Bartending Team Launches ‘World Class Happy Hour’ At Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar


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Vancouver, BC | Guests at UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar will notice a handful of exotic new cocktails firing up the menu – and it’s all thanks to the newly launched World Class Happy Hour. Ever wonder what a competition-winning cocktail tastes like? Wonder no more. Patrons will now have the opportunity to taste the tipples that secured award-winning bartender Lauren Mote the title of Canada’s Best Bartender.

Last summer, Lauren Mote – UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s bar manager and co-owner of Bittered Sling – made history as the first woman to win the Diageo World Class Canada bartending competition, facing off against 9 of the country’s top bartenders. After placing first, she went on to compete in the World Class Global Finals in Cape Town, finishing in the top 12. Now, Lauren is sharing her experience through World Class Happy Hour, an afternoon sojourn where guests can try the cocktails she submitted throughout the competition.

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s all-star bar team – including the most recent addition to the family, award-winning Sabrine Dhaliwal – have adapted Lauren’s competition cocktails to complement UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s already extensive spirits menu. The lineup includes the Middle Earth (a fierce old-fashioned style cocktail made for the “Retro, Disco Future” challenge that blends rye, white vermouth, amaro, Balsam fir, and orange and juniper bitters); the Choclair (featured in the “Day/Night” challenge for its combination of fresh espresso, bourbon, Grand Marnier, cacao, red berries, gentian, and chocolate bitters); the Vod Von Tulip (an antioxidant-packed brew from the “Farmer’s Market” challenge, featuring vodka, Aperol, lemon juice, sherry, chamomile flower syrup, and orange and juniper bitters); and more. Each cocktail is priced at $12 throughout happy hour.

“The Diageo World Class Competition was one of the most thrilling experiences I’ve had, and I’m excited to channel that energy and inspiration through World Class Happy Hour,” said Lauren. “I spent a lot of time with these cocktails during the competition, and it’s a pleasure to revisit and share them with our guests.”

UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar’s World Class Happy Hour features cocktails that are complex, distinctive and indicative of Vancouver’s reputation as a global cocktail city to be reckoned with – so what are you waiting for? The event runs now through June 2016, Monday to Sunday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more details, visit


900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9 | MAP
Telephone: 604-632-9560
Open for breakfast and lunch daily from 7am to 2pm
Open for dinner daily at 5 p.m.


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The Team

General Manager: Robert Stelmachuk
Bar Manager: Lauren Mote

About Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar


Enticing cocktails, refined wines, eclectic import beers — Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar, located adjacent to the Moda Hotel, is Downtown Vancouver’s enclave for connoisseurs of wines and spirits seeking a sanctuary that caresses the eye as well as the palate. From the finest charcuterie, to artisanal cheeses and to hard-to-find wine selections, indulge in Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar’s cosmopolitan, yet relaxed interpretation of a true Italian ‘enoteca’.

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar epitomizes the spirit of its location in the heart of Downtown Vancouver’s arts and cultural district. Striking, yet inviting décor sets a bold statement. The elegant modernism of its interior design combined with the building’s historical elements, such as its delicate 1908 terrazzo floors, creates a unique, yet vibrant setting that must be experienced.

Steps away from the Orpheum Theatre, Robson Street, and some of Vancouver’s finest art galleries, Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar is the perfect beginning or end to your night out in the city.


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