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    Beers and Bars Abroad: Caye Caulker, The Split and Lizard Juice

    by  • July 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    “Paradise: a metaphysical term for a place in which existence is positive and harmonious…conceptually a counter-image of the supposed miseries of human civilization” – Wikipedia. After travelling mainland Central America for four weeks this spring, I found myself in Caye Caulker, Belize. Weary from a 12-hour journey, which included two bus rides and the...

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    Happy Hour Vancouver

    by  • July 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Like the first rays of sun after a long winter, Happy Hour has finally arrived in Vancouver.  While some Vancouver bars seem hesitant to come out from their hibernation dens, others have jumped out from the cave as if to say “Spring is here, let’s party.”  We here at VanCity Drink Specials think Happy...

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    Happy Hour Hunt

    by  • July 5, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    The big wigs on the hill have decided we can handle cheap drinks without rioting in the streets. Let’s not blame alcohol for 2010 – there were many reasons why that happened, which I won’t get into. Happy Hour is here! Clap along if you feel that Happy Hour is the truth! I’ve heard...

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    VCDS Patio Madness: Round 1 Results Part IV

    by  • July 1, 2014 • 0 Comments

    With the month of June pretty much in the rear-view, it’s time to get on with the next round of the 2014 Patio Madness Tournament.  Today, we’re having a look at the final match-ups of the Coastal Conference, and as we’ve seen in this hotly contested group, anything can happen… #6 Tap and Barrel...

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    VCDS Patio Madness: Round 1 Results Part III

    by  • June 30, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    The heat is on in the Patio Madness Tournament, as the remaining patios battle it out for a coveted spot in the Sweet Sixteen.  Today, we’ll have a look at the bottom of the City Conference bracket.  Let’s see who booked their ticket… #6 Romer’s (Yaletown) vs. #11 The Ascot In this match-up, we...

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    A night of CRAFT at the Rio Theatre

    by  • June 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Yesterday evening the Rio Theatre played host to a film premier unlike any other I have attended. It was the premier of the CRAFT beer documentary and, logically, there was a brilliant selection of great local beer. Inside the theatre there were three different beer stations, each equipped with kegs of delicious craft beer...

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    VCDS Patio Madness: Round 1 Results Part II

    by  • June 25, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Patio Madness Round 1 Part II Today, we turn our attention to the Coastal Conference, home to some of the biggest names in the Vancouver patio game.  Picking the a Top 16 to represent this prestigious region was not easy, and we here at VanCity Drink Specials are fully aware of at least a...

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    VCDS Patio Madness – Round 1 Results Part I

    by  • June 24, 2014 • 0 Comments

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    Patio Madness First Round Results It’s been an exciting month in the world of Vancouver patios, and after a few weeks of intense match-ups, we here at VanCity Drink Specials are pleased to announce the results of Round 1 of the 2014 Patio Madness Tournament.  The competition has been fierce, with many battles almost...

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