Products and Services

  • Happy Hour,
  • Cocktails,
  • Restaurant,
  • Bar,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
6 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E7
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

It’s the kind of bar that feels like an insider’s secret even though it’s right in the heart of bustling Gastown, just across from the much-photographed Gassy Jack statue. The creation of Mark Brand and Josh Pape, two winners of the prestigious Vancouver Magazine Bartender of the Year award, The Diamond opened in June 2009. Climb the stairs to the century-old building and take a seat at the handsome wooden bar. By day the exposed brick room is flooded with natural light and by night it flickers in candlelight.

“We wanted it to be mostly about the classics, representing the most important cocktails that have built the culture of the craft that I love.” explains Josh. “Every proper city in the world has a great bar which starts with the basics to get people into the true craft of cocktails; drinks made with proper juices and spirits. We wanted to be that place in Vancouver.”

But don’t worry if you don’t know your Vieux Carré from a vodka tonic; as far as Josh is concerned it’s OK if people feel a little intimidated by the menu, “Embrace that!” he grins. “There might be a lot of words people don’t know but the staff know and it’s their job to explain and educate.” Once the tricky decision of what to drink has been made, pair that with something from the seasonally changing food menu which has been designed to compliment the beverages.

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Vancouver's best craft cocktail bars

Vancouver's best craft cocktail bars

For a privileged view of Gastown’s five corners and an extensive list of cocktails appealing to all palates, head upstairs to this sumptuously wallpapered lounge and find a table along its northern wall. Order some small bites to absorb the bourbon/gin/rum served in appropriate stemware and groove to your Saturday night soundtrack.

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Vancouver bars for a refreshing gin and tonic

Vancouver bars for a refreshing gin and tonic

Good evenings abound at The Diamond: the second-floor bar in Gastown that’s a go-to for large parties, intimate dates or impromptu gatherings – not to mention a favourite with visiting celebrities. With Asian-inspired food and cocktails, flavours are bold and fresh. The gin and tonics are no different, with spirit, tonic and garnish combinations that range from traditional (cucumber) to quirky (ginger).

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Take yourself on cocktail safari in Gastown

Take yourself on cocktail safari in Gastown

The talented bartenders at The Diamond shine brightly (as the name would suggest) when it comes to making boozy cocktails, and there’s nowhere in town with a better view over the shenanigans in Gastown. Climb the stairs and make a choice: do you feel like drinking in the elegant main room or the smaller ‘Happy Hour’ room with its rambunctious dive-bar vibe? Either way, you’re guaranteed a delicious drink made by knowledgeable and passionate staff. Challenge yourself to drink your way through the extensive menu, which features innovative original libations alongside nostalgic classics.

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