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Presenting Vancouver's Cocktail Heatmap

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In answer to the eternal question - where shall we go for a smokin' hot cocktail - may we point you in the direction of our very first cocktail heatmap to guide you to the places that are shaking up the most interesting drinks in the city right now. In no particular order these are the bars and restaurants where you are going to get drinks that are far from the usual run of the mill martinis.
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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Shameful Tiki Room

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There are few things better in the world than a superb Tiki bar and Vancouver is lucky enough to have a world-class example right here on Main. Two words: Mystery Bowl. Order it and thank us when you recover from its effects.

West Restaurant + Bar

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Acknowledged by the industry as a key figure, David Wolowidnyk has been shaking and creating over at West's bar for almost a decade, quietly whipping up some of the city's most superb cocktails. His new fall list will be dropping any day now. Go and drink it.

Burdock and Co

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Created by Bittered Sling's Lauren Mote, Burdock's new fall list showcases lower alcohol cocktails designed to perfectly compliment Chef Andrea Carlson's locavore cuisine. Try the Stone's Throw with Sencha Tea-Scented Gin, Fino Sherry, Bartlet Pear & Anise Cordial and Autumn Bog Cranberry Bitters

Mamie Taylor's

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Four new fall (over) drinks at Chinatown's hottest new restaurant; a whole egg pressed apple flip, a dark rum milk punch, a Vieux Carre and a refreshingly bitter cachaca-based Favela.

Keefer Bar

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Chinese apothecary influences meet Prohibition-era drinks in a gleefully gorgeous blend at the Keefer. Their new fall list is a sleek brown spirits-heavy affair with just one gin drink. But oh, what a gin drink... The twisted classics are gone (available by request) and in its place nine all-new drinks showcasing the talents of the whole team.

Bambudda

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Buck Friend and Sean Hewlett are ringing the changes with an all-new list of innovative drinks including 'tea for two' cocktails served table-side and pre-opium poppy seed infused pina coladas. By popular demand the mighty Tsui Hang will be staying.

L'Abattoir

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A couple of fresh creations on Eater favourite Shaun Layton's new list include a spicy-smooth Avocado Gimlet and the Strathcona - Laird's Applejack, Cocchi Americano, Allspice Dram, Angostura bitters.

Lobby Lounge and Terrace

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Grant Sceney's heading down a tea-infused route for his fall list, new cocktails include a Trade Route Punch inspired by the Colonial rum and spice shipping routes.

YEW Bar

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Justin Taylor's new list features warm, fall and festive flavours with a focus on barrel-aged cocktails. The Black Walnut Manhattan is made with Forty Creek Single Barrel Whisky, Amaro and Black Walnut Bitters.

Uva Wine Bar

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Bittered Sling's Lauren Mote is back behind the wood over at Uva - something that Vancouver's bartenders and boozearti have been gleefully tweeting about. Expect herbacious flavours, plenty of bitters and lower-alcohol, easy drinking wine-based creations.

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The Shameful Tiki Room

There are few things better in the world than a superb Tiki bar and Vancouver is lucky enough to have a world-class example right here on Main. Two words: Mystery Bowl. Order it and thank us when you recover from its effects.

West Restaurant + Bar

Acknowledged by the industry as a key figure, David Wolowidnyk has been shaking and creating over at West's bar for almost a decade, quietly whipping up some of the city's most superb cocktails. His new fall list will be dropping any day now. Go and drink it.

Burdock and Co

Created by Bittered Sling's Lauren Mote, Burdock's new fall list showcases lower alcohol cocktails designed to perfectly compliment Chef Andrea Carlson's locavore cuisine. Try the Stone's Throw with Sencha Tea-Scented Gin, Fino Sherry, Bartlet Pear & Anise Cordial and Autumn Bog Cranberry Bitters

Mamie Taylor's

Four new fall (over) drinks at Chinatown's hottest new restaurant; a whole egg pressed apple flip, a dark rum milk punch, a Vieux Carre and a refreshingly bitter cachaca-based Favela.

Keefer Bar

Chinese apothecary influences meet Prohibition-era drinks in a gleefully gorgeous blend at the Keefer. Their new fall list is a sleek brown spirits-heavy affair with just one gin drink. But oh, what a gin drink... The twisted classics are gone (available by request) and in its place nine all-new drinks showcasing the talents of the whole team.

Bambudda

Buck Friend and Sean Hewlett are ringing the changes with an all-new list of innovative drinks including 'tea for two' cocktails served table-side and pre-opium poppy seed infused pina coladas. By popular demand the mighty Tsui Hang will be staying.

L'Abattoir

A couple of fresh creations on Eater favourite Shaun Layton's new list include a spicy-smooth Avocado Gimlet and the Strathcona - Laird's Applejack, Cocchi Americano, Allspice Dram, Angostura bitters.

Lobby Lounge and Terrace

Grant Sceney's heading down a tea-infused route for his fall list, new cocktails include a Trade Route Punch inspired by the Colonial rum and spice shipping routes.

YEW Bar

Justin Taylor's new list features warm, fall and festive flavours with a focus on barrel-aged cocktails. The Black Walnut Manhattan is made with Forty Creek Single Barrel Whisky, Amaro and Black Walnut Bitters.

Uva Wine Bar

Bittered Sling's Lauren Mote is back behind the wood over at Uva - something that Vancouver's bartenders and boozearti have been gleefully tweeting about. Expect herbacious flavours, plenty of bitters and lower-alcohol, easy drinking wine-based creations.