The temperature outside might be frightful, but a warm quaff could help you feel delightful.
The Shipyards has a new Warming Hut opening this weekend, for any visitors to the festive yet chilly area of North Vancouver’s waterfront.
Nestled next to the Pipe Shop, with a view of the seasonal skating plaza, the hut is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1-8 p.m. until Jan. 29. Christmas week hours are different, where the hut will be open Monday, Dec. 16 through Saturday, Dec. 24. The hut will close at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day.
On offer is mulled wine, hot apple cider and non-alcoholic apple cider in a “cosy cabin” interior or at its outdoor seating and fire pits.
According to the City of North Vancouver, the Warming Hut is licensed for all ages and seats 15 people indoors with a staffed bar serving a featured drink each day. Hot beverages can also be enjoyed within the surrounding gated outdoor seating area, which accommodates 16 people.
Mayor Linda Buchanan made a first visit to the new hut on Friday. “This Nordic-style cabin setting, paired with mulled wine and other beverages, will bring holiday cheer and vibrancy to the area,” she said.
The city advises visitors to plan a safe way home if they intend to enjoy alcoholic drinks at the hut.