VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brickhouse

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brickhouse

Brickhouse | Bar | Seemingly a time capsule in Strathcona/Chinatown, an area undergoing rapid change. The Brickhouse is sort of like sitting in your uncle’s rec-room in the ’80s. Think pool, fish tanks, tacky ephemera, an assortment of couches, and

DINER: Ben de Champlain of Boneta Takes Home Scout’s “Bartender Of The Year” Title

DINER: Ben de Champlain of Boneta Takes Home Scout’s “Bartender Of The Year” Title

by Andrew Morrison | In what I think went down as the most memorable and exciting bartending competition that Vancouver has ever witnessed before, Boneta barman Ben de Champlain defeated The Keefer Bar’s Dani Tatarin yesterday to win the title

GOODS: An Afternoon Gathering Of Bearded Gentlemen At Gastown’s “Pourhouse”

GOODS: An Afternoon Gathering Of Bearded Gentlemen At Gastown’s “Pourhouse”

The GOODS from Pourhouse Vancouver, BC | Beard appreciation has become a passion for a few of us at Pourhouse. Though few in numbers, our in?uence is strong. I can?t help but wonder if perhaps the beard has something to do

“CPBA” (Canadian Professional Bartenders Association) Joins The Scout Community

“CPBA” (Canadian Professional Bartenders Association) Joins The Scout Community

We’ve invited the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association to join our GOODS section as a recommended organisation that is well worth checking out. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be posting their news front and center and hosting a page for

BOOZER: On Why The City’s Top Bartenders Aren’t All That Into Serving Us Vodka Drinks

BOOZER: On Why The City’s Top Bartenders Aren’t All That Into Serving Us Vodka Drinks

by David Greig | Chances are if you’ve stepped into a cocktail bar of real repute in the last couple of years, you’ve probably heard the bartender sound off about the evils of the world’s most popular spirit, vodka. Failing

50 Questions With Randy Gaudreau, First Lord Of The Wood At Gastown’s “Shebeen”

50 Questions With Randy Gaudreau, First Lord Of The Wood At Gastown’s “Shebeen”

Chances are if you’ve ever tied one on at Gastown’s kickass Shebeen in the rear of the Irish Heather, it was veteran whisky slinger Randy Gaudreau who helped you with your laces. It’s usually his job to listen, but this

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Robyn Gray Of The Hotel Georgia Makes Us “The Jazz Singer”

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Robyn Gray Of The Hotel Georgia Makes Us “The Jazz Singer”

by David Greig | Welcome to the second sipper in the Scout series we call Vancouver Specials, wherein we take a close look at original cocktails of note that have been homegrown by our better bartenders. “The Jazz Singer” |

BOOZER: 16 Brave Competitors Named For “Bar-ate Kid Invitational” Bar Competition

BOOZER: 16 Brave Competitors Named For “Bar-ate Kid Invitational” Bar Competition

by David Greig | The final line up of bartenders for the Bar-ate Kid Invitational has now been confirmed. A total of 16 barkeeps will ready for battle at The Keefer Bar on July 4th at 1pm. The brave, representing

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Shaun Layton Of L’Abattoir Makes Us A Mighty “Meat Hook”

VANCOUVER SPECIALS: Shaun Layton Of L’Abattoir Makes Us A Mighty “Meat Hook”

by David Greig | Welcome to the first sipper in a new Scout series called Vancouver Specials, wherein we take a close look at original cocktails of note that have been homegrown by our better bartenders. Expect travels and drinks

BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

BOOZER: So What Is The Deal With Fernet Branca, Your Bartender’s Secret Sauce?

by David Greig | First produced by self-taught apothecary Bernandino Branca in 1845, Fernet Branca is an Italian amaro, specifically a fernet.  It is a type of potable bitters made by infusing a base spirit with a number of herbs

BOOZER: A Sodden, “Tales Of The Cocktail” Post-Script From A Happily Satisfied Barman

BOOZER: A Sodden, “Tales Of The Cocktail” Post-Script From A Happily Satisfied Barman

by David Greig | For the uninitiated, Tales of the Cocktail (aka “Tales”) is an industry-oriented trade show specialising in the promotion and study of all matters concerning mixed drinks. It is a haven for the geeky bartender and anyone

GOODS: The Finale Of The Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen Series Is On The Horizon

GOODS: The Finale Of The Refinery’s Cocktail Kitchen Series Is On The Horizon

The GOODS from The Refinery Vancouver, BC | After seven long months of incredible food, cocktails and performances, the Cocktail Kitchen Series finally wraps up with an ultra-Russian themed party to celebrate. At the finale party, two Cocktail Kitchen guests

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