Most comfortable bars in Vancouver for a rainy afternoon drink

As the weather cools off, the days get shorter, and the rain gets rough, we’re looking for the most comfortable bars in Vancouver where we can grab a seat and sit for a while.

Good cocktails, good food and good company – there’s no need to turn on the stove duct – we have the real thing for you here in Vancouver.

From East Van spots with drab old sofas to upscale English-style pubs that bring a little mahogany to life, these are the bars that are cozy enough to become our home away from home when the weather is bad.

Here are our picks for the most beautiful bars in Vancouver.

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

Bacchus is a very cozy old school style place. With rich leather, dark wood, upholstered furniture and a fireplace, it’s hard not to feel like sipping on cognac in an old English mansion at this restaurant and piano bar.

Tabuk: 845 Hornby Street, Vancouver
phone: 604-608-5319


Jules Bistro

This Gastown gem has a long bar, brick walls and a cool atmosphere – plus it serves delicious and authentic French bistro-style meals. For all of these reasons and more, it’s a great place to enjoy a cool, dark night in Vancouver.

Tabuk: 216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
phone: 604-669-0033


Gerard’s Lounge at Sutton Place Hotel

Gerard Hall

What English pub would be complete without a majestic fireplace in the middle of the room? Gerard’s Lounge is a great place for fine whiskey and warm meals in an upscale, upscale environment.

Tabuk: 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
phone: 604-682-5511

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by Beppe

Di Beppe is a restaurant in the back, serving Italian food such as pasta dishes and pizza, as well as a bistro café in the front. Both spots are a relaxing respite from the cold rain outside, but we especially love to grab a seat at one of the bistro tables out front, enjoy a drink and pastries, and soak up the charming European vibe.

Tabuk: 8 W Cordova Street, Vancouver

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Homer Street Café

With its rustic but upscale farmhouse décor, Homer St. From espresso martini to mugs of merlo, this spot offers “classic comfort” whether you’re eating in or stopping by.

Tabuk: 898 Homer Street, Vancouver

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Grapes and soda

Head to this Fairview Bar and sit at one of the back tables for an intimate and cozy atmosphere. Grapes and Soda specializes in impeccable cocktails, natural wines, and small plates that rotate according to the season. The raw wood details, rustic decor, and dim lighting make it one of our favorite spots in town.

Tabuk: 1541 W 6th Avenue, Vancouver
phone: 604-336-2456


mom is the word

This East Van spot is a café and bar, with a cool long bar, antique sofas, and a decidedly dark and cozy atmosphere to throw off the long, rainy winter days.

Tabuk: 1301 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
phone: 604-251-6246


Peace be upon you, Mary

With a decidedly Catholic, but quirky, theme – seen in the bar’s religious paraphernalia and teasers – Hail Mary’s might seem an odd choice for a cozy bar. But the deep red curtains, confession-style booths, and dark wood interiors make for a good place to hide from outside and relax with a cheap glass of red.

Tabuk: 670 E Broadway, Vancouver
phone: 604-829-7032