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Vancouver Has a New Secret Pop-Up Bar Hidden Behind A Walk-In Cooler Door

cantina 189

Photo: @chupitococteleria/Instagram

The best places to drink in the city are usually a secret. And this new cocktail bar on West Hastings is no exception.

Cantina 189 is a pop-up bar brought to life by the same minds behind Chupito, another pop-up concept that took over the patio space behind La Taqueria in the summer months.

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This new pop-up will be in the same spot, but is designed for all seasons.

Their slogan is “come in, stay a while,” and trust us, when we say you’ll want to do just that from the second you arrive.

The door to the bar is disguised as a walk-in cooler, adding to the fun and secrecy of the spot.

Their menu has a variety of must-sip cocktails, including the following:

La Faena

Cognac, Campari, Sweet Vermouth, Chamomile, Tamarind, Beeswax, Honey Pollen and Neroli

La Opera

Blended Scotch, Absinthe, Damiana, Coconut, Demerara and Soda


Amaro, Rum, Mirasol Cold Brew, Blackstrap and Palo Santo

La Fuente

Tequila, Fino Sherry, SeaBuckthorn, Five Alive and Tonic

La Numero Uno

Gin, Mezcal, Spent Citrus, Herbs, Makrut, Vetiver and Saline

They also have a vast selection of wine, beer and cider to choose from.

In Case You Missed It:

Cantina 189

When: Open 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday/Thursday and 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday/Saturday

Where: 324 W Hastings Street, Vancouver


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