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Botanist Bar and The Lobby Lounge at Fairmont Pacific Rim named to Canada's 50Best Bar List

June 2nd, 2022

We are thrilled to share the news that Canada’s 50BestBars has unveiled its annual rankings, awarding Botanist Bar No.2 and The Lobby Lounge and RawBar No.24 Bar in Canada. Canada’s100Best also recognized Botanist Restaurant No.61 in the coveted Canada’s100Best Restaurants list.

Canada’s 50Best recognized Botanist Bar for its “talent, innovation and precision that turns every drink into a virtuoso performance,” while The Lobby Lounge and RawBar was named for its “South Beach meets Coal Harbour with Japanese-influenced cocktails paired with platters from the sushi bar.” 

“We are extremely proud to be included amongst Canada’s best culinary and cocktail bar establishments,” said Regional Vice President and Fairmont Pacific Rim General Manager, Jens Moesker. “This achievement showcases the dedication of the entire team in ensuring our guests enjoy unparalleled dining and beverage experiences.”

Helmed by Head Bartender Jeff Savage, Botanist Bar features a list of sophisticated yet whimsical cocktails, with a select number of chemist-like designs, including its bespoke cocktail-paired dinner experience designed in partnership with Botanist Executive Chef, Hector Laguna. Botanist reflects the botany of the Pacific Northwest, with seasonal food and cocktail menus that showcase ingredients sourced from the surrounding natural landscape utilizing contemporary techniques.  The Lobby Lounge & RawBar is Vancouver’s destination for handcrafted cocktails, exquisite seafood and sushi, combining the best of glamour and comfort in a modern setting, led by Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney, and Executive Chef Damon Campbell.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants and Bars 2022 is the ultimate guide to the country’s top dining destinations from coast to coast. The annual publication is a showcase of Canada’s best places to dine as selected by a team of 100 judges and tastemakers. An unbiased metric of culinary and cocktail excellence, the awards program reflects a consensus of knowledgeable opinions among a diverse group of esteemed judges.

For more information and to view the 2022 list, visit: www.canadas100best.com.


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