25 Awesome Spots for Happy Hour in Vancouver

If you think happy hour is just for drinks, think again. These Vancouver restaurants have taken happy hour to the next level with specials on everything from drinks to appetizers to full-blown meals.

Head out to eat early and take advantage of some cheap eats at one of these happy hours in Vancouver. It’s a great opportunity to try something new without breaking the bank.

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Our top picks for the best happy hour in Vancouver

Ancora

Mon-Thurs 2:30-5 pm | Menu  | 1600 Howe St

Ancora Waterfront Dining offers you a beautiful waterfront patio and an elevated dining experience. Join them for their cocktail hour and try the Ancora Glacier – a collection of fresh seafood including ceviche and oysters for $75 to share.

Brewhall

Mon-Fri 2-6pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close  |  Menu  |  E 2nd Ave

Breweries are a favorite in Vancouver at any time of the year, but especially in the summer. Visit Brewhall on 2nd ave to grab a $4 glass of beer and score $2 off any of their pizzas.

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Cactus Club

Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9:30pm-close  |  Menu

Cactus Club is a Canadian favorite with several locations across the lower mainland, all of which offer great happy hour deals. Come between 2 and 5 and grab a Longboard Lager and some mini crispy chicken sandwich sliders for only $13.

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Cannibal Cafe

Daily 4-6pm  |  Menu  |  1818 Commercial Dr

Commercial drive is home to some great happy hours. One Vancouver happy hour you don’t want to miss is at Cannibal Café. Everything on their happy hour menu is $5 including their classic junior burger and select sleeves of beer.

Cardero’s

Weekdays 3-5pm  |  Cardero’s Menu  |  1583 Coal Harbour Quay

Looking for a great happy hour with sweet outdoor dining? Try Cardero’s. Their patio is beautiful and their drink specials are on point. We suggest a $5 sleeve of Stanley Park and a bowl of chicken karaage.

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Coast

Daily 2:30-6pm  |  Coast Restaurant Menu  |  1054 Alberni St

Coast is an upscale seafood restaurant located in Coal Harbour. They have a great patio for people-watching as well as a daily happy hour from 2:30 to 6pm with specials like $6 Caesars and fish & chip cones for under $8.

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Colony

Weekdays 3-6pm  |  Colony Menu  |  2904 Main St

Colony is a hip spot for no nonsense drinks and lots of fun. Their happy hour includes classics like corn dogs, sleeves of beer, and even stadium nachos for just $5.

Como Taperia

Daily 4-5pm  |  Como Taperia Menu  |  201 E 7th Ave

Como Taperia happy hour has some great drink specials as well as an adorable spot in Mount Pleasant to enjoy them. Stop by between 4 and 5 for $10 sangria on tap, along with their regular selection of delicious tapas.

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Craft False Creek

Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close  |  Craft Beer Market Menu  |  85 W 1st Ave

Craft has 2 locations in Vancouver, both of which have awesome patios and one of the best happy hours too. Stop in for a late night beer and $4 baja fish tacos and enjoy the late night summer sunsets after 9pm.

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Earls

Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close, Fri + Sat 10pm-close  |  Earls Menu | 1185 Robson St

Earls has one of the most extensive happy hour offerings with everything from cocktails to wine to appetizers to meals. It’s also the only place in the city where you can find an 8” margarita pizza for only $5.

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Glowbal

Daily 2:30-6pm  |  Glowbal Menu  |  590 W Georgia St

One of our favorite Vancouver date ideas is to hit up the happy hour at Glowbal. Their elegant interior and fantastic food make it a great place to dine with your significant other. Sip on a $6 glass of wine and enjoy $1.50 oysters during their happy hour every day.

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Honey Salt

Daily 3-5pm  |  Honey Salt Menu | 39 Smithe St

We love Honey Salt for its chic décor, to-die-for brunch, and fantastic Vancouver happy hour. For the seafood lovers, they offer a pound of mussels for only $18, as well as a $9 mezze plate, perfect for sharing.

Italian Kitchen

Daily 2:30-5:30pm  |  Italian Kitchen Menu  |  860 Burrard St

Italian food is a delight to the stomach and the soul. Visit Italian Kitchen between 2:30 and 5:30 and indulge in a wide variety of Italian favorites. Make sure you try the limoncello sangria before you go, at $9 a glass it’s a steal.

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Joe Fortes

Daily 3-5pm  |  Joe Fortes Menu  |  777 Thurlow St

Joe Fortes happy hour is another favorite in the city. This seafood spot has a large and bright space and some great food and drink specials. We recommend indulging in a glass of wine at just $1 an ounce.

JOEY Restaurants

Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close  |  JOEY Restaurants Menu  |  820 Burrard St

JOEY has one of the best patios in the lower mainland, as well as a pretty extensive happy hour menu. In fact, we’d go as far to say that they have one of Vancouver’s best happy hours. They offer meals at a slightly lower price, including a hand-pressed burger for $15.25. Compliment that with a $6 bellini and a sunset for an unforgettable summer night.

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Mahonys Tavern

Daily 2-5pm  |  Menu  | 601 Stamps Landing

If you’re craving cocktails in False Creek, find your way over to Mahony. Their delightful patio and great happy hour drink specials make it a popular choice in the summer months. Stop by for a $7 cocktail paired with a 12” hand tossed pizza for just 15 bucks.

Pourhouse Restaurant

Daily 3-6pm  |  Pourhouse Menu  |  162 Water St

Love live music and good food? How about Pourhouse. This restaurant has a daily happy hour from 3 to 6, as well as live music Sunday to Thursday beginning in July. May we suggest the $7 single smash burger?

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar

Daily 3-6pm  |  Rogue Happy Hour Menu  |  601 W Cordova St

If tequila shots are your idea of a casual post-work drink, head on over to Rogue Kitchen and Wetbar. This happy hour in Vancouver features 30% off all tequila and a special food menu with $4.99 bao sliders.

Tap & Barrel

Daily 3-6pm, 9pm-close  |  Tap & Barrel Happy Hour Menu | 75 Athletes Way

Tap & Barrel is another patio favorite with a great happy hour in Vancouver. Their food and drink specials last until 6pm, so you can swing by after work with plenty of time to take advantage of their $4 highballs and $9 handmade chips and guacamole.

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The Flying Pig

Daily 3-6pm  |  Flying Pig Happy Hour Menu  |  127 W 2nd Ave

The Flying Pig is touted as one of the best happy hours in Vancouver. Stop by one of their locations any day between 3 and 6 for specials on food and drink, including $7.25 salmon cakes or our favorite, $8.50 truffled jumbo macaroni.

The Greek by Anatoli

Daily 3-6pm  |  The Greek by Anatoli Happy Hour Menu  |  1043 Mainland St

One of our favorite spots in Yaletown is The Greek by Anatoli. This Vancouver happy hour features some Greek favorite includes spanakopita for $5 and $4 ouzo shots.

The Keefer Yard

Weekdays 2-4pm  |  The Keefer Yard Happy Hour Menu  |  135 Keefer St

Tucked away in Chinatown is The Keefer Yard, a sweet little spot for summer drinks with a few friends. Enjoy a $5 pineapple sake or get a $40 pitcher of sangria to share.

The Pawn Shop YVR

Daily 2-5pm  |  The Pawn Shop Menu  |  1117 Granville St

Vancouverites are always up for a good taco. Head on over to The Pawn Shop YVR and take advantage of $1.99 tacos during their happy hour. You’ll need to buy a drink as well to score some tacos, but their $4.95 spiked slush is totally worth it.

The Roof

Daily 2:30-5pm  |  The Roof Happy Hour Menu  |  1032 Alberni St 3rd floor

The Roof has one of the best rooftop patios in Vancouver and a great happy hour too. Indulge in $2 oysters and $7 margaritas surrounded by lush foliage with a warm summer breeze in your hair.

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Trattoria

Daily 2-5pm  |  Trattoria Happy Hour Menu | 1850 W 4th Ave

Want upscale Italian fare at an affordable price? Try Trattoria. They have everything from beef carpaccio to verdure pizza on their happy hour menu. We recommend the $13 bowl of classic pasta and perhaps an aperol spritz on the side.

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Time to find your favorite happy hour in Vancouver

Hit up these drink specials and cheap eats after work and enjoy some of the best restaurants in Vancouver at a lower cost. Do you have a favorite happy hour in Vancouver? Let us know on social so we can add it to our list!

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