Bartender: Sam Bawden

Sam Bawden is the Bartender at The Crime Lab in Coal Harbour overlooking Stanley Park. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “No Name”. Ingredients: One oz…

Bartender: Jonathan Smolensky

Jonathan Smolensky is the Bartender at Brix Restaurant in Yaletown. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Après Flip”. Ingredients: 4 oz Whistler Weissbier secret brew 3…

Bartender: Kyle Lane

Kyle Lane is the Bartender at Regional Tasting Lounge (RTL) in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Bubble Beer”. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz tanqueray…

NUBA

1206 Seymour Street, Vancouver Tel:  778-371-3266 Web: http://nuba.ca/nubaseymour.html Twitter: @nubatown Advice: Call ahead for takeout. The hot sauce is great and it is not to hot. This is one of my favourite places in the city for Falafel, it is…

Interview with Shaun Layton

George Ultra Lounge | Vancouver I understand you won Canada’s first ever Beer Mixology Competition held at The Refinery on August 17, 2009. Would you consider yourself a Bartender or a Mixologist or both? And why? Definitely a Bartender!!  I’m…

DON GUACAMOLES

UPDATED 3/2/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1333 Robson Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-569-2295 Advice: The line-up moves quickly. The place is always packed with people who love great Mexican food from locals to esl students missing the food from back home, After…

EARLS YALETOWN

1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver Tel 604-688-4990 Web: http://www.earls.ca Advice: Get ready to have a great time. Of all their locations around I especially like their Yaletown location for their seating, décor and lounge like vibe. It is a great location…

Bartender: Trevor Kallies

Trevor Kallies is the bartender at the Granville Room on Granville in downtown Vancouver. On August 17th he competed in the Whistler Brewing Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. His featured drink was called “Citrusly Speaking”. Ingredients: 2 thick slice…

Bartender: Cassidy Crowe

Cassidy Crowe of SIP Resto Lounge on Granville in the heart of downtown Vancouver. On August 17th she competed in the Mixologist Competition held upstairs from Sip at The Refinery. Here featured drink was called “The Geisha” Ingredients: 1 oz…

THE GALLERY CAFE

750 Hornby Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-688-2233 Web:  http://www.thegallerycafe.ca/ Advice: There are empty glasses on the glass wall after the cash register along with ice and great tap water. Located upstairs inside the Vancouver Art Gallery this café offers a wonderful…

ITALIAN KITCHEN TO GO

1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-2890 Web: www.theitaliankitchen.ca Advice: Weekdays only, take out only. As much as I love Italian Kitchen and Trattoria, it took me awhile to make a visit to their ever popular, trendy Italian Kitchen to Go….

Bartender: Josh Pape

Josh Pape is one of the Bartenders and Co-Owners of The Diamond in Gastown. On August 17th he competed in the Mixologist Competition held at The Refinery. He created his featured drink in advance but named it impromptu in front…

Bartender: Solomon Seigel

Solomon Seigel is the Bartender at his own place called Solomon’s in Victoria. On August 17th, he was the only participant from Victoria to compete in the Mixologist Competition. His featured drink was called the “Lavender Haze” Ingredients: 1 part…

The Bartenders

Features the top bartenders who have competed in championships locally or nationally or has created a buzz around Vancouver.

DULCINEA SPANISH CAFÉ

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1118 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-689-2699 Web http://www.dulcineachocolatecafe.com Advice: Try their chocolate taster, great free wifi. Chocolate, passionate and all is wonderful. I fell in love with this place on my first visit and since…

The Refinery Hosted the Mixologists …..

Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition was held on Monday August 17th and it was a celebration of the best bartenders in the Vancouver and Victoria areas preparing cocktails that had one or more of the Whistler Brewing Co…

The Mixologists Competition and the Lowdown

The Refinery in Vancouver was the host of “Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition” that was sponsored by The Whistler Brewing Company.  The event was held on Monday August 17th, here is the lowdown on what was required for…

Winning Bartenders at Canada’s First Ever Mixology Competition

The Refinery in Vancouver was the host of “Canada’s First Ever Beer Inspired Mixology Competition” that was sponsored by The Whistler Brewing Company.  The event was held on Monday August 17th and there were 15 competitors representing bars and restaurants…

SPLITZ GRILL

4242 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-875-9711 Web: http://www.splitzgrill.com Advice: Remember to tell them if you want the burgers by themselves or the combos. This is the place for burgers in the city, these aren’t ordinary burgers either. Try the Chicken…

KAPLAN’S STAR DELI

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 5775 Oak Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-263-2625 Advice: Ask for lean or extra lean for any of the meat sandwiches. This Jewish deli has been part of the community for many years, my friends and I…

GAIA BISTRO

UPDATED 3/4/12 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2055 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-568-5022 Web: http://www.gaiabistro.ca/ Advice: Closed Sundays I had heard about a restaurant serving Israelli cuisine and I had to visit. The décor is colourful in this Kerrisdale eatery specializing…

THE MAIN

4210 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-709-8555 Web: http://www.themainonmain.com Twitter: @TheMainonMain Advice: Call ahead to place your take out order. I have been a regular here at this Greek restaurant for many years, it is a family favorite as we know…

LA BAGUETTE & L’ ECHALOTE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1351 Web: http://www.labaguette.ca Advice: Get their between 10:30-11:30 am to get your choice of sandwich before they are all gone. I have been coming to this bakery to pick up…

SIEGEL’S BAGELS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-5670 Web: http://www.siegelsbagels.com Advice: spend over $5 to use debit, otherwise it is cash only. Get the Sesame or Poppy bagels within minutes after coming out of the firewood oven. At this local outpost for…

LEE’S DONUTS

1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-685-4021 Advice: Make sure to get the Glazed donuts fresh out of the oven and you are pretty much guaranteed to do that at 9:05 am daily. Lee’s has been in the Granville Island Market…

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