Keefer Bar

Cocktail Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

This dark, narrow and atmospheric Chinatown bar has been claimed by local cocktail-loving coolsters since day one. Drop in for a full evening of liquid taste-tripping and you'll have a blast. From perfectly prepared rosemary gimlets and Siamese slippers to an excellent whiskey menu and some tasty tapas (steam buns recommended), it offers up a great night out.

There are also cool extras here most nights – including Thursday's soul DJ – which are always combined with drinks specials. Cover charges for these are typically $5 to $8. In summer, grab one of the wood block seats outside and watch the Chinatown world go by.