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Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia (hotel)
MoonBeach
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Joined: Jun 03, 2010
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From: Vancouver BC
Posted: 2012-03-03 2:09 pm   Permalink

So THAT's what the 'beer parlour' looked like - I was too young to ever see it! Everything looks brand-spanking new, no? I wish they had a photo of the coffee shop once renovated, my favourite mural was there (now covered in a very large mirror).

 
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toadman
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Posted: 2012-05-26 10:56 am   Permalink



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toadman
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Posted: 2012-05-26 10:59 am   Permalink

Lambs Navy rum is still sold in Canada to this day (I have a bottle of 151 in my cupboard) I think it is a Canadian brand not sold in the states

 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2012-05-26 7:07 pm   Permalink

Looks like I'm coming to Vancouver in a couple of weeks for about a week or more (less a few days on the island). May or may not be staying at the Waldorf again, but will definitely be having a few cocktails in the Tiki Bar since they didn't have their new drink menu the last time I was there. Would love to meet up with Vancity TC members.
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2012-06-18 1:35 pm   Permalink

I had a swell evening at the Waldorf last Wednesday with my travel buddy.

We had a fine meal in the restaurant, ordering off the menus of both restaurants - Nuba (Lebanese food) and The Leeteg Room (currently Argentinian) - and listening to an Afro-Cuban jazz duo.

After supper we moved to the Tiki Bar, which was empty (not even a bartender) when we came in at about 8:40 (the bar opens at 8:00). Our bartender, Andy, when he showed up, was very friendly and obliging. He showed us the new signature tiki mug they're going to be using soon - Tiki Farm's
"Drum of the Forefathers" designed by Tank Standing Buffalo,



based on this Leeteg painting that hangs on the back wall of the bar:



Here they are together:



They're going to be selling them old-style - buy the drink, keep the mug. I had a Zombie in mine - a very potent concoction with 4 rums (Havana blanco, Appleton, Goslings, and a 151 float).

The tiki bar has a NEW new drink menu (as opposed to the old new menu they introduced about a year ago) that has more of an emphasis on classic tiki bar drinks and less on the pre-prohibition drinks they used to feature. Here's the new drink menu:



After my Zombie I tried a Singapore Sling which I liked very much.

The DJ arrived about 9:00 o'clock and spun old-school Latin-exotica vinyl by Perez Prado, Yma Sumac, and the like as well as lots of Mexican music I wasn't familiar with. The place only really started cooking by the time we were leaving, after 10 o'clock, but we had ab excellent time nonetheless.

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-10-20 11:00 am   Permalink

I scored this postcard from the Tahitian Room Lounge at the Waldorf. Looks to be late 1960s.





The Leeteg.



Really great to see this place make a come back. Anybody been lately?

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Brandomoai
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Joined: Mar 05, 2008
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2013-01-09 2:24 pm   Permalink

Bad news:
http://exclaim.ca/News/vancouvers_waldorf_hotel_announces_closure


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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-01-09 4:07 pm   Permalink

Choked.

 
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2013-01-09 4:11 pm   Permalink

Can we link this to the main page so it gets more notice? This is very sad for the city and as many people as possible should get the news so they may make a final visit before the 20th.
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-09 6:45 pm   Permalink

Shitty! Wife and I tried to go on boxing day, but it was closed...
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Brandomoai
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From: Edmonton, AB, Canada
Posted: 2013-01-09 8:00 pm   Permalink

According to the hotel, they will still be open for business. The current zoning is for multi-use commercial, not residential. The entertainment company that was operating out of the hotel is gone, which means the bars and restaurants will likely be closed. But, there still may be some opportunities to see them before the place is leveled to pave way for more condos (just what Vancouver needs). I doubt they'll be operational, even if the hotel stays open in the meantime. Frankly, the city should be stepping up to the plate to make it a heritage building. I don't know what the exact criteria are, but I think most would agree it's a historical landmark.

 
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twitch
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Joined: May 12, 2006
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From: Vacant lot where T. Vic's, Van. was
Posted: 2013-01-09 9:41 pm   Permalink

Sign the petition


http://www.change.org/petitions/gregor-robertson-deny-rezoning-of-the-waldorf-hotel-site-to-condo-development?utm_campaign=share_button_action_box&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-09 9:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-09 21:41, twitch wrote:
Sign the petition




Done
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-01-10 06:24 am   Permalink

This sucks big time...it is amazing that an example of this era has been preserved this well this long, and it would be a cultural crime to destroy it.

SIGN THE PETITION!


 
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Dagg
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Joined: Jun 26, 2012
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-01-10 08:09 am   Permalink

Breakfast television (local morning show) is promoting the petition on this mornings show, hopefully that will help get the word out as well.
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