Drink your way around Yaletown on this new cocktail crawl

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A cynic might say that on any given weekend night, there are plenty of people doing a DIY drinking crawl through Yaletown–after all, the downtown neighbourhood is known for its nightlife scene. But there is a way for cocktail aficionados to embark upon a curated one-night tour with stops at some prominent Yaletown venues with plenty to eat, drink, and experience.

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The Yaletown Cocktail Crawl takes place on March 15, and participants will follow their maps to check out a cocktail and an appetizer at three restaurants. There will be multiple groups following different paths, and the participating venues include Xoxolat, Per Se Social Corner, Brix & Mortar, and House Special.

Run by Vancouver Gourmet Tours, the “crawl” takes place over 2.5 hours, and costs $35 plus gratuities, if purchased by March 12. From March 12 to the day-of, the price goes up to $48. As added incentive, should any ticketholder wish to extend their evening and enjoy more food and drink at any of the stops, each restaurant will have some discounts available. A VIP package for $135 includes a three-course sit-down dinner.

All participants can cast ballots to name the best cocktail of the event; one lucky voter will win tickets to a follow-up cocktail crawl event planned for Gastown. Additionally, all attendees in the Yaletown Cocktail Crawl will get a year-long membership to Vancouver Gourmet Club, and will have access to specials and discounts on the next 12 months of programming, including the Gastown Cocktail Crawl.

Yaletown Cocktail Crawl

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 5:30-8 pm
Where: Yaletown
Cost: $35-48; tickets available online

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome. A fifth generation Vancouverite, she was previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com. Lindsay grew up in Vancouver and Toronto, then spent over 20 years in Los Angeles, where ahe earned her Masters in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com