Hotel bars are funny things. Some people absolutely hate them. Some people love them.
At root, there’s a pretty complex dynamic at work. Hotel bars are just about the opposite of your local watering hole. They’re not chummy. They’re rarely gritty or authentic. But, done right, that works in their favour.
A good hotel bar, you see, is partly a fantasy. It’s a little bit classier, a little bit more mysterious, a little bit more exotic than what you might be used to. You certainly wouldn’t go there all the time – But once in a while, it’s a nice change of pace.
Now, there are plenty of great hotel bars in Vancouver. Too many, in fact – which is why I’d like your help.
Do have a favourite hotel bar in the city? A classy, cosmopolitan spot with a nice mix of travelers and locals and great drinks? Please let us know below.
I’ll start things off with a hotel bar I visited recently: Xi Shi Lounge in the Shangri-La Hotel.
Best Hotel Bar in Vancouver? You make the call!