Art of the Cocktail - Victoria Film Festival

Art of the Cocktail

Date October 15, 2022
Location Crystal Garden

Art of the Cocktail



Go all out boujee at the biggest Cocktail party on the island. 

Exhibitors bring their best game to Crystal Gardens with classic and brand new spirits, alongside plentiful nosh to keep you upright. Best Dressed Competition, whimsical photo booth, and great music add up to one heck of a night.

Exhibitor Registration Now Open

Where is it and what time is it at?

Saturday, October 15th, 2022: The Grand Tasting takes place at Crystal Garden at 713 Douglas St. in Victoria BC. The Exclusive VIP Grand Tasting starts at 5:30 PM and the Public Grand Tasting starts at 6:30 PM and ends at 9:00 PM. Other events including the Divas Do Dim Sum Brunch and Industry Seminars will be added in the coming months.

Buying tickets

Ticket sales will start on August 1, 2022. We recommend buying tickets in advance as the events often sell out. You can buy tickets in advance online on this page.

Why 19+?

Art of The Cocktail is a series of events where local and international distillers and distributors will be pouring cocktails. BC law requires that all attendees be 19 years or older at all Art of The Cocktail events.

What do I need to bring with me?

Two pieces of ID are required in BC to verify age.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Crystal Garden is wheelchair accessible. Elevators can take you to the main and second flour during the Grand Tasting. Please seek out a volunteer or staff member when you arrive so we can show you around.

Where can I park?

Broughton St. Parkade–745 Broughton St Superior St. Parking–620-698 Superior St

What should I wear?

The Grand Tasting includes a Best Dressed Competition! Wear your after-five attire for a chance to win the title and great prizes! Coat check is available at the door by donation.

Where do I find the pictures?

A selection of the event’s pictures is posted the week after. So from Monday to Friday following the Grand Tasting keep an eye on our Facebook page and make sure to tag yourself and your friends!

How is the food?

Enjoy tasters and hors d’oeuvres from the best local restaurants at the Grand Tasting. Having dinner before the Grand Tasting is still a great idea!

Can I volunteer at Art of The Cocktail?

Volunteers are a very important component of our team! We welcome everyone who is interested in volunteering at Art of The Cocktail, as long as you are 19+ (due to liquor laws). For more information please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at

I lost something! Do you have it?

All lost items at Art of The Cocktail are brought to the venue security. Please contact the venue to know if your item was found.


Reach over 900 high-spending fashionistas… and perhaps 1 guy in a Prince George dinner jacket. It’s a night of glam and sampling as our crowd wants to taste the classics, find what’s new, AND what to do with it. Great music, great décor, and great opportunity