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Q bar

The Best Martini on the Coast.

Q Bar at Fairmont Empress was named one of Canada’s 50 Best Bars by Canada’s 100 Best. Home to inspired cocktails, artisan beers, locally crafted Empress 1908 Gin and the best BC Martini on the coast, Q Bar is the only bar on Vancouver Island to make the 2020 list. Grab a seat at the bar or settle into a plush couch with friends and prepare to be seduced by the energetic scene. Q Bar is the perfect place to create new memories and celebrate day or night.

Hours of operation

In accordance with the newly revised BC Public Health Order, effective midnight on March 29, 2021, indoor dining is not available. Therefore, Q at the Empress Restaurant, Q Bar and Tea at the Empress are currently closed for sit-down dining. However, our Veranda as well as delicious In Room Dining and exceptional to-go options are available.

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