BTS in the News: Kelowna council supports 2 liquor licence applications for cocktail bar, cooking classes
October 5th, 2022
On Tuesday, Kelowna council supported liquor licence applications for two businesses in the downtown area.
The first application to receive support was for Born to Shake, a new cocktail bar located on Vaughn Avenue.
The applicants are seeking a liquor primary licence with an occupant load of 54 people.
According to staff’s report, the owners of Born to Shake have stated they will be open from 9 am to 2 am with liquor service on the patio ending at 11 pm.
Shayne Labis, co-owner, explains that Born to Shake will be a “one-stop-shop” for cocktails in Kelowna.
They will offer a tasting bar, sample flights, alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks along with light snacks. Additionally, they will also offer barware and other merchandise.
Shayne and co-owner Nicole hope to make an experience out of their cocktail classes, private events and long table dinners with drink pairings.
Shayne added that they will be looking to partner with local food trucks to introduce weekend brunches and dinners. Nicole clarified that they also have a commercial kitchen that can be used by catering companies to provide food service.
City planning staff believe it will be an appropriate addition to the area which is also home to several breweries, cideries and wineries.