Arizona Cocktail Week returns for its sixth year February 17-24 with events around the state from Phoenix to Scottsdale to Tucson. This is the southwest’s premier cocktail event and includes tastings, seminars, competitions, dinners and more.

AZCW-QuickPicks_91One of the week’s key events, Top Bars, will be hosted at The Croft, located in the Phoenix Warehouse District (22 E. Buchanan St.,) on Sunday, Feb. 19. 30 of the world’s best bars will convene under one roof for a highly anticipated showcase of elixirs from around the globe. The bars represented at this event come from cities across the U.S., as well as international destinations, like the Callooh Callay and The Portobello Star from London, The Water Witch from Lancaster, UK and Manhattan Bar from Singapore. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

There are many Arizona Cocktail Week events to choose from, along with individual bars and restaurants serving specialty cocktails. You’ll find the complete list of offerings here, but below are the participating locations in the central Phoenix area.

The Arrogant ButcherAZCW2 E Jefferson St. #150

Bitter and Twisted1 W Jefferson St.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails2 E Jefferson St.

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar108 E Pierce St.

Clever Koi4236 N Central Ave. #100

Culinary Dropout5632 N 7th St.

Joyride Taco House, 5202 N. Central Ave.

Lustre Roof Top BarAZCW2, 2 E Jefferson St.

Nook Kitchen15 E Monroe St.

Tuck Shop2245 N 12th St.

Windsor5223 N Central Ave.

The Womack5749 N 7th St.

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Photos courtesy of Arizona Cocktail Week.