“Sometimes, you want Friday night to be an adventure in a dive bar, where the floors are sticky and the beer is cheap. Other times, you just want a fancy drink in a beautiful setting. Hotel lobby bars have a reputation for being boring, but in downtown Vancouver, there are a host of hot spots that are quite the opposite.
1. Botanist at The Fairmont Pacific Rim
Bursting with greenery, this floral-themed bar and restaurant defies any expectation of a dull hotel lobby bar. Botanist opened in April 2017 to great acclaim, and takes the idea of “bringing the outside in” to a new level. With plants and vines creeping out of planters, around columns and onto the enclosed patio, the botany theme extends to the menu. Choose from a wide array of playful and inventive cocktails based on ingredients from trees, orchards and flowers.”