GOODS: The Bar At Gastown’s “Pourhouse” Set To Flip Old School This Holiday Season
The GOODS from Pourhouse
Vancouver, BC | Over the holidays and the entire month of December, Pourhouse will be celebrating the season with a traditional libation that pre-dates the original cocktail – the ‘flip’. Flips first appeared in literature during the first decade of the 19th Century. Like a sour or a fizz, flips consist of spirit, sugar and spice. What makes a flip special is the addition of a fresh, whole egg. Of course, the most well-known and popular flip served at the Pourhouse is the traditional egg nog – made to order using 8 year old appleton rum, a whole organic egg, heavy cream and raw sugar, it is shaken vigorously to emulsify the egg and finished with aromatic grated nutmeg. Try one of these other classic flips at the Pourhouse…
Brandy Flip – Torres 5 year old spanish brandy, raw sugar, one whole organic egg and nutmeg
Nightcap – Wild Turkey bourbon, Tawny port, aromatic bitters, raw sugar and one whole organic egg
Los Angeles Cocktail – Elijah Craig bourbon, Carpano Antica vermouth, lemon juice, raw sugar, angostura bitters and one whole organic egg.
Christmas is the perfect time to indulge. Next time you are at the Pourhouse, indulge in a delicious, rich, creamy flip.
Mon-Fri 11:30am – 1:00am
Sat-Sun 5:00pm – 1:00am
Embracing the sublime pleasure of drink, the joy of good food and the comfort of family – Pourhouse is the embodiment of a passion for sharing the simple indulgences of life with friends. Just southeast of the Steam Clock in Gastown, Pourhouse is born of century-old styles of drinking and dining. The 100-year-old building was built in 1910, as home to the Leckie Boot Company – the original structure crafted with Douglas Fir ceilings, supported by large wood pillars, and brick walls. Pourhouse is furnished in antiques of the era – complimented by custom creations. Every piece in Pourhouse has a story. The cornerstone is the 38 ft. bar – lovingly handcrafted from 120 year-old planks of reclaimed Douglas Fir. Entrance and hallway walls are finished with era-inspired textures and gold leaf detailing – no aesthetic left unconsidered.
The cocktails have an old-fashioned soul, in variations both plain and fancy – the catalyst for the entire concept. The wine list gets its inspiration from the turn of the century, and is priced to encourage sharing and discovering. Beers cover the range of tastes and styles – several selections representing the true ale craftsmanship of BC and the Pacific Northwest. Serious about coffee, Pourhouse serves a beautiful local roast, crafted with a handmade Synesso Espresso machine – overall, a focus on quality over quantity, with a particular interest in Whiskey and Whiskey applications to cocktails. The true heart of Bartending is shown through the creation of personalized experiences.
Food is designed with inspired and skillful technique, though born of familiar comforts. Hearty and mouth-watering meals with a sense of familiarity are done in a homemade style using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
We look forward to the honour of sharing our appetite for life with you.
Pourhouse embraces a singularly essential part of Vancouver – its own history.