There are few remedies for a long day at work that hit home quite like happy hour – that blessed brief window between clocking out and microwaved Amy’s Organic Pizza Bites.
So out of all of the bars and restaurants in Vancouver, how do you decide who makes the cut?
Have no fear. We’ve drank and eaten our way through the city so you don’t have to (you’re very welcome). Our list is comprised of the best overall deals — the happy hours that last more than a couple hours, have the right vibe for post-work drinks, offer delicious eats at the fraction of normal prices, and serve killer libations.
Scroll through to see where you’re sprinting to by the time Monday at the office is over.
Coast’s cocktail hour menu is everything seafood fiends searching for some post-work food and booze should hope for. Stop by this downtown eatery where happy hour runs from 3-6pm seven days a week, offering West Coast classics from signature Japanese-influenced Spicy Ahi Tuna rolls to their hearty Lobster Poutine for 50% off.
Take a trip South of the Border and get a hit of some of the best Creole Southern cooking Vancouver has to offer. Happy hour at both Kitsilano and Coal Harbour locations runs from 3-6 pmand includes 50% off ‘First Bites’, $5 house wines, and buck-a-shuck featured oysters.
This legendary downtown restaurant has always been packed with cheerful crowds, and at this point it’s no secret that pretty much everything at Joe Fortes is the best — brunch, beef carpaccio, the patio, you name it.
And happy hour at the chophouse spot is no exception, with insane deals on food and drinks running every day from 4-6pm. Highballs and Peller Estates wines are $5 and you can score snacks like dollar oysters and Joe’s shrimp ceviche at the bar.
The Butcher & Bullock
Three dollars will get you your choice of any highball, craft beer, or house wine, and five more dollars will get you an 18 oz. European beer.
Beer lovers, rejoice — draft beer sleeves from the extensive list are only $4 on weekdays from 3-6pm. So ditch work early (we promise we won’t tell) and indulge in a few brews.
Pair the chain’s $5 greatest hits like the Ebi Maya Tempura Prawns with $5 wine and $4 draught beer.
The Flying Pig
This happy hour will have you running when the 5 o’clock whistle blows. Seven days a week from 4-6pm, all locations have $5 house wines, lagers, and $5-6 appies. Highlights? Make sure you try the steamed clams and shortrib croquettes.