First and foremost, we’re an eatery, a welcoming and downright comforting place where people go to dine until their bellies are content. Of course, when you visit our establishment off of the corner of Pacific BLVD and Davie Street, you immediately notice the bar. It’s become quite the draw in itself, with patrons coming for lunch or dinner, but sticking around well passed the time they cleaned their plate to order a few rounds of libations. They (and you) are more than welcome to do so.
What people love about Salsa & Agave in this capacity, is the accommodating and non-pretentious nature, something that those in search of a casual sipping experience greatly appreciate. So today, we encourage you to swing on by this spring, summer, and beyond and enjoy some of the following local favorite beverages. And yes, you can wear your flip flops, VANS, ripped jeans, t-shirts, and whatever else keeps in the mood to kick back and chill.
5 Must Try Drinks for Those of You Looking for a Casual Day, Evening, or Night Out in Downtown Vancouver
1. The Margarita
In their popular list of best day (aka casual) drinks, Esquire Magazine named the margarita in the top five. It makes sense, given that it’s a fantastic sunny day sipper often found gracing the tables of our cozy patio. Our margarita is one of our most commonly Instagrammed items, but the photos don’t do it justice. Imagine a housemade recipe, using fresh fruit ingredients, and our bartender’s perfect blend of triple sec and tequila, with ice blended into a soft and velvety texture that slips through your straw and into your mouth, delivering a refreshing immediate, and after, taste.
2. The Sangria
If it comes in a pitcher, it’s casual, and there’s nothing as synonymous with a grownup pitcher beverage than a sangria. We get so many group tables wanting to get the goods on our sangria that we decided to devote an entire article to it. You can view that article here, or simply note that we use quality white wine, soda water, fresh fruit, and a special (secret) touch to deliver an unmistakable taste that has everyone who tries it returning for more.
3. The Caesar
If it can be sipped for brunch, lunch, and dinner (especially on Sundays) it also falls in the casual category. What’s not to love about what is now designated as Canada’s national cocktail? Just say the following sequence of words (ingredients) together; vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire sauce, lime juice, salt, and Tabasco sauce. Yep, sold.
4. The Tequila Sunrise
This classic also makes Esquire’s top list (mentioned in item #1 above) and is a definite favorite at our restaurant’s bar. For the uninitiated, a Tequila Sunrise is concocted from tequila (of course), orange juice, and grenadine. At Salsa & Agave, we use fresh orange juice, quality grenadine, and when it comes the tequila…well, let’s just say we’re very well reputed among Vancouver aficionados as serving some of the top tequila in the area. But you know, feel free to come see for yourself.
No explanation needed when listing beer as a top casual drink here, right? Well, we’d be remiss to not at least lead you to a trio of that have our patrons belting out the classic “tres cervezas for favor“. These top picks include Dos Equis Ambar, Modelo Negra, and Modelo Especial. If you don’t already know them, come and get familiar. We also have a stellar lineup that includes the usual suspects such as Pacifico and Corona in addition to some not-so common (in Vancouver) Mariachi (agave and citrus) and Tecate (pale lager). Then there are our cervezas with a twist that you will definitely want to learn more about.
We look forward to serving you soon!