Tag: Lounge

Hello Goodbye Bar Vancouver | NYC Hidden Bars in Yaletown

Hello Goodbye Bar Vancouver | NYC Hidden Bars in Yaletown

[image_with_animation image_url="15459" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Hello Beautiful! So nice to meet you tonight. Where have you been? You were KillJoy before but now you are Hello Goodbye Bar. Locate it on 1120 Hamilton Street. Hello Goodbye reminds me of the hidden bars in the Big Apple [...]
Mosquito Gastown Vancouver | Dessert & Champagne Lounge

Mosquito Gastown Vancouver | Dessert & Champagne Lounge

[image_with_animation image_url="11032" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"][image_with_animation image_url="11039" animation="Fade In" img_link_target="_self"] Mosquito Gastown Vancouver is a new dessert and champagne lounge. Mosquito is an upscale, sexy restaurant dedicated to desserts, cocktails and charcuterie. Mosquito is located where the old Oak + Fort location is just outside of Blood [...]
The Diamond Vancouver | Gastown Cocktails, Happy Hour & Night cap

The Diamond Vancouver | Gastown Cocktails, Happy Hour & Night cap

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

The Diamond Vancouver is located on the second floor at Maple Tree Square in Gastown. It is kiddie corner to Six Acres, Chill Winston and L’abattoir. The Diamond is a great place for cocktails, happy hour and night cap. The Diamond, co-owner Josh Pape also owns Wildebeest with co-owner James Iranzad. Josh Pape was a bartender at Chambar previously and James Iranzad owns Abigail’s Party and Cartel Taco.

 

The ambiance at The Diamond is cozy and has an old school vibe with brass, brick wall and aged windows. Cocktails and highballs are skillfully handcrafted and there is a good selection of wine and beer.

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

I welcome Absinthe, Campari, Vermout, and Bourbon during Happy Hour (on a Tuesday that feels like another Monday. Though the drinks are wonderful, though I can’t seem to say the same about the food. We ordered an assortment of Prawn ceviche, four cheese dip and some hand-cut salsa and chips. All seemed very standard, bland and felt more from a branded jar at your local grocery store. French Fries are missing from the menu and would be a great additional – especially with some homemade ketchup! Nonetheless, nothing a great tasting Bicicletta or Moscow Mule can’t forgive.

 

 

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

Bicicletta #2 $10: Campari, Italian Vermouth, Gerwurztraminer, Grapefruit Twist. A boozy drink semi bitter but delicious. I do like an Old Fashioned finish from time to time.

 

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Moscow Mule $15: lime juice, vodka, ginger beer. The Diamond uses premium Absolut Vodka hence the slap in price tag. This is a perfect summer drink. It can be easily made at home too with this simple Moscow Mule Recipe.  I also recommend the Isabella: sparkling wine, mango and ginger basil. Or the Penicillin.

 

 

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

Tricycle Grapefruit Radler: Try this sweet / sour combination of a Radler from Parallel 49 Brewing Co. Pours a cloudy peach color with bittersweet profiles of grapefruit and less apparent beer lager base. Surely I could polish a few without feeling like I’m drinking booze. 3.0% alcohol slightly more than my favorite Grapefruit Stiegl Radler.

 

 

The Diamond Gastown Vancouver Cocktails Supper

 

After a few drinks, are you grammatically correct? Cheers to a good night!

 

 

 

The Diamond – Cocktails & Supper
URL: di6mond.com
Cuisine: Lounges, Bar, Mexican
Hours

Mon Closed
Tue 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Wed 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Thu 5:30 pm – 1:00 am
Fri 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sat 5:30 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 5:30 pm – 12:00 am

 

 

6 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1E7
(604) 568-8272

Salt Tasting Room Vancouver (Gastown)

Salt Tasting Room Vancouver (Gastown)

  In back alleys of Gastown Blood Alley there is a hip little joint called the Salt Tasting Room Vancouver. Here it is obligatory to sample a few flights of wine over great conversation with old and new friends. It is the perfect after work happy […]

Reflections Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver (Downtown)

Reflections Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver (Downtown)

  Reflections lounge is located at the darlings of Rosewood Hotel Georgia on the 4th floor sky patio. It is home to Hawksworth Restaurant – where you want to stay for brunch and dinner and fastfoward the clock to the after-party.     There is a certain […]

Ilan Cafe Bar Hong Kong | Hookah in Central

Ilan Cafe Bar Hong Kong | Hookah in Central

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Ilan Cafe Bar (formerly Jem Bar and Lounge), is a chic relaxed bar in the hoods of LKF (Lan Kwai Fong) in Central, Hong Kong. We stumbled here on a quite Monday night (God, how great it is to be on vacation), late after dinner. Normally, we’re told they have live acoustic music here.

 

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The streets were quite and we were thankful for being able to sit down, enjoy a hookah (or three) without being rushed, pushed, or bulldozed over.

 

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A glass of Riesling always goes well during those hot summer January

Ilan Cafe Bar Hong Kong Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Ilan Cafe Bar Hong Kong Nomss.com Delicious Food Photography Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Green apple is always a crowd favorite for some water pipe action.
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Don’t forget to check-in with Foursquare to unlock a free shooter.

Another great place for great scenery and hookah is at Vibes, at The Mira Hong Kong Hotel.

 

 

Ilan Cafe Bar
URL: http://ilanhk.com/
Cuisine: Bar, Hookah
Hours
Mon – Thu: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am
Fri: 5:00 pm – 3:00 am
Sat: 7:00 pm – 3:00 am

 

 

8 Wo On Lane, Lan Kwai Fong (D’Aguilar Street) | 香港中環蘭桂坊和安里8號地下
Central, Hong Kong
+852 2521 8585

 

 

 

 



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Vibes The Mira Hong Kong Hotel |  美麗華酒店 Tsim Sha Tsui

Vibes The Mira Hong Kong Hotel | 美麗華酒店 Tsim Sha Tsui

  Vibes at The Mira Hong Kong Hotel is one sexiest hookah / shisha lounge I have ever been to in a while. The rooftop patio space is gorgeous outside the 5th floor courtyard with a lush outdoor foliage. I love the garden, fire pit […]

Raw Canvas, Vancouver (Yaletown)

Raw Canvas, Vancouver (Yaletown)

    Raw Canvas in Yaletown is a great place to go spend an evening to release the inner Picasso in you. Whether you are looking for a fun date night rendezvous with your significant other or a fun girls’ night out, Raw Canvas does […]

Bard and Banker Victoria (Downtown)

Bard and Banker Victoria (Downtown)

Bard and Banker Pub

 

Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

 

Bard and Banker Victoria, BC has an interesting history since it first opened in 1862 as the Bank of British Columbia until 1988. Robert Service emerged as an notable employee and wrote poems such as The Cremation of Sam McGee, etc. Although you may not care for poems and stories, but looking at the historic photos, one can`t help but wonder what life would`ve been like hundreds of years ago. I like my technology, so I probably would not cope well if ever transported back.

 

Compared to bars in London, ones that that have been refurbished Grace Bar Piccadilly with beautiful bird cages and white chairs, Bard and Banker is classy. It`s maintained the classical gentlemen charisma and charm. Gold and brass finishing with dark wooden furnishing and upholstered leather booth seats.  Live music runs Wednesday thru Saturday nights, defining the ultimate pub experience.

 

Bard and Banker Pub
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Bard and Banker Pub
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Bard and Banker Pub
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Bard and Banker Pub
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Bard and Banker Pub
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It`s almost hard to picture the empty 12000 sq.ft. bank below transformed into today`s pub serving domestic, imported beers, scotch, cocktails and even lunch specials. What an experience it was to swirl my glass of Macallan 25. I can`t say that the service was great or the food was delicious; but love the swagger and its decor.

 

Bank of BC
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Bank of BC
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Bank of BC
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Bard and Banker Pub

Bard and Banker Pub

Bank of BC
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Bard and Banker Victoria

1022 Government Street Victoria, BC V8W 1X7
(250) 953-9993

 

 

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Whiskey Soda Lounge Portland, Oregon

Whiskey Soda Lounge Portland, Oregon

        6:45: we just arrived at Pok Pok Portland, I asked Nancy if it was jam action PACKED with people waiting for a table, what should we do? She answered, we’ll wait… It better be good…           6:50: […]

Chop Steakhouse Bar Richmond

Chop Steakhouse Bar Richmond

Call it superficial but do you fall in love with pretty things? When the appearance draws you in? But you know you’ve found a place with personality… Chop Steakhouse Bar has plush leather seats, rich wood furniture, and  luminance sphere lightings… this opulent casual fine […]

Chill Winston, Vancouver (gastown)

Chill Winston, Vancouver (gastown)

Chill Winston is a sexy restaurant and lounge located in Gastown on 3 Alexander St, Vancouver. I great location for after work happy hours and late night drinks with friends. Party district, hipster central and a see-and-to-be-seen places, you can always come to enjoy a full wine list and great cocktails with unique desserts.

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Vintage, brick room and comfy chairs lined with bar tables and a few lounge chairs to relax in. On hot summer days, enjoy a few drinks on their patio, the abundances of seats on the corner in front of Guilt & Co. becomes iconic and very agreeable with beautiful summer days in Vancouver.

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Chill Winston on Urbanspoon

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Cuisine: Bar, Lounge
Price/Entrée: $10-15
 
Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent)
Food: 3.5
Service: 3
Ambiance: 3.5
Overall: 3.5
 

Normally I come here for drinks and to chill after long day of work. A beer or a class of wine really helps wash a tiring day away. What I haven’t tried much of is their food (which is actually quite well portioned and delicious).

Duck Tacos $16

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Part of the appetizer menu, this dish is meant for sharing! It is extremely well portioned and enough as an entree. Soft tender duck marinated in hoisin sauce with cabbage and soft tacos to wrap.

Double Jack Poutine $9

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The Canadian classic with Jack Daniels demi glace, cheese curds, cheddar, and Monterey jack cheeses. Comes on a square skillet loaded with cheese. Consume fast otherwise it gets rather soggy

Meat and Cheese Platter

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Anti-pasti of cheese, jam (apricot, fig, and berries) and various cured meats (prosciutto, salami, etc).

Breakfast of Champions $5
Roasted banana bavarois, nutella ganache, malted whipped cream, and rustic croutons tossed in brown butter with a hint of smoked salt

Toasted Almond & Vanilla Bean Nougat $5

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A soft white creamy consistency of nougat. Grapefruit to balance the sweetness. Avocado puree was interesting – tart and salty. Personally I rather not mix it into my nougat.

Truffles $5

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Assortment of delicate truffle chocolates.

Red: Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet (Penedes, Spain)
A delicious and balanced red with full bodied notes of black fruit, vanilla, smoke, dark spices and mocha. I could’ve had the whole bottle all to myself!

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  • Late night
  • Drinks
  • Happy hour
  • Desserts
  • Tapas
  • Wine list
  • Trendy hotspot
  • Patio

Chill Winston

URL: http://www.chillwinston.com/
(604)288-9575
3 alexander street
vancouver BC

 

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Georges At The Cove San Diego California (La Jolla) | Best Patio View and Burgers

Georges At The Cove San Diego California (La Jolla) | Best Patio View and Burgers

    What does one think of when you travel to San Diego? When I was there recently all I could think of was all the attractions – Legoland (be sure to try Granny’s Apple Fries), Sea World , San Diego Zoo, USS Midway Aircraft Carrier […]

The Market – Jean George (Shangri-La Hotel), Vancouver

The Market – Jean George (Shangri-La Hotel), Vancouver

A classy dining setting in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Alberni Street off Robson, The Market by Jean-Georges is attractive and sexy! Romantic and sophisticated one would call it. Bright lights, white linen, polished décor… There is four distinct experiences with their 1. Heated […]