Freehouse Collective unveils a cosy hidden cocktail bar in Yaletown
Sometimes the best things you find are the ones you have to search a little harder for.
With a recent rebrand behind us, Donnelly Group’s hospitality business—now Freehouse Collective—opened our doors to our newest creation. The Stock Room is tucked behind Hundy Burger in Yaletown, with no visible street signage. Built on the exemplary heritage bones of brick walls and exposed wood, The Stock Room’s intimate bar offers a drinks program robust with fruit-forward original creations showcased alongside classic cocktails and a thoughtful selection of natural wines and local beers.
Three new bars define cocktails, each in their unique way
There’s a special camaraderie between keen patron and impassioned bartender. The room design, flavour and atmosphere combine and create fertile ground for storytelling. Luckily, these three new cocktail-forward bars and restaurants that have just opened in Vancouver are more than happy to indulge us.
We stopped by these hot spots to get a taste of what they’re serving.
This easy, patio-ready cocktail comes from the tasting lounge at North Vancouver’s Copperpenny Distilling. The fresh citrus and rosemary accentuate the notes of Egyptian coriander and Moroccan grains of paradise in their Social Project Gin 005.
• 2 oz Copperpenny Social Project Gin 005
• 2 oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice (strained)
• 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
• 0.5 oz rosemary-infused simple syrup (see note)
• Garnish: Himalayan pink salt rim, dehydrated grapefruit and/or sprig of rosemary
Fairmont Pacific Rim launches a series of drinks inspired by Douglas Coupland’s new art exhibit
Vancouver’s own Douglas Coupland is typically the creator, not the muse, known for 13 novels including the era-defining Generation X as well as numerous artworks, many of them displayed prominently around town.
But for now at least, he’s also the inspiration for a limited series of cocktails designed by the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s award-winning beverage director, Grant Sceney.