Salt Tasting Room

Wine Bar in Gastown & Chinatown

Sitting in a cobbled back alley reputedly named after the area's former butcher trade, this atmospheric little brick-lined wine bar offers dozens of interesting tipples, mostly available by the glass. From your communal table, peruse the large blackboard of house-cured meats and regional cheeses, then go for a $16 tasting plate of three, served with piquant condiments including Brit-style piccalilli.

You can also extend the tasting approach to your wine: a three-glass flight is $15 (an intriguing mead option is also available).