bistro
1181 Melville Street
6:30 pm: Cocktail Reception
7:00 pm: Dinner
This four-course cocktail-paired dinner takes your tastebuds on a journey that begins in Cognac more than four centuries ago, when the wine-growing Maison Ferrand was first established. In 1989, proprietor Alexandre Gabriel made it his mission to breathe new life into the old brand, using traditional craft production methods and premium ingredients. He began with Ferrand Cognac, then followed it with Citadelle Gin, Plantation Rum and Dry Curaçao. Follow the story via craft cocktails using these exceptional spirits, with gourmet dishes to accompany them.
Old Bourbon, Modern Cuisine: Four-Course Dinner and Cocktail Pairings with Old Forester
590 West Georgia Street
Immerse yourself in a night of North American cuisine and expertly crafted Old Forester bourbon cocktails at Glowbal. Guided by Joel Virginillo, Brown-Forman Reserve Spirits & Scotch Specialist, the evening will begin with a welcome cocktail followed by a delectable four-course dinner with cocktail pairings. There’s a reason why America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester, is the only bourbon continuously sold by the same company before, during and after Prohibition. Come and experience the variety of expressions that have been beloved by whiskey enthusiasts for more than 150 years.
Wednesday, March 6
1029 W Cordova Street
In Venice, “giro d’ombra” means “round of shadows,” the local term for a night of bar hopping from bacaro to bacaro. The drinks that are served at these bacari are called “ombra” (shadows), a reference to a time when merchants would sell their wines in the town squares, constantly shifting location to keep their wines and their customers cool in the shadows. This dinner looks at the traditional bacaro experience through the lens of Vancouver cocktail culture. The food will be rooted in Venetian classics, while the cocktails will be more playful and will include elements of the North American cocktail canon.
An Omakase Experience with Kujira and Ama
3980 Fraser Street
3 seatings: 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm
(in a Japanese restaurant) a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef.
“we had the five-course omakase”
Let Chef Takuya Motohashi (Soyfish) and Bar Manager Troy Resch (Nammos Estiatorio) use their talent and expertise to take guests on an intimate, two-hour culinary adventure. Guests can expect a (mostly) raw omakase experience with mini Kujira-based cocktails thoughtfully paired over multiple courses. During the dinner, guests will be given the opportunity to learn more about Kujira Whisky, Ama, and the incredible team behind the cocktail and raw bar.
Birds of a Feather: PiDGiN x OWL&ROOSTER with Nikka
350 Carrall Street
The Michelin-recommended restaurant seamlessly blends Nikka Whisky artistry with Asian and Pacific Northwest ingredients in a five-course dinner. Set in the heart of Gastown, guests will experience the harmonious fusion of culinary craftsmanship and Nikka spirit excellence as each dish is thoughtfully paired with Nikka creations.
Limited seating ensures a refined atmosphere, making it a not to be missed celebration of Nikka at PiDGiN.Furthermore, guests will have the exclusive opportunity to meet Naoki Tomoyoshi and Nozomi Odaohara of Nikka Whisky, who will be present to engage with attendees and share insights into the world of Japanese Whisky.
As a special addition, we will also welcome guest bartender Hisatsugu Saito from Bar OWL&ROOSTER in Sapporo to start the evening with a cocktail creation from his town in Hokkaido, Japan.
Tickets include a 5-course meal paired with 5 Nikka cocktails and the opportunity to meet Naoki Tomoyoshi and Nozomi Odaohara of Nikka Whisky and Hisatsugu Saito of Bar OWL&ROOSTER.
212 Abbott Street
Join us at Clough Club for a night of whisky exploration, education and, of course, cocktails. The night will feature a tasting of a selection of Canadian whisky expressions, an educational blending session and feature cocktails, all accompanied by a paired dinner menu and hosted by Canadian whisky ambassador Dave Mitton. Tickets include set menu, cocktail pairings, exclusive blending session and tasting.
The Resurrection of Rye: Distillery Tour & Cocktail Tasting with Resurrection Spirits
1672 Frankin Street
2 seatings: 6:30 pm and 8:00pm
Before the amalgamation of spirit production in Canada, small distillers produced rye grain based spirits that became famous across North America and the World. These distilleries used locally sourced ingredients to create high quality products with a distinct essence and appeal. Resurrection Spirits is reclaiming the tradition and using 100% BC Rye Grain to handcraft Rye Whisky, Gin, and Vodka. Come join the Resurrection Spirits team for a tour of their distillery and learn about how rye transforms into a diverse array of spirits followed by a sampling of three seasonal cocktails at the tasting lounge.
Sip & Savour: A four-course celebration of rum-inspired fine dining
Brix & Mortar Courtyard
1138 Hamilton Street
Guest arrival: 6:30 pm
Dinner: 7:00 pm
Join us in the whimsical setting of the the highly coveted Brix & Mortar courtyard for a night of spirited gastronomy as the lauded Chris Bisaro, head chef of Vancouver institution Brix & Mortar, guides us through a night of sumptuous dishes inspired by the tropical and decadent nuances of Flor de Caña’s multi-award winning rums. Each course will be paired with a thoughtfully crafted cocktail that utilizes Flor de Caña’s premium range of 12 to 25 year old expressions. Attendees can expect a vibrant set-menu that will contain meat and dairy products with limited options for substitutions.
Spirited Cocktail Dinner — TICKETS SELLING FAST!
Suyo Modern Peruvian
3475 Main Street
Join Chef Ricardo Valverde and Max Curzon-Price, the 2023 Michelin Exceptional Cocktails Winner and Bar Manager of the Year, as they walk us through a customized five-course dinner with cocktail pairings featuring two of the fastest-growing cocktail brands in the world, Fords Gin and Diplomatico Rum.
Squirrel Friendz Drag Show at The Fountainhead
The Fountainhead Pub
1025 Davie Street
Join Squirrel Friendz for an evening of drag at Fountainhead Pub in the Davie Village featuring Miss Gloria Hole, Mina Mercury and special guests. Each ticket holder will receive a welcome cocktail. This is a seated event. Full food menu available.
Thursday, March 7
Flights & Bites with Shinobu and Clough Club
212 Abbott Street
2 Happy Hour seatings: 4-6 pm and 8-10 pm
Let Shinobu & Clough Club transport you back to the days of speakeasies and bootleggers with this one-night pop-up! Guests can expect a flight of three Shinobu-based cocktails (1-1.5oz each) with an array of perfectly paired small plates. Additional cocktails and snacks will be available to order during the two-hour “seating.” This is the perfect pitstop before dinner or after work!
About Clough Club: Named for Gastown’s old-timey, one-armed lamp lighter, this trendy cocktail den with vintage flair and irrelevant spirit will have you down a rabbit hole with its educated cocktailers steering the ship with unapologetically strong, adult drinks.
About Shinobu: Shinobu Distillery is located in Niigata (Koshi area) of Japan, famous for its “Three White” treasures namely snow, rice and sake. Quality whisky selected from all around the world is reserved in bourbon and sherry casks for more than 3 years and later finished with precious Mizunara oak in Japan. “Shinobu” in Japanese means forbearance, which is considered an important trait of Japanese culture; thus, the name reflects the spirit of making good whisky.
Friuli Flavours Unveiled presented by Campari Canada
1115 Alberni Street
This five-course, five-cocktail dinner will be an immersive dive into the culture of Friuli, Italy’s hidden gem. It will blend traditional ingredients with innovative cocktail pairings and small dishes that showcase the region’s culinary richness while incorporating locally sourced ingredients. The evening starts with a traditional aperitivo cocktail then ventures through favourites like the Gingerino, Friuli Manhattan and Amaro Espresso Martini. Each will be paired with a complementary dish for a multisensory journey through the distinctive tastes and aromas of the Friuli region and Carlino itself.
Note: Unfortunately, due to the nature of this event, we are unable to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Angel’s Envy Cocktails and Pairings at The Parker Hotel Rooftop
1379 Howe Street, 9th floor
Ticket includes 3 Angel’s Envy Bourbon cocktails designed by Angel’s Envy Whiskey Guardian Adam Domet and small pairing dishes designed by the culinary team at The Parker Hotel.
Scotch Whisky Dinner at L’Abattoir
217 Carrall Street
Indulge in a night of refined flavors at L’Abattoir on Thursday, March 7th during Vancouver Cocktail Week 2024. Global leader in premium spirits Diageo joins forces with L’Abattoir to celebrate and showcase the relationship between Scotch whisky and cuisine.
Explore the intricate nuances of Scotch whiskies from diverse Scottish regions, whilst demonstrating the versatility of Single Malt and Blended whisky both neat and as craft cocktails. Join World Class Bartender, Jeff Savage, as he leads guests through the Scotch pairings served alongside a five course dinner curated by L’Abattoir’s culinary team. An immersive dining experience awaits you during 2024’s Vancouver Cocktail Week at L’Abattoir!
Note: Guests will be seated at communal tables and will enjoy a Scotch whisky-paired five-course dinner. Due to the nature of the event, dietary preferences and restrictions are politely declined or please reach out if you have questions about the menu.
Meet the Makers: Gin Global Masters Copperpenny Distilling Co. — TICKETS SELLING FAST!
Copperpenny Distilling Co.
103–288 East Esplanade
Located just steps away from Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver, Copperpenny Distillery and Tasting Lounge has become a sensation in the spirits industry since its debut in early 2022. Renowned for its award-winning gins, which skilfully blend global flavours with a local touch, this distillery invites you to delve into the intricacies of their craft. Founders and distillers Jenn Kom-Tong and Jan Stenc will lead an exclusive tour of the distillery, offering tastings along the way. The experience will conclude in their enchanting cocktail lounge, where you’ll indulge in three distinct cocktails, each a testament to Copperpenny’s commitment to excellence in every sip.
Friday, March 8
324 W Hastings Street
Celebrate International Women’s Day with like-minded spirits. Dive into the world of Scotch whisky and learn about the important roles women have played in its past and shaping its future. Enjoy over cocktails and tacos.
Saturday, March 9
Green Garden Gala
Sutton Place Hotel
845 Burrard Street
6 pm: VIP
7 to 10 pm: Partygoers
Join us for the marquee event of Vancouver Cocktail Week. Come early and enjoy our VIP hour, where you can mingle with our international and national VIP guests while enjoying passed canapés and cocktails. Enjoy more than 35 premium brand bar stations, food stations, live music, DJ and more.
Sunday, March 10
An Afternoon with St-Germain
H Tasting Lounge
1601 Bayshore Drive
Be our guest at H Tasting Lounge for an afternoon of tea and exquisite cuisine inspired by St-Germain liqueur and the Art Deco era. Each guest will receive a welcome St-Germain cocktail before indulging in sweet and savoury housemade delights that blend timeless tradition and modern creativity, served in a sumptuous display atop an opulent golden Ferris wheel.
Tour and Cocktails with Odd Society Master Distiller
Odd Society Spirits
1725 Powell Street
4 pm and 5 pm
Welcome to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour in an award-winning whisky, gin and liqueur distillery in East Vancouver. Master distiller Gordon Glanz will take small groups on a journey through the production side of things. Tickets include a cocktail flight of three creations by Mia Glanz, mad scientist bar manager.