GOODS: Jacob Sweetapple Takes Over The Wood & Well At Crosstown’s “Chambar”

October 28, 2011 

Chambar is located at 562 Beatty St. in Vancouver's Crosstown neighbourhood | 604-879-7119 |

The GOODS from Chambar

Vancouver, BC | Chambar is thrilled to announce the addition of Jacob Sweetapple to the front of house team. Jacob officially takes the reins of the bar program on November 4th following the departure of long-time bar lead Wendy McGuinness who is embarking on a year of international travel. Sweetapple joins Chambar with a resume boasting experience behind the wood of some the world’s most reputable bars. Jacob graduated from the internationally recognized cocktail school Alex Beaumont in Sydney, Australia, before directing his efforts toward consultancy projects, bar management, brand ambassadorships, and international cocktail competitions. At Chambar, Sweetapple will be leading the direction of the Belgian hotspot’s extensive bar program and guiding guests nightly through selections from the carefully curated cocktail, beer and wine cards. Learn more about the restaurant after the jump…




562 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC | V6B 2L3 | MAP
Tel: 604-879-7119 | Fax: 604-879-7118
Dinner: 7 nights from 5:30PM
Private events upon request





Owners: Nico and Karri Schuermans
Executive Chef: Nico Schuermans

About Chambar


Chambar offers a unique pairing of Belgian and North African influences. Wherever possible, organic and local ingredients are combined to create fantastic food that reflects the seasons. The menu is a diverse offering of appetizers, moule frites, and main courses of lamb, duck, and venison. A variety of Belgian beers are also available, and can be paired with any item on the menu. At the bar, an award winning cocktail list boasts an extensive array of infused spirits and fresh local fruit. The long paralam bar, which has been inlaid with walnut and tinted resin, is perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner dinner drink or to catch up with old friends. In the dining room blood red booths are high enough to allow for privacy, and maybe just a hint of debauchery, while Italian designed chairs and an eclectic and rotating art collection complement Chambar’s heritage surroundings beautifully.



Vancouver Magazine – 2005 Best New Fine Dining
Vancouver Magazine - 2008-2009 Best Other European
Georgia Straight – 2005 Best New Restaurant
Vancouver Courier – 2005 Best New Restaurant



  • Scout Magazine

    Nice pickup. Congrats Jacob!

  • Andrew

    Nice one Jacob! Nice one Chambar!

  • Matt R.

    Had dinner at Chambar on Tuesday night and a nice little chat with Mr. Sweetapple during dinner. Food and service were impeccable.

  • Gerry

    Congrats to both Jacob and Chambar! Killer Combo!

  • SL

    Good luck Jacob, you’ll own it