The search for great Happy Hour deals is over. Here’s a list of Vancouver’s top bars and restaurants offering fantastic Happy Hour specials, which are perfect for some afternoon boozing, an after work drink, or a cheap bite to eat.
Located near Maple Tree Square in Gastown, the undeniably chic L’Abattoir runs a daily Happy Hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Served at their bar, L’Abattoir offers half-price appetizers and daily wine, beer and cocktail specials.
Address: 217 Carrall Street
Running from 3 to 6 p.m. daily, Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar offers a Happy Hour menu, which features an array of edible and drinkable delights. Drink and food specials include Moscow Mules, Negronis, crispy chicken wings (a must order), clam chowder, Buck-a-Shuck Oysters, and more.
Located on Mainland Street this seafood-driven restaurant offers some fantastic daily Happy Hour specials. Served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wild Tale dishes up a range of delicious bites all priced at $6, including House Cured Carpaccio, Halibut Poppers, Lobster and Prawn Poutine, Grilled Jumbo Oysters, and PEI Mussels. WildTale also offers Happy Hour beverages, which include WildTale Ale and house vino, priced at $4.75 respectively.
Address: 1079 Mainland Street
Available every day between 4 to 6 p.m. at all three of their locations (Gastown, Olympic Village, Yaletown), The Flying Pig’s ‘Appy Hour’ features a range of small plates (crispy salmon cakes, beef short rib croquette, and truffled macaroni) all priced at a very reasonable $6. Wine is also on special, as is their Flying Pig Lager.
Held daily in the bar area, from 4 to 6 p.m., Joe Fortes offers a list of wallet friendly deals that are definitely worth checking out and sampling. The beloved Vancouver institution serves a range of small plates, like Truffle Parmesan Fries, Crisp Calamari, Joe’s Shrimp Ceviche, and more. Drink specials include Molson pints, red and white wine, and Joe’s HighBalls, which are all priced at a very agreeable $5.
Address: 777 Thurlow Street
Royal Dinette offers L’Apéro (their version of Happy Hour inspired by the French cultural ritual of enjoying an apéritif before dinner) from 4:30 to 6 p.m. daily. Bar Manager Wendy McGuinness offers classic, refreshing aperitifs (Americano, Pastis et L’eau, Apero Spritz and Kir Royal) for only $6.
Address: 905 Dunsmuir Street
Happy Hour at Catch 122 runs from Tuesday to Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m., and features a range of classic cocktails ($7), local craft beer ($5 to $7), beer flight paddles (4 x 5.5 oz – $7), and wine by the glass ($7). Happy Hour snacks include chicharrons, brioche with cultured butter, smoked olives, crispy octopus, cured trout, and fried chicken, all ranging between $3.50 and $10.
Address: 122 West Hastings Street
At the Colony Bar on Main Street, you will find a range of Happy Hour deals served from Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy $3 draft beer and highballs, $4 wines and $6.95 wings.
Address: 2904 Main Street
Head to the Revel Room in Gastown from 4 to 6 p.m. for their aptly named Sour Hour. Enjoy good tunes and good times Tuesday through Saturday afternoons, with live music, $6 sours, $5 craft beers, and $9 tipsy pour (9oz) wines.
Address: 238 Abbott Street
At the Clough Club, you will find a range of drink specials, listed on their Happy Hour menu, which is offered from Monday to Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Choose between a range of classic cocktails ($7), Jameson ($3), Fernet Branca ($4), and HighBalls ($3). Feeling peckish? Enjoy the Clough Club’s Bacon Cheese Dog for $5.
Address: 212 Abbott Street
There’s no happier time to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at the Devil’s Elbow Ale and Smoke House than when their Happy Hour begins. Served daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Devil’s Elbow offers $6 Howe Sound Beers, house wines and a variety of tempting appetizers, like Pork Purses, Asian Sticky Ribs, Deep Fried Pickles, Yam Fries and more.
Address: 562 Beatty Street
Cocktail enthusiasts looking for a great deal should head straight to The Cascade Room for their evening Happy Hour, which runs Sunday to Thursday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Known for their mixed drinks this popular Main Street hangout offers Happy Hour cocktails that are priced at $10 or less, in addition to discounted wine and beer. If you have the munchies The Cascade Room’s entire snack menu is $8 or less, and includes cheddar dill cornbread, mac and cheese, and their famous polenta fries.
Address: 2616 Main Street
Drop by UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar on Seymour Street on any given day, from 2 to 6 p.m., for some great deals on wine, beer, cocktails and small bites. Happy Hour goers can expect $8 wine, $6 beer, $10 select premium cocktails, $3 plus food menu, and $1 oysters.
Address: 900 Seymour Street (at Moda Hotel)
Café Medina offers “Golden Hour” cocktail features from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m, Monday to Friday. All of Bar Manager Trixie Blümel’s enticing libations are available for just $7, including her Majorelle (Lemon Myrtle-infused Gin, lemongrass, fresh lemon juice, mint, egg white, Marrakech Aromatic), along with local draught beer for $5.
Address: 780 Richards Street