Our Bar and Bartender are recognized on the world stage again in 2012.

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Held during the 10th Anniversary Tales of the Cocktail®, the Spirited Awards® will honor the world’s best bars, bartenders, writers cocktail experts and more.

New Orleans – May 17, 2012 – Following a rigorous evaluation of hundreds of nominees, ten finalists for each award category have been chosen for the 6th Annual Spirited Awards®, recognizing the year’s best bars, bartenders, writers, experts and more. American and international judging committees comprised of the most respected minds in the cocktail industry selected the finalists for the 17 award categories. Winners will be announced Saturday July 28 at the Spirited Awards® ceremony being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, as part of the Tales of the Cocktail® 10th anniversary celebration.

World’s Best Hotel Bar

  • Artesian at The Langham – London, United Kingdom
  • Clive’s Classic Lounge at the Chateau Victoria – Victoria, British Columbia
  • Clyde Common – Portland, Oregon
  • The Connaught – London, United Kingdom
  • Lantern’s Keep at The Iroquois Hotel – New York, New York
  • Roomer’s Bar – Frankfurt, Germany
  • Sable Kitchen and Bar at Hotel Palomar – Chicago, Illinois
  • The Spare Room at The Roosevelt – Los Angeles, California
  • Vesper Bar at The Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • The Zetter Townhouse – London, United Kingdom

 International Bartender of the Year

  • Massimo Greco
  • Misty Kalkofen
  • Zdenek Kastanek
  • Alex Kratena
  • Max Larocca
  • Sam Ross
  • Michael Madrusan
  • Shawn Soole
  • Phil Ward
  • Dushan Zaric

If you are down to Clive’s, be sure to wish Shawn and his crew, all the best at the Tales of the Cocktail event in July.   Just being nominated is a great honor.  For more information on the event, click here.


Please stop into our lobby to meet with our Artist in Residence

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Liz would love for you to tap her on the shoulder and ask her about her art.  Please note the times below and enjoy the video below.

Mon:  12:00-300pm
Tues:  12:00-3:00pm
Wed:   11:00-4:00pm
Thur:   11:00-4:00pm
Fri:      11:0-4:00pm
Sat:     12:00-2:00pm
Sun:    12:00-2:00pm


New Exhibit at the Royal BC Museum this Summer 2012

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Attention Royal Watchers!  You won’t want to miss this summers fresh new exhibit at the Royal BC Museum

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration

For details Click HERE

Our own, Jim Baker, wins Victoria Hospitality Award

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We Believe In Outstanding Hospitality and Jim Baker is just one of our examples for the Month of April

Since 1994, the Victoria Hospitality Award Program (VHAP) has encouraged outstanding hospitality by recognizing individuals, companies and associations from the Greater Victoria area that go out of their way to make visitors, and locals, feel like there’s no better place to visit or live.

Outstanding hospitality is best described as a random act of kindness that goes
above & beyond the expected to meet the needs of an individual.

Anna Scolnick from the VHA committee Read the letter from a guest which clearly made Jim’s actions during a recent power outage a memorable experience for a young guest of the hotel.


Do you know someone like Jim?  Visitors and local Victorians can nominate someone for exceptional service and warm hospitality. Here’s how:

Simply fill out a nomination Online: www.tourismvictoria.com/nomination