Celebrate the holidays in style in the lounge at Bacchus (page 69), tucked away in the gorgeously decorated Wedgewood Hotel, where a blazing hearth (one of the city’s few remaining) lures with comfy wing chairs and festive drinks. Relax over a Moscow Mule or Manhattan before dinner in the romantic adjoining restaurant. Shopping at Pacific Centre? Take a much-needed break at nearby Yew Seafood + Bar (page 70), which obliges with a warming fireplace and rain-beating drinks. Or while away the day in the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, where clubby Notch8 (page 70) serves a suitably festive tea—that can easily merge into cocktails.
At Bacchus, warm up with a Candycane Cosmo, spiked with crème de menthe and raspberry liqueur