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New Wine Bar “Dear Gus” Slated to Begin Construction in Mount Pleasant

First-time restaurateur, Rachel Lee, is on track to open Dear Gus Snack Bar in Mount Pleasant later this Summer.

Located just off the alleyway between East 4th and East 5th Avenues, on the ground floor of Westbank’s new ‘M2’ building at 2040 Quebec Street, Dear Gus (which takes its name and emblem from Lee’s Holland Lop bunny, Gus) is still under under construction, but when I sat down with Lee to talk about the project last year, the image I walked away with was of an intimate wine bar merging sophisticated and effortlessly cool Parisian chic with a warm and welcoming atmosphere in a comfortable room. Anticipate a rotating menu of European-inspired small plates—think French, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese—all crafted to complement a fine glass of wine.

Architect Nicholas Waissbluth is on deck to help realize the concept, with an assist on finishes and decor from design consultant Gillian Segal Design. As long as the City of Vancouver takes care of their part of the process at a reasonable pace, we could see doors open within the next few months. We’re looking forward to visiting. I’ll have more on this project as it progresses; stay tuned.


Dear Gus Snack Bar
Neighbourhood: Mt. Pleasant
2040 Quebec St.

A New Hub for Coffee Innovation is Set to Open in Vancouver Next Week

Although a new showroom setting up shop in Vancouver simply isn’t typically compelling enough to merit an ‘Opening Soon’ feature on Scout… after visiting the soon-to-open La Marzocco space in Vancouver, we’ve reevaluated our stance.

Osteria Elio Volpe Officially Opens In Cambie Street Village

The time has finally come: Osteria Elio Volpe will open at 540 West 17th Avenue this Thursday, March 14th - take a look at what you can expect...

New Chinatown Bar, Meo, Set to Officially Open March 13th

The highly anticipated retro-inspired cocktail bar brought to us by the team behind Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto (Tannis Ling, Joël Watanabe and Alain Chow) is on track to open doors next week.

Good Thief is Coming to Main Street

Scout has toured Good Thief, a new concept by Amélie and Vincent Nguyễn, the sibling duo behind the celebrated Anh and Chi. Although we're sworn to secrecy on the finer points, we can confirm that the "thrilling extension of their vision" will be very, very cool.