Drink your way around Yaletown on this new cocktail crawl


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