The Alchemist Magazine Presents Vancouver Cocktail Week 2022

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

Raise your coupes and Nick-and-Noras: The Alchemist magazine is delighted to present the first ever Vancouver Cocktail Week, March 6 to 10, 2022. Vancouver has long punched above its weight when it comes to the art of making, serving and creating world-class cocktails, and no one knows that better than the team at The Alchemist, British Columbia’s first magazine dedicated to craft cocktail culture.

“I wanted to support our amazing culinary and cocktail culture in Vancouver, the people behind it, the bartenders and brand ambassadors, who really put Vancouver on the world map,” says Gail Nugent, publisher of The Alchemist and founder and event producer of Vancouver Cocktail Week. “We need to celebrate that. And coming out of these hard times, this is an important time to support our community.”

Working with over 30 brand sponsors, The Alchemist invites everyone to celebrate the artistry and hospitality of the cocktail community with five days and nights of seminars and events across 50 venues, including the city’s top cocktail bars and most celebrated restaurants.

Punch Brunch Event at Botanist, 2020 / Photo: Sean McGuigan

The week kicks off with an elevated cocktail-paired brunch at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, then follows with a series of events that include: ARC After Dark Cocktails—Drag Edition, featuring some of the city’s most popular drag performers; a special happy hour that’s sure to make a splash at Vancouver Aquarium; a boozy Forbidden Vancouver Walking Tour through Gastown; and more cocktail-paired dinners than you can shake a cobbler at.

Those who want to learn more about cocktails and spirits should sign up for seminars that range from a Diageo World Class how-to to spirited masterclasses. And everyone should take part in the Cinq à Sept series of elevated happy hours that celebrate food, drink, art and community.

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

Photo: Dan Toulgoet

The week wraps up at one of the city’s most historic venues—The Roof at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver—which will be renovated just in time for the Fun City Gala. This marquee event travels through the city’s decades of drinks culture, serving up everything from pre-Prohibition cocktails at “Gassy Jack’s Saloon” to Cosmopolitans at the 1990s “tini” bar.

Finally, no celebration of community can go without supporting those who make it possible, especially when they need it most, so Vancouver Cocktail Week is proud to announce that a portion of proceeds will go to our charity partner, the BC Hospitality Fund.

About Vancouver Cocktail Week:
Presented by The Alchemist magazine, the inaugural Vancouver Cocktail Week will be held March 6 to 10, 2022, at venues across Vancouver. It will be a showcase of the city’s immense bartending talent, with events ranging from seminars, “Cinq à Sept” happy hours and cocktail-paired dinners to the closing Fun City gala at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver’s historic Roof. Vancouver Cocktail Week is also a proud supporter of the BC Hospitality Foundation.

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