Located on the upper floor of a historic building that was one of only three to escape the great fire of 1886, this joint has history to burn. It used to be a somewhat scandalous nightclub, and before that, a speakeasy during Prohibition, and before that, rumor has it, a brothel. Today it serves up great twists on classic cocktails and tasty snacks. Try: The Gastown (gin, grapefruit, Orancio vermouth, absinthe).
6 Powell St
Our Rating Neighborhood The North Shore Hours Tues–Thurs 5:30pm–1am, Fri–Sat 5:30pm–2am, Sun 5:30pm–midnight. Closed Mon. Phone 604/568-8272 Cuisine Type Cocktails Web site The Diamond