It’s no secret that Vancouver’s cocktail bar scene is anything short of top-shelf. Home to award-winning bartenders, outstanding hospitality and cutting-edge drink menus, the city is a mecca of trendy lounges and tucked away speakeasys.

From underground spaces, to mysterious doorways, visitors will find a pleasant surprise when they enter these covert rooms.

The Hidden Lounge at D/6 Bar & Lounge – Disappear behind a disguised bookcase to a spacious room high above the city.

Guilt & Co. – Tucked within the brick lined streets of Gastown, this venue features live music from local bands and an intimate setting.

The Diamond – This Gastown gem and staple on the second floor is full of character, attributing the Gilded Age.

Chupito – An out-of-sight outdoor patio in Gastown that can transport visitors to a hole-in-the-wall neighborhood in Mexico.

Laowai – Lucky number 7 is the order that grants you access to this swanky bar hidden by a very unassuming dumpling store exterior.

The Stock Room – After grabbing a burger at Hundy, walk down the dimly lit crate-filled hallway and find yourself in this low-key venue.

Key Party – Don’t let the name scare you, this unique concept camouflaged as an accountant’s office takes you back to the 70’s with its vintage vibes.

The Narrow Lounge – Look out for the red light and make your way through the narrow, graffiti covered hallway to this hidden gem in Main Street.

Shameful Tiki Room – Vancouver’s most well-known secret, visitors are whisked away to the tropics amongst the smoke and claps of thunder after ordering flaming cocktails that can quench the thirst of the whole table.