Vancouver Cocktail Week event to debut in March 2022

Time to raise a glass – or two – to what's shaking in the Vancouver cocktail scene

The inaugural Vancouver Cocktail Week, hosted by The Alchemist magazine, takes place in March 2022 | deineka/Getty Images

Get ready to get into the spirit of things and raise a glass or two to what bars and restaurants are doing with spirits at the inaugural Vancouver Cocktail Week.

The exciting new event, presented by The Alchemist magazine (a sibling to V.I.A.), will take place from March 6 to 20, 2022, and will celebrate the excellence of the city’s cocktail scene and the hospitality of its bars, hotels and restaurants.

“We’ve been talking about this idea for years and we knew right from the beginning that it would have to be about community – not just the bartending community that is so central to this event, but the wider community of Vancouver,” said Joanne Sasvari, editor of The Alchemist and co-founder of VCW. “After the last two years, that’s never been more important.”

Several fun events are on the roster for VCW, including a kick-off cocktail brunch at the Fairmont Pacific Rim; a special Happy Hour at the Vancouver Aquarium; a boozy Forbidden Vancouver walking tour of Gastown; a drag event; and several cocktail-paired dinners. There will also be happy hours and seminars to enjoy. The celebration will culminate at The Roof at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (which is undergoing renovation and will re-open in time for the VCW festivities) which will feature a quaffable journey through the decades of Vancouver drink history.

As a wonderful bonus, a portion of ticket sales will go to VCW's charity partner, the BC Hospitality Foundation.

Tickets are on sale now.

Vancouver Cocktail Week

When: March 6-20, 2022

Where: Various locations in Vancouver