A note for the cocktail lover: this is your spot.

Vancouver Cocktail Week is back from March 5 – 11.

Featuring nightly Cinq a Sept Happy Hour specials and unique VCW events at local Gastown watering holes. Besides, Gastown knows good cocktails.

Here is where you should be spending your cocktail-centric week:

Cinq à Sept Happy Hours

Drop in to these elevated happy hours across the city for VCW signature cocktails, snacks, entertainment, socializing and more.

Once the workday is done, head straight to one of these elevated happy hours based on the French concept of the “cinq à sept”— 5 to 7 pm, the playful hours between work and family life.

@ CLOUGH CLUB, The Diamond, Gastronomy Gastown, GUILT & CO, L’Abattoir

Find a full list of participating venues here.

Events & Seminars

Walktails in Gastown: Vancouver’s Drinking History

@ CLOUGH CLUB, POURHOUSE, GUILT & CO, Cappelleria Bertacchi

Sun, 5 March 2023
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST
Take a “walktail” tour of the original drink-savvy neighbourhood, while enjoying bespoke sips—including a very special 90-day-barrel-aged cocktail batch created especially for VCW2023


Waterford: Terroir in Whisky

@ The Diamond

Wed, March 8, 2023
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM PST
Learn about and taste the influence of terroir on single malt whisky.


The Whisky Den

@ Clough CLub

Wed, 8 March 2023
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST
A night of whisky exploration, education and, of course, cocktails.


Flor de Caña Rum presents: Late Night Snack Drag Show x Diamond

@ The Diamond

Wed, 8 Mar 2023
7:00 PM PST
One of Vancouver’s most celebrated drag acts, “Late Night Snack,” with a special Flor de Caña sustainable cocktail list


Dinner at L’Abattoir with Esquimalt Vermouth & Apéritifs

@ L’Abattoir

Thu, 9 Mar 2023
6:00 PM PST
An elevated multi-course dinner with Esquimalt apéritifs and cocktail pairings.


Golden Era Cocktail Revival Gala

@ The Fairmont Hotel

Sat, 11 March 2023
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST
Raise your glass to the fall of Prohibition and enter the golden era of cocktails at this epic party, the main event of VCW23.


If you’re looking for more places to sip on cocktails, Gastown has over 25 bars and restaurants serving up some of the most uniquely crafted cocktails from some of the city’s most renowned bartenders. Check out Do604’s list of Where To Get Cocktails in Gastown