I'm flying up to Vancouver this week and am keen to get some recommendations of the places which mix the best cocktails in the city. I'll be treating a good friend for her birthday and would like to find somewhere really good. I'm into the whole prohibition era/'artisan' short and strong, as opposed to fruity daiquiris etc. As a comparison, in San Francisco I'd go to the Alembic, Bourbon and Branch or Cantina.
Am happy to swap any SF food/drink advice in appreciation!