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13 Jun

Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: 25 of the Best Places to Find Happy Hour in Gastown


The following article was submitted by the Gastown BIA.

Gastown has it all. History, modern fashion, current trends, good art, exceptional food and lots of coffee. It also has enough Happy Hours to fill the face of a clock, twice over.

We’ve found the best places to sit, sip, and savor delicious drinks and to munch on good food, during Happy Hour in Gastown.

We start with Bambudda – Hong Kong Style elevated cuisine with Happy Hour at the bar Tuesday-Sunday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm – Half price small plates and $7 classic cocktails.

Jules French Bistro offers a generous 30% off their wine list during 2.30pm to 5.30pm each day.

At L’abbatoir each day from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm, it’s first come first served at the bar, with half-priced appetizers, daily red and white wines for $6, beer for $5, and cocktail specials for $7.

Vegetarian and vegan centered Meet Restaurant has a sweet Happy Hour from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and 10:00pm to close with $4 sleeves of Phillips Lager and
$5 Groovy Gravy Fries or Corn Fritters.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria – Vancouver’s first VPN Certified Neapolitan Pizzeria offers half price draught beer and half price Margherita pizza from 3:00pm to 5:00pm each day.

The recently opened Ono Raw Bar offers very fresh sushi, sashmi and rolls. Happy Hour is 3:00pm to 6:00pm with sake, wine and beer specials along with delicious bites including Karaage ‘Teba’, Tuna Poke and Spicy Pork Lettuce Wraps.


Southern Styled BBQ joint, Peckinpah offers Happy Hour 3:00pm to 6:00pm with $5 Draft Beer, $4 Mystery Cans, $4.50 Thick Cut 1/4 lb House Made Bacon Skewer and $7 Ocean Wise Cornmeal Battered Oysters.

The Gastown institution that is Pourhouse – one of the best places in the neighbourhood to get well made drinks and food, has a Happy Hour every weekday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm with Snacks priced from $5 to $8 that include Grilled Asparagus + Fried Egg,  Oysters Rockefeller, Pourhouse Hot Dog and $4 Aperitivo and $8 Cocktails.

The Revel Room has a “Sour Hour” Tuesday through Saturday afternoons from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, $6 sours, $5 craft beers and $9 tipsy pour (9oz) wines.

Come for “Low Tide” at Rodney’s Oyster Bar Monday through Saturday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm for cheap oysters, mussels, clams, garlic shrimp and Haida Gwaii Candy.

Six Acres offers cheap drinks and appies – Happy Hour goes from 11:30am to 6:00pm!

The Diamond is a Gastown gem – Sushi and unique cocktails – Happy Hour goes til 7:30pm.


Tacofino switches it up every day with a rotating Happy Hour menu from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

There’s an excellent “Appy Hour” at The Flying Pig available everyday between 4:00pm and 6:00pm, with such tasty numbers as their Siracha BBQ Chicken Drumstick, Beef Carpaccio and Truffled Jumbo Macaroni.

And at the other Pig in Gastown, The Greedy Pig Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm and includes $4 single high balls, $6 doubles, $4 sleeves, $5 pints and $15 pitchers of draft beer. They also have house red and white wines for $5 with a $4 to $7 appetizer menu to choose from.

“Fun for all the family” Happy Hour at The Irish Heather allows kids to eat free from lunch until 7:00pm (One child per adult).

With discounted Tipples, Beer Taps and Wine on the board, Tuc Craft Kitchen’s Happy Hour is short but sweet, going from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Clough Club has its Cocktail Happy Hour – $7 Select Classic Cocktails, $4 Jameson and $4 Highballs, $5 Hot Dogs and $4 Fernet Branca – free bar snacks included, Monday to Friday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and 12:00am to 1:00am Sunday to Thursday.


At The Lamplighter you’ll find Happy Hour from Monday to Friday, 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Try their Best Boudin Balls and Bourbon Bacon Popcorn.

The Portside Pub’s Happy Hour is from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and includes a $6 Appie menu, featuring their delicious Lobster Roll and many other nibbles Stop by after work and pair one of these tasty treats with any of their 22 local craft beers on special for $5!

Everyday of the week until 2.30pm Steamworks is offering a Happy Hour Lunch where beer costs less than pop – a cylinder of Kolsch for $2.50.

Both The Blarney Stone and The Cambie Pub offer All Day Happy Hour drink specials.

The Charles Bar at the Woodward’s Building has a Happy Hour Monday to Friday from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Wings are $8.95; Domestic Draft is $4.00; House Red or White is $4.00; and Well Highballs are $3.00!

Chill Winston has an incredible patio, certainly Gastown’s  biggest and arguably the best. Their delightful Happy Hour is from 3:00pm to 6:00pm every day of the week and includes a specialty rotating cocktail – their Bourbon Peach Tea is very good. They also have a Chill Winston beer and small plates that include, Crispy Drumsticks, Spicy Meatballs and Olives. Most items are $6 or less.

So get out there and get happy in Gastown!

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