From hot toddies to Christmas cocktails, warming libations are the perfect way to tackle winter. And this season, a full serving of local bars and restaurants has joined forces to present Steveston Sips––a tasty selection of creative holiday beverages for thirsty visitors exploring the famously festive waterfront village.

Part of Steveston’s hugely popular Winter in the Village program––a multi-week playbill of events, illuminations and holiday happenings––there are 15 inviting Steveston Sips establishments on the menu, and each is offering a special drink from now until December 31.

But that’s not all. Post a photo or video of your drink on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok––tagging Tourism Richmond and adding the #StevestonSips hashtag––and you’ll also have the chance to win one of three $150 gift baskets! Every time you post, you’ll receive another entry (keep in mind that Instagram, Facebook and TikTok Stories do not count as entries).

Read on for all the Steveston Sips bars and restaurants plus the seasonal drinks available at each. They’re the perfect addition to a hearty meal while you explore some great Winter in the Village activities. And to keep things simple, we’ve divided your mouthwatering options into alcoholic and non-alcoholic choices.


Aloha Hawaiian Grill (110 – 3900 Bayview Street) is offering a delicious Kona Eggnog Coffee. It’s a great way to conclude an authentic Hawaiian meal from a menu that includes Maui beef ribs, garlic shrimp and that legendary home-style favourite, grilled Spam.

Anaf Club 284 (105 – 11900 No. 1 Road) has created a virgin Away in the Manger Margarita cocktail from de-alcoholised wine, lime and mulling spice syrup that is flavoured with orange and cranberry. With a pub grub menu and regular live events, this veterans’ organization bar welcomes members and non-members.

Anar Restaurant (12051 Third Avenue) is always warm and friendly. And for Steveston Sips, they’re serving a refreshing Sharbat––Persian lemonade made with rose water and chia seeds. It’s a great accompaniment to a feast-like menu that includes their slow-cooked lamb shank favourite, Baghali Polo Ba Gosht.

Baan Lao Fine Thai Cuisine (4100 Bayview Street) is a top spot for Asian food fans. But don’t miss the chance to try their Enchanting Thai Delight during Steveston Sips. A great winter-warmer, it comprises Thai milk tea infused with butterfly pea and coconut cream and adorned with golden egg thread. It’s an elegant addition to a treat-tastic dinner.

Something Sweet  (160 – 12420 No. 1 Road) is a Taiwanese dessert café celebrated for its frappés, cheesecake and sweet toast creations. And they’re offering a unique Steveston Sips drink for fans of Christmas colours: Strawberry Matcha Ice Cream Milk is house-made strawberry ice cream served in green matcha milk!

Village Books & Coffee House (130 – 12031 First Avenue) is the perfect hangout for book-browsing winter visitors who also love great java and baked treats. But their Steveston Sips creation makes them even more inviting. Salted Caramel Mocha is a delicious choco-coffee-salty elixir that will soon have you coming back for more.


Buck & Ear (12111 Third Avenue) is a popular neighbourhood pub. And alongside their comfort food menu (Loaded Steak Sandwich recommended), they’ve created a tasty Under The Mistletoe cocktail. Fashioned from Olmeca Blanco tequila, triple sec, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, fresh lime juice and simple syrup, it’s served in a half-sugar-rimmed glass.

Blue Canoe Restaurant (140 – 3866 Bayview Street) is a magnet for seafood lovers––don’t miss their winter-warming chowder. But for Steveston Sips, they’re serving a White Christmas Margarita crafted from premium tequila, triple sec, white cranberry juice and coconut––along with cranberries and a cinnamon rim.

Britannia Brewing (250 – 12240 Second Avenue) is loved for its craft beer creations and menu of mussels, salmon burgers, brunch specialties and more. For Steveston Sips, they’re offering two libations: a hearty Belgian Cherry Blonde Ale––made with Belgian yeast and Okanagan cherries––and a Coconut Christmas cocktail that promises to fuse creaminess with a touch of festive flair!

Five Roads Brewing Co. (130 – 12251 No. 1 Road) is a great nook for cozy cold-season quaffing. Try their own-made beers alongside small plates such as tacos and charcuterie or dive straight into their Steveston Sips cocktail: Southside Fizz. It’s fashioned from B.C.-made Empress gin plus lemon, simple syrup and elderflower tonic and it’s garnished with a grapefruit wedge. 

Goodco Steveston (4020 Bayview Street) has a sports bar vibe, comfort food menu (Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich recommended) and extensive beverage options. But their Naughty or Spiced cocktail is a winter-warming winner. Its delicious ingredients include rosemary citrus punch, hints of warm vanilla, brown sugar and toasted spice.

Little Mexico Cantina (3131 Chatham Street) might make you consider a balmy Cancún vacation. But it’s almost as warming to find a table here and tuck into some top-notch tacos, fajitas and more. Need extra heat? Add a luscious 1921 La Crema, an amazing libation made with hot, creamy tequila.

O’Hare’s Gastropub (5031 Steveston Highway) specializes in hearty, cold-busting dishes (Steak & Guinness Pie recommended). But for Steveston Sips, they’ve added a hot libation to their craft beers and B.C. wines. Village Salted Caramel Coffee combines Wayne Gretzky Salted Caramel Cream Liqueur and gourmet coffee topped with decadent whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill (112 – 3800 Bayview Street) is at Fisherman’s Wharf and it serves a hearty menu of pasta dishes, Thai specialties and fish and chips. For Steveston Sips, they’re also offering a CranMerry Lemontini. Made with vodka, lemon juice, house-made cranberry compote and garnished with cranberries, it’s also available in a non-alcoholic version.

Steveston Built (130 – 12480 No. 1 Road) is a taphouse where comfort food combines with multitudinous beer and wine options. But for Steveston Sips, don’t miss their Built Hot Toddy. Served deliciously hot, it’s made with dark rum, lemon, cinnamon and a special blend of fortifying spices. Order a couple and it will soon feel like spring is just around the corner!

Last Updated on December 18, 2023 by Tourism Richmond