Here is an insider tip, the best places to grab a drink at are hotel lobby bars.
Not only are these places beautifully designed and well kept, but the majority of them offer a complimentary snack to pick up while you sip. Here is the list of our 8 favourite hotel bar and/or hotel restaurants to grab a drink at. You can pick your own drinks and we’ll let you know what snack it comes with it!
Fairmont Pacific Rim
The Lobby Lounge at the Pacific Rim Fairmont is a great setting day or night. With plenty of natural light, its all-white motif reads opulence during the day; and abundance in the evening with soft flames and live music. A drink here comes with a bowl of lime salted popcorn.
Address: 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Pan Pacific Hotel
Not a lobby bar, as you need to ride up two sets of escalators to reach their second-floor restaurant and bar: Five Sails. Here, you get a panoramic view of the city by the water. And all drinks come with a bowl mixed rice crackers to nibble on.
300 – 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
(604) 844-2855 or fivesails.ca
At night, the blue lights of Arc restaurant light your way to Fairmont Waterfront. Live music and dark mood lighting, paired with modern cocktails and a bowl of chips.
900 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
(604) 691-1818 or fairmont.com/waterfront-vancouver/dining/arc-restaurant
Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver
Yew on the second floor of the Four Seasons is known for its seafood and seasonal specials. Here, late-night drinks come with tasty happy hour food specials. Enjoy their vaulted ceilings and comfortable couches, where any drink order is accompanied by a dish of barbecue spiced popcorn.
791 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 692-4939 or yewseafood.com
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
1927 is a little lobby lounge that makes it an easy way to indulge in the history and richness that is one of Vancouver’s oldest hotels. Rosewood Hotel Georgia is a historical landmark, anchoring downtown Vancouver’s core. A banister and small flight of stairs separates this lounge from the rest of the lobby. All seats come equipped with high backs, that have them looking like thrones. Here you can have cocktails mixed with tea or coffee and served in fine teacups.
Prohibition Bar is also located in Hotel Georgia. This is their underground speakeasy open during weekends. A nondescript heavy wooden door and a lit red bulb marks the entrance. Inside, decadence is served through a number of classic cocktails. Here you can enjoy them with a handful of complementary pretzels and nuts. And for some extra indulgence, purchase some bubbly from their one of a kind champagne vending machine.
801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 673-7089 or rosewoodhotels.com
Walking into Bacchus is like being transported into a different place and time. A luxurious space with darker and dated details. Classic cocktails are the go-to here; and when you order one, you get a complimentary jar of nuts to go along with it.
845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC
(800) 663-0666 or wedgewoodhotel.com/restaurant-lounge/
Hotel Le Soleil
Copper Chimney brings inspired Indian Cuisine to Vancouver’s financial district. Where else can you find warming Indian spices paired so well with a variety of imported liquors and luxury wines? And in this cozy and intimate setting, they boast one of the city’s most extensive gin and cocktail selections.
567 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2E8
(604) 689-8862 or copperchimney.ca