The Veneto Tapa Lounge in downtown Victoria is one of our favourite spots for creative cocktails… in the world!


Located in the Hotel Rialto, it’s a fantastic looking lounge and we love to sidle up to the bar and enjoy the company (and recommendations) of the bartenders.


I decided to be adventurous and out of pure love for the Netflix show Stranger Things, I chose the “Justice for Barb” cocktail! It came as a dark brown concoction of Ancho Reyes, dark chocolate balsamic, cinnamon and Prosecco. The remnants of the drink on the glass truly looks like the upside down in a glass! If you don’t know what I mean, check out this explanation of “the upside down.”


David chose a fantastic looking drink as well. The Aviation is a classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, crème de violette and lemon juice. It’s also real pretty!


David then had a great conversation with the bartender that resulted in a drink based on Pacific Northwest Amaro and bourbon that he really loved. Cocktails really are serious business here. It’s a fun spot!

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