The Diamond


When you head up the stairs to the second floor of this former brothel, look back to read the sign over the exit - you won’t be able to read it by the time you leave. The green-papered walls and vintage chandelier are reminiscent of a prohibition era speakeasy. Snag a table by the windows for a view of Gassy Jack and the cobbled streets of Maple Tree Square below.

Don’t order a Highball – they cost almost twice as much as a cocktail and the impossibly beautiful waitress will serve it to you with a look of disgust. A boutique bartending school by day - by night, Diamond is one of the best cocktail bars in Vancouver. You won’t find any Sourpuss here and there’s only one vodka. BarChick highly recommends the Colin’s Lawn, it’s nothing short of heaven. Ron, the head bartender, can make a drink to suit any fancy and he likes a challenge.

The Elk Room is a secret room only open on the weekend – if you ask about it, the bar staff will deny it exists. If you’re easy on the eye and can charm the owner, you’ll be given the code to the lock. Who knows what happens behind those closed doors, BarChick has been sworn to secrecy…



6 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1E9, Canada


Sunday 17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday 17:30 - 01:00
Wednesday 17:30 - 01:00
Thursday 17:30 - 01:00
Friday 17:30 - 02:00
Saturday 17:30 - 02:00
Monday closed



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