Hello, Vancouver! With spring just around the corner, we thought it might be nice to revisit one of our favourite guides. After all, happy hour in Vancouver can be a delicious and very cheap affair, so why not do some exploring? And, we’re here with some great places to start.

Here are some amazing happy hour deals in Vancouver.

Como Taperia

We’re kicking things off with one of our favourite spots to grab a drink in the city- Como Taperia. And while dinners here are fantastic, we have to hand it to them for making happy hour memorable. In addition to great deals on authentic drinks (think vermouth and cava), various tapas dishes are also offered free of charge.

When: Daily, 4PM-5PM
Where: 201 E 7th Avenue
Menu: Click here

Di Beppe

Di Beppe Caffe has been a great addition to the Gastown neighbourhood for some time now, in part because of the great happy hour deals. On warmer days, swing by for classic cocktails like a negroni or an Aperol Spritz, while munching on Italian antipasti dishes.

When: Daily, 3 PM-6 PM
Where: 2 W Cordova Street
Menu: Click here

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Guu Izakaya

Kudos to Guu for consistently living up to the expectations that come with being a Japanese bar. Their happy hour menu offers a little taste of everything, from house cocktails and wine to pints of Sapporo. And, you can enjoy your drink alongside dishes like edamame, takoyaki, and chicken karaage. Plus, they’ve got multiple locations!

When: Varies per location
Where: Located around Vancouver
Menus: Click here

Medina Cafe

How about a little happy hour to kick off the day, instead of ending it? You can’t go wrong with a trip to Medina Cafe, which offers one of the best brunch happy hour menus in Vancouver. Less money on drinks= more money for delicious waffles!

When: Daily, 9AM-11AM
Where: 780 Richards Street
Menu: Click here

Nightingale

See? Here we are again with the sibling restaurant thing. While Hawksworth dominates fine dining, Nightingale brings that same quality to the happy hour world. No seriously- you can get a full wood-fired pizza for $15 and a sleeve of Main Street brand beer for $5. That’s seriously competitive pricing and just a taste of the menu.

When:  Daily, 3 PM-5:30 PM
Where: 1017 W Hastings Street
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Colony

The Colony has really nailed the vibe of an approachable neighbourhood bar while it expands around the city. And, that theme stays the same with their happy hour menus. Consistently delicious, with tons of options to choose from, we can see why this used to be the meetup bar of choice. And, we’re sure it’ll return to that status as things get back to normal, whenever that is.

When: Weekdays, 3 PM-6 PM
Where: Locations around Vancouver
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La Mezcaleria

We couldn’t write a guide to happy hour and forget about Mexican cuisine. We’re major fans of La Mezcaleria, especially since they offer single-servings of their unbelievably decadent queso fundido dish. Pair one of those with a margarita or two, and you’ll be in heaven.

When: Daily, 2PM-5PM
Where: 1622 Commercial Drive
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Joe Fortes

While they don’t have the best drink deals in the city, Joe Forte’s does have a very competitive food menu. Who would have thought that at one of Vancouver’s most prestigious restaurants you could get oysters for $1.50? Not us, that’s for sure.

When: Daily, 3PM-6PM (indoor seating only)
Where: 777 Thurlow Street
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Chewies Oyster Bar

Speaking of great deals on seafood, we can’t forget about this iconic spot. The Kits location of Chewies has one of the most diverse happy hour menus in Vancouver, ranging from fresh-shucked oysters to andouille poutine and an array of drinks to go alongside it.

When: Monday to Thursday, 5PM-7PM and Friday/Saturday/Sunday, 4PM-6PM
Where: 2201 W 1st Avenue
Menu:Click here

The Keefer Yard

While the Keefer Bar has stopped offering happy hour deals, its new concept next door has stepped up to the plate. Head down to this outdoor bar (with mini-putt!) and enjoy some of the tastiest cocktail creations in the city, at a serious discount.

When: Monday to Friday, 2PM-4PM
Where: 135 Keefer Street
Menu: Click here

Well, folks, those are some of our favourite places to take advantage of happy hour in Vancouver! Enjoy your next visit and stay safe out there, folks!