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“Much improved - wow cocktails”
Review of Grain Tasting Bar

Grain Tasting Bar
Ranked #550 of 3,730 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, American, Contemporary, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown
Description: Grain Tasting Bar specializes in artisan cocktails, regional wines and craft beer, the menu selections are designed to be a perfect accompaniment to the flavors of British Columbia.In the modern and rustic setting, nature and design come together in perfect compliment. Well-appointed flat screen televisions broadcast major sporting events while the all season terrace seamlessly merges the exterior with the interior. An ideal sophisticated urban retreat.
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Much improved - wow cocktails”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hyatt did a great job upgrading and renovating this bar. The staff is A-1, super friendly and very accommodating. I was so very pleased with the cocktail menu -- check it out -- it's a lot of fun.

Visited January 2013
Thank wundersmack
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BrandiLasanen, Executive Office at Grain Tasting Bar, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear wundersmack,

Thank you for reviewing Grain Tasting Bar! It is wonderful to hear that you like the renovations, and that you enjoyed our cocktail menu - many of our talented bar staff helped create the drinks that we feature on the menu! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Warm Regards,
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good for a hotel bar...”
Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

It's a very nice mood and feel with plenty of TV's. The staff are very friendly and it's a very diverse drinks menu. Very good for a business conversation or a drink with friends.

Thank Gbatstone
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Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Try the cheese and meat sampler platter”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Beer was pricy.
Sports on multiple TVs.
Cheese and meat platter for light dinner was exquisite.
Staff are friendly while sitting at bar.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank gregthebull
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Cloverdale, Canada
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124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Check the rim of your glass”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Myself and a few colleagues ducked in here to have a drink before they checked into the hotel.

I was surprised as the drinks were delivered that at least 2 of the 3 glasses had residue marks around the rims. Thought this seems minor, I'm not a fan of unclean glasses at a bar. Glasses are what they serve their main items in.

When my boss ordered another glass of wine they brought a new glass that had smudges.... then poured the wine. I couldn't say anything... not my place but was surprised.

The server, Caitlin, was great - she took good care of us during our time there.

Given you're in downtown Vancouver, there are lots of choices for a "bar" atmosphere but it was convenience that won out for this encounter.

Just watch the glass to see if it's as clean as you want :D

  • Visited October 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
Thank CaitieBC
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