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Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

Thursday, May 26th, 2016 — 10:35am PDT
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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!

Current contests on


  1. Jennifer says:

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

  2. Ruby BB says:

    What interesting libations!!??

  3. Susan says:

    You had me at cocktails. YUM!

  4. Amandine says:

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

  5. Emily says:

    Oh boy! Amazing cocktails! Wow!

  6. Sandra says:

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

  7. Eileen says:

    That Chaga Sour sounds interesting!

  8. Sanaz says:

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

  9. Kathleen says:

    this sounds great!

  10. Lindsay says:

    Those drinks look good!!

  11. Kam says:

    Would love to check out Exile Bistro with my wife!

  12. Elysha Cohen says:

    A girls night out sipping delicious cocktails sounds amazing!!

  13. Kim says:

    I love checking out new cocktails!

  14. Maya McDonald says:

    Intetesting cocktails! Would love to try them!

  15. Don McQueen says:

    Sounds wonderful – and within walking distance!

  16. Mary says:

    Love trying new places

  17. Tina L. says:

    Great prize!

  18. Michael H says:

    all of these cocktails sound amazing!

  19. Lisa G says:

    These drinks look amazing thanks for the chance to win!

  20. Anne B says:

    Emerald lake sounds amazing!

  21. Jeff says:

    Would love to try this place!

  22. Heidi says:

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

  23. Jason says:

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

  24. Ron S says:

    Sounds and looks great!

  25. Susan says:

    This sounds amazing!

  26. Tammy H says:

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

  27. adam says:

    The Northern Heights looks and sounds delicious!

  28. Kristy says:

    Exile’s tumeric drink is on my tasting list.

  29. Sounds like fun drinks.

  30. Kevin says:

    My girlfriend would love this

  31. Kevin says:

    These look great!

  32. Alex says:

    Would love some cocktails!

  33. Harold says:

    Would love to sip it.

  34. Tara says:

    Would love to enjoy cocktails there!

  35. Holly says:

    Girls night out!

  36. jan says:

    I’ll have one of each please

  37. Lisa says:

    These look amazing! Would love to try them all.

  38. Sheri says:

    this place looks yummy

  39. shannon mac says:

    What a great prize!

  40. Diane To says:

    I’d love to try these!

  41. Helen says:

    Would love to try those cocktails!

  42. Jilly says:

    I’m in.

  43. Brittany says:

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

  44. Linda says:

    These look wonderful, that Emerald Lake one especially.

  45. Patrick says:

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

  46. brandon forsyth says:

    O yes please

  47. Albert Ngo says:


  48. Cindy says:

    What a great date night!

  49. Mary says:

    What a fun date night!!

  50. Tabby72 says:

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

  51. Marisa P says:

    Mushrooms? Algae? Sounds intriguing.

  52. Rob Bear says:

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

  53. Paul petersen says:

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

  54. Andrea D says:

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

  55. Rebecca says:

    Love cocktails!

  56. Janice M says:

    It would be fun to try out these cocktails

  57. Dana Whitburn says:

    Can’t wait to try this place!

  58. Am says:

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

  59. Debs says:

    Bring on the drinks!

  60. Angela says:

    Would make for a fun GNO!

  61. Lorena Grande says:

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

  62. Karen says:

    I will definitely check out this place!

  63. Alice says:

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

  64. Brennan says:

    Looks great!

  65. Mary says:

    Drink up time

  66. Renfrew says:

    Date night!

  67. Bonnie R says:

    This would be great!

  68. Lucie B says:

    The Ginger Margarita and Emerald Lake sound amazing.

  69. Lindsay says:

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

  70. Kevin says:

    Sounds delicious!

  71. Dee says:


  72. Donna says:

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

  73. Bridget says:

    Yes please! ??

  74. Isabel says:


  75. Shannon says:

    sounds delish!!!!

  76. Nadya Repin says:


  77. Jeanne says:

    Would love to try these cocktails

  78. Bernadette Estrada says:

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

  79. Lindsay says:

    Definitely going to have to check this place out.

  80. Stephanie Small says:

    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. Jennifer says:

    They all look delicious!

  82. Hadley says:

    I will take all the Northern Lights please.

  83. Hadley says:

    Heights. Damn it.

  84. Amanda says:

    so creative

  85. tammy says:


  86. Peter Holbrook says:

    love me a virgin cocktail

  87. Scott Podwinski says:

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

  88. linda says:

    Some very unique cocktails here!

  89. Stotes says:

    This would be great!

  90. Trevor says:


  91. Julian says:

    It sounds yummy!

  92. Nav says:

    Their food menu looks great!

  93. Feng says:

    Love craft cocktails!!

  94. Carol says:

    The cocktails sound delicious.

  95. Leanne S says:

    Mmmmmm cocktails – sounds like a great night out.

  96. Andy C. says:

    Swimming in Emerald Lake sounds fun.

  97. Evelyn says:

    Looks so good!

  98. Yumi says:

    Mmm…I could use a drink

  99. Candace w says:

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

  100. Shannon says:

    These cocktails look so tasty. Good Luck everyone!

  101. Scott says:

    Great cocktails!

  102. wen says:

    Interesting drinks. Thank you.

  103. adam says:

    awesome prize!

  104. Ariel C says:

    these drinks sound great!

  105. Anh says:

    great prize!

  106. Jennifer says:

    Those drinks all sound delicious, especially the Northern Heights!

  107. claire says:

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

  108. Marina says:

    Drink for free yes please!

  109. ThOMAS Ducey says:

    Craft Cocktails at Exile Bistro

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