Vancouver’s newest and hottest venue, City Side Winery, announces the opening of The Wellness Room, a daytime lounge for Olympic Villagers and visitors to relax and enjoy the cityscape, one fresh-pressed juice at a time.
Leave it to Vancouver to come up with a way to mix wine with wellness. Wellness warriors, YVR moms, condo-dwellers and anyone else who’s looking for a chic new place to socialize and chill out with his/her daily nutrient dose, can now do so at City Side – and with the option to stick around for an evening glass of cabernet.
Creator of this space, Homan Haftbaradaran, intends for the lounge to act as an extension of our own living rooms. No need for us to take our beverages to go. Instead, take a seat, play the guitar and people-watch through the enticing bay window. This room with a view lets us work, rest, and play.
At nearby tables, a few boyfriend jean wearers, moms with babes and those who prefer luon fabrics, can be seen chatting, laughing and sharing ideas. Don’t worry guys, you are most welcome here. Come in for a pre/post workout drink or a morning medium roast and swing by later to taste some small production wines with your favourite people.
This healthy junction is powered by Commodity Juicery and features wellness bits and bites, courtesy of Amoda Tea, Eightfold Eats, Continental Coffee and Featherlight Detox Tea. On a recent visit, we started our day-time tasting with shots of cold-pressed juices and paired them with gluten-free treats before finishing off with blends from the holistic tea bar, for a final boost on digestion.
Wellness lounge by day and winery by night, City Side wears many hats to serve the versatile trends of Vancouver – and all without the pretentiousness. Gourmet drip coffee and cheeky monkey smoothies will charge you up and local wine and charcuterie savouries will chill you out.
A smile is the only dress code.