Best Caesars in Vancouver you should try at least once

May 17 2023, 8:00 pm

The Caesar is Canada’s unofficial national cocktail, and we love it.

Created in 1969 in Calgary, the savoury and boozy drink can be made extra spicy, extra dirty, extra meaty, and just plain over the top.

May 18 is National Caesar Day, and while we don’t need a reason to indulge in the cocktail, the occasion reminds us to revisit this Canadian classic.

Here are some awesome places to get the best Caesars in Vancouver.

Liberty Distillery

 

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Offering vodka, gin, and whisky, Liberty Distillery makes one of the best Caesars in the city, best enjoyed in its quaint and charming old-school tasting room. This spot keeps it classic with either vodka or gin, Clamato juice, fresh lemon, Worcestershire, and Tabasco.

Address: 1494 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-1998

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Local Public Eatery

Local’s LPE Caesar (composed of Absolut Vodka, Mott’s Clamato Juice, signature seasonings and spices, a pickle, and a pepperoni stick) is best described as the Wild West in a glass. It’s also perfect for a photo opp during brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-3589

Address: 3 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-737-4277

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Score on Davie

 

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Home of legendary over-the-top Caesars, the Score’s $60 Checkmate Caesar is definitely one of the brand’s most-talked-about novelty items. Its Caesar Grande comes complete with two corn dogs, two fried mac and cheese balls, and a large slice of peanut butter pie, too – definitely not for the faint of heart.

Address: 1262 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-632-1646

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Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

 

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Cool and briny like the ocean, Fanny Bay tops its house Caesar with, what else? A freshly shucked oyster. You can expect a classic Caesar with a lemon-salted rim here.

Address: 762 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-1590

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Chambar

 

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The only thing better than sitting on Chambar’s dreamy patio is sipping on a house Caesar while doing so. This spot’s sip is always top-notch, making it a necessary inclusion on our list of the best Caesars in Vancouver.

Address: 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-7119

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Chewies

 

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This restaurant might be known for its oysters, but there’s none in this rendition of your favourite drink. Chewies’ Caesar comprises New Amsterdam vodka, fresh horseradish, Clamato, and a super-secret blend of spices. The drink is topped with a cajun prawn and Kevin’s bacon. You can also try it with Bulleit bourbon, Tanqueray gin, or Olmeca Altos tequila instead.

Address: 2201 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-558-4448

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Zarak by Afghan Kitchen

This Mount Pleasant spot has officially upped the ante with its Caesar flight, offered on its brunch menu. The flight features four different Caesar types with four different hot sauces from around the world, four different types of salt rims, and topped with things like vegan jerky, a shrimp cracker, and fried chicken.

Address: 2102 Main Street, Vancouver

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The Eatery

 

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This Kitsilano sushi spot has been around since 1983, so it’s pretty much perfected its Caesar at this point. This version features jalepeño-infused El Jimador tequila and goes really well with a spicy salmon roll.

Address: 3431 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-738-5298

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Downlow Burgers at The American

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Downlow Burgers doesn’t do anything small, so it’s only fitting its new “Brunch-ish” menu offers one seriously mega Caesar. The Caesar On The Downlow – which is essentially a boozy beverage and a “snack” – comes with your choice of Fried Chicken Tenders or a Single Cheeseburger. Folks can also create their own concoction with a variety of toppings including tenders, burgers, chicken wings, and tots, or opt for the regular original drink in its simplest form.

Address: 926 Main Street, Vancouver

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Craft Beer Market

This spot is a staple for cool pints of beer, but we urge you to try its Caesar too. Craft serves its version with a house-brined pickle and a secret rimmer mix – plus, Caesars are only $6 during brunch hours.

Address: 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-709-2337

Address: 1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-566-2739

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Slim’s BBQ

 

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This spot serves BBQ for both vegans and carnivores, so it somehow just makes sense that it makes a killer Caesar, too. The Smoky BBQ Casear is a “straight up classic with hickory licks,” which means you can choose from vodka, gin, bourbon, or tequila, which is served with Slim’s signature smokey Caesar mix. Yum.

Address: 2301 Main Street, Vancouver

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Uncle Abe’s

 

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The always chill Uncle Abe’s serves a huge spicy Caesar with a pickle that almost looks like it’s going to topple the glass over. This one’s pretty classic, save for the over-the-top accoutrements.

Address: 3032 Main Street, Vancouver

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