posted by Simona
Besides dominating craft beer scene, craft coffee roasteries and kombucha brewers, Vancouver is also a city with unlimited options for getting a smokin’ hot cocktail. We may point you in the direction of a variety of amazing themed-bars, restaurants, and mixologists in and around Vancouver. Keep reading to find out which spots are the best if you are looking for a unique cocktail experience.
The Shameful Tiki bar is a hidden gem on Main street with the decor imported from all over the world. The restaurant is dimly lit with no windows to the outside and features a long list of phenomenal cocktails. The tropical vibe, Polynesian eats, exotic cocktails, and live music will get you into a vacation mode right away, even if you are only having after work drinks with your friends.
Where: 4362 Main street, Vancouver
Score on Davie
This neighborhood hangout is well-known for its famous Caesar drinks garnished with your choice of a topping set, such as nachos, sliders, onion rings, burgers. If you dare, try the ultimate Caesar on the menu called “Checkmate” for $60. It might seem a little pricey, but the “Checkmate” drink is worth it. Keep in mind that it’s made for sharing, so bring a friend for your Caesar adventure.
Where: 1262 Davie street, Vancouver
It’s easy to pass by this place without giving it a second glance, but you would miss out on seriously good drinks and food. This cozy and intimate restaurant located on Kingsway is a perfect place for a date or a casual dinner. Enjoy one of the unique cocktails on the menu and count on the friendly staff to brighten up your evening.
Where: 646 Kingsway, Vancouver
The Keefer Bar
One of the best bars in Canada, The Keefer Bar is located in the heart of Vancouver’s Chinatown. It opened in 2009 and welcomes its guests with a sign above the bar that reads “Medical Centre”. The decor of the bar is dark with a medical theme throughout. The apothecary-themed menu offers herb-infused drinks inspired by traditional Chinese medicine. Definitely a destination bar for cocktails in Vancouver.
Where: 135 Keefer street
The best features of Bayside Lounge is its spectacular view of the English Bay. The room has quite an interesting design with the circular room and the bar in the center. The cocktail selection is huge. This place is popular mainly for its happy hour offering a great deal on delicious oysters so make sure you arrive early to grab the best seat.
A throwback to the age of decadence, glamour, and prosperity, Prohibition is located in the basement of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. It is definitely on the pricier side than other bars in Vancouver with that 1920’s feel. The elegance and sophistication of skilled bartenders, creative cocktails, unique absinth experience and the dimly lit ambiance will impress you. Look for an unmarked set of double doors with a green light on to enter.
Where: 801 West Georgia street, Vancouver
Botanist's Cocktail Bar and lab has generated a lot of buzz since it opened in mid-2017 in the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Botanist’s "lab" is of epic proportions; space where all the members of the team do their cocktail magic and experiment with ingredients. The sophisticated list of cocktails with showstopping presentations earned The Botanist bar and lab a nomination in Tales of The Cocktail's 12th Annual Spirited Awards in the Best New International Bar category.
Where: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Cool and trendy bar in Gastown with a vibrant atmosphere is one of the best choices to visit for your cocktail adventure. The cocktail lounge is located in a beautiful, well-decorated building and offers a wide range of crafted cocktails as well as delicious food.
Where: 6 Powell street, Vancouver
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