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Sunset Sips

Introducing Sunset Sips, a new evening cocktail and culinary experience that offers an intoxicating new twist on tradition. For more than a century, Fairmont Empress has been a beloved spot for afternoon tea, having served famed royalty, celebrities and dignitaries alike and now, building upon the iconic service, Sunset Sips will offer a new elevated nightlife option for the City of Victoria.


721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1W5

Thursday through Sunday
8:00pm - 11:00pm

fairmont empress sunset sips culinary cocktail experience

Anticipation is BREWING NICELY

Offered in the luxurious Lobby Lounge where Afternoon Tea service is held, the space will be transformed into a lively atmosphere as the lights dim and the sun begins to set over the sparkling inner harbour. The beverage program features indulgent and playful cocktails and spirit-free libations served in the finest china teapots, incorporating the beloved details of the iconic afternoon tea service.


fairmont empress sunset sips culinary cocktail experience

An Intoxicating Twist on Tradition

Served on a classic three-tiered tea stand, the Sunset Sips culinary menu, available for $45 per person, features tapas-style items like a warm white-cheddar and chive biscuit, grilled avocado and heirloom tomato tartine, and roast beef stuffed Yorkshire pudding, paying homage to the traditional afternoon tea menu with an evening twist. To set the ambiance, the lounge will play upbeat tempos and beats of the 1920s for guests to enjoy while indulging in a Prohibition-style evening.