Home of "H", one of Vancouver's most decorated bartenders with a slew of well-known English bars (Ronnie Scott's and Casita) on his resume. With over 20 years of experience, expect out-of-the-box creations made with unique ingredients like foie gras-washed Calvados.
The cocktails at Pourhouse, designed by bar manager Rhett Williams, have an old soul, whether plain or fancy. Set your drink down on 120-year old planks of reclaimed Douglas Fir that make up the 38 foot bar.
120 W Hastings St | 604-687-6880 $$$ | Canadian / Nose to Tail
Where one particularly large, Tsui-Hang-inspired cocktail is served in a tea pot. Here, liquid concoctions are Asian-inspired and made with special care by industry veterans. On warmer nights enjoy the blue velvet bar seats and fresh air just a step from the sidewalk.