Take a stroll through the community of Mount Pleasant in Vancouver and you’ll feel the nostalgia in the air. This laid-back district is full of small shops, cafes and now “a cocktail bar disguised as a vintage thrift store”.
That’s how owner Cameron Bogue describes Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions.
“All the vintage stuff is for sale. The era is quite broad, mid-century through the 70s,” Bogue told CTV News.
“The whole place is nostalgic. It’s inspired by my grandmother’s basement. Great camper. Things that take you back to your youth.
Bogue’s goal was to create something engaging.
“The vintage component is interactive,” says Bogue. “You can stand up and bump shoulders with someone else; talk about interesting pieces.
The Cocktail Bar is Vancouver’s latest counterculture bar and grill, challenging what the chain restaurants are doing and doing it better.
“My background is testing things,” Bogue says. “If we can do something different, treat people better, challenge authorities, and have fun while doing it, we’re going to have a fun bar.”
The menu is simple and changes every day: A protein, a specialty and three seasonal vegetables, all cooked over a wood fire.
Mount Pleasant Vintage & Provisions is located inside the 120-year-old Coulter House at 67 West 6th Ave. in Vancouver.
“This is the bar of my dreams. That’s all I wanted,” Bogue says.
—Jim Fong – Vancouver (@jimfong604)
September 29, 2022