Grain Tasting Bar: New Cocktail Lounge With Local Flavours

At Grain Tasting Bar, the pulse of city life merges with a refined atmosphere to offer a perfect cocktail lounge formula. Rustic reclaimed wood contrasts with the room’s sleek design to craft Vancouver’s latest seasonal open-air lounge. A wall of retractable windows opens on to Burrard Street giving the cocktail crowd an alluring inside-outside mood, perfect for a business lunch or an afternoon gathering with friends.

Grain’s menu offers a wide variety of flavours and spirits that shine the spotlight on British Columbia’s wealth of offerings. Urban dwellers can grab a Smoked Wood Fire Pizza after work or pair a cocktail with the local cheese and charcuterie board. Cheese cave favourites, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Salt Spring Island Cheese Company, complement the charcuterie board selections from the Oyama sausage company.

Grain’s playful distillations menu focuses on Canadian spirits, introducing cocktails like Honey & Basil made with Victoria gin, or the frothy Vanilla Sky recipe includes Canadian Club whisky, fresh lemon juice, egg whites and vanilla extract. The wine menu showcases exclusively B.C. VQA wines from established wineries and up-and-coming local winemakers. Five draught handles highlight the best in local breweries and their bottled beers are perennial hits. Soon to be available is the Howe Sound Whitecap Wheat, which fans will want to try while cheering for Vancouver’s local team.

Grain Vancouver dining

Grain Vancouver

Under the creative direction of Chef Thomas Heinrich, the kitchen at Grain celebrates the region’s wealth of natural resources. A native Australian, Heinrich’s career has taken him to New York and Chicago, working at first-class and Michelin-starred establishments. His innate attention to detail and a deep-rooted desire to showcase the best in B.C., leads him to source the best produce, organic breads and cured meats from local and sustainable growers and producers.


We have a $100 gift certificate to Grain Tasting Bar. To enter all you have to do is retweet the following:

  • Win a $100 gift certificate to @Grain_Bar via @VancityBuzz RT to Enter!

Contest ends April 25, 2013. One winner will be drawn at random.

Note: As per BC law, the gift certificate is redeemable for food only and as their  license is liquor primary, all patrons must be a minimum of 19 years old.

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