Review: Juniper Kitchen and Bar

Juniper Kitchen and Bar is located in Chinatown, Vancouver. It is easy to get to by transit which is a bonus since they serve delicious cocktails. From the outside, Juniper Bar is modern and chic and is definitely a great place to grab drinks and snacks after a long day at work. From the inside, you get the feeling of walking into a distillery. It is modern and sophisticated but still welcoming. One of the first things that catches my eye when I walk in, is the steam punk style aprons that the bartenders wear which reminded me of a mix between overalls and a welders apron. Each apron had its own arsenal of bar tools; corks screws, ice picks and tongs. The waiters looked ready to do some serious bar tending!

20160302_194807

Looking at the menu, you may notice that the restaurant has an array of West Coast dishes with an impressive list of different gin cocktails! I am deeply fond of gin and tonic and was pleasantly surprised to see the variety on the menu.


20160302_194424

I ordered the Arancia which had Boodles gin, blood orange, fresh rosemary and Indian tonic. The cocktail was served with the tonic on the side which was a great idea since you can adjust the amount of tonic water.

20160302_195659

At first I was wary about the rosemary as I thought the herb would be too overwhelming. To my surprise, it was pleasant and gave the drink a nice earthly aroma. It was a delicious blend of flavours.

20160302_195901

My coworkers also tried some of the gin cocktails. They were also very tasty and refreshing.

20160302_202840

For dessert, there was a peanut butter Nanaimo bar. It was a nice take on a classic party dessert. It wasn’t overly sweet, just rich and delicious.

20160302_202018

I ordered a hazelnut rosemary cake. The nutty cake had a light rosemary taste. It wasn’t at all overpowering, just enough of a rosemary flavour to bring out the light hazelnut in the cake. It was very delicious.
20160302_202045

There was a lot of other gin cocktails at the bar. Too many to try that night. I would love to go back to try them all!!! This bar is a great place to go for drinks with friends. Try it out today!

20160302_19571520160302_19574220160302_195818

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out our other restaurant reviews.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s