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 taco deals to buck-a-shuck oyster deals, to $5 sips, here are 14 amazing happy hours to check out in Vancouver.

Bin 4 Burger Lounge 

Offered daily from 3 to 5 pm, Bin 4 Burger Lounge offers half-priced burgers at its South Granville restaurant, which means The Heritage burger drops from $18.75 to $9.50, The Bistro burger goes from $20.75 to $12, and the Mr. Bean burger drops from $20 to $11.

And until 6 pm, you can take advantage of appetizer and drink deals like house fries for $4 to $7, deep-fried pickles for $8, 16 oz beer for $6, and wines for $7 to $10.

When: Daily, 3 to 5 pm
Where: 2996 Granville Street
Menus: Click here

Narrow Lounge

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 $6 burritos, $4.50 tacos, and specialty cocktails for $12.50 (or wine for $5.50). 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
Menus: Click here

Smitty’s Oyster House – Main Street

Another spot with a recently added late-night happy hour menu, Smitty’s on Main has an all-day happy hour on Tuesday, among plenty of weekday specials.  Whether you prefer your oysters raw ($2.50 each) or pan-fried ($3.50 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 Friday, and 12 to 6 pm on weekends
Where: 3124 Main Street
Menu: Click here

Ignite Pizzeria – Mount Pleasant

From 2 to 5 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm every day, you can grab two slices of ‘za and a glass of wine (5 oz) or beer (12 oz) from Ignite Pizzeria in Mount Pleasant for just $13 – which is by far one of the best food and drink deals we’ve found in the city.

When: Daily, 2 pm to 5 pm and 8 pm to 10 pm
Where: 2588 Main Street
Menu: Click here

Hydra Estiatorio 

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 $1.50 oysters, $6 wines, $7 feature cocktails, and $12 bites ranging from kalamari and spanakopita to Greek fries.

When: Daily, 3 to 6 pm
Where: 475 Howe Street
Menu: Click here

Craft Beer Market

At Craft False Creek and English Bay, happy hour go-ers can indulge in $5 highballs, $6 house wines and cocktails, and rotating taps for $7. And for those in search of some food specials, they have parmesan fries for $8, Queen Bee Pizza for $12, and ahi tuna tacos for $4 each – to name a few.

When: Daily, 2 to 5 pm and 9 pm to close from Monday to Thursday
Where: False Creek and English Bay locations
Menu: Click here

Cafe Lokal

This neighbourhood cafe might be known for its assortment of tasty treats, coffee, and European-inspired ambiance, but it also has a pretty killer happy hour menu. From $7 glasses of house wine to $5 and $6 beers, to a $16 antipasto platter, there are plenty of libations to enjoy here.

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
Menu: Click here

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

Caffe Barney on Granville 

This underrated brunch spot in South Granville is the perfect place to unwind with a beer or glass of wine after a long day. Its cozy interior is perfect for holing yourself up in when it’s drizzly, and the back patio makes for the perfect stop for happy hour. Offered from 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to late daily, the happy hour menu includes red and white wine for $7 to $9, well spirits from $5 to $8, and 20 oz beers for $6.50.

When: Daily, 3 to 6 pm and 9 pm to late
Where: 2975 Granville Street
Menus: Click here

The Pawnshop YVR Taco Bar

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 drinks (including spiked slushies!) for less than $5.

When: All day Sundays and Tuesdays, 12 to 6 pm Wednesday to Saturday
Where: 1117 Granville Street
Menus: Click here

Joe Fortes

Who would have thought that at one of Vancouver’s most prestigious restaurants you could get oysters for $2.15? 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. During happy hour, guests can enjoy $6 bubbly and local beers, $9 sangria, negronis, and lemon drop martinis, and $8 to $11 house wines.

When: Daily, 3 pm to 5 pm (indoor seating only)
Where: 777 Thurlow Street
Menu: Click here

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, 2 pm to 5 pm
Where: 1622 Commercial Drive
Menu: Click here


While Hawksworth dominates fine dining, Nightingale brings that same quality to the happy hour world. No seriously – you can get a sleeve of Main Street brand beer for $6.50 and a Bramble or Paperplane 2.0 cocktail for $9.50. This one’s a great pick if you’re looking for something more elevated at a reasonable price point.

When:  Daily, 3 pm to 5 pm
Where: 1017 West Hastings Street
Menu: Click here

The Park Pub

This West End spot offers up great old-school happy hour deals in the form of $5 pints, $5 to $8 house wine, $7 craft beers, and weekly deals like $2.50 tacos from noon to 9 pm on Tuesdays, and wings for $0.79 apiece the same time on Mondays.

When:  Daily, 4 to 6 pm
Where: 1755 Davie Street
Menu: Click here

And that’s a wrap on some of the best happy hours you’ll find in Vancouver right now. Cheers!