What: Located in one of Vancouver’s oldest buildings, Six Acres is a boisterous brick-lined establishment. Open for lunch and dinner, Six Acres offers home-style cooking and rustic share plates, alongside a top shelf beer and drink selection.
Where: 203 Carrall Street, Vancouver
When: Happy Hour is from 11:30 am to 6 pm, with cheap drinks and appies.
What: The other pig in town offers its patrons one of the best cheese and butcher plates in Vancouver – and one of the city’s most lavish grilled cheese sandwiches.
Where: 307 Cordova Street, Vancouver
When: Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday, from 3 to 6 pm, and includes $4 single high balls, $6 doubles, $4 sleeves, $5 pints and $15 pitchers of draft beer. The Flying Pig also has house red and white wines for $5, with a $4-$7 appetizer menu to choose from.
What: The folks at The Irish Heather specialize in European stylized pub fare and Canadian comfort classics. The handsome locale even earned a major nod for being a top Irish Whiskey Bar outside of Ireland in the Irish Whiskey Awards in 2015.
Where: 210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
When: “Fun for all the family” Happy Hour allows kids to eat free from lunch until 7 pm (one child per adult). Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 pm daily, with various drinks for $5 and Jameson Irish Whiskey for $4.
What: Clued-up staff command the eclectic South American wine list, progressive cocktails and locally sourced, premium-take on Vancouver street food.
Where: 212 Abbott Street, Vancouver
When: Cocktail Happy Hour runs Monday to Friday from 5 to 7 pm, and Sunday to Thursday from midnight to 1 am, with $7 select classic cocktails, $4 Jameson, $4 Highballs, $5 hot dogs and $4 Fernet Branca. Free bar snacks included.
What: A bastion of bourbon soaked history — still strong is its legacy as Gastown’s oldest and liveliest watering hole. Now a local craft beer focus paired with handsome cocktails and a modern menu brings this familiar public house to life.
Where: 92 Water Street, Vancouver
When: At The Lamplighter you’ll find Happy Hour from Monday to Friday, 3 to 6 pm. Try their Best Boudin Balls and Bourbon Bacon Popcorn.
What: Portside’s owners grew up surrounded by establishments laden with wood, rope and more wood. The goal with the Portside is to be the friendliest bar in Vancouver. Great beer, friendly staff, comforting food, good music, fine people.
Where: 7 Alexander Street, Vancouver
When: Happy Hour runs from 5 to 7 pm and includes a $6 appie menu featuring lobster roll and many other nibbles, plus 22 local craft beers on special for $5.
What: Chill Winston has an incredible patio, certainly Gastown’s biggest and arguably the best. They also have a Chill Winston beer and small plates that include crispy drumsticks, spicy meatballs and olives. Most items are $6 or less.
Where: 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
When: Happy Hour is from 3 to 6 pm every day of the week and includes a specialty rotating cocktail, plus their Bourbon Peach Tea.