Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

Comments 109 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Exile Bistro, in the heart of the West End just off Davie and Bute, is your local craft cocktail destination. Swing by to start your night in Downtown Vancouver or end your evening at the neighbourhood bistro.

Vanessa Bourget (previously a bartender at Nuba, Heirloom Vegetarian, The Waldorf Hotel and now owner of Exile Bistro) has created several original cocktails to help Vancouver’s wild at heart transition into the warm weather and longer nights.” [Scout]

Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

NorthernHeightsNorthern Heights
A Nordic take on an Old Fashioned, that helps with digestion and acts as an internal tonic for organs and tissues. Creates an olfactory (aromatic) appeal so all your senses are involved.
Ingredients: Canadian Rye Whiskey/Birch Syrup/Apple Cider Vinegar/Tree Oil Mist.

EmeraldLakeEmerald Lake
A fresh anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory cocktail containing micro-algae harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon, which is known to increase dopamine resulting in a happier, more focused mind and body.
Ingredients: Gin/Oregon fresh water blue-green algae/Maple/Lime.

RootSourRoot Sour
A turmeric cocktail with infusions in both syrup and bourbon, providing anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. The cold pressed Yam provides texture, flavour and frothiness.
Ingredients: Bourbon/Turmeric Infusion & Syrup/Yam Juice.

ChagaSourChaga Sour
A special cocktail infusing ‘Chaga,’ an ancient medicinal mushroom conk that’s traditionally used throughout Asia and Siberia as remedy for stomach cancer and overall wellbeing.
Ingredients: Strong Mushroom Tea/12 yr Whiskey & Chaga Tincture/Apothecary Bitters.

Enter to Win

If you would like to sip and savour Exile Bistro’s craft cocktails, I have a $100 gift card to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $100 gift card for @exilebistro from @Miss604

Exile Bistro is located in the heart of Davie Village at 1220 Bute Street in Vancouver. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to learn more about their offerings.

I will draw one contest winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly.

Update The winner is @dawnschultz!

109 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. JenniferThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 11:22am PDT

    Ooh, I’m having a girls’ (staycation) weekend soon…and this would be AMAZING!

  2. Ruby BBThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 11:36am PDT

    What interesting libations!!??

  3. SusanThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 12:05pm PDT

    You had me at cocktails. YUM!

  4. AmandineThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 12:16pm PDT

    These cocktails sound great! We’ve been meaning to try Exile but haven’t got round to it yet….

  5. EmilyThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 1:13pm PDT

    Oh boy! Amazing cocktails! Wow!

  6. SandraThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 2:02pm PDT

    such creative, distinct cocktail creations – can’t wait to try this wellness experience!

  7. EileenThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 2:54pm PDT

    That Chaga Sour sounds interesting!

  8. SanazThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 3:13pm PDT

    This sounds like a great prize and I love Exile Bistro!

  9. KathleenThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 3:15pm PDT

    this sounds great!

  10. LindsayThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 3:36pm PDT

    Those drinks look good!!

  11. KamThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 3:42pm PDT

    Would love to check out Exile Bistro with my wife!

  12. Elysha CohenThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 4:00pm PDT

    A girls night out sipping delicious cocktails sounds amazing!!

  13. KimThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 5:08pm PDT

    I love checking out new cocktails!

  14. Maya McDonaldThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 5:42pm PDT

    Intetesting cocktails! Would love to try them!

  15. Don McQueenThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 6:13pm PDT

    Sounds wonderful – and within walking distance!

  16. MaryThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 6:43pm PDT

    Love trying new places

  17. Tina L.Thursday, May 26th, 2016 — 8:09pm PDT

    Great prize!

  18. Michael HThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 8:37pm PDT

    all of these cocktails sound amazing!

  19. Lisa GThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 8:39pm PDT

    These drinks look amazing thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Anne BThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 8:46pm PDT

    Emerald lake sounds amazing!

  21. JeffThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 9:09pm PDT

    Would love to try this place!

  22. HeidiThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 10:22pm PDT

    They look great! I’m probably going to try them all, ha ha.

  23. JasonThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 10:45pm PDT

    Craft beer, craft cocktails…Vancouver is such a crafty town…

  24. Ron SThursday, May 26th, 2016 — 11:23pm PDT

    Sounds and looks great!

  25. SusanFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 12:42am PDT

    This sounds amazing!

  26. Tammy HFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 5:23am PDT

    Wow! This would be awesome to attend!
    Love it!

  27. adamFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 6:02am PDT

    The Northern Heights looks and sounds delicious!

  28. KristyFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 7:20am PDT

    Exile’s tumeric drink is on my tasting list.

  29. AvangardphotoFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 7:29am PDT

    Sounds like fun drinks.

  30. KevinFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 8:00am PDT

    My girlfriend would love this

  31. KevinFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 8:00am PDT

    These look great!

  32. AlexFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 8:25am PDT

    Would love some cocktails!

  33. HaroldFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 8:58am PDT

    Would love to sip it.

  34. TaraFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 9:08am PDT

    Would love to enjoy cocktails there!

  35. HollyFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 10:12am PDT

    Girls night out!

  36. janFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 10:19am PDT

    I’ll have one of each please

  37. LisaFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 10:25am PDT

    These look amazing! Would love to try them all.

  38. SheriFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 11:04am PDT

    this place looks yummy

  39. shannon macFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 11:24am PDT

    What a great prize!

  40. Diane ToFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 11:41am PDT

    I’d love to try these!

  41. HelenFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 12:37pm PDT

    Would love to try those cocktails!

  42. JillyFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 3:26pm PDT

    I’m in.

  43. BrittanyFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 3:49pm PDT

    I would love to try Exile Bistro!I’ve heard great things.

  44. LindaFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 7:54pm PDT

    These look wonderful, that Emerald Lake one especially.

  45. PatrickFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 9:32pm PDT

    I live just a few blocks away from Exile and I’ve never been. The Nordic old fashioned for me please!!

  46. brandon forsythFriday, May 27th, 2016 — 11:45pm PDT

    O yes please

  47. Albert NgoSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 12:25am PDT


  48. CindySaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 1:07am PDT

    What a great date night!

  49. MarySaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 7:41am PDT

    What a fun date night!!

  50. Tabby72Saturday, May 28th, 2016 — 12:17pm PDT

    I love the Exile Bistro and would welcome dinner and drinks!

  51. Marisa PSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 5:02pm PDT

    Mushrooms? Algae? Sounds intriguing.

  52. Rob BearSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 7:44pm PDT

    Some fancy drinks there. Just the thing to perk up a rainy weekend.

  53. Paul petersenSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 8:18pm PDT

    Who doesn’t like a good cocktail????…….sign me up

  54. Andrea DSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 8:31pm PDT

    This would be a great date night out for my birthday next week!

  55. RebeccaSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 9:11pm PDT

    Love cocktails!

  56. Janice MSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 9:37pm PDT

    It would be fun to try out these cocktails

  57. Dana WhitburnSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 9:40pm PDT

    Can’t wait to try this place!

  58. AmSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 10:03pm PDT

    I’d love to check this place out! Cheers!

  59. DebsSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 10:21pm PDT

    Bring on the drinks!

  60. AngelaSaturday, May 28th, 2016 — 10:50pm PDT

    Would make for a fun GNO!

  61. Lorena GrandeSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 12:06am PDT

    The Emerald Lake Cocktail sound like “The Elixir to summer” Congrats to Vanessa on the Exile Bistro serving wonderfully unique drinks

  62. KarenSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 2:11am PDT

    I will definitely check out this place!

  63. AliceSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 7:26am PDT

    The Root Sour sounds amazing!!! Thanks for the contest!

  64. BrennanSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 7:49am PDT

    Looks great!

  65. MarySunday, May 29th, 2016 — 11:55am PDT

    Drink up time

  66. RenfrewSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 12:53pm PDT

    Date night!

  67. Bonnie RSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 2:11pm PDT

    This would be great!

  68. Lucie BSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 4:51pm PDT

    The Ginger Margarita and Emerald Lake sound amazing.

  69. LindsaySunday, May 29th, 2016 — 6:52pm PDT

    I live really close to here and have always wanted to try it! These look amazing

  70. KevinSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 7:26pm PDT

    Sounds delicious!

  71. DeeSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 7:34pm PDT


  72. DonnaSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 8:10pm PDT

    I’d love to try this place out! Sign me up for cocktails

  73. BridgetSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 9:02pm PDT

    Yes please! ??

  74. IsabelSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 9:05pm PDT


  75. ShannonSunday, May 29th, 2016 — 10:25pm PDT

    sounds delish!!!!

  76. Nadya RepinMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 8:47am PDT


  77. JeanneMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 9:49am PDT

    Would love to try these cocktails

  78. Bernadette EstradaMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 11:08am PDT

    Did someone say Cocktails?!? Me love me some cocktails! Would love to win this so I can treat myself! lol

  79. LindsayMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 11:33am PDT

    Definitely going to have to check this place out.

  80. Stephanie SmallMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 11:47am PDT

    Would so love this as my husband and I get a date night in June (family coming and we get a sitter!) and I’d love to explore Exile with the giftcard!

  81. JenniferMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 12:10pm PDT

    They all look delicious!

  82. HadleyMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 12:33pm PDT

    I will take all the Northern Lights please.

  83. HadleyMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 12:33pm PDT

    Heights. Damn it.

  84. AmandaMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 2:50pm PDT

    so creative

  85. tammyMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 3:31pm PDT


  86. Peter HolbrookMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 3:37pm PDT

    love me a virgin cocktail

  87. Scott PodwinskiMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 10:02pm PDT

    This would be a cool present for my wife and I on our wedding anniversary in July!

  88. lindaMonday, May 30th, 2016 — 10:36pm PDT

    Some very unique cocktails here!

  89. StotesTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 7:27am PDT

    This would be great!

  90. TrevorTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 12:03pm PDT


  91. JulianTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 4:13pm PDT

    It sounds yummy!

  92. NavTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 4:38pm PDT

    Their food menu looks great!

  93. FengTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 4:46pm PDT

    Love craft cocktails!!

  94. CarolTuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 6:08pm PDT

    The cocktails sound delicious.

  95. Leanne STuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 6:25pm PDT

    Mmmmmm cocktails – sounds like a great night out.

  96. Andy C.Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 — 8:08pm PDT

    Swimming in Emerald Lake sounds fun.

  97. EvelynWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 12:15am PDT

    Looks so good!

  98. YumiWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 12:29pm PDT

    Mmm…I could use a drink

  99. Candace wWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 2:12pm PDT

    Those cocktails look so amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! Yummmm!!! 🙂

  100. ShannonWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 2:59pm PDT

    These cocktails look so tasty. Good Luck everyone!

  101. ScottWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 3:00pm PDT

    Great cocktails!

  102. wenWednesday, June 1st, 2016 — 4:34pm PDT

    Interesting drinks. Thank you.

  103. adamThursday, June 2nd, 2016 — 12:32am PDT

    awesome prize!

  104. Ariel CThursday, June 2nd, 2016 — 12:32am PDT

    these drinks sound great!

  105. AnhThursday, June 2nd, 2016 — 7:20am PDT

    great prize!

  106. JenniferThursday, June 2nd, 2016 — 10:17am PDT

    Those drinks all sound delicious, especially the Northern Heights!

  107. claireThursday, June 2nd, 2016 — 6:45pm PDT

    This place is amazing! And just up the hill from the beach 🙂

  108. MarinaFriday, June 3rd, 2016 — 11:10am PDT

    Drink for free yes please!

  109. ThOMAS DuceyWednesday, June 8th, 2016 — 9:00am PDT

    Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

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