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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.

1. The Shameful Tiki Room

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4362 Main Street, Vancouver
BC V5V 3P9, Canada
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.

2. West Restaurant + Bar

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2881 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J4, Canada
(604) 738-8938
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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.

3. Burdock and Co

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2702 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E8, Canada
(604) 879-0077
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

4. Mamie Taylor's

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251 Georgia Street East, Vancouver
BC, Canada
(604) 620-8818
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.

5. Keefer Bar

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135 Keefer Street, Vancouver
BC V6A 1X3, Canada
(604) 688-1983
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.

6. Bambudda

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99 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada
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.

7. L'Abattoir

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217 Carrall St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2J2, Canada
(604) 862-5191
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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.

8. Lobby Lounge and Terrace

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1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada
(604) 695-5502
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.

9. YEW Bar

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791 W Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada
(604) 692-4939
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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.

10. Uva Wine Bar

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900 Seymour St., Vancouver
British Columbia V6B 2L9, Canada
(604) 632-9560
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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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1. The Shameful Tiki Room

4362 Main Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9, Canada
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.
4362 Main Street, Vancouver
BC V5V 3P9, Canada

2. West Restaurant + Bar

2881 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3J4, Canada
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.
2881 Granville St, Vancouver
BC V6H 3J4, Canada

3. Burdock and Co

2702 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3E8, Canada
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
2702 Main St, Vancouver
BC V5T 3E8, Canada

4. Mamie Taylor's

251 Georgia Street East, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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.
251 Georgia Street East, Vancouver
BC, Canada

5. Keefer Bar

135 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1X3, Canada
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.
135 Keefer Street, Vancouver
BC V6A 1X3, Canada

6. Bambudda

99 Powell St, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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.
99 Powell St, Vancouver
BC, Canada

7. L'Abattoir

217 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2, Canada
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.
217 Carrall St., Vancouver
BC V6B 2J2, Canada

8. Lobby Lounge and Terrace

1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
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.
1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver
BC V6C 0B9, Canada

9. YEW Bar

791 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4, Canada
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.
791 W Georgia St., Vancouver
BC V6C 2T4, Canada

10. Uva Wine Bar

900 Seymour St., Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2L9, Canada
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.
900 Seymour St., Vancouver
British Columbia V6B 2L9, Canada