Events

Check back to this page frequently for upcoming events, pop-ups and special tastings.  We will be incorporating an online calendar in the near future.

 
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Artistry of the Mint Julep

Join us on Saturday, April 30th for a workshop on the Artistry of the Mint Julep.  Mint is in abundance this time of year and Derby day is right around the corner.  As a prelude to Garden Bar’s Derby Day party, we are doing a special workshop in perfecting this quintessential spring-time cocktail.  


Kim Haasarud will be demo’ing this cocktail and all that goes into making the Perfect Mint Julep.  We will also be joined by Erin Mooney of Buckaroo Flower Co, a local florist, in making the mint Julep beautiful with flowers and herb blossoms.  If you love Woodford Reserve and Juleps, you don’t want to miss it!  Participants will be making their own mint juleps with expert guidance and instructions.


Tickets are $50.  Max of 25 people.


Attendees receive:

  • 375ml special etched bottle of Woodford Reserve

  • Swizzle Sticks

  • Copper Julep cup

  • Detailed instructions on making the Perfect Mint Julep.


WHEN: Saturday, April 30th, 2-3:30pm


WHERE: Garden Bar PHX, 822 N. 6th Ave.


WHO: Anyone who wants to learn how to make a Mint Julep.  Must be 21+ to attend.

 
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Derby Day Party

Join us on Saturday, May 7th for our first annual Derby Day party!  There will be Garden Juleps (with or without alcohol), Frozen Woodford Lemonades, a hat contest, stick horse races, music, horse shoes, a food truck and more!   Bring a blanket or hang out in any of our rooms and patio.


Tickets are $30, but you do not need a ticket to attend.  Ticket holders receive:

  • 3 food / drink tickets

  • 1 entry into Horse Race Raffle


Drinks and Food can also be purchased on-site.  Must be 21+ to purchase a ticket.  ID's will be checked at the door.


WHEN: Saturday, May 7th 1-4pm


WHERE: Garden Bar PHX, 822 N. 6th Ave.


WHO: Anyone who loves Derby Day.  While we will have Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, there  will be Juleps with whiskey alternatives and popsicles.


WHAT TO EXPECT:


  • Kentucky Derby Screening We will be streaming the Kentucky Derby on our big screen at the bar.


  • Garden Juleps One of our signature cocktails … made with Woodford Reserve, demerara, handfuls of mint, chilled and topped with a bouquet of house-grown mint, florals and herb blossoms. (Non-alcoholic variations made with Spiritless Kentucky 74 available.)


  • Hat Contest  Do you have a favorite over-the-top Derby Day hat you want to show off?  Wear it for a chance to win a special Kentucky Derby Edition bottle of Woodford Reserve. (Must be 21+ to participate.)


  • Horse Race Raffle  Ticket holders will receive one ticket to put in the jar of the horse they think will win.  (Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5.  Funds will go towards our non-profit The Cocktail Collaborative.)  A winner will be chosen out of the winning horse’s ticket jar.  Prize is a Kentucky Derby Edition bottle of Woodford Reserve.  (Must be 21+ to participate.)


  • Stick Horse Races


  • Food


  • Porch Concert /  Live Music

NOTE: Tickets are complimentary for Cocktail Collaborative members!  Check your inbox for a promo code.  Not a member?  Click here to learn more and sign up!

 
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Bees, Barrels, Bites & Brews

A Slow Food Event

An unBEElievable event for honey lovers across the valley.  Honey varietal tastings, a Bee to Bottle Presentation, fresh from the hive honeycomb, scotch pairing, cocktails, food and more.   


Have you always wanted to learn more about how honey is made?  Come and experience how truly magnificent this natural sweetener is, how it’s made and its diversity and usage in food and in drinks.  Tickets are $50.  Participants can also purchase an Herbed Honey Smash Cocktail Kit with a souvenir honeybear glass.

WHEN: Sunday, April 24th, 4:30-6:30pm

WHERE: Garden Bar PHX

WHO: Anyone that has a love of honey! Must be 21+ to attend.

 
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Sipsmith Garden Party

Join us for an afternoon Garden Party ... including a gin tasting, gin punch crawl through our rooms and patio and frozen Sipsmith Gin & Tonics.  Then, get your hands dirty and plant your own herb pot!  (Plants provided by Dig It Phoenix and Pots provided by Practical Arts Phoenix.)

WHEN: Saturday, 3/26, 1-4pm

WHERE: Garden Bar PHX

TICKETS: $50.  Complimentary for Cocktail Collaborative members.

DETAILS:  Street parking, but we highly encourage bikes and ride share alternatives.

MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND

Special Tasting & Herb Planting for Industry / Hospitality workers on Monday, 3/21

 
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Aberfeldy Scotch, Cheese & Honey Pairing Event

A short and sweet event a mini honey varietal tasting with local AZ honeys led by Kim Haasarud, followed by an Aberfeldy scotch tasting paired with the local honeys and cheese.

WHEN: Saturday, 2/19, 4-5pm

WHERE: Garden Bar PHX

DETAILS: Show up a little early.  This tasting is only an hour followed by an Aberfeldy cocktail.  Plenty of street parking.

MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND

 
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Bartender Yard Sale & Gin Fizz Brunch

WHAT: As part of the festivities during AZ Cocktail Weekend, come join us for our first ever Yard Sale (featuring an array of bar tools, eclectic glassware, shakers and more.) 


WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 20th, 11am-3pm.


WHERE: Garden Bar PHX, 822 N. 6th Ave., Downtown Phoenix, South Roosevelt District


HOW MUCH: Tickets are $40 and include: Brunch Board + 2 Ford's Gin Cocktails (cereal fizz or French 75).  While we do have open seating and tickets are not needed to go to the yard sale, we encourage tickets to guarantee a seat. 


RESERVATIONS: (Encouraged for parties of 6 or more. 

Email:  GardenBarPHX@gmail.com

SALES: Proceeds of the Yard Sale will go to The Cocktail Collaborative, a non-profit cocktail club.  Portion of proceeds will benefit the USBG National Charity Foundation.

Not a member, but want to be?  Click here for more about our Cocktail Collaborative memberships.

 
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The Science behind Taste & Flavor

Ever wonder why some people LOVE a flavor like Cilantro or Brussel Sprouts while others despise it?  We all experience taste and flavor in very different ways.  Some of it can be explained physiologically or psychologically.  Come and be part of an interactive seminar where you can see and experience how your own biological make-up and built-in prejudices can alter the way you experience taste and flavor.


Presentation will feature some interactive experiments and go over some great exercises in building your palate.  (Also good for those that have a diminished or lost sense of smell.)

Seminar is 1 hour.  Stick around for another half hour of cocktails and drinks geared towards what kind of a taster you are!

We will be hosting this event twice in the same week - Monday, Jan 31st and Saturday, Feb. 5th (both are from 1-2p + Half Hour drinks).  Tickets are $25.  (Complimentary for Cocktail Collaborative members -  Send us an email to get the promo code.)

Not a member, but want to be?  Click here for more about our Cocktail Collaborative memberships.