The Refinery on Granville Street is no ordinary spot for food and drinks. The are carving a niche for themselves in a world overrun with cookie-cutter menus and ready-made drink mixes.
Boasting a cocktail menu made almost entirely from scratch—including house-made bitters, vermouths, grenadine, vegetable waters, juices, purees, preserves, naturally fermented sodas, and pickled accompaniments, with a strong lean towards local products, they certainly have something unique to offer.
The Refinery is home to the Cocktail Kitchen Series, developed by their own Lauren Mote and Raymond Staniscia. It's a seven-month long competition between BC bartenders. Each Wednesday from March to September this year, patrons have the opportunity to try the cocktail creations of a different competing bartender, with food pairings. Themes change monthly, with June being “Whimsical English Tea Party vs. Beefeater Gin” and July being “Chuck-wagon Stampede vs. Buffalo Trace Bourbon.”
Curious? Tickets are only $35 each, but
Guttersnipe and The Refinery are giving you a chance to try the Cocktail Kitchen Series for free with two tickets up for grabs. Click here for more information on the contest, the draw is Friday this week.