Best places in Vancouver to enjoy an iced tea cocktail

There’s nothing quite like sipping on a refreshing glass of iced tea to beat the heat on a hot day – nothing except, a revitalizing iced tea cocktail! With the sunny season here, we give you some of the coolest places in Vancouver to kick back and quench your thirst with a delicious iced tea cocktail. [Photo credit: Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar]

Café Medina

780 Richards St, Vancouver, BC V6B 3A4

A local favourite since 2008, Café Medina greets the downtown breakfast, lunch and brunch crowds with a warm, welcoming café atmosphere and Mediterranean-inspired food that’s worth lining up for. Upgrade your brunch-time tea with a tasty adult iced tea libation like the Samanyolu – a gin-based cocktail showcasing juniper-and-black-tea syrup for a distinctive sip.

L'Abattoir Office

242-209 Carrall St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2J2

If you’re looking to serve up some historic Vancouver ambiance with your cool cuppa, L’Abattoir is a choice spot. Situated in Gastown in a refurbished brick building (fun fact: the structure was actually the site of the city’s first jail), L’Abattoir offers contemporary fine dining and an array of elevated cocktails. For a sophisticated tea-infused sip at L’Abattoir, try the Earl Grey martini showcasing tea and fragrant lavender.

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique

1070 Georgia St W, Vancouver, BC V6E 2Y2

Step into a land of old-world elegance – and major tea expertise – at the iconic TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in the heart of downtown. Perfect for serious tea connoisseurs and thirsty diners alike, TWG Tea offers classic ambiance with rows upon rows of tantalizing teas lining the walls. For a refreshingly adult spin on a cool tea, try their Prestige tea cocktail featuring sparkling white wine and their Pink Flamingo tea.

Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

900 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 0A8

In Vancouver’s bustling entertainment district at Seymour and Smithe, Uva offers a unique experience for day and night – focusing on Italian-inspired espresso in the daytime and transforming into an award-winning wine and cocktail bar in the evening. Looking to drink something decidedly bright and refreshing? Sample Uva’s Safe Key cocktail made with jasmine green tea.


801 Georgia St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 1P7

Embrace your inner flapper and indulge in the opulence of Prohibition at the iconic Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Showcasing a jazz-infused speakeasy aesthetic, Prohibition offers an experience in lavishness and exclusivity (look for the green light over the unmarked wooden door on Howe to gain entrance). Prohibition brings a distinctly refined take on the taste of iced tea with the Van Isle cocktail featuring rum, Fernet Branca, black tea, kola nut, hibiscus syrup and soda.

Royal Dinette

905 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, BC V6C 1A8

Known for a fresh farm-to-table, locally-sourced approach to upscale dining, Royal Dinette is found within Vancouver’s financial district at Dunsmuir and Hornby. The elegantly whimsical diner-inspired interior creates a laidback atmosphere that’s ideal for relaxed Saturday dinners. Visit for a fun riff on a cool iced tea mocktail, like their Butterfly Pea Tea Lemonade.

Vancouver’s Chinatown is Canada’s largest. It offers rich history, heritage and character, making it an area full of must-visit spots. Whether you’re looking for a place to spend an afternoon sharing brews with pals or an intimate spot to catch dinner and drinks for date night, we give you the best places in Chinatown to grab a beer. [Photo credit: iStock/OkorokovaNatalya]
Want to grab a brew with friends? East Vancouver’s Strathcona offers a unique mix of old and new architecture, traditions and eateries – making it a fun area to find a spot to cheers. Here are a few of the best places to sip a beer in Strathcona. [Photo credit: iStock/LeszekCzerwonka]
It doesn’t matter if you’re craving a pilsner, a pale ale or a porter – if you’re looking for a delicious beer served alongside one-of-a-kind waterfront scenery and plenty of atmosphere, Granville Island is the place to be. We’ve rounded up a few of the best places on Granville Island to grab a cold one. [Photo courtesy of Tourism Vancouver/Nelson Mouellic]
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