If you want to go back in time and witness the old bars or hotels in Canada, you’ll not be disappointed.
There are still some of the most wistfully historic drinking spots in Canada that exist within the doors of some oldest hotels.
Here are 4 Canadian hotel and inn bars that will travel you through time.
Grapes Wine Bar at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Banff is one of the hottest tourist spots in the country. This place, close to the national park nearby, receives over four million visitors in the 2018/19 season.
Tucked away within the expansive property, it started functioning back in 1887. The Grapes Charcuterie and Wine Bar located in this hotel offer yet the exciting atmosphere of that era of Canadian history. Although the options are simple yet delicious and the setting is intimate. Charcuterie offers house-cured meats, artisanal cheeses, homemade pickles, and more is served alongside a classic assortment of national and international wines.
2. Bar at Sylvia, Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, BC
This hotel in Vancouver’s West End is one of the popular spots that attracts guests back for decades. Popular with ‘Bar at Sylvia’, the bar inside this heritage building has been updated over the years, but, it still holds the old memories and old-school vibes with beach views. You should visit on a Sunday, Wednesday or Thursday to enjoy the live music, and order a martini, just like any visitor decades back would have.
3. Library Bar, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto
Fairmont Royal York from Union Station in Toronto was the tallest structure when it was introduced in 1929. The famous Library Bar started functioning on the ground floor of the building in 1972.
Since then, it is has been a popular spot to impress visitors over a beer or cocktail. Today it’s widely known for its afternoon tea service and classic cocktail menu.
4. The Arms Public House, Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites, Halifax, Nova Scotia
The pub widely known colloquially as ‘The Arms’ has the decor of ample wood and gold ceiling tiles. It has the menu of hearty salads, soups and fish dishes with a vibrant and lively vibe. It’s all about traditional British in the best way!
You can expect a lively experience most evenings, as The Arms is a popular meeting spot and celebrate for locals and travelers alike. The terrace and kitchen area overlooking the public garden, and it’s also open for breakfast, brunch, and lunch.
Visiting these hotel bars would surely take you back to the older days of tradition and tranquility. Do not miss out on checking these out on your next visit to Canada.