Guilt & Co. is an eclectic American bar, restaurant and live music venue offering a variety of live entertainment from bands to cabaret shows. Found along the cobbled streets of Gastown, this underground lounge makes for an ideal night out. The bar is easy to miss so be sure to look for the sandwich board and a set of steps on the side of the building which is shared with LOCAL.
Inside, the subdued lighting and music artists performing every night make for an intimate environment. For those who love to dance but don't love huge clubs, Guilt & Co. has a dance floor and the tunes to go along with it. The dining room is cozy and comfortable, with banquette seating and a large bar area. On Thursday nights the bar hosts GroundUp, where all the proceeds at the Pay What You Can door go towards a charity or foundation. Keeping on brand with the live music, charitable contributions typically support inspiring music for children around the globe.
The size of the drink menu at Guilt & Co. surpasses the food menu with a rotation of specialty cocktails. Make sure to come back again to try something new. They also have an impressive wine list, have several beers on tap as well as a great selection of bottled and canned beers. The food at Guilt & Co. are mainly small plates, or "shareables, etc." as they are called on the Guilt & Co. menu, include the Meat and Cheese plank with a choice selection of fine meats, artisan cheeses, pickles, antipasto, Chill Winston mustard caviar, and olive oil crackers. Vegans can enjoy the Garden Plank complete with Antipasto, olive tapenade, chilled grilled eggplant, marinated artichoke hearts, baby carrots, almond spread, & olive oil crackers.
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