Drinks With A View- D/6 Lounge at The Douglas

I’m a big fan of hotel bars, both at home and abroad. There’s a certain romanticism to sipping a cocktail among wandering strangers. Some of my favourite bars in Vancouver are housed in local hotels. For the length of time it takes to sip an Old Fashioned, I’m transported outside of my city to a world of travelers sitting down for a business meeting or debriefing a full day of sightseeing. And when I’m on the road, I love being the traveler myself, sidling up to the lobby bar for happy hour while I pour over a long wish list of restaurants I want to hit up before my trip comes to an end.

So I thought I’d take you on a little tour of some of my favourite hotel bars locally. And to spice it up just a bit, I decided I’d take these cocktails to the next level (literally) and see what kind of views these hotels have to offer. We begin at the recently opened D/6 Lounge housed in The Douglas where we had the opportunity to enjoy a couple of cocktails in The Den.


The Douglas Fir

1.5 oz Gin
0.5 oz Cointreau
0.5 Blanc Vermouth
0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
3 Drops of Bittered Sling Orange Juniper Bitters

Stir ingredients over ice. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a dehydrated orange and a douglas fir tip.

First To The Post

1 oz Star of Bombay
0.5oz Lemon Juice
0.5oz Hibiscus Tea Syrup
2 dashes Black Lemon Bitters
2 dashes Lavender Bitters

Shake all ingredients (except Prosecco) over ice. Fine strain into a sugar/lavender-rimmed coupe. Top with Prosecco. Garnish with a lemon twist.