Best hotel bars in Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz

  • Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Notch 8 at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver offers a compelling drinks menu for all sorts of imbibers, from the midday lunchers to the nightlife seekers.

  • Tableau Bar Bistro at The Loden

    This beautiful restaurant inside the award-winning boutique hotel The Loden features a cozy bar and great cocktail program to go alongside their west coast-inspired French bistro eats. 

  • YEW seafood + bar at Four Seasons

    You’ll rub shoulders with well-heeled travellers, shoppers, and local power players when you’re at the bar inside YEW. As a bonus for fans of Chef Ned Bell’s delicious seafood-centric dishes on the restaurant menu, the bar has its own exclusive menu and “reverse happy hour” specials (don’t miss their amazing chicken wings). Cocktails [are inspired by the oceans]( and were created by mixologist Lauren Mote (of UVA).

  • Opus Bar at Opus Hotel

    The bar inside one of Vancouver’s best-loved boutique hotels is small but mighty. Featuring a tight cocktail list showcasing their take on classic drinks and flavours, and bar bites from La Pentola, the Opus Hotel’s tantalizing northern Italian restaurant, this welcome escape in Yaletown is a chill hangout by day and a lively spot by night.

  • The Keefer Bar at the Keefer Suite

    Chinatown’s Keefer Bar, situated at the [Keefer Suites](, is a local darling of the craft cocktail scene. Apothecary-inspired cocktails are poured using “house-made bitters, syrups, and teas,” and are inspired by the Chinese traditions of using food and drink as cure for ailments.

  • Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim

    Head right to one of the city’s best waterfront hotels and settle in for a drink and some top-notch seafood at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Lobby Lounge and RawBar. Enjoy drinks created by bartender Grant Sceney, and fresh sustainable bites from the RawBar. 

  • UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar at Moda Hotel

    An unassuming and easy going cafe by day, the UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar at downtown’s Moda Hotel is one of the city’s best watering holes. Cocktails here are the work of award-winning bartender Lauren Mote (who is also one-half of Vancouver’s acclaimed Bittered Sling bitters biz).

  • Grain Tasting Bar at Hyatt Regency

    Get into the spirit of locally made spirits, as well as wines and beers, at the bar inside the Hyatt Regency. It’s a meld of the rustic with the urban chic–which, when you think about it, pretty much on the nose when it comes to the Vancouver vibe and aesthetic.

  • Bacchus Lounge at Wedgewood

    The Bacchus Lounge not only has great views (they overlook Robson Square and the Art Gallery), but also elegant food, drinks, and live entertainment.

  • Xi Shi Lounge at the Shangri-La Hotel

    The Shangri-La is by far one of Vancouver’s more relaxing high-end hotel properties, and their Xi Shi Lounge is no exception. Escape by day into their tea service, or wait until the sun goes down to settle in for a drink in this mellow, sumptuous East-meets-West-vibe spot.

  • Gerard Lounge at Sutton Place

    Despite a major makeover in the hotel’s main restaurant as it relaunched as Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar (with its own bar space more than worthy of bellying up to), the Gerard Lounge remained a dark hideaway perfect for sipping and socializing.

  • Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia

    Downtown’s post Rosewood Hotel Georgia certainly has its share of excellent options for grabbing a drink, whether you’re a local or an out-of-towner. Get right to relaxing in the [1927 Lobby Lounge](, hit up the bar at the acclaimed [Hawksworth]( restaurant, or wait until the speakeasy-style light goes on signalling the evening opening of [Prohibition](