With the sun shining and the blossoms blooming, it feels like patio season is already upon us. And if you’re looking for a fun spot to check out on the weekend, there are plenty of happy hours to take advantage of around the city. Whether you’re out shopping on Main or taking a stroll through Gastown, here are 8 of the best weekend happy hours to check out in Vancouver this spring.



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A vibrant Cuban kitchen in Mount Pleasant, Tocador has plenty of fresh, seasonal dishes and daily happy hour specials, including two tacos for $8, and Guava Spritzes for $9. The interior is full of bright colours, Cuban & beach-inspired decor, and cozy string lights overhead. Plus, they have live music every Sunday at 6 pm, which is certainly a great way to kick off the week.

Where: 2610 Main Street

Joe Fortes 

A staple Canadian dining experience, Joe Fortes likely needs no introduction. But what you might not know is that the elevated chain offers a pretty extensive happy hour menu every day – yes, even on weekends.

Where: 777 Thurlow Street

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El Camino’s 


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Happy hour at El Camino’s comes in many forms, including signature cocktails, Mexican-inspired bites, and sips of local wine – from 3 to 5 pm on Saturdays and from 3 pm to closing on Sundays. If delicious Mexican fare in a colourful, comfortable setting suits your cravings, then look no further.

Where: 3250 Main Street

Brix and Mortar 

If you are a fan of small bites and amazing cocktails, grab your friends or co-workers and enjoy 30% off bottles of wine (under $150), $12 sockeye salmon cakes, and more on the designated happy hour patio at Brix and Mortar from 4 pm to 6 pm from Tuesday to Sunday.

Where: 1137 Hamilton Street


Inspired by the colours and culture of Havana, Cuba, this restaurant & bar boasts eats and drinks that are just as vibrant. Plus, they have a pretty sizeable patio perfect for a sunny day. Order some ceviche or Spanish mussels for the table and indulge in a refreshing, mezcal-based cocktail. You deserve it.

Where: 1212 Commercial Drive

Hydra Estiatorio 

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

Where: 475 Howe Street

The Parlour


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This Yaletown pizza joint has a great daily happy hour from 3 pm to 6 pm, which thankfully extends to weekends as well. You can enjoy mixed drinks between $6 and $7.50, and a selection of discounted appetizers.

Where: 1011 Hamilton Street

The Pawnshop YVR Taco Bar

Tacos & cocktail deals, anyone? Head to The Pawnshop in Gastown on Sundays or Tuesdays to enjoy delicious tacos for $2.49 a pop, and spiked slushies for less than $5.

When: Tuesdays and Sundays
Where: 1117 Granville Street

And that’s a wrap on some great weekend happy hours to hit up in Vancouver. Cheers!