If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up in your favourite outfit and indulge in a cocktail or two, consider this list as good a reason as any. Lobby bars make for a great after-work spot or date night destination, and you’ll definitely feel like the main character regardless of whether you’re a hotel guest or not. So let’s get into it: Here are 6 of the best lobby bars to check out in Vancouver.

Lobby Lounge & RawBar – Fairmont Pacific Rim


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The Pac Rim lobby lounge is la creme de la creme of hotel bars in the city – and there’s really no denying it. From lunch specials and sushi at their award-winning RawBar to their lineup of tasty fall cocktails, there’s a little something for everyone.

And if you want to keep the drinks flowing, you can always head upstairs to Botanist. AKA, one of the Best Bars in Canada.

Where: 1038 Canada Place

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar – Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 

Named after a train’s top speed, Notch8 brings the best of 1930s glamour and Vancouver’s fine dining scene to the lobby of the OG Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Dress in your favourite vintage wear and enjoy some swanky drinks and handcrafted charcuterie.

Where: 900 West Georgia

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1927 Lobby Lounge – Rosewood Hotel Georgia


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The 1927 Lobby Lounge at Rosewood Hotel Georgia was voted the Best Hotel Lounge in 2015 and 2016 by The Georgia Straight – and for good reason. The stylish spot serves up a slew of retro-inspired cocktails, weekend brunch, and evening nightcaps. And from 6 to 9 pm every day, main lobby guests can enjoy live music by a rotating lineup of featured artists.

Grab a Great Gatsby or a Chaplin and settle in for an evening of luxury.

Where: 801 West Georgia Street

Grain Tasting Bar – The Hyatt Regency


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Specializing in artisan cocktails, regional wines, and craft beer, The Grain Tasting Bar is the perfect spot to pop in for happy hour drinks. Think modern space meets rustic decor. Come for the year-round terrace and stay for the tasting flights (wine, beer, whiskey, gin, and vodka!)

Where: 655 Burrard Street

D6 Bar & Lounge – Parq Vancouver


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Located within Parq Vancouver Casino Resort is a leader in the urban rooftop game, D6. The bar & lounge offers guests a year-round patio to hang out on, as well as an array of seafood, sushi offerings, and happy hour deals – which include drinks for $12 and under, and 20% off all food orders.

Where: 39 Smithe Street

Bacchus Lounge – Wedgewood Hotel & Spa


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If you’re on a power walk through Hornby Street, consider checking out the Bacchus Lounge at the Wedgewood Hotel & Spa for a taste of traditional luxury. Soft velvet, large windows, dark woods, and classic martinis by a roaring fire; the Bacchus Lounge offers visitors the perfect place to unwind and enjoy live piano tunes.

Where: 845 Hornby Street

Bonus: H Tasting Lounge – The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver


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Last but certainly not least, we have H Tasting Lounge at The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver. With an array of seafood offerings, afternoon high tea, and a daily happy hour, this spot is definitely fit for any occasion. And with Winterlust season upon us, it’s the perfect time to book a special occasion meal in one of their iconic private domes.

Where: 1601 Bayshore Drive

And that’s a wrap on some of the best lobby bars in Vancouver to hit up for a drink or two.