Dining & Wine

Vancouver Is Home To One Of North America’s 50 Best Bars

May 5, 2023

We always knew it was tops, and now Botanist Bar, tucked inside Vancouver’s Five-Diamond Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, has the title to prove it. Botanist was recently crowned the 19th best bar in North America by the North America’s 50 Best Bars Academy during a ceremony Thursday evening in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Botanist Bar, led under the guidance of creative beverage director Grant Sceney and spearheaded by head bartender Jeff Savage, is located in the award-winning Botanist restaurant. Inspired by the principles of botany, Botanist Bar celebrates the Pacific Northwest’s unique biodiversity in its approach; culinary-forward cocktails blend the union of science and nature together to deliver a sophisticated yet whimsical drinking experience with “living room hospitality.”

“Working in hospitality for as long as we all have on the Botanist team, we’ve watched as bars we admire and adore make their way onto the 50 Best list, ” said Jeff. “Now that the day has come, we count ourselves extremely blessed and honoured to be mentioned alongside superstars in our industry.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Botanist Bar’s recent recognition as the recipient of the 2023 Michter’s Art of Hospitality Award; an award that was introduced by 50 Best in 2020 to recognize bars offering outstanding hospitality. This year, 260 members of North America’s 50 Best Bars Academy voted on their single-best hospitality experience during the 18-month voting period, recognizing Botanist Bar.

We’ll raise a glass to that! —Vita Daily



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