Whether you like wine or spirits, craft beer or cocktails, or are simply searching for a new watering hole, there’s a bounty of new bars in the city that are ready and waiting to pour you a drink.
Here are five new bars worth checking out in Vancouver:
Located under downtown’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Prohibition is a 1920s inspired bar. Offering a menu of craft cocktails designed by Brad Stanton, Prohibition is an upscale must-visit drinking destination in Vancouver. In addition to an array of tempting mixed drinks served from the basement venue’s gorgeous open bar, Prohibition also offers a range of delicious bar snacks and small bites.
Address: 801 West Georgia Street at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia (enter off Howe)
Opened in February, this intimate champagne and dessert bar, located on Water Street in Gastown, is the perfect spot to enjoy an after dinner drink, as well as a decadent treat or two. From the bar, patrons have the choice between champagne cocktails, sweet wines, spirits and beer to pair with an enticing list of desserts ranging from $10 to $12. Creative and beautifully presented Mosquito’s desserts are like no other. A must-order is Mosquito’s peanut butter and milk chocolate bar, which comes served with caramel popcorn, caramelized banana jam and popcorn gelato.
Address: 32 Water Street
Grapes & Soda
David Gunawan and Dara Young, co-owners of Farmer’s Apprentice, have recently swung open the door to Vancouver’s first natural wine and artisanal cocktail bar. This unique drinking venue offers an ever-changing list of natural, organic and biodynamic wines, as well as a range of seasonally inspired small plates. The wine bar also features happy hour specials with everything on Chef Ron Shaw’s food menu available for half-price from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. each night.
Address: 1541 W 6th Avenue
The Projection Room – Fox Cabaret
Main Street’s recently opened Projection Room comes to you courtesy of the Fox Cabaret. This intimate cocktail and snack bar is located upstairs in the projection room of the former and notorious Fox Cinema (North America’s last 35mm adult movie house). Open daily from 5 p.m. onwards, the Projection Room serves a playful and varied selection of food and drink. The bite size menu is perfectly matched with an array of both classic and creative cocktails.
Address: 2321 Main Street
Colony Bar – Main Street
Colony Bar on Main is yet another recent opening on Main Street, taking over the former Mr. Brownstone location. This laid-back spot has a casual comfort-driven food menu and offers visitors sports-viewing, comedy, trivia, live music, in addition to a extensive drinks list, which includes a progressive craft beer program.
Address: 2904 Main Street