Hidden away on the corner of Gore and Keefer in Vancouver’s Chinatown, a taste of old Vegas awaits.
I’m talking about The Emerald Supper Club and Cocktail Lounge – an establishment known for its deliciously old-school vibe.
Walking in, you feel you’ve stepped into a 70’s movie – with its red paneling and crystal chandelier. Moving upstairs you find yourself in The Lounge – a comfy room with leather couches and a predominant wooden bar – a perfect place for cocktails after work or before a show.
And did I mentioned the music? Big Band all the way baby. You almost expect Ol’ blue eyes himself to come out of the bathroom and wink at you.
“We’ve dedicated ourselves to making the Emerald’s atmosphere, drinks and menu more novel and fun than ever,” says owner Rachel Zottenberg. “It always feels special, whether you’re popping in with colleagues for Friday night post-work drinks or hosting your friends and family at your once-in-a-lifetime wedding. We’ve simply made it even more of a destination.”
Adjoining the lounge is The Dining Room – a moody and cozy room with its own private bar. Extensive renovations to The Dining Room have given it not just its private bar but also an entrance of its own, making it a separate space. As such, it’s more private than it was previously and offers room for 74-100 guests to drink, dine, and dance. Booth seating has also been given a boost, to allow better sightlines for live shows. A new sound system and projector screen make the audible aspect of your Emerald evening better than ever.
Finally, just past The Dining Room, is the Back Cabaret – the ultimate adaptable private event room. With soundproof walls and its own private bar, The Cabaret is the perfect room to have all the perks of throwing your own private party without any of the stress of organizing.
But it’s not just the fresh decor that makes The Emerald special. It’s the attention to detail like crystal vintage decanters filled with your choice of spirits, along with mix and big ball ice cubes, or a Candy Bar Station, featuring sweet treats.
The Emerald’s cocktail menu is ever-changing and very cocktail forward; with traditional drinks such as the classic Moscow Mule (served in a copper mug) and the spicy Jalapeño Margarita returning to the menu for spring. A new cocktail has also been added to the menu — the Ginny Hendrix, featuring Hendrick’s Gin and Taboo Absinthe. It packs quite the punch.
The Emerald offers an array of food options for larger parties. I had a sample of their tasty new spring Platter and Canape menu, and it was a big hit; with dishes such as pickled beets with goat cheese mousse, served on endive and mini meatballs with tomato, basil, Parmesan crisp & marinara sauce.
The new menu includes main dishes like Ling Cod served with potato waffle and green beans in a lemon beurre blanc sauce, and Red Wine-braised Short Ribs with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and baby carrots.
For many partiers, no festive night is complete without a Sweet Tooth platter, featuring chocolate truffle cake, New York cheesecake and sticky toffee pudding bites.
Whether it’s a quick cocktail, a romantic dinner, or a full-scale wedding reception, the Emerald has the room for you. For bookings and inquiries click here and read this article to know more about loyalty programs.