October 23 2015
It's Time to Start Thinking About That Holiday Party
Written by Gastown Admin
We know you don’t want to let Bob from accounting down, so we’ve pulled together a list of restaurants ready to wine and dine your team this holiday season.
Image courtesy of L’Abattoir
Al Porto Ristorante
321 Water Street
Enjoy a night of classic Italian charm and warm candlelight ambiance for your holiday party. Al Porto welcomes private parties of any size from 25 to 200 seated guests. The executive chef has carefully created a selection of group menus featuring the best in classic Italian fare at a range of budgets. For more information, call Al Porto’s events coordinator at 604-683-8376.
99 Powell St
Tel: 604 428 0301
For those who enjoy modern Chinese fusion, Bambudda offers a private dining room that can host up to 20 for a sit down dinner and up to 40 for a stand up canapé style reception. The restaurant is currently featuring a six-course family style menu ($35/person) for the holidays.
1 W. Cordova Street
Tel: 604 974 1147
Bauhaus offers upscale culinary in a sophisticated 120-seat room available for full restaurant event bookings. For semi-private event bookings, Bauhaus accommodates up to 20 guests and offers the features and amenities of their main dining room with the intimacy of a private dining area.
Brioche Urban Baking & Catering
401 W. Cordova St.
If you’re looking to throw an Italian Christmas party, Brioche has a great private room over looking Water Street that seats 20 people. There are a vide variety of menu items, including antipasto misto platters – a signature specialty.
3 Alexander Street
Chill Winston is ready for your holiday party. This food-loving gastro-lounge offers full venue rentals, a semi private cocktail lounge, and three-course pre set meals for up to 40 people. They can also do a holiday cocktail canapé party for 30 – 160 persons and casual holiday luncheons. Chill is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, with the addition of a tasty brunch menu on weekends.
212 Abbott St
Enjoy a sophisticated party inside a room of optical illusions. The cocktail lounge has a back room for private bookings seating 25 people, and custom food and drink menus are available upon request.
Guilt & Company
Basement, 1 Alexander St.
Guilt & Company is a one-room speak easy prohibition style environment with the capacity of 110 patrons and seating for 85. The underground lounge works with with their sister location, Chill Winston, to deliver the style of dining you are looking for. In addition, they have a stage and sound set up for live entertainment and an in-house talent program who can assist you in finding the perfect band to set the tone for your party.
217 Carrall Street
L’Abattoir debuted their private dining room last fall and it was a huge hit. Basked in ample natural light, the new room is an elegant space with old world charm easily suited for any occasion, from private gatherings and celebrations to corporate functions and meetings. The 1,200 sq ft. facility can accommodate 50 people seated or 80 standing.
92 Water Street
Tel: 604 687 4424
The Lamplighter is a great place to host a fun, casual party. Recently renovated, the side dining room seats 5 to 35 and is divided from the ‘hub bub’ of the rest of the room. Lamplighter can also offer one side of their space to those hosting a celebration with a larger group.
Old Spaghetti Factory
210 – 55 Water Street
Pay homage to Canada’s colorful past with an evening at The Old Spaghetti Factory. The restaurant offers affordable Italian pastas and can accommodate large Christmas parties from 20 to 200 guests.
7 Alexander Street
Portside offers East Coast inspired food, cocktail and beer menus and a distinct room capable of accommodating large groups or intimate private functions from 20 to 300 guests.
162 Water Street
Whether it’s craft cocktails or comforting indulgence, Pourhouse has a few options to accommodate small holiday parties. The following availabilities are: Mon-Wed up to 15 between late afternoon to early evening; Wed and Sun up to 10; Fri and Sat up to 8 before 6:30pm.
Rodney’s Oyster House
52 Powell Street
Enjoy a private function inside of ‘The Ship’s Hold’ hidden underneath the Oyster House. The Ship’s Hold comes complete with its own oyster bed and bar, and can hold gatherings of up to 30.
Salt Tasting Room
45 Blood Alley
Why not host a night with spectacular wine and cheese? Salt has a fantastic private dining room called “The Cellar” with a glass-encased wine cellar. This special room holds up to 53 people. For larger parties, Salt can offer a range of party options including stand up mingling parties, guided wine tastings, and formal sit down meals.
Secret Location Tasting Room
1 Water Street
Tel: 604- 685-0090
Enjoy a gastronomic adventure. The concept tasting room accommodates private groups ranging from 20 to 100 or more. Secret Location offers custom canapés, meals, desserts and menu printing and other special arrangements by request.
270 – 601 W. Cordova St.
From casual fare to house brewed beers, there’s something for everyone. Steamworks has a variety of private spaces available. The Wine Room, set amidst their wine cellar, is ideal for intimate gatherings of up to 40 for a sit down dinner or 50 for a stand up reception. Alternatively, you can enjoy the view of ships, lights and mountains inside their Harbour View room, which seats up to 60 seating and 75 standing. The Uber Lounge is another option, seating 50 to 122 in intimacy and comfort. Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your Christmas party.
The Blarney Stone
216 Carrall Street
Enjoy the perfect balance of Irish hospitality, west coast culture and a familiar comfort. The Blarney Stone has hosted a range of events including professional gatherings, holiday outings and family nights out. The establishment offers private areas in addition to customized function menus, live music & DJ services, and audio/ visual options.
#6 Powell Street
The Diamond is the perfect setting for a sophisticated celebration sipping on original cocktails served by some of the city’s best barmen. This fine establishment offers bookings of up to 100 people for the entire restaurant.
The Flying Pig
102 Water St.
If you enjoy Canadian bistro fare, The Flying Pig offers a private dining room seating up to 26, and is available for holiday bookings seven nights a week. A variety of family style set menus are also included with the room.
Tuc Craft Kitchen
60 West Cordova Street
If you love hearty comfort fare, Tuc Craft Kitchen has an intimate mezzanine seating up to 36 for semi-private groups. Guests can email at email@example.com to inquire.
Water Street Cafe
300 Water Street
The private dining rooms at Water Street Café are great for hosting special events. The restaurant has a small intimate room with its own fireplace seating up to 12, and a large room boasting views down Water Street seating up to 40. Private dining rooms are offered at no additional charge.