Five of us travelling from WA state... staying at Magnolia Hotel (great place.) Easy walk over to the 500 block of Yates. Got there at opening... 5pm. Happy Hour is a smoking deal on wine by the glass but we started with Negroni's... automatically served on the rocks which is my preference. This is my go-to cocktail... I noticed something special... what ? finally decided it was the Bitters... love this bartender but have no name. Other smoking deal at HH is Oysters. I am increasingly cautious about raw seafood but felt OK when waitress said they were from way North... pristine Northern Vancouver Is. went for it SPLENDID... AMONG THE BEST EVER $1 each. Made a meal of small plates seafood emphasis Yum Yum. All in $250 with tip a great meal.
Went here for dinner and sat upstairs in their nie very cool restaurant (exposed brick walls and unusual items of art dotted around) we both had cocktails to start with which were very good. My husband started with octopus with chirzo which he had never had before and said was delicious- I had four oysters with chorizo which were also very good. My husband had beef and I had clam linguine which as great. Creme brûlée to finish and a really good glass of Spanish dessert wine. Overall this place is a find - it doesn't look much from the outside but don't be put off - staff very friendly and food excellent.