If you’ve been one of the lucky few that have joined us on a Thursday night, you’ll be well aware of the buzz surrounding the pre-weekend brilliance of sweet sip: live at the Keefer Bar, where we match the unique creative flair of drinks with Vancouvers most alluring and eclectic showgirls. making it one of the cities most ‘unique’ nights out.
Since its inception in 2010, shortly after the Keefer Bars opening, Bar Manager Danielle Tatarin and Crystal Precious (the infamous strip-hop MC of Sweet Soul Burlesque) joined forces to create a space in which the art of burlesque and fine drinks could meet in ways not seen since the heyday of the craft, circa 1950, when Cabarets such as Smilin’ Buddha, New Dehli, & Kublai Khan ruled the alleys and streets of chinatown. Not only did they succeed, but continue to build the Sweet Sip enterprise and have been a key player in the burlesque revival sweeping Vancouver..
Founded in 2002, Sweet Soul staked its claim as Vancouver’s first burlesque troupe , making it the longest running collective of showgirls in western Canada. To add to their accolades, the girls have performed in over 10 countries across 3 continents, co-founded the Vancouver International Burlesque festival, ran the infamous Dollhouse Studios underground cabaret from 2006 to 2010 not to mention, opening The Vancouver Burlesque Centre, created by our very own Lola Frost and Cherry on Top!
On Thursday night we intend to celebrate two years of the relationship that has brought so many great nights and fond memories to the Keefer Bar in the best way we know how, by removing clothes in front of large square windows and on bar tops while we serve up the best drinks in town. Giving you a large dose of strip-hop and debauchery from Vancouver’s sexiest and sassiest ladies!
This is set to be one of the most elaborate and extravagant shows at the Keefer Bar to date. with Performances by Crystal Precious, Lola Frost, Cherry on Top, Rita Star, Cara Milk and a very special Strip-tease by the Keefer Bar’s own Dani Tatarin! If your a Thursday night veteran of the Keefer Bar. or are looking to (in the words of CP) “lose your virginity” this is the night to come down!!
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In the spirit of keeping things fresh and interesting for both bartenders and patrons alike, Our cocktail List changes with the season. Its clear to see that the team have been energized from the lengthy summer and creativity is flowing, with this list holding some of our most interesting cocktails yet.
As the clouds settle in for the winter and that rain we all know and love begins to fall, we pride ourselves on making the transition from summer little more palatable. A usual we are bringing you the most unique drinks in the city using only the best and freshest ingredients available. We definitely have brought the obscure to the party, new ingredients like seahorse tincture, Chinese happy wine, healthy mushroom tea and new releases of amazing mezcal making appearances in our seasonal prescriptions.
Drinks like the Pagoda Soda (vodka, Nigori Sake, lime, simple syrup, immunity tincture) and the Lions Breath (Gin, Lillet blanc, lemon thyme syrup, chocolate bitters) are proving that this seasons list has some new major players at the keefer!
At this years Made with Love cocktail competition, our bar manager, Keenan Hood, delighted the judges with his cocktail, ‘unpredicted season’. So much so that he earned him self a trip to Halifax to represent British Columbia and show the east coast exactly how we throw down here in the west. Combining a generous dose of cazadores reposado tequila with fresh squeezed lemon juice and a bespoke chinese spiced sweetener, a touch of egg white for a delicious consistency and rimmed with a spicy Black Sea salt. This cocktail is not to be missed!
Our up and coming bartenders are beginning to shine, with Jared Fontaine (@gypsyfontaine for those of you playing on twitter) showing his development over the past year with the ‘Amaro Suissesse’ a twisted version of the classic New Orleans breakfast drink, this drink is truly something else, with rye whiskey, amaro Montenegro, almond milk, orgeat/astragalus syrup and egg white.
To add to this, we have some new beers and wines appearing this season. Yanjing Chinese lager, mirror pond pale ale, Baillie Grohman Gerwertztraminer and case Collee brut rose all making their keefer debut! As usual our midweek specials continue to please the causal patron, with $5 tiger beers, Yanjing and Singha along with a selection of American whiskey for bargain prices!
But rather than tell you all about our new creations, we think its best if you join us for one or three soon!