Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver has an impressive history that dates back to 1927; this hotel's no stranger to decadence and glamor. Every part of the hotel has been carefully designed, and elegance exudes itself from every corner.
On-site, guests can enjoy Hawksworth Restaurant, Bel Café, the 1927 Lounge and the hotel's most recent venture, Prohibition. Opened in February 2015, Prohibition is bringing a touch of the Roaring Twenties back to Vancouver’s nightlife scene.
“In its heyday, the Chameleon at Hotel Georgia was the go-to gathering place for Hollywood royalty, visiting dignitaries and the city’s cultural elite,” says Bernhard Wimmer, managing director of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. “Prohibition will play on that history and provide a completely new and engaging nightlife experience in the city of Vancouver.”
Prohition serves up absinthe in beautiful fountains — Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia
As you step inside the vaulted door off of Howe Street and make your way down the staircase, take a moment to soak it all in. From the rich décor and atmosphere to the carefully selected drink options, Prohibition is a class act – all 3,000 square feet of it.
Sink into the jewel-toned leather banquette seating, and enjoy live music six days a week, as you sip a cocktail and find yourself transported back in time to an elegant speakeasy.
The warm atmosphere is inviting with an element of mystery, as there are a few seating areas tucked away for intimate gatherings. From deep, rich wood and regal velvets to sleek stone and chic leather touches, Prohibition is as much a treat for the eyes as it is for the palate.
From the menu, guests will enjoy the vintage cocktail program, created by Brad Stanton. Looking to celebrate? You won’t want to miss the impressive Champagne list either.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia's lobby is warm and inviting — Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia
They also have plenty of wine, craft beer and spirits to choose from at Prohibition; it’s safe to say that the bar is stocked!
Absinthe fountains aren't something you see at many lounges and bars these days, but Prohibition's Belle Époque replicas are a treat to try out, and they're quite beautiful to look at, too.
Feeling peckish? The Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Executive Chef Ken Nakano has put together a delightful menu that will satisfy. On the menu, expect to find tasty morsels like indulgent and sustainable Northern Divine caviar, decadent Belgian truffled pate and a twist on a popular Canadian classic, smoked duck poutine.
Prohibition's the perfect spot to enjoy a drink before heading upstairs to Hawksworth Restaurant for dinner.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, finish the evening off right with a nightcap or enjoy a post-work drink and nibble, Prohibition will knock it out of the park.