|Cuisine Type |||American, Fusion, Pan-Asian/Pacific Rim|
|Ambiance |||Good For Groups, In Places, Sexy, Singles Scenes, Theme Restaurant|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||98 B-line|
|Cross Street |||Between Helmcken and Davie Street|
Profile Last Updated: August 05, 2008
The Space Lounge is a striking addition to the Vancouver nightlife scene. It’s a sexy, futuristic space that makes you want to sink into one of the sleek banquettes, order a martini, and find your Zodiac match. The silver and black décor shines under the glow of coloured lights, and each section is watched over by illustrations of Zodiac signs. It may sound strange, but it works.
But the Space Lounge is not depending on solar system-themed gimmicks for its appeal. Every creation that leaves the kitchen and bar is designed to dazzle. A specialty of the house is the tasting spoons – bite-size versions of entrées, such as Chilled Prawns with wasabi-coconut dressing. The syrups and special flavourings for the signature martinis are similarly made fresh each night. Drinks inspired by the cosmos include the Redline, a classic cranberry martini; the Gaia, with Hpnotiq, champagne, and lime-infused syrup; and the Killer Tomato, Space Lounge’s take on the Caesar with salsa and horseradish, Clamato juice, and tequila.
Playing house, electronic, and dance music most nights, with live jazz acts on Thursdays, Space Lounge appeals to people who want to go out, but not “go clubbing.” You can just sip a smart drink, or feast on a full dinner – with crème caramel or deep-fried bananas with coconut sorbet for dessert. On weekends Space Lounge features flair bartending (à la Tom Cruise in Cocktail). This sophisticated yet laid-back lounge will definitely appeal to revellers who still remember when Pluto was a planet.
Dress code: Dress to impress.
Reservations: available, except after 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.