Happy hour, what’s not to love? Budget booze and discounted food, yes please!
While this blissful, wallet-friendly affair is ideal for a round of post-work drinks, many find it difficult to get to, thanks to early start and cut off times.
Fortunately, for those who work long hours, there are a range of establishments in the city hosting late night happy hours falling outside the regular 4 to 6 pm time slot, perfect for thrifty diners and drinkers on the prowl for a late night tipple and nosh.
With cheap drinks and food specials, here are 9 fantastic late night happy hours in Vancouver.
Penny-pinching diners at PiDGiN can sip and savour the late night spoils served up when the restaurant’s After Dark happy hour kicks in, which begins nightly at 10:30 pm. Throw back an old Fashioned bitters like the Negroni ($7.50), made with Gin, Vermouth, Campari, and a cold press coffee ice ball, while indulging on daily food specials.
Address: 350 Carrall Street, Vancouver
WildTale Coastal Grill
Late night owls will find a discounted menu at WildTale, from 9 pm until close. Served at the bar and in the lounge, WildTale’s late night happy hour features a variety of wines, draft beers, and cocktails at a reduced rate, as well as a range of bites (think Halibut Poppers, Cheese Croquettes, Baked Macaroni, and Blackened Fish Tacos) priced at $6 each.
Address: 1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
At Clough Club, late night patrons will find a range of drink specials, listed on the Abbott Street watering hole’s late night menu, offered from Sunday through to Thursday from midnight to 1 am. The menu features $7 select classic cocktails (including Negroni, Old Fashioned, Fitzgerald, Daiquiri, and a rotating dealer’s choice), $5 Driftwood beer, $4 Jameson, and $5 Gourmet Hot dogs (made with Nathan’s Coney Island All Beef Hot Dogs).
Address: 212 Abbott Street, Vancouver
This spirit-forward Chinatown haunt has recently launched a late night menu. Served in the bar and adjoining lounge, the late night menu builds on the restaurant’s happy hour menu ($5 beer on tap, $7 cocktails on tap, $7 wine on tap, and a variety of snacks ranging in price from $3 to $5) with the addition of confit, smoked Duck Wings, hand-stuffed Lamb Perogies, and a rotating selection of fresh sausages made by Juniper’s in-house butcher, Johnny Turions.
Address: 185 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Big Rock Urban Brewery
Keep the night going at Big Rock Brewery with their late night happy hour deals, which run from Sunday through to Thursday, 9 pm to close. All of Big Rock’s BRU Snacks and pizzas are discounted during happy hour, as well as all of their beers, cocktails, hi-balls, and select wine.
Address: 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig’s Olympic Village location not only offers ‘Appy Hour every day from 4 to 6 pm, but also from 10 pm to midnight (except for Sundays when they close up shop earlier). Look out for cheap booze (wine and Flying Pig Lager are discounted) and a range of food specials including, Crispy Salmon Cakes, Beef Short Rib Croquette, and Tuffled Macaroni, all priced at $6 each.
Address: 127 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
YEW seafood + bar
Every day this upscale hotel restaurant offers a Reverse Happy Hour, from 8 to 11 pm. Stay late for a range of discounted specialty cocktails, comprised of top-shelf liquor and premium ingredients. Drinks include, the Mahe Royal, which uses Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, and the Matira Beach Punch, which uses Flor de Cana 7 Year Rum. Reverse Happy Hour at YEW is still a tad pricey (drinks hang around the $16 mark) but promises to be a fabulous, boozy affair.
Address: Four Seasons Vancouver, 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-692-4YEW (939)
Satisfy your late-night food and drink cravings at this Mexican-inspired restaurant on Commercial Drive. Served from 10 pm to close Sunday through to Thursday, and 11 pm to close on Friday and Saturday nights, the late night menu at La Mezcaleria includes wallet-friendly deals on ceviche and a range of discounted liquor (select cocktails, wine, and draft beer).
Address: 1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
MARKET by Jean-Georges
Whether you’re an “Early Bird” searching for après work cocktails, or a “Night Owl” who wants an evening nightcap, MARKET by Jean-Georges is offering $8 cocktails and $6 draft beer every day from 3 to 6pm (for the Early Birds), and from 9 pm to close (for the Night Owls).
Address: 1115 Alberni Street (3rd floor), Vancouver