17 Hot Spots for Vancouver Happy Hour


17 Hot Spots for Vancouver Happy Hour

Joyce Chua and Cecilia Ryan
By Joyce Chua and Cecilia Ryan
March 2, 2017

Vancouver Happy Hour

One of the top perks of working in downtown Vancouver are the countless happy hours found within walking distance. Get the rundown on food, drink, and restaurant vibes in Vancouver Foodie Tours‘ 17 Hot Spots for Vancouver Happy Hour.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria

Vancouver Happy Hour Nicli

Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, daily

62 E Cordova St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-6985

Happy hour at Vancouver’s best pizzeria features a $10 combo of an 8” margarita pizza + draft beer or house wine. It’s a steal-of-a-deal for VPN certified Neapolitan pizza and an afternoon refreshment!


Vancouver Happy Hour Pourhouse

Happy Hour: 5:00-6:00pm, daily

162 Water St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-7022

If you can make the 1-hour window, Pourhouse’s happy hour is worth sneaking in for. They’ve got half price plates (including their phenomenal burger), $8 negronis and a relaxing space to enjoy.

Bao Down Snack Bar

Vancouver Happy Hour Bao Down

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, Tu-Sat

221 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 569-2215

This is Gastown’s best kept secret: happy hour at Bao Down Snack Bar features a half-priced dinner menu, $5 house wines, $5 well spirits and $5 pints of Steamwhistler Pilsner. If you love tapas-style dining, there’s a deep menu of fusion flavours to dive into!

The Diamond

Vancouver Happy Hour The Diamond

Happy Hour: 5:30-7:30pm, Sun-Thu

6 Powell St., Vancouver, BC

Perched on the second floor of an aged Gastown building, the Diamond is a great place for a cocktail and people-watching. $1 nigiri is the happy hour special – an unbelievable deal for sushi-lovers, even in Vancouver!

Fanny Bay Oyster Bar

Vancouver Happy Hour Fanny Bay

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, daily

762 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-9510

It’s a rarity to find fresh-shucked oysters for under $2, but Fanny Bay Oyster Bar’s happy hour features tide-to-table $1.50 oysters, everyday! If you’ve got a hankering for deep-fried snacks, load up on fried oysters and truffle fries, too!


Vancouver Happy Hour Timber

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, daily

1300 Robson St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 661-2166

Timber owns the ultra-Canadian Vancouver happy hour. Snacks go half-priced, so you can chow on items like $3.50 deep-fried cheese curds, $2 pepperoni sticks, $2 maple baked beans, and wash it down with a $4 can of Old-Style Pilsner. Go Canada!

Six Acres

Vancouver Happy Hour Six Acres

Happy Hour: 11:30am-6:00pm, daily

203 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 488-0110

Offering one of the longest happy hours in town, Six Acres serves craft beers and comfort food in the heart of Gastown. Wander through for daily drink specials and feature appies, and maybe stay for an hour (or six)!


Vancouver Happy Hour Boulevard

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, daily

845 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 642-2900

$5 beers, highballs and $6 cocktails, plus a whole host of small plates to drool over. Boulevard’s chic and upscale interior invites you to indulge in a Vancouver happy hour in style.

The Flying Pig

Vancouver Happy Hour The Flying Pig

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, Mon-Fri. 4:00-6:00pm, weekends

102 Water St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 559-7968

With mussels, macaroni, beef carpaccio, poutine, and crispy salmon cakes – it’s hard to know where to start! Perfect for a group with a mixture of cravings!

Market by Jean-Georges

Vancouver Happy Hour Vancouver Market

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm + 9:00-close, daily

1115 Alberni St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 695-1115

The two happy hours at Market by Jean-Georges offer a great chance to try out a high-end restaurant at lower prices. Favourites include $8 cocktails, steelhead sashimi and black truffle kennebec frites.

La Mezcaleria

Vancouver Happy Hour La Mezcaleria

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, Tue-Sun

1622 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC
(604) 559-8226

La Mezcaleria offers a short, yet delicious, happy hour menu with Ceviche and Queso Fundito. But with molten cheese on the menu, how many more options do you really need? You’ll find generous portions and $5 drinks at their Gastown location.

Tacofino Gastown

Vancouver Happy Hour Tacofino Gastown

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, daily

15 W Cordova St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 899-7907

In the bright and casual Tacofino Gastown, happy hour means $6 chicken wings, $8 salmon ceviche and $8 coconut mint margaritas. Stay for 1 … or 10!

Hapa Izakaya – Coal Harbour

Vancouver Happy Hour Hapa Izakaya

Happy Hour: 3:00-5:00pm, Mon-Fri

909 W Cordova St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 420-4272

Draft beers $4, small plates $3.50-6.50 – Hapa Izakaya’s ‘Hapa Hour’ is about as low as things go! The beef tataki and Ika are staples for the table.


Vancouver Happy Hour L'Abattoir

Happy Hour: 5:30-6:30pm, daily

217 Carrall St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 568-1701

There’s only one hour at L’Abattoir for half-priced small plates, $6 wine and $7 cocktail specials, but it’s a challenge with great reward. Happy hour is an economical way to try out this iconic Gastown restaurant and soak up the atmosphere at the stylish bar.

Joe Fortes

Vancouver Happy Hour Joe Fortes

Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00pm, daily

777 Thurlow St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 669-1940

With $5 drinks and a crowd-pleasing seafood spread; Joe Fortes’ happy hour is a classic choice for West Coast fare. A word of warning – Joe Fortes’ rooftop garden is well-documented in travel guides, so you’ll be competing with tourists for a table!


Vancouver Happy Hour Gotham

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm, Mon-Fri

615 Seymour St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 605-8282

Stepping inside Gotham, it’s easy to forget what time of day it is – a dangerous sensation at happy hour! Sink into the dark, romantic interior, order $8 cocktails, $1.75 oysters, and $4.50 prime-beef sliders for a taste of luxury at much lower prices.

Gyoza Bar

Vancouver Happy Hour Gyoza Bar

Happy Hour: 3:00-6:00pm Mon-Sat

622 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC
(604) 336-5563

The headliner at happy hour is $10 for a hot skillet of Gyoza Bar’s famous gyoza and a glass of cold beer. Once you’ve whet your appetite, order the chicken wings and finish off this Vancouver happy hour with the mochi ice cream!

Joyce Chua and Cecilia Ryan

About Joyce Chua and Cecilia Ryan

Joyce Chua believes food is the perfect friend - always comforting, never judging, fully inspiring, and happy to be shared. She's thrilled to combine her passion for food and people through Vancouver Foodie Tours. Cecilia Ryan is a keen traveler, writer, and photographer, wishing to explore new cultures and countries with her stomach leading the way.

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