Fashionable 30-somethings head to the Cascade Room for well-blended cocktails
like the club’s namesake: a mixture of bourbon, apple and lime juice, vanilla
bean, egg white and roasted hazelnuts. 2616 Main Street; (604) 709-8650.
900 WEST LOUNGE
An impressive wine list highlights this classic meeting place, and the
experienced bar staff also know how to handle a martini. While prices are near
the high end of the spectrum, live jazz and generous heapings of free nibblies
help ease sticker shock, and the service is outstanding.
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W. Georgia St., Downtown, 604-669-9378.
Au Bar - 604-648-2227
674 Seymour Street , Vancouver , BC V6B 3K4
Atlantis Night Club - 604-662-7707
1320 Richards Street , Vancouver , BC V6B 3G6
1585 Johnston Street , Vancouver , BC V6H 3R9
Bar None - 604-689-7000
1222 Hamilton Street , Vancouver , BC V6B 2S8
BACCHUS PIANO LOUNGE
The Wedgewood is Vancouver’s classic boutique hotel; its Bacchus lounge, all
cherrywood panelling, gold and burgundy colour scheme and blazing limestone
fireplace, extends the hotel’s brand of elegance. Regularly winning Vancouver
magazine’s award for Best Bar/Lounge, the Bacchus hops with downtown’s movers
and shakers. Wedgewood Hotel
Vancouver, 845 Hornby St., Downtown, 604-689-7777.
216 Carrall Street Vancouver 604-687-4322
Ceilis Irish Pub - 604-697-9199
670 Smithe Street , Vancouver , BC V6B 1E3
Celebrities Nightclub - 604-681-6180 (Gay)
1022 Davie Street , Vancouver , BC V6E 1M3
Commodore Ballroom - 604-739-7469
868 Granville Street , Vancouver , BC V6Z 1K3
A fun, open space, The Diva offers competent bartending, a wide-ranging bar list
and an above-average menu of light fare. Diva has many in-town regulars but also
attracts film-type folks who’ve escaped the clutches of the Gerard.
Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver,
645 Howe St., Downtown, 604-602-7788.
Known for the slightly musty air of our mid-’90s X-Files peak, Gerard is still
home to Vancouver’s Hollywood-in-exile types sequestered while waiting for calls
to the set for Jumanji III. Martinis are the real stars, but the room can
sometimes feel curiously underpowered.
Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver,
845 Burrard St, Downtown, 604-682-5511.
Opus Hotel, Vancouver
322 Davie St.,
Richards On Richards Cabaret
1036 Richards Street Vancouver
Roxy Night Club - 604-331-7999
Suite 512-929 Granville , Vancouver , BC V6Z 1L2
SYLVIA HOTEL LOUNGE
A much-loved room that has undergone a much-needed makeover, the Sylvia was the
first cocktail bar ever opened in Vancouver, back in 1954. It’s always been a
poky, low-key place, often filled with older guests of the homey rooms upstairs,
and dishevelled young men and women reading Chekhov or scribbling in notebooks.
Service can be underwhelming, but the views of
English Bay are
unbeatable, and worth braving a generally uninspired bar list.
The Sylvia Hotel, 1154 Gilford St.,
West End, 604-681-9321.