Sylvia's Lounge

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Sylvia's Lounge information

Location
Vancouver , Canada
Address
1154 Gilford St
Getting there
Bus: 5
More information
www.sylviahotel.com
Opening hours
7am-11pm Sun-Thu, to midnight Fri & Sat
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Part of the permanently popular Sylvia Hotel, this was Vancouver's first cocktail bar when it opened in the mid-1950s. Now a comfy, wood-lined neighborhood bar favored by in-the-know locals (they're the ones hogging the window seats as the sun sets over English Bay), it's a great spot for an end-of-day wind down. Go for a 1954 vodka and Chambord cocktail.

The views and drinks are superior to the food here. And here's some scurrilous history for you: this is one of the bars Errol Flynn is reputed to have frequented during his booze-fueled final days, before dying in the city in 1959.