These days, hotel bars are redefining Vancouver’s night life with sophisticated and luxurious interiors and mouth-watering cocktail menus. Vancouver’s hotel bars are no longer just for tourists needing a quick drink before dozing off in their hotel rooms. Attracting mixologists and bartenders from all over the world, Vancouverites can enjoy cocktails and mixed drinks that take it to the next level at top hotels. These hotels provide the perfect ambiance for after-work drinks with co workers or set the mood for a classy girl’s night out. There’s a menu fit for everyone!
For sommeliers and foodies alike
Grain Tasting Bar at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
If you’re one who’s both a sommelier and a foodie, the Grain Tasting Bar is right up your alley. With a first class menu and a fascinating drinks menu, this bar is not to be missed! A true British Columbian will without a doubt appreciate their extensive cocktails list since they truly bring out a hint of B.C. in their menus with Okanagan Spirits Rye and Pear Brandy. It’s like having a little home with you in every drink.
Address: 655 Burrard Street
For an extravagant night
OPUS at Opus Hotel
Aah, the star-studded OPUS – perfect for a night out for celebrations. If you’re in the mood for a regal and classy night out and are dressing up to the nines, OPUS is where you want – no, need to be! It’s a favourite for some of the Vancouver Canucks, so if it’s good for them, it’s definitely going to be great for you. You can expect not to be disappointed here.
Address: 322 Davie Street
For communal tables lovers
Yew at Four Seasons
Uniquely laid out, YEW endorses communal tables, and is a hot spot if you’re coming with your colleagues or looking to meet someone new. The atmosphere is chic with a hint of seduction. Their bartenders are known for inventing cocktails on the spot – perfect for those adventurers out there. Named after a tree native to British Columbia, the interior reflects just that with refined and sophisticated wood and rock elements. It’s chic, it’s classy and it’s just the spot for a special night out.
Address: 791 West Georgia Street
For the coffee aficionados by day and wine experts by night
UVA Wine Bar at Moda Hotel
The UVA Wine Bar truly gives its Vancouverites the best of both worlds. By day, espresso and coffee enthusiasts gather for gripping cups of coffee – whether it’s to jet start their busy days or refuel a long one. However, as soon as the sun hits the horizon, it turns into an incredible bar with an even better wine list that would make anyone drool. It’s perfect for everyone. If you’re looking for a swanky night out, UVA Wine Bar is the place for you.
Address: 900 Seymour Street
For a little zen and harmony
Keefer Bar at The Keefer Suites
Nestled in Chinatown, The Keefer Bar is truly unique with its Asian-inspired antics and intimate interior. From ‘Apothecary’-style drinks that cater to one’s mood to handcrafted foods that take on certain ingredients and herbs to create delicious harmony. This bar is an ideal escape from the city rush, to take a breather with a special-blended cocktails while soaking in it’s one of a kind crowd.
Address: 900 Seymour Street
For that Mad Men feel
900 West at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
With vibes from a ‘20s jazz bar, the 900 West is perfect for those who a love a bit of soul. Their in-house jazz band will keep you relaxed and feeling refined. The atmosphere is sophisticated and classy and their incredible wine menu will keep you buzzed. Perfect for a hot summer’s evening.
Address: 900 West Georgia Street
Written by Azra Hirji a contributor for Tangoo. Connect with her on Twitter @azra_hirji