If a dive cocktail bar is something of a quandary to you. Let Boxcar answer this practical dilemma.
On a day off I was toured around the wonderful Boxcar in Vancouver. Open since 2013′, this wonderful sister venue screams with character. Dylan mixed me a few beverages and waxed on about seals.
Here are 10 reasons you should be drinking here.
1} As the name would suggest, the venue is long and sleek. This space makes things feel comfortable and just the right amount of seedy for a good night of consumption.
2} A pun filled drinks menu that does not take itself too seriously.
3} The Dill Boy Cocktail. Complex and deliciously balanced.
4} Entrepreneurial spirit in a can. The owners are also responsible for the super delicious craft lager Good Company. Extremely crush-able.
5} It is the little things that make a great drinking establishment. This refurbished smashed tin ceiling has texture for days.
6} The Art, you will have to go in to get the story. It’s a good one.
7} The Beach Master
8} A serious champagne menu, no, seriously. It is amazing.
9} Dylan, the seal master…”The Beach Master is the dominant male elephant seal…who is the biggest….he fights other mature elephant seals to gain access to mate with female seals”. Dylan is a wonderfully talented man, well travelled, musically inclined and the foremost seal expert in the bar community.
10} The sister venue cannot be missed. Easily stumbled to. To watch an amazing live band while crushing GC lager, cocktails and champagne.