The best happy hours in Vancouver combine atmosphere, prices, and selection. Vv Magazine’s Vancouver contributor, Helen Siwak, narrows down the best spots to get your drink on after work.
No matter where you are in the city, there is always a watering hole that has a happy hour and half-price appetizers around the next corner. If you are thirsty and hungry, find your comfort zone in any of these Happy Hour offering locations and get the best deals to stretch your hard-earned paycheque from ear to ear. Sit, order, enjoy. Repeat.
905 Dunsmuir St
Royal Dinette is fancy and has an L’Apéro from 4:30-6pm each day. The Royal offers classic yet refreshing $6 aperitifs such as the Kir Royal, the Americano, and a fuzzy Apero Spritz.
Browns Social House
Browns is notorious for having elegant interiors filled with a rowdy well-dressed crowd. Their happy hour is on weekdays from 3-6pm each day and offers dry ribs and wings for $7 and $4 drink specials.
900 Seymour Street
Situated kitty-corner from the Orpheum, this spot attracts a pretty cultured crowd. Happy hour is from 2- 6pm and features specials on food and beverages. Ask for the $10 premium cocktails, $8 wine, $3+ food selections, and for the adventurous $1 oysters.
777 Thurlow St
Happy hour is from 4-6pm in the bar. Joe Fortes offers adult beverage specials for $5 and a series of apps at great prices.
St. Regis Bar & Grill
608 Dunsmuir St
The St. Regis is special because it has 2 happy hours! The first at 2:30-5:30pm and then a later at 8:30-10:30pm. Ask your server what the specials are as they change it up for variety.
1601 Commercial Dr
StateSide Craft’s happy hour is every day except Saturday – perfect for after work and on Sunday for the anticipation of work. Prices range from $3-$5.
1227 Granville St
Visit the Morrissey for the $3 highballs during happy hour and half-price appetizers until 6pm. They also have daily specials. Check the chalkboard for more goodies.
The Charles Bar | Woodwards
136 W. Cordova
Drop by on weekdays from 3-6pm for specials on wine and beer and their infamously delicious wings.
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