Parties come and go throughout the year, but there’s one that always stays in everyone’s memory: The Christmas party.
Whether you’re rounding up your friends or family for an annual party, or celebrating the end of the year with your co-workers, you’ve got to choose a venue that works for everyone.
We’re talking about a sophisticated setting with a central location, amazing food and drinks, and the perfect party vibe. Luckily, we’ve got a number of these spots in Vancouver with each offering something different from the next.
Here are our top five places to throw the ultimate holiday party.
Feel like 2018 should be celebrated in style? This year you can go all-out for your holiday party by choosing the opulent, jazz era-inspired Prohibition Bar. Located inside Rosewood Hotel Georgia, as soon as they step inside, guests set their eyes on a shimmering chandelier that sets the tone for the evening: luxury.
Tell your group to dress in their best formal attire for an evening of decadence, vintage cocktails, and tasty bites you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Prohibition Bar is available for private event bookings year-round, Sunday to Wednesday.
Address: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Located in the east village of Vancouver, Ressurection Spirits distillery can give your party an artisanal edge. Co-owned and operated by one of Vancouver’s best bartenders, Brian Grant, party attendees will be blown away by the drinks menu as all Ressurection spirits are handmade using locally-sourced grain with botanicals and spices.
Book the upper area for your party or reserve an area downstairs and get the gang together to sample some of the finest local gins and whisky spirits. Trust us when we say that everyone will be happy you picked this venue.
Address: 1672 Franklin Street, Vancouver
Tucked away on Cambie Street, Vij’s is one of the city’s most notable Indian restaurants where the creative dishes and drinks are plentiful. Depending on your group size, you might want to reserve a table in advance or book a private function room the restaurant — all areas are equally atmospheric with classic decor. You can personalize your group’s menu for the night or choose from a fixed menu for all and get ready for a memorable dining experience.
Address: 3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
If you’re looking for an industrial-chic setting for your party this year with French-inspired Pacific Northwestern fare, L’Abattoir could be the place. Large windows let plenty of natural light into the restaurant and you can choose to dine in the main area or the private dining room (when booked in advance). Craft cocktails and a menu full of delicious food will set the bar high for your 2019 holiday event.
A hidden gem of Yaletown, Brix and Mortar boasts a glass-covered courtyard that echoes upscale country club vibes and a chic downstairs dining area with an outdoor terrace where you can book tables for smaller groups. If the numbers are going to be bigger, you can consider one of the semi-private nooks for a sit-down dinner and drinks. The venue plays ambient music to set the tone for an evening event. Of course, you could try and always request a Christmas song, or two.
Address: 1138 Homer Street, Vancouver