957 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Tel: +1 604.633.0056
Website: View bar's website
Style: Cocktail bar
Recommended for: Fun/atmosphere
Price guide: Middling
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Located on wild, neon-lit Granville Street, the Granville Room is a cocktail bar built for the neighborhood. Inside, it has a design common to many speakeasy bars, with brick walls, wooden shelves, and Edison bulbs, but the flat-screen televisions and blaring house music overrule the décor. So too, does the crowd of twenty- and thirty-something revelers out to get good and loaded while sharing some bar food. It may look like a classic cocktail bar but the vibe is more like that of a party pub.
Speaking of classic cocktails, the list offers ten of those (Aviation, Last Word, Mai Tai, etc.) and five "modern classics" created by bartenders like Audrey Saunders (Gin-Gin Mule) and Tony Conigliaro (Wink). For the most part, the crowd eschews this menu in favour of more typical high-volume bar drinks like vodka-sodas. Consider this a fun, high-energy bar with good cocktail options rather than a cocktail bar that happens to be fun.