We’ve reached peak Vancouver, y’all: Black Bamboo, a pop-up bar that serves cocktails crafted from cold-pressed juices, has opened its doors on Granville Street.
Operated by Carissa Campeotto, owner of Vancouver’s Commodity Juicery (3975 Fraser Street), and Peter Girges, local restauranteur and former co-ower of Glowbal Restaurant Group, the short-term lounge features a “tropical-inspired” room with ’90s music, live entertainment, champagne, and the aforementioned health-conscious cocktails.
Drinks include the Pineapple Margarita, which uses pineapple juice, Cazadores Resposado Tequila, Bitter Sling Lem Marrakech Bitters; the Grapefruit Cosmo, a sweet mix of Campari Aperol, strawberry juice, and bitters; and the Mandarin Gin Drop, which uses Hendricks Gin, mandarin-orange juice, and bitters. Cocktails are $15 each.
A specialty Cosmos Punch Bowl, made with Belvedere vodka, Apreol, prosecco, fruit, and a so-called "pink potion", will also be on hand. If you’re feeling spendy, you can reserve a table in advance online, where you can opt for champagne service and a cold-pressed juice tasting.
The Black Bamboo pop-up bar is open on select Thursdays, from 9 p.m. to midnight, until September 30 at Twelvewest (1219 Granville Street). (Entry is from the back alley.) The pop-up will also take place at various other venues around the Lower Mainland this summer. Check out the Black Bamboo website to stay updated.