Who can join?
Any person that loves and appreciates cocktails, spirits and more.
How do I become a member?
Simply click on the "Membership" button and sign up. It's as easy as that.
How much does membership cost?
Currently, membership is only $50. (We expect this to increase as more events are planned and more revenue is needed to plan these events and opportunities.)
What do you get with the membership?
Ability to book and attend educational seminars, presentations and events. (Many of them will be free for members. Some may come with a nominal cost.)
What is the difference between the Cocktail Collaborative and the USBG?
The main difference is that the Cocktail Collaborative is tied to a brick & mortar space and geared more towards enthusiasts. We will work in synergy with the USBG and highly recommend joining the USBG if you are a Bartender.
What is the USBG?
United States Bartenders Guild
If I am a member, can I book a LAB session for my birthday party?
Unfortunately not. However, if you wanted to book a LAB session for an educational tasting with some friends that was moderated, we could assist in coordinating something like that.
We recommend contacting Garden Bar PHX for your personal event requests.
Who runs The Cocktail Collaborative?
Currently helmed by Kim Haasarud and Garden Bar PHX. She and her staff along with her many contacts in the industry, will be putting together a series of informative content for members.
What exactly is a LAB Session?
Defined as a 4-hour block of time a member can come in and use the bar space with up to six people. This is more for trade-focused drink development, bar training, etc. The timeframe must allow for prep, production, and cleanup.
What can I do in a LAB session?
It's entirely up to you ... you can use it for drink development, a presentation space for your staff / clients, competition practice, trainings, etc.
What can I not do in a LAB session?
You can't use the space as your own personal bar or for exclusively social purposes.
I'm a Brand Ambassador or other Trade Professional and would like to plan an event at the LAB. Can I just book a LAB Session?
That would be considered a LAB event. Please inquire within and we can work with you in planning an event and putting it on our Event page.
What kinds of things will be taught in the educational classes?
The educational classes will really vary and include spirit tastings, cocktail classes and more. There will be something for everyone, whether you are a cocktail lover, whiskey aficionado or bartender.