After a long day at the office, Happy Hour is the perfect pick-me-up. With restaurants all over the city offering Happy Hour specials, there is definitely a deal out there for every taste bud. So rally up your friends and colleagues to indulge in delicious eats (and drinks!) for $10 or less at some of Vancouver’s best restaurants!
Hapa Izakaya kicks off our list this week with their signature ‘Hapa Hour’ at all four Vancouver locations. Each offers a different Hapa Hour menu, with our favourite being the Coal Harbour location – only because it lasts the longest (3:00-5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday). Pair any of the unique Japanese tapas on their menu with a $4 draft beer or $5 wine and you have the perfect post-work snack for less than $10.
If casual is your vibe, make sure you visit Colony Bar in the Kits neighbourhood. Colony hosts different events almost every night of the week, including Tapped Out Tuesdays featuring $3 beers and Trivia Wednesdays. However, you can count on Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Cheap items include $3 draft beer and highballs, $4 wine, and $6.95 wings.
Address: 3255 West Broadway, Kitsilano
Calling all sports fans! Located in the heart of downtown, the St. Regis Bar and Grill always has a full roster of sports broadcasts playing on the HD TVs that are viewable from any seat in the restaurant. Even better? Happy Hour every day from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Enjoy a discounted pub-style menu with a $4 beer or $5.75 9oz(!) glass of wine for under $10.
Address: 608 Dunsmuir Street, Downtown
At Catch 122, you will find your favourite Canadian food with a contemporary twist. Famous for their brunch menu, Catch 122 also offers a little known Happy Hour from Tuesday to Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Order from a variety of bites like chicharrons, brioche, or fried chicken, all ranging between $3.50 and $10.
Address: 122 West Hastings Street, Gastown
Cascade Room is the ultimate cocktail bar for pre-dinner drinks, with Happy Hour Sunday to Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. Sip on a glass of red, white, or prosecco for $4. Beer drinker? The Main Street Pilsner or IPA is $5 a pint. Beyond that, all of their cocktails are $10 or less, so give one a try – after all, it’s what they’re known for! And if you do get hungry, their entire snack menu is $8 or less, and includes cheddar dill cornbread, mac & cheese, and their famous polenta fries.
Address: 2616 Main Street, Mount Pleasant
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