I’ve always loved this alleyway…you can’t see it in this picture, but the beautiful
restaurant Cork & Fin is just to the right, I’m dying to try it out.
We decided to follow up our amazing pizza experience with a couple cocktails at The Diamond, one of Vancouver’s best-kept dining secrets. Its known throughout the city as the best place for cocktails. It’s an absolutely beautiful space to boot too.
I had the Picket Fence – amazing. So refreshing and such a unique blend of spirits. Matt had the Moscow Mule (pictured in the background) which was also delicious. Perfect if you like a bit of spice.
Love the exit sign on the way out!
I can’t stress enough that in terms of culture and character, Gastown is definitely my go-to place in Vancouver. If you want to experience the natural beauty of the city, then the North Shore, Kits, and Jericho areas are all great destinations; however, when it comes to exploring the cultural roots of the city, nothing beats Gastown.
Interesting fact: famed local media personality Nardwuar the Human Evaporator not only wrote a song called “Gassy Jack”, but his mother also co-wrote a book about the founder of Gastown. Incidentally, Nardwuar was also the first person I ever interviewed when I started out with music journalism and is pretty much my favourite person ever.