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Best Cocktail Bars in Vancouver

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The Alibi Room calls itself a 'modern tavern', which is a mix of old style comforts with modern facilities. The well stocked bar has a wide variety of over 50 beers on tap, including both local and imported. If you're not necessarily a beer-lover then fret not! They have a fairly good collection of wines too, featuring wines grown organically and some creative cocktails. With a lip smacking menu and generous portions, Alibi Room definitely figures on the top list of many serious foodies and beer lovers!

The highlight at downtown trendy Keefer Bar is their creatively crafted cocktails. Flavors picked up from markets and herbalists in nearby Chinatown and styled apothecary drinks make the cocktails here unique enough to be talked and raved about by locals. For bites, small plates of Asian influenced dishes like pecking duck sliders, dim sum, ginger beef skewers, Chinese churros perfectly complement the drinks making for a one-of-a-kind night out in the city.

When it comes to describing the food plated at the Hawksworth Restaurant, patrons complement the clean tastes, perfect ingredients and exemplary culinary technique. With a kitchen steered by chef David Hawksworth, the restaurant has achieved its fame by sourcing the best in local ingredients and creatively complementing natural flavors. The menu covers breakfast through dinner including a wonderful spread for brunch. Pair you meal with a wine from their selection and finish off with a classic dessert. The perfect place to dine, especially if looking to indulge and impress.

Located in the historic Gastown District, Le Abattoir is as chic and trendy as they come. A French restaurant and lounge by nature, this establishment is housed in the site of a former jailhouse and now spins those once harsh brick walls and stark interiors as chic 19th Century decor. Refurbished wooden beams, steel finishes, natural wood accents, elevated dining room and sun soaked atrium, this restaurant is sure to make a great backdrop for a romantic evening on the town or after work cocktail hour with friends. And not to be outdone by the atmosphere, the French cuisine is simply divine.

This Southeast Asian inspired eatery sources its ingredients from neighboring Chinatown, adding a flair of authenticity to the place. Slurp up Indonesian peanut noodles served with charred eggplant, shiitake mushrooms, bean sprouts and peanut sauce or opt for a traditional bahn mi with crispy pork belly or the vegetarian option, fried tofu. While dishes remain updated classics, the eatery itself feels more like a modern diner with grey subway tiles, bar top seating, stools, and concrete columns.

The art of the cocktail is alive and well at Pourhouse in historic Gastown. Like the neighborhood itself, this restaurant-bar mixes the old with the new. Antiques are combined with custom-designed bar of white spruce, giving the room an eclectic yet cozy ambiance. The bartenders shake it up with all of the classics as well as cocktails with a twist. Pourhouse also offers a full menu of comfort food like carpetbag steak and beef short ribs with browned sweet potato. A full brunch menu is also available, as well as the chef's table, with advanced reservation.

Part lounge, part bar, and part restaurant, this hidden establishment in the Mount Pleasant area is always buzzing with activity. With no signage marking the entrance, only locals who know to look for the red light above a plain doorway will find themselves entrance into this hipster watering hole. Craft beers and signature cocktails perfectly compliment an upscale pub menu of flatbreads, tacos, truffle popcorn, Guinness baked mac n' cheese, seafood and kale manicotti and more.

When you step in Revel and you see their menu, you can see the massive influence of Southern United States in it. This place, which offers some of the best of Tex-Mex and New Orleans cuisine you will find in the city, is a fantastic place for a late night drink and dinner. Their Bourbon drinks as well as their Bourbon based cocktails are just as popular with the patrons as the food. Their list of beers is also very extensive. Come in during one of their live music night and enjoy some great blues, swing and other genres originating in Southern USA.

Housed in the oldest brick building (the Alhambra) in Vancouver, this pub is an iconic Gastown establishment. Six Acres features exposed red brick walls, cozy tables perfect for a group of friends and delicious tapas. Honoring the six acres of land that was once the initial township, the bar honors Gassy Jack's (forefather of the city) saloon and the city it spawned. Easy to find it the Gastown district, Six Acres is located directly across from the bronzed statue of Gassy Jack himself.

With a nod from Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List and voted Vancouver’s best place for imaginative cocktails or a stiff drink, this upmarket pub is the perfect place for after-work libations. Everything about The Cascade Room harks back to the golden age of cocktails. Classics are the focus here, but more contemporary creations are also featured. Try the signature Hemingway daiquiri with its generous splashes of pink grapefruit juice and lime. Consider the in-house charcuterie, Venison & Pork Bolognese or the British Bangers & Mash for your dinner meal.

Located in the sumptuous Shangri-La Hotel, Market by Jean Georges is another addition to Chef Jean Georges Vongerichten's culinary empire. With four distinct areas, including a café and heated outdoor patio with magnificent views, there's something here for everyone. The focus is on fresh seafood and menus crafted from the finest of local ingredients. Drop by for lunch or partake in some oysters or chilled lobster at the raw bar. Dinner includes selections such as Parmesan crusted organic chicken and sirloin of beef. Market also offers a dessert menu with delights such as Vanilla Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Cake, and Cocoa Nib Tuile.

In the heart of the downtown arts and cultural district, Uva Wine Bar offers up a list of exceptional wines in a sleek and contemporary setting. Although the focus here is decidedly Italian, you wouldn't know it from the funky red patterned wallpaper and ultra modern furniture and lighting. You'll find all the classic cocktails as well as a wide selection of digestives and aperitifs. Try a selection of cheeses from the fertile valleys of Italy, with the 24-month aged prosciutti de daniele with arugula and parmesan and a glass of old-world red.

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