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Top Five Happy Hours in Vancouver

July 24, 2023 |
Wendy Underwood
Homer Street Cafe and Bar

“Happy Hour” in Vancouver is not just an opportunity to score bargain beverages — it’s also a great time to visit a local restaurant and try some discounted dishes, from appies to entrees and desserts. Most Happy Hours run on weekdays, early in the evening (often from 3 pm to around 5 or 6 pm), and then later at night (from 9 pm to close). Here are five of our favourite places that offer the happiest of hours, with special preference given to those strolling distance from The Burrard, or even right on site!

Burgoo Bistro

Burgoo Bistro – 1100 Burrard Street (in the hotel)
Not only does Burgoo boast an excellent happy hour menu from 3pm – 6pm each day with 20% off all starters and $6.50 drinks, they’ve also introduced a brand new “Fun and Frugal” menu filled with $5 options! Available from 3 pm to close, you can grab a seat on the patio and enjoy a $5 glass of wine or beer while you tuck into snacks like mini-corn dogs, pizza pretzels, and chips and dip.

Homer Street Cafe and Bar

Homer St. Cafe – 898 Homer Street (Yaletown)
Over at the French brasserie-style Homer St. Cafe, they’re not dumbing things down just because it’s happy hour. Along with $7 wine and bubbles and $5 beer, you get to choose from a menu of items such as chicken fried oyster mushrooms ($16), salt and pepper chicken wings ($12), and Manilla clams ($18). Available daily between 2:30 and 5:30 pm.

Provence Marinaside, Vancouver

Provence Marinaside – 1177 Marinaside Crescent (Yaletown)
With a location that overlooks False Creek, Provence is always a great choice for an afternoon tipple. But during happy hour, it’s even more of a no-brainer! From 3 pm to 5 pm each day, sip on lovely BC wines from $8/glass, or beer, cider or a cocktail (from $7), and nibble on tapenade with house-made crostini ($8), avocado with baby shrimp ($8) and escargot Provençal ($15).

The Three Brits, Vancouver

The Three Brits Public House – 1780 Davie Street (West End)
Sitting right at the corner of Davie and Denman streets with a prime view of English Bay, the Three Brits is a great place to toast the end of the day. Their happy hour runs 3 pm – 6 pm, Monday through Friday, with beers starting at $5.50, and classic cocktails for just $10. Snack on pork steamed buns ($3 each) or their rosemary fries ($9), or make it an early dinner with a $15 burger.

Como Taperia, Vancouver

Como Taperia – 201 East 7th Ave (Mt Pleasant)
Not within walking distance, but definitely worth the effort is Como Taperia, a spot in the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood that will immediately transport you to Spain! From 4 pm – 5 pm each day, you can start your evening right with drink specials like fino sherry ($8), vermouth ($8) or beer ($6), as well 25% off all food. But enjoy your drinks at the bar and you’ll also be treated to little free tapas – just like in Spain!

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Photo Credits:
Feature Photo of Homer Street Café and Bar: the Homer Street Café and Bar website

Fun and Frugal menu at Burgoo Bistro: Burgoo Bistro Instagram account
Cocktail at Homer Street Café and Bar: the Homer Street Café and Bar Instagram account
Provence Marinaside sandwich board: Provence Marinaside Instagram account
Exterior of Three Brits: Three Brits Facebook page
Tapas at Como Taperia: The Flying Pig website