One of the newer dining additions to Gastown, Bambudda, is a modern dim sum restaurant meets cocktail bar bringing Asian-inspired cocktail with unique infusions. Our favourite is the Tsui Hang, a cold tea cocktail made with Dark Horse rye infusion of salted plums, Goji berries, all spice and Star Anise, Budweiser syrup, Tio Pepe, iron buddha tea, and Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters. View all of Bambudda’s cocktail concoctions.
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Located in the 110-year-old building, Clough Club is a cozy cavern with a knack for creating house made, barrel aged craft cocktails that entice all the sense. A must-try for this season is the O’leary Smolders cocktail, a mix of Hennessy VS cognac, Fernet Branca, Vya extra dry vermouth, Bittered Sling Moondog Bitters, Ardbeg mist, Peat-smoked mint, and orange zest. If you need a quick bite, Clough Club serves South American tapas. View Clough Club’s cocktail menu.
Guilt & Company
If you’re going on a date or just want to break the ice, Guilt & Co is an awesome spot to keep you entertained with eclectic vibes, board games, live music, and unique cocktails. One of our favourite drinks for Fall is Death and Resurrection, a mix of Absinthe and Crème de Cacao with a chocolate lip. All tinctures, bitters, and garnishes are made in house. You can sip your cocktails while Guilt & Co entertains you with live acts performing every night.
For an Italian night out, Notturno is your spot, offering Cicchetti plates and a rotating drink menu. Notturno has recently introduced a new cocktail program with award winning bartender, H, using Italian-inspired alcohols and original infusions in their barrel aged cocktails. We recommend Gli Felice, a concoction of Grappa infused with lemon peel and coffee beans, Italian vermouth, white trufﬂe oil and Chianti red wine reduction syrup, and topped off with Aphrodite bitters. Check out Notturno’s cocktail menu.
Revel Room is a Southern style bar offering a feel-good, funky time with throwback live music nights and award wining cocktails. Try Revel Room’s Sazerac, made with rye whiskey, Peychand bitter, sugar, and Absinthe on rinsed glass. The Sazerac goes especially well with live tunes! Check out their live music nights from Sunday to Wednesday after 7 p.m. View Revel Room’s cocktail menu.
Terracotta Modern Chinese
The tree-level modern Chinese restaurant meets sleek longue serves original Asian-inspired cocktails and house made martinis or “Terratinis” from their chivas bar. For a drink with a caffeine kick, try Terracotta’s Forbidden City, a mix of Kahlua, Grey Goose, Van Gogh Espresso. And if you’re spending the night with a large group of people, Terracotte also offers VIP seating for large parties. View their drink menu.
The Greedy Pig
Serving comfort food and great cocktails, The Greedy Pig is a local favourite known for offering some of the best appetite-filling food and whiskey/bourbon concoctions in their century old room. If you’re itching to try a more adventurous cocktail, order The Roughrider, a tall drink combining Canadian Rye Whiskey shaken with pureed raspberries, black raspberry liqueur, and fresh lime juice topped with ginger beer. Check out their drink menu.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
For a night of comfort, Tuc Craft Kitchen is a place to make you feel at home with their urban and rustic atmosphere, comfort cusine, and easy-going drinks. Our favourite for Fall is their Autumn’s New Moon made with roses bourbon, grapefruit juice, maple syrup, and stout. Check out Tuc Craft Kitchen’s drink menu.
Stay tuned for the second part of our list of Best Fall Drinks in Gastown.