February 1 2021
Written by Gastown Admin
music: You & I by Soyb & Amine Maxwell
Article feature image: @juice.tin
Don’t sleep on the hidden gems that make up Abbott Street.
The eclectic mix of fine dining, local artisans, chic design houses and dapper barbershops sets Abbott Street apart from the rest. Not to mention the beautiful canopy of stars that light up the night, perfect for that iconic Gastown gram. From top to bottom, Abbott is stacked with gems just waiting to be discovered.
Barber & Co
For fine cuts and close shaves, Barber & Co is where it’s at. Established in 2011, Barber & Co put down roots in historic Gastown with the vision of supplying men with comfort, culture, and confidence. With talent to spare, the Barber & Co team earnestly shares their affinity for the well-groomed man with everyone lucky enough to stop by.
It’s important to have amazing eyeglasses at all times. Bruce Eyewear can help you with that. Founded in 2000, Bruce carries a range of eyewear with an aesthetic as unique as you are. With a passion for excellent design, wear-ability, durability and the newest technology, Bruce is the destination spot for your next set of frames.
With unparalleled craftsmanship and design, Bulthaup creates kitchen and living spaces that offer long-term functionality for real people. Bulthaup is an independent family business with a long-standing history of uncompromising quality, meticulous attention to detail and high ethical standards.
B&B Italia has been hitting it out of the park with their sleek furniture designs and contemporary kitchens and bathrooms since 2006. For a high-end, modern update to your space, look no further than B&B Italia.
Newcomer to the hood’, Gowon Cafe is already making a splash with their aesthetic interior and delectable drinks. Open into the evening most night, Gowon is the perfect spot to cozy up with a book while sipping on a little something.
JD’s Barber Shop
For an authentic French bistro experience in the heart of Gastown, look no further than Jules Bistro. This stylish joint is the culmination of Owner Emmanuel Joinville years as an experienced French chef. Fusing flavours from France and the West Coast, expect traditional French dishes using fresh, local ingredients you can’t get anywhere else.
La Casita first opened its doors in 1990 at the Riviera of Powell. Business was bumping and plans to move to picturesque Gastown was soon in the works. This festive eatery dishes out familiar Mexican specialties & a mean margarita.
Lemongrass House is a titan in their industry with their premium spa products in top hotels all over the world. Starting with the freshest ingredients, Lemongrass House has something for everyone. From body creams and lotions, hair care, bath products and room spray, all products are made by hand in Thailand. Talk about a true family business, Lemongrass employees are made up mostly of Founders Bobby and Palita Duchowny’s extended Thai family.
Marigolds prefers the freshest, highest quality cannabis and thinks you should too. Focused on inclusivity and a community feel, Marigolds is here for you whether you’re an old pro or a newbie. Why not put a little flower in your pocket?
Welcome to luxury. Montauk’s high-level craftsmanship, unrivaled comfort, custom upholstery and eco-friendly fabrication redefines what a sofa can be. For the plush, sustainable option you’ve been looking for, head over to 228 Abbott Street.
For high-quality craftsmanship and beautiful leather goods, Nika is your go-to. Breathe new life into your favourite shoes, coat or bag with Nika’s repair service or pick up something new from their carefully curated collection.
Since Poggenpohl was founded in the heart of Germany, they’ve set out to improve the kitchen. Now the oldest and best-known kitchen brand in the world, Poggenpohl’s quality is known worldwide in over 70 countries.
Roldorf & Co
Though Roldorf & Co is new to the ‘hood, moving in just last year, they’ve been sharing their watchmaking expertise for over 20 years. With a clear focus on unique brands and dedication to educating their clients, Roldorf & Co is a community friendly space where questions are welcomed.
Since the beginning, Tees.ca has worked with local artists and well-known brands to create unique designs for their vast selection of, you guessed it, tees. But that’s not all; you can sport the work of local creatives on their hoodies, accessories, hats and more.
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig offers fresh, high-quality farm to table cuisine with a comfortable setting that everyone can enjoy. The warm atmosphere and whimsical edge make The Flying Pig a destination spot for most visiting Gastown. Don’t forget to check them out on Thursdays for live music and a happening happy hour.