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waylman Feb 17, 2014 08:51 AM

I'm looking for a venue that would allow a private party on their patio. There will be some cigar smoking (thus the need for a private outdoor patio)

A patio I had in mind was the old Crave spot on Main (now Tapas23). This size/type of patio would be ideal.

Thank you for any suggestions.

  1. Sam Salmon Feb 17, 2014 11:15 AM

    Very tough find-both the City and Worksafe BC say No Smoking because Staff need to be protected.

    If you do find somewhere don't post it here otherwise the antis will hunt you down (!)

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    1. re: Sam Salmon
      waylman Feb 17, 2014 01:13 PM

      Good point - It is indeed a tough find :(

      If anyone has suggestions can you please shoot them to DrinkSmokeGolf@gmail.com

      Thanks all!

    2. f
      Florentine Feb 17, 2014 05:44 PM

      Blue Water Cafe has a private patio attached to their private room... but good luck with the smoking laws!

      I wonder if catering an event might be easier re: smoking? Perhaps Swallow Tail Tours/Secret Supper Club could coordinate something for you?

      1. LotusRapper Feb 17, 2014 07:55 PM

        The Law Courts Inn Restaurant has a BIG outside patio attached to the inside banquet space. My cousin had her wedding there in 2009 on a beautiful early Fall evening. The party inside had about 70 guests with 10 little people or so. There were maybe 2-3 smokers in the group and they walked outside to the patio to puff it out.

        http://www.lawcourtsinn.com/

        Pictures: http://www.lawcourtsinn.com/index.php...

        My recollection of the food is a bit vague but it wasn't out-of-this-world (except maybe the price).

        1. g
          Georgia Strait Feb 18, 2014 11:24 AM

          are private clubs allowed to have smoking area? i am thinking a golf club - or one downtown perhaps? not the best food of all time - however, the cigar opportunity might be more important.

          this is an excellent question - being a reformed evangelical born-again non puffer - i have not thought about this topic in a long time

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          1. re: Georgia Strait
            LotusRapper Feb 18, 2014 12:38 PM

            Probably at golf clubs you can request for catering to get around their meh food aspect.

            Another one that comes to mind is Cecil Green Park House at UBC:

            http://cecilgreenpark.ubc.ca/photo-ga...

            1. re: LotusRapper
              g
              Georgia Strait Feb 19, 2014 07:20 PM

              yes, good idea about Cecil Green - or the club out there - who knows a prof these days ; )

              ... as a consumer I am glad there are smoke-free zones these days - I don't like the odor or the other aspects (see above, i am evangelical - been there done that)

              however, I think it's a great question - and a club atmosphere might resolve this situation for the oP - I am looking fwd to learning how they proceed with this.

              maybe, hire a private boat in the harbour downtown and cigar with that - the food we had on a wedding boat last summer was good decent enough - it was like most Milestones / earls / Keg / Hotel type places - predictable decent - Sunset Bay 2 (aka Sunset Bay II) is what we experienced.
              http://www.sunsetbaycharters.net/yacht/

              1. re: Georgia Strait
                LotusRapper Feb 19, 2014 09:33 PM

                I think chartering a boat is the best idea put forth yet ! :-D

          2. KarenDW Feb 18, 2014 11:07 PM

            wondering how many your party will be, and whether or not you're considering catering-type venues

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            1. re: KarenDW
              waylman Feb 19, 2014 01:15 PM

              Hi Karen - we are a smallish group - 20 or so.

              I would certainly consider a private venue but with a group this small not sure it would work.

              1. re: waylman
                KarenDW Feb 19, 2014 03:38 PM

                That's a pretty small group for venue hire. But if any of your group are associated with a private club such as tennis, rowing or sailing, or professional clubs, there may be a club bar/patio which still permits smoking. Slim chances, though.

                1. re: KarenDW
                  LotusRapper Feb 19, 2014 04:33 PM

                  VRC (Vanc. Rowing Club) might do for a group of 20. I arranged two staff retreats there. And you can go with your own catering:

                  http://www.vancouverrowingclub.ca/Fac...

                  1. re: LotusRapper
                    g
                    Georgia Strait Feb 19, 2014 07:22 PM

                    maybe there's a rugby club ; )

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