It’s cold, wet and dark, and if it’s not, it’s going to be. As Winter makes its way into our offices, homes and spirits, we thought it time to promote some top spots downtown for a drink by a cozy fireplace. Without further ado, here’s are our recommendations.
With a quintessentially British feel, Bacchus’ restaurant and lounge is a feast for the senses. Their pristine seating and grand fireside will entice you in, while the festive drink and winter menu (just released) will make you stay. When visiting, we recommend speaking with the Mixology Team about their signature Eggnog Old Fashioned – a Christmas classic.
Address: 845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V1
Phone: (604) 608-5319
With little need for an introduction, the Lobby Lounge Rawbar encompasses both elegance and serenity in their opulent ground floor bar. Check in with the Head Bartender, Sean McGuigan on his featured Festive Punch Cocktail, a Spanish brandy, aged rum, Madeira, lemon and spiced cranberry cordial. A cold-weather crowd-pleaser punch to keep you warm throughout the night.
Address: 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9
Phone: (604) 695-5300
Kick back, relax and keep warm at The Morrissey’s Pub and Restaurant. Bar Manager, James Jackson strongly recommends the house-made Spiced Hot Apple Cider throughout December to warm the cockles of one’s heart. Located at 1227 Granville St, the Morrisey offers live music every Thursday at 8 pm, music trivia every Wednesday at 8 pm and open-mic night every Saturday at 8 pm.
Address: 1227 Granville Street Vancouver BC
Phone: (604) 682-0909
Located in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Notch 8 emits both an old and new world charm, perfect for a dreary winter’s day to a warm sunny afternoon. We propose when visiting Notch 8, try the classic year-round Moscow Mule, with the spicy ginger kick making it perfect for the holiday season.
Address: 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
Phone: (604) 662-1900
Embodying that of a British Members’ Club, Gerard Lounge will leave you wanting to move in. Gerard Lounge’s wood furnishings, leather chairs and grand fireplace is the perfect dwelling to spend a dark winter’s night.
Address: 845 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2K7
Phone: (604) 682-5511