DINER: Local Bartenders To Be Tested For Knowledge At “The Diamond” This Monday

DINER: Local Bartenders To Be Tested For Knowledge At “The Diamond” This Monday

The written exam component of our bartending tournament goes down at The Diamond in Gastown this Monday, June 4th at noon. Many of our top barkeeps will sit for the 50 question, multiple choice test. Among their number will be the four most recent recipients of Vancouver Magazine's prestigious Bartender of the Year award (Dani Tatarin, Simon Kaulback, Shaun Layton, Josh Pape), and heavy hitters like Steve Da Cruz, Ron Oliver, and Trevor Kallies. Several Vancouver Island bartenders… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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… more 

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