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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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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.

And if you come on Sunday or Monday, you can get $7 off their Campfire BBQ Danish Ribs and $5 Mimosas all day long. It’s a great opportunity to spoil yourself and finally try those slow-cooked fall-off-the-bone signature ribs.

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Breweries are a favorite in Vancouver at any time of the year, but especially in the summer.

Brewhall is known by Vancouverites as a great place to grab a fresh, local beer. The brewery itself focuses on collaborations with small-batch brewers with the brewing tanks running straight to the tap.

Visit Brewhall on 2nd Ave to grab a $4 glass of beer and score:

  • $2 off all shareables and pizzas, and
  • $2 Off Select Wines
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Cactus Club is a Canadian favorite with several locations across the lower mainland, all of which offer great happy hour deals.

The vibe at this Cactus Club location is fantastic and the views are incredible. It doesn’t get much better than being able to watch the seaplanes depart against the backdrop of North Vancouver’s mountains while you have a few sneaky post-work cocktails.

Come between 2 and 5 and grab a Longboard Lager and some mini crispy chicken sliders for only $14.25.  But, if you want to try something new: Cactus Club’s flamed salmon aburi rolls are to-die-for and only $14.25.

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Commercial drive is home to some great Vancouver happy hours. One happy hour you don’t want to miss is at Cannibal Café. This punk-rock-inspired space has happy hour written all over it.

Why? Everything on their happy hour menu is $5 including their classic junior burger and select sleeves of beer. 

Their burgers are pretty special because they’re made with a custom, hand-ground blend of 3 cuts of BC Certified Organic beef: “Brisket for flavour, Short Rib for its rich marbling, and Chuck – ’cause he’s a nice guy”.

On the drinks side, there are 12 fresh draughts, 7 imported brews, wine, and cocktails to choose from.

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Cardero's

Looking for a great happy hour with sweet outdoor dining? Try Cardero’s.

Cardero’s is one of our top picks for dining in Vancouver and also feature in our top Vancouver restaurant patios list. Sitting on their patio with a sleeve of seasonal draft or a Cardero Highball cocktail in hand is one of the most beautiful ways to end the working week.

We suggest a $5 sleeve of Stanley Park and $12 Bruschetta. 

 

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Coast Restaurant

Coast is an upscale seafood restaurant located in Coal Harbour.

They are another great Vancouver patio restaurant for people-watching as well as a daily happy hour from 2:30 to 5:30pm with specials like $6 Caesars and fish & chip cones for $9. Our go-to is the 2 pieces of cajun fish tacos ($10) paired with Cuervo Tequila highballs ($6).

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Colony is a hip spot for no-nonsense drinks, a great place to watch sports, and lots of fun!

There are a few Colony locations across the GVRD but Main Street has such a great vibe. 

Their happy hour includes classics like corn dogs, sleeves of beer, and even stadium nachos for just $5. On the drinks front, Colony’s Strathcona Lager does down nicely for $4.50

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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 Beer Market, known locally as “Craft”, has 2 locations in Vancouver. Both locations have awesome patios, are a great place to watch sports events, 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 9 pm.

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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 $5.50.

For some extra fun, try Earls Test Kitchen location on Howe Street who mix in new options!

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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 $9.50 glass of wine and enjoy $1.75 oysters during their happy hour every day.

Hello Nori is Vancouver’s hottest sushi experience. The fresh and crispy nori contrasts to the warm fluffy rice to create a whole new way to eat sushi.

Their happy hour deals rotate but, considering you can save 10% every day using Moola, it’s worth a visit any time!

 

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With its chic décor, to-die-for brunch, Honey Salt is a fantastic Vancouver happy hour location.

Known for its creative approach to farm-to-table Canadian food and drinks, Honey Salt is worth a trip for Happy Hour, or for a date night. On Thursdays, their Rosé All Day event offers 20% off Rosé.

Italian food is a delight to the stomach and the soul.

Visit Italian Kitchen between 2:30 and 5:30 pm and indulge in a wide variety of Italian favorites. The much-loved restaurant was recognized by TripAdvisor as belonging in the Top 10% of Restaurants worldwide in 2021.

Make sure you try the limoncello sangria before you go, at $9 a glass it’s a steal!

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Joe Fortes happy hour is another favorite in the city.

This renowned seafood spot has a large and bright space and some great food and drinks specials including a $9.95 Jumbo Tiger Prawn Cocktail and $8.95 crispy calamari.

Pair it with a glass of red, white, or rosé wine at just $1 an ounce.

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 as to say that they have one of Vancouver’s best happy hours.

JOEY offers meals at a slightly lower price, including a hand-pressed burger for $15.25. Compliment that with a $6.50 bellini and a sunset for an unforgettable summer night.

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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.

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Love live music and good food? How about Pourhouse! This restaurant has a daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm, as well as live music from Sunday to Thursday in Summer.

May we suggest the $7 single smash burger?

 

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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 an exclusive-to-happy-hour food menu with $4.99 bao sliders.

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Tap & Barrel is another patio favorite with a great happy hour in Vancouver.

Their food and drink specials last until 6 pm and kick off again at 9pm, 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 is touted as one of the best happy hours in Vancouver.

Stop by one of their locations any day between 3 and 6 pm for specials on food and drink, including $7.50 salmon cakes or our favorite, $9.50 truffled jumbo macaroni.

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One of our favorite spots in Yaletown is The Greek by Anatoli.

This Vancouver happy hour features some Greek favorites including spanakopita for $5 and $4 ouzo shots.

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Next door to the Keefer Bar and tucked away in Chinatown is The Keefer Yard, a sweet little spot for year-round drinks with a few friends. Known for its nightly live music, cocktails, graffiti murals, fire tables, and mini-putt, The Yard boasts casual fun vibes with a twist for adventure.

Enjoy a $5 pineapple sake or get a $40 pitcher of sangria to share.

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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 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 (or warmth from the heaters in winter).

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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 a classic pasta – spaghetti pomodoro, linguini alfredo, or penne pesto. Perhaps an Aperol Spritz on the side for $6… because you only live once!

Visit on Wednesdays to get 50% off your favorite bottles of white, red, or bubbly! 

Hot Tip: Their Early Bird specials run from 4-5:30 pm each day where you can choose any salad and pasta, or any pasta and dessert for just $25.

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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