Long before Open Outcry, this space was home to a vaudeville theatre, and then to the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Our beverage program salutes both of Open Outcry’s predecessors, and their colourful characters, through classic and modern cocktail culture. The curtain rises with premium classics, drinks that were popular back in the day. The Martini is an iconic drink as comfortable in the hand of a broker as it is being quaffed by an actor. The references in movies, novels, and plays are too many to mention. Gin and Tonics provide some delicious variations on a classic currently enjoying a renaissance. Our modern creations are the curtain call. Theatres and stock exchanges offer interactive experiences, packed with improv, intrigue, flare and drama. Actors and traders use their arms, legs, heads to signal a trade or convey an emotion. The Avant Garde so essential to the creative process.
Open Outcry is the language of the trading floor. The hand signals shown here convey intentions and acceptance of an order.
Not particularly useful these days, unless you’re trying to order a drink in a loud and busy bar.
The Language of the Trading Floor
The hand signals shown here convey intentions and acceptance of an order. Not particularly useful these days, unless you’re trying to order a drink in a loud and busy bar.