Prohibition Bar, Vancouver

Indulge in a sleek, stylish and flawlessly crafted list of seasonal cocktails and spirits at Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s dapper bar, Prohibition.

Created by Prohibition’s award-winning bartenders Brad Stanton and Robyn Gray, the brand new menu has been designed to orient guests to the mood and specific qualities of each mix, separating drinks into four distinct categories from Uplifting, Celebratory and Flirtatious to Elegant, Sophisticated and Cultured.

Quince Cobbler

Patrons can sip on creative tipples such as the Quince Cobbler, a visually stunning cocktail combining Grey Goose V/X, Pedro Ximenez sherry, orange, lemon and house-made quince jam that conjures the warmth and comfort of Vancouver winters.

Prohibition cocktail

For a lighter sampling, try the Georgia ’27, commemorating the birth of Hotel Georgia as well as the year Prohibition came to British Columbia. The bar team creates this perfect concoction using Hennessy VS cognac, Strega, BC rosé and a dash of fresh lemon, then “charges” it using an iSi soda siphon to create the cocktail’s signature fizzy, fine bubbly texture.

Leave the crisp autumn air behind as you descend to the glamorous bar that pays homage to a traditional speakeasy, right in the heart of the city. Upon entering, you’ll soon be transported to the era of glitzy flappers and notorious bootleggers. With lavish seating, seductive lighting, ornate ceiling and posh velvet draped around the lounge, Prohibition’s interiors are a tribute to the authentic back room bars of the 1920’s.

Malahat cocktail
[The delightful Malahat cocktail, the one that sneaks up on you.]

In addition to the bar’s seasonal offerings, there’s an impressive array of craft and classic cocktails. Indulge in some bubbles from the expansive champagne menu or sip some refreshing daily house punch. My favourite? The cheeky Malahat, made with Havana 7-year rum, fresh lime, pineapple ginger syrup, pimento dram, strong ale and Angostura bitters. Fruity with attitude.

The cutting-edge cocktail program features combinations inspired by the elegance of the era, including the Vieux Carré circa 1935 (Albert premium rye, Torres brandy, Cinzano Rosso, Bénédictine, Peychaud’s bitters and Angostura bitters) and Sazerac vs. Sazerac vs. Sazerac — Sazerac three ways. Sample from a unique beer selection or choose from a select list of regional and international wines.

Absinthe pouring, Prohibition Bar

Grab some friends and prepare to indulge in The Absinthe Experience as you gather around an absinthe fountain to sip and compare two varieties.

The weekly live entertainment ranges from sultry acoustics to late-night DJ shows. Prohibition has proven the perfect locale for romantic outings, post-work catch-ups and celebratory evenings with friends. Prohibition at Rosewood Hotel Georgia is located at 801 West Georgia (the entrance is off Howe Street).

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