The sun is shining, the snow is melting away, and we don’t know about you, but that’s got us in a downright delightful mood. The only thing that could make it better is a happy hour or two, and thankfully, Vancouver has plenty to offer. From $10 charcuterie boards to buck-a-shuck oyster deals and wine pairings, here are 16 amazing spots for happy hour to check out in Vancouver.

VV Tapas Lounge


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This Strathcona spot is introducing not one, but two new happy hour menus in addition to their new spring food features (Wild Mushroom Risotto, Beet Panzanella Salad, & much more). From 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm until closing every day, guests can enjoy a free snack with any drink purchase, and indulge in half-priced bottles of vino, $10 charcuterie boards, and $5 craft beer selections.

When: Daily, 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm until closing
Where: 957 East Hastings Street
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Hydra Estiatorio 


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For a true ‘buck-a-shuck’ deal, head to Hydra Estiatorio between 3 and 6 pm for their coveted happy hour specials, which include daily $1 oysters, $6 wines, $7 feature cocktails, and $12 bites ranging from kalamari and spanakopita to Greek fries.

When: Daily, 4 to 6 pm and 9 pm until closing
Where: 475 Howe Street
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Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

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In addition to seven new breakfast offerings, Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar now has an extended late-night happy hour menu to check out! So whether you want some afternoon highballs and $7 personal pizzas, or want a nightcap after a long day, Uva has some amazing options.

When: 2 to 5 pm daily, 9 pm to close from Sunday to Thursday
Where: 900 Seymour Street
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Smitty’s Oyster House – Main Street


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Another spot with a recently added late-night happy hour menu, Smitty’s on Main is rapidly becoming one of our fave places to grab drinks with friends in the area. Whether you prefer your oysters raw ($2.50 each) or pan-fried ($3.25 each, minimum order of three), Smitty’s has you covered. And if you’re more fish-leaning, there are some delicious options there too, including Halibut Ceviche Tostada and Seafood Tostada.

When: All day Tuesday, 3 to 6 pm from Wednesday to Sunday, 9 pm to close Thursday to Saturday
Where: 3124 Main Street
Menu: Click here

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Como? Taperia


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Next up is 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 for those seated at the bar.

Oh, and did we mention that all bottled wine is 40% off?? Pro tip: Plan to arrive right before 4 pm to take advantage of their brief (but worth it) happy hour (last call is at 4:45).

When: Daily, 4 pm to 5 pm
Where: 201 East 7th Avenue
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Hail Mary’s 


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While they can’t turn water into wine, they have plenty of delicious cocktails and Mary’s pilsner (20 oz for $8) to make up for it. And a funky “hell versus heaven” theme going on, as the name suggests. Hail Mary’s is one of those bars that you discover spontaneously on a night out, and it instantly becomes your new fave bar. Plus, they have a later happy hour from 5 to 7 pm – perfect for the after-work crowd.

When: Daily, 5 pm to 7 pm
Where: 670 East Broadway
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Di Beppe


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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. And this December, they’re celebrating their fifth anniversary with the return of their classic mushroom bruschetta, vegetarian pesto pizza, broccolini rigatoni, and for dessert – their decadent prosecco panna cotta. Pair your meal with some $9 negronis or vermouth.

When: Daily, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: 2 West Cordova Street
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Guu Izakaya


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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
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Narrow Lounge


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We couldn’t make a list of happy hours and not include the all-day food happy hour menu at Narrow! Pop on over the corner of Main and East 2nd for a speakeasy experience like no other – accompanied by $4 burritos, $3 tacos, and specialty cocktails (normally around $15) for $9.50. Check out their full happy hour menu below for all of their offerings.

When: Daily, 5 pm to close, drinks on special until 7 pm
Where: 1898 Main Street
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Medina Cafe


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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, 9 am to 11 am
Where: 780 Richards Street
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Cafe Lokal


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Speaking of cute neighbourhood cafes, Cafe Lokal in Kits has an amazing late afternoon happy hour, complete with $6 glasses of house wine, $5 beers, and an assortment of tasty eats. Enjoy some post-work libations and an antipasto platter in a cozy, European bakery-esque setting.

While live events are currently postponed – we’re hoping to see the return of their jazz nights soon!

When: Daily, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: 2610 West 4th
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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 to 5:30 pm
Where: 1017 West Hastings Street
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La Mezcaleria


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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, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: 1622 Commercial Drive
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Joe Fortes


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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. If you’ve ever wanted to try out Joe Fortes but don’t want to break the bank – this may be your opportunity.

When: Daily, 3 pm to 6 pm (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, 5 pm to 7 pm,  Friday from 4 pm to 6 pm, & Saturday/Sunday, 3 pm to 6 pm
Where: 2201 West 1st Avenue
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The Pawnshop YVR Taco Bar


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Ready for another all-day happy hour deal? Head to The Pawnshop in Gastown on Sundays or Tuesdays. Enjoy delicious tacos for $2.49 a pop, and spiked slushies for less than $5.

Where: 1117 Granville Street

Well, folks, those are some of our favourite places to take advantage of happy hour in Vancouver! Cheers.