Granville Street may not be the epitome of refinement, particularly come
12 a.m., but theres a restaurant that overlooks the late night
licentiousness that could very well redefine its rep. Herewith, a few
things that make The
Refinery so fine.
1. The top-to-bottom thought that went into its cool, eco-friendly
design, including Kirei board tables, reclaimed fir beams, recyclable
Herman Miller Eames chairs, energy efficient LED lighting, and the list
2. Complex cocktails ($10-$14) crafted by award-winning mixologist
Lauren Mote that are made to be healthier for you, with fresh
ingredients and sweeteners like vitamin and mineral-loaded blackstrap
molasses. Did we mention theyre downright delicious too?
3. That while the locally sourced and cured in-house charcuterie and
seafood is not to missed, they give ode to the former famous patron of
the space, The Sugar Refinery, with a vegetarian board ($18) of
preserved garden goodies.
4. They filter and bottle their own still water on-site (as good as off
the glacier). They compost. They even have bicycle storage to encourage
staff to get to work in a more sustainable way.
5. All these refined reasons to brag, yet it remains totally
The Refinery, 1115 Granville St. (upstairs from Sip Lounge), Vancouver,