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Contemporary Cuisines. Curated cocktails.

The Inspiration

Known as one of the most successful men of his time, as a prominent film producer and a leader in aviation, Howard Hughes is the inspiration behind H Tasting Lounge. As a young entrepreneurial genius and pioneer in early aviation, Hughes broke world speed records with his incredible flight around the world. On March 4, 1972, Howard Hughes checked in to The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver (then known as the Bayshore Inn), occupying the hotel's three-room, top floor penthouse for 6 months. Hughes was never seen outside of his room, despite multiple attempts by the media who tried to photograph him.

The legacy of Hughes lives on at H Tasting Lounge, where the atmosphere, menu, and cocktails have been carefully curated as an homage to the eccentric tycoon. The menu is a fusion of globally-inspired cuisine, drawing from Hughes' travels through Europe, Asia, and America. Our internationally inspired menu mixes locally-sourced ingredients with some of the world's sought after delicacies from around the globe. Each signature cocktail imagined by our Premium Bartenders has been inspired by a town visited during Hughes’ world tour, and some are prepared table-side.

Designed by Liv Interiors, the classic yet contemporary art deco design has been featured in Gray Magazine and received recognition by Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) – for the Food & Beverage Award of Excellence, Peoples' Choice Award, and Award of Merit.


Curated Cocktails & Specialty Wines

Choose from our curated cocktail menu, which brings to life the passion of our world-class bartenders through inspired elixirs and specialty drinks, or our unrivalled wine list, thoughtfully designed by leading sommeliers for a perfect pairing to your meal.

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Internationally inspired. Locally sourced.

Our mix of modern and contemporary cuisine uses the freshest local ingredients, cultivated in the Pacific Northwest to create an internationally inspired menu featuring the world’s most sought after delicacies from around the globe.

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