Who doesn’t like eating more for less? Happy Hour is a great way to snack and sip for cheap. So gather your friends and grab a drink after work, with 8 great spots to enjoy happy hour at.
888 Nelson, Vancouver, BC
(778) 379-6607 or honolulucoffee.com
Honolulu Cafe on Nelson Street in Downtown is the only one with its very own beer garden. Even the ones in Honolulu, Hawaii can’t make such a claim. And with its late summer launching, the beer garden started with a happy hour menu of drinks and small bites, bringing drinkers and diners a taste of the tropics. Coconut and pineapple flavoured beers are ideal with edamame and coconut hummus or tropical fruit flavoured meatballs and sliders.
Atlas Steak + Fish
4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC
(604) 453-0776 or atlassteakandfish.com
Located within the Grand Villa Casino, Atlas is a great spot for seafood and steak. But come for their Chef’s Happy Hour and get $6 glasses of wine, $6 pints of beer, and $8 cocktail specials. For food, take advantage of buck-a-shuck and $4 small plates that are well worth the price. Prime rib sliders, a scallop and tiger prawn combo, hand roll meatballs, and complimentary house-made chips to enjoy with it all.
Homer St. Cafe
98 Homer St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 428-4299 or homerstreetcafebar.com
Stop by Homer St. Cafe from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm or 9:30pm to close, for a larger than most specials menu. $5 beers and high balls, $6 wine in any colour, or with bubbles. And if you don’t see what you like, simply save $2 on any of their cocktails. For food, enjoy sharable servings of their popular items that you might not want to try at regular price. Like their rotisserie potato poutine, maple butter pork belly, smoked cheddar croquettes, or duck liver parfait. Prices vary from $4-12.
1133 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
(604) 872-8050 or tojos.com
Tojo’s is a Vancouver institution, serving West Coast seafood with Japanese influences. Pulling from traditions and serving up history, Tojo’s has launched their Cocktail Hour menu earlier this year. It includes crunchy and salty snacks that perfectly pair with their Japanese whiskey and sake cocktails. Seasonal pickles, lotus root chips, and Japanese egg omelettes with fish roe are on special from Thursday to Saturday, 4-6 pm.
Match Eatery & Public House
350 Gifford St, New Westminster, BC
(604) 777-8008 or matchpub.com
Match, the Casino property, sports bar, and party central has a $4 food and $5 drink happy hour menu. They are available daily from 3-6 pm, and again 9pm to close. Besides $4 sliders and tacos with a handful of house made chips, you can get $4 dirty fries and a $5 pint on the side. Open till late with plenty of screens to catch any game on, the chained sport bar located in New Westminster’s Starlight Casino, also has individual bar and party rooms to rent.
55 Dunlevy Ave, Vancouver, BC
(604) 699-1989 or belgardkitchen.com
Railway town’s winery, brewery, and rustic restaurant, Belgard Kitchen serves up a “Happy Afternoon” menu from Monday to Thursday 3-6pm. $6 for their house red or white, or $5 for their feature pint, well paired with $8-9 platters and boards to compliment and pick though. Not just ham and cheese, but fully thought out dishes like a mushroom and bacon pate, beet and cucumber hummus, or an heirloom caprese mini pizza.
The Greek by Anatoli Yaletown
1043 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 979-0700 or thegreekbyanatoli.com
Every day from 2 pm – 6 pm, and 9 pm – close Sunday to Thursday, The Greek is pouring out $4 – 6 pints, high balls, and even shots! They also have wine specials by the bottle, and plenty of Greek flavours to nibble on in between. $4 humous and spanakopita, $6 calamari and keftedes, and $7 souvlaki and gyros.
Cinema Public House
901 Granville St, Vancouver, BC
(604) 694-0202 or donnellygroup.ca/cinema/
Not strictly happy hour, but with a cost saving menu available any time of day, Cinema is worth mentioning on this list. Not only do they serve up regular drink specials, but their new food menu includes $6-8 share style tapas plates, with not your average bar flare. Caramelized onion mini perogies, queso dip and cheese, and deep friend mozzarella sticks. Plus healthier options like charred shisho peppers and blistered snap pea.
Featured Photo by Harps Joseph