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Arizona Cocktail Weekend

February 16 - February 20

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The longest-running cocktail event in the Southwest, Arizona Cocktail Weekend, returns for the greater Phoenix area for its 12th year on Feb. 16 to Feb. 20. The five-day schedule will boast a variety of events, including exclusive tastings, expert-led seminars and can’t-miss cocktail events, in addition to three signature events, The Cocktail Carnival, Top Bars, and Last Slinger Standing.

The events are spread out over various venues, including hotels and bars around the Valley, though most take place in Downtown Phoenix.

Kicking off the exciting weekend is The Cocktail Carnival, taking place on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Walter Where?House in Downtown Phoenix. This whimsical, circus-like event will showcase innovative and immersive light and sound displays, while guests enjoy unique cocktails, art shows and circus performances from Walter Productions, each cocktail is curated to pair with select performances crafted from some of the best spirits brands from around the globe.

Following the excitement of the first night is Top Bars on Sunday, Feb. 18, at Warehouse 215. The annual sell-out tasting event is a fan-favorite showstopper, with over 40 of the world’s best bars traveling to Downtown Phoenix as pop-ups. Some spots are trekking all the way from London, Singapore and Hong Kong. Some iconic establishments guests have sampled from in previous years include Double Chicken Please from New York; Penicillin from Hong Kong; Analogue from Singapore; and Coupette from London, to name a few.

Watch as some of Arizona’s top mixologists battle it out on Monday, Feb. 19, at The Last Slinger Standing, being held at the R&D Lab at Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). This bartending competition pits some of Arizona’s best mixologists against each other in head-to-head battles. Each round features secret ingredients, judged by a panel of renowned cocktail experts from around the world, until the last slinger is remaining, and takes the trophy for 2024.

All events are 21-plus. Tickets for Arizona Cocktail Weekend start at $50, depending on the event and date of purchase.

To learn more about Arizona Cocktail Weekend or to purchase tickets, visit arizonacocktailweekend.com.


February 16
February 20
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Scottsdale, AZ United States + Google Map