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.
Our top picks for the best happy hour in Vancouver
Mon-Thurs 2:30-5pm | 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.
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.
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.
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.
Weekdays 3-5pm | 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.
Daily 2:30-6pm | 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.
Weekdays 3-6pm | 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.
Daily 4-5pm | 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.
Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close | 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.
Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close, Fri + Sat 10pm-close | 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.
Daily 2:30-6pm | 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.
Daily 3-5pm | Menu | 39 Smithe St
We love Honey Salt for their 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.
Daily 2:30-5:30pm | 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.
Daily 3-5pm | 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.
Daily 2-5pm, Sun-Thurs 9pm-close | Menu | 820 Burrard St
JOEY has one of the best patios in the lower mainland, as well as a pretty extensive happy hour menu. 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.
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.
Daily 3-6pm | 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?
Daily 3-6pm | 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.
Daily 3-6pm, 9pm-close | 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.
Daily 3-6pm | 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.
Daily 3-6pm | 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.
Weekdays 2-4pm | 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.
Daily 2-5pm | 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.
Daily 2:30-5pm | 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.
Daily 2-5pm | 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.
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.
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