It feels like yesterday that The Keefer Bar opened its doors for the first time. In amongst all the hype of Vancouver’s Winter Olympics, we started slinging cocktails in Chinatown and began the journey of advancing the cocktail culture in our city the best way we know how.
Beginning with the shell of the heritage listed and historically significant Vancouver Gas Company building, very much in disrepair, The Keefer Entertainment team transformed the 135 Keefer St. location into a landmark boutique hotel and lounge that draws inspiration from the culture of the surrounding area into its unique design. Although the hotel aspect of the property is no longer, The Keefer Bar remains and continues to push the envelope of what is possible in modern cocktail culture. With our Bartenders leading the charge as some of the country’s finest and most creative minds, the drinks program at The Keefer Bar has continued to evolve over the years. The signature Keefer cocktails twist age-old cocktail formulas with Chinese apothecary ingredients creating familiar but uniquely modern drinks, reinforcing the importance of classic drink formulas in cocktails enjoyed every night in Chinatown.
On Tuesday, Feburary 10th, 2015, we celebrate 5 years of doing what we do best. We’ve been continually working on our hospitality, drinks and entertainment programs, all in an effort to bring a unique nightlife experience to Vancouver that had never been seen before.
We would love to invite you down to celebrate our 5yr Anniversary, where we will draw from the very best of our talented performers and musicians to bring you a Keefer Variety show for the history books. Combining elements from all of our showcase evenings, Burlesque, live music, strip-hop, dub-vibes and of course delicious cocktails.
The evening will also be a fundraiser for one of our longest standing resident musicians, Alex Maher, who unfortunately was involved in an accident just after Christmas that resulted in him breaking his foot. As a professional musician who’s style of performance definitely requires him to be quick on his feet, we are doing our part to help Alex though this tough time by donating proceeds from the evening to a fund to assist him until he can return to the stage. Local sponsors will be donating items for raffle and we will be taking donations at the door. For anyone who has been down on a Tuesday night, Alex is one of the cities most talented musicians and contributes to one of our favourite nights at the Keefer!
We will be showcasing some of our most loved signature cocktails, have plenty of drink specials and you can be sure plenty of shots and high fives will be flying across the bar.
Hope you can join us!