Let's celebrate: Vancouver spots for a glass of bubbly

There’s nothing quite like a glass of champagne — or Prosecco or Cava or brut — to make any small occasion extraordinary. The dainty flute, the effervescence, the sweet, chalky mineral taste instantly evoke celebration. Toast your next occasion with a glass at any one of these classy places.

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

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845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V1

Step into luxury and opulence at the Wedgewood Hotel’s old-world bar. Settle into the tufted red velvet banquettes or an armchair by the roaring fire and choose from four flutes. Prosecco, BC’s own Blue Mountain Brut, a sparkling rosé or, for the real deal, a $35 glass of Veuve Clicquot. All are served by the bottle too, if the occasion requires, and pair perfectly with crisp croquettes of farmhouse chèvre or chicken liver and Cognac parfait, just two delightful appetizers from their lounge menu.

Hotel Fairmont Pacific Rim

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1038 Canada Place, VANCOUVER, BC V6C 0B9

See and be seen at this swank, Hollywood-glam lobby bar at the Fairmont’s Pacific Rim Hotel near Coal Harbour. Over the tinkling from the white baby grand and the bustle of the concierges shuttling Louis Vuitton luggage across marble floors, clink your champagne glasses and toast to the good life. Order a selection of impeccably prepared sushi and sashimi from the adjacent Raw Bar and, surrounded as you are by light and airy white décor, you may feel like you’ve gone to heaven.

The Flying Pig

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104-1168 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 2S2

Always busy, ever lively, The Flying Pig in both Yaletown and Gastown offers just one glass of bubbly — a Luna Argenta Prosecco from Italy. But at $8, you might as well go for it. Feeling extra celebratory? They offer four full bottles, including that Prosecco, a local brut, a sparkling rosé and a true champagne from France. And thanks to their menu filled with rich and hearty pastas and meat dishes, you’ll have plenty of cushioning if you opt for the bottle.

Mosquito

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32 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A4

When a restaurant specializes in a very particular offering, it needs to excel. When that offering is dessert and champagne, there’s not too much that can go wrong, but that doesn’t mean that the folks behind this perfect-date-night boîte are cutting any corners. Located in Gastown, this is the ideal place to finish a night of progressive dining (cocktails and appies at L’Abattoir, dinner at Notturno, dessert and night cap at Mosquito) with something sweet and an intriguing champagne cocktails — their bubbly specialty — made from any one of their six true Champagnes, a French Brut or a Prosecco.

Yew Restaurant & Bar

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791 Georgia St W, Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4

The gorgeous dining room at the Four Seasons’ restaurant Yew may be enticing, but stop first at the equally warm and sophisticated bar for a glass of the sparkly stuff. Known for its impressive wine list, they also offer four kinds of bubbles, from Prosecco to real champagne. Check out their frequent events surrounding the effervescent drink, too, for promotions like Bubbles for Bosoms, a breast cancer fundraiser, and dedicated champagne tasting dinners. High-class sipping for good causes and education.

Tableau Bar Bistro

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1181 Melville St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3

Voted Best Casual French in the 2014 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards, Tableau is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne as the French do — elevating the everyday into something special. One of the few places to offer French champagne — in this case Moët & Chandon — by the glass without an obscene mark-up, Tableau invites you to indulge spontaneously without having to worry about your bank account. Lively chatter, friendly bartenders and excellent food amp up the general bistro vibe.

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