OPUS Bar, Yaletown

Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, an iconic city hotspot well known for its creativity, design, and attentive service, presents newly-revamped OPUS Bar: a stylish cocktail destination recreated by acclaimed Vancouver interior designer Robert Bailey together with design consultant Craig Stanghetta.

“The new OPUS Bar is a fantastic addition in the heart of the hotel, which will add an exciting element to the OPUS Hotel experience for our guests,” according to OPUS Hotel’s General Manager Nicholas Gandossi. “We hope that the rich and inviting space will become a central hub for travellers and locals alike.”

Opus Hotel Revamped/Mike Room

Last year, I toured the hotel’s redesigned rooms, featuring works by Michael Miller, Alana Rothstein, and Tiko Kerr. I’m happy to learn that the new bar echoes both the colorfulness and uniqueness of those rooms. Look for whimsical touches such as neon signs urging guests to ‘Just Hold Me’ and a focal point zebra-striped marble bar.

OPUS Bar, Yaletown

Hip coffee hangout by day, complete with cozy fireplace and serpentine style royal blue banquettes, OPUS Bar transforms into a sexy and sophisticated space at night. Thursdays through Saturdays, DJs spin classic old-school hip-hop and 90’s beats to a laid-back crowd at the intimate bar.

Timeless and reinvented cocktails ($13-16) created by Bar Manager Barry Jackson are offered alongside an impressive wine list and a select beer program. OPUS Bar guests can enjoy cocktails complemented by bar bites from Chef Lucais Syme of OPUS Hotel’s award-winning La Pentola.

Creamy burrata, zesty shrimp tartines, grilled cheese sandwiches, and charcuterie or cheese boards ($8-32) make for perfect night-time nibbles.

OPUS Bar, Yaletown

The Opus 97, the bar’s signature cocktail, is a new twist on a drink from the original OPUS Bar (named after the hotel’s room count). Combining vodka, kiwi syrup, mint, and ginger liqueur, the Opus 97 is a fresh take on an old fave reflecting the approachable vibe of the new space.

Gin lovers will enjoy the Mumbai with Bombay, cardamom, elderflower liqueur, prosecco, and peach bitters. If you enjoy dark spirits, make sure to try The Forester, featuring Basil Hayden bourbon, Cherry Heering, chocolate bitters, orange rind, nutmeg, and a Laphroaig wash. 

Located at 322 Davie Street in Yaletown, OPUS Bar is open from 9 am until late (2 am/3 am). Visit the website for more info.

Photos by Jeremy Segal.

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