Simon Ogden - Head Bartender

Simon Ogden - Head Bartender


1177 Melville Street, Vancouver

Tel: 604-639-voya

Web: http://www.voya-restaurant.com/food-and-drinks/lounge

Advice: DJ spins live music on Thursday from 4 – 8pm. And Friday & Saturday, 10:30 pm – 2am

Located in the Loden Hotel, Voya is lounge which is vibrant and enchanting. The cocktail list features a selection of Inspirations and Aspirations created by Bar Manager Simon Ogden who is one of the best Bartenders you will ever meet. A couple of the stellar cocktails on the Inspirations list includes Twentieth Century ($12)- timeless – plymouth, lillet blanc, white chocolate, lemon; and the Last Word ($12) irresistible – tangueray ten, green chartreuse, maraschino, lime.  From the Aspirations menu I suggest the Amaro Rossi ($10) – tenacious – hendrick’s, campari, guignolet d’angers, lime; and the Glassy Junction  ($10)- complex – juniper green, rose, aloe vera, basil, lime, coriander, allspice. There is also a large selection of wine and beer for your sipping and drinking pleasure. Delicious nibbles can be had from the Lounge Plates list that includes Coconut Crusted Prawns ($14) with a sweet curry and apple yogurt or any of the other tempting plates. Go forth and enjoy!

Review by: Richard Wolak