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: Shattering Pigeon Holes While Drinking Whisky And Gin At “The Shebeen”

BOOZER: Shattering Pigeon Holes While Drinking Whisky And Gin At “The Shebeen”

by David Greig | Every bartender has a favourite spirit. In the name of entertainment and at the risk of massive generalisation, their choice reflects their personality and drinks style. Gin lovers tend to be refined, classically-inspired types, while bourbon

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

BOOZER: “Bar-ate Kid” Barkeep Contest To Determine Our Ass-Kickingest Drinkslinger

BOOZER: “Bar-ate Kid” Barkeep Contest To Determine Our Ass-Kickingest Drinkslinger

by David Greig | On July 4th, a bartending contest will take place at The Keefer Bar in order to determine who rules the roost as the deadliest sensei of Vancouver’s cocktail scene. The Bar-ate Kid Invitational – with support

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

Chinatown’s “Keefer Bar” To Host Crash Courses In Mixology

Chinatown’s “Keefer Bar” To Host Crash Courses In Mixology

News from Scout supporter The Keefer Bar Vancouver, BC | Starting tonight and running every Tuesday leading up to the Tales of the Cocktail, The Keefer Bar will host Learn it, Drink it!, an informative and interactive crash course in

Burlesque Beauties To Ring In 2011 At Chinatown’s Keefer Bar

Burlesque Beauties To Ring In 2011 At Chinatown’s Keefer Bar

News from Scout supporter The Keefer Bar Vancouver, BC | Celebrate the New Year at The Keefer Bar!  Burlesque beauties will help ring in the New Year with tipples and tassles, Chinese tapas, Piper Heidsieck Champagne and other delights of

Barman Shaun Layton To Barrel Age Two Classic Cocktails…

Barman Shaun Layton To Barrel Age Two Classic Cocktails…

by Andrew Morrison | What’s the longest you’ve ever waited for a drink in a bar? Ten minutes? Twenty? Yesterday afternoon I learned that Shaun Layton, the 2010 Van Mag Bartender of the Year and Lord of the Wood at

Photos: “The Waldorf Hotel” Is Looking Sharp On East Hastings

Photos: “The Waldorf Hotel” Is Looking Sharp On East Hastings

by Andrew Morrison | As mentioned last week in a press release, the new and – by the looks of it – much improved Waldorf Hotel is to be christened this weekend. We’re very excited, not least because of the

Grand (Re)Opening Of The Iconic “Waldorf Hotel” This Saturday

Grand (Re)Opening Of The Iconic “Waldorf Hotel” This Saturday

News from Scout supporter The Waldorf Hotel Vancouver, BC | We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Waldorf Hotel. To celebrate, we’re throwing a free multi-room Halloween party on Saturday, Oct 30th. The event will showcase the entire

Waldorf Hotel To Hold Job Fair This Saturday On East Hastings

Waldorf Hotel To Hold Job Fair This Saturday On East Hastings

News from Scout supporter The Waldorf Hotel Vancouver, BC | The Waldorf Hotel, designed in 1947 by architects Mercer & Mercer, was remarkable from the beginning for its modernist style. In 1955, capitalizing on an emerging interest in Polynesian culture,

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