Unlike a pub, a bar tends to convey a more lively atmosphere. More often than not, there is also a counter, from where a bartender mixes and serves drinks. Bars also offer a wide selection of beverages, and serve a variety of food. Bars can be small holes in the wall, or they can be located in a fancy hotel, where a dress code is enforces. In Vancouver, one is spoiled for choice, as evidenced by the list below. Remember these bars have excellent happy hours in Vancouver.
Prohibition – located at the basement of the luxury Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Prohibition is well suited to those who fancy dressing up and sipping an assortment of cocktails. Its interior is decidedly decadent, but this speakeasy’s ambiance is well worth spending for.
Alibi Room – a favorite among Vancouverites, the Alibi Room is a good spot for sampling the available craft beers, as well as the chow to go with it. In case you’re present company is not into beers, Alibi has some great cocktails too.
The Lobby Lounge & Raw bar – considered one of the best bars in Vancouver, the Lobby Lounge has a fine selection of wines and cocktails to go with its excellent seafood offerings and raw bar. It’s located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel.
The Shameful Tiki – this bar makes no pretenses about luxury; instead, its decor of carved masks and postcards on the wall remind one of the tropics. In keeping with its ambiance, there is live music and a Polynesian-inspired menu with exotic cocktails to match.
The Keefer Bar – named after the street where it’s located, this bar’s physical size is in contrast to its impressive list of available cocktails. It’s a favorite of the locals for a before or after dinner drink.
Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar – a chill place to be, known for its creative cocktails and fine selection of wines and beers. Some nights feature live music. And you’re not limited to visiting this place for a latte tipple, as they serve breakfast and lunch too.
As you can see, the choice is varied, and this representative sample is an indicator of the choices you have for a night out, whether it’s for capping a work week, a party with friends, or after dinner drinks for two. Remember to visit Ultimate Happy Hours for Vancouver happy hours.