18 Best Happy Hour Patios in Vancouver for 2018

Hidden Gems Vancouver’s Best Happy Hour Patios

With the sun blazing and t-shirts in full-time rotation, there’s no better place to spend an afternoon than on a patio. Add a happy hour to the mix and you’ve got yourself an ideal way to unwind. Not sure where to go for the best patio happy hours in Vancouver? Not to worry. I’ve got you covered with my handpicked list of Vancouver happy hours with patios.

Happy Hour: For Seafood Lovers

Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House

A Downtown institution, Joe Fortes opens up its rooftop patio in the summer for regular and happy hour guests. Don’t miss the fresh $1 oysters, mini lobster and shrimp rolls, and prawn cocktail at this legendary seafood restaurant.

Date/time: Every day, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Select beers ($5), highballs ($5), red or white wine ($7.50),

Food: Fresh oysters, fries, and various seafood-focused share plates ($1-$14.95)

For more details, see Joe Fortes’ happy hour menu.

Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio

Serving up sustainable seafood and picturesque waterfront views, Ancora is the place to be along the Seawall. Stay awhile on their spacious patio for cocktail hour, featuring Japanese-Peruvian-inspired bites like sablefish croquettes, albacore tuna sashimi, and fresh oysters with spicy ponzu.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Drinks: Select beers ($6.50), feature cocktails ($8), wine ($8)

Food: Fresh oysters, sushi, and other small bites ($2-$10)

For more details, see Ancora’s happy hour menu.


Happy Hour: For a Tour of Europe


Jules Bistro

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A charming French bistro in historic Gastown, Jules has a lovely shaded patio and to-die-for happy hour. Sip on $5 glasses of wine and indulge in generous $8.50 share plates like steamed mussels, a charcuterie platter, and artichoke croquettes.

Date/time: Every day, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Drinks: Featured wines ($5 per glass or $25 per bottle)

Food: Assorted share plates and appetizers ($8.50 each)

For more details, see Jules’ happy hour menu.

The Greek By Anatoli

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We already told you about The Greek’s souvlaki platter and their charming patio. But did you know The Greek by Anatoli also has a killer happy hour? Pop in on a weekday to perk up your afternoon with a shot of Ouzo and, of course, some amazing Greek eats like calamari, pork souvlaki, and spanakopita.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Drinks: 12oz lager ($4), Ouzo shot ($4), vodka soda ($4), select wines ($6)

Food: Classic Greek appetizers and share plates ($4-$6)

For more details, see The Greek’s happy hour menu.
Forkhill House

Located in an iconic heritage house in Coal Harbour, Forkhill House Irish Bistro has a homey deck patio overlooking the Downtown skyline. Stop in during happy hour for $5 drinks and delicious bites like their Scotch egg, duck flatbread, and steamed mussels with chorizo.

Date/time: Every day, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Draught beers ($5), highballs and Gaelic punch ($5), house wine ($5)

Food: Small bites and share plates ($3-$12)

For more details, see Forkhill House’s happy hour menu.


Happy Hour: For Cocktails and Other Libations


The Wine Bar

Adjacent to its sister restaurant, Provence Marinaside, The Wine Bar indulges thirsty happy hour goers with a long list of wine, beer, and cider. You can’t go wrong with a $5 glass of prosecco on their patio by the Seawall.

Date/time: Every day, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Drinks: Draft beer and cider ($5), extensive selection of red, white, rose, and sparkling wines ($5-$9 per glass)

Food: None

For more details, see The Wine Bar’s happy hour menu.

The Keefer Bar

A moody Chinatown cocktail lounge, The Keefer Bar has an intimate patio perfect for scorching summer days. Catch their happy hour to enjoy anything from their weeknight drink special list, as well as 50% select food items when you order a drink.

Date/time: Sunday to Friday, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Drinks: Select beers ($5), Aperol Spritz ($8), select whiskies ($5), select cocktails ($5 or $8), Jack Me Up Shots ($16 for 4), select red and white wine ($9)

Food: 50% off select items with the purchase of a drink (not valid for parties of 10 or more)

For more details, see The Keefer Bar’s happy hour menu.

The Narrow Lounge

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Though dark and ambient on the inside, The Narrow Lounge boasts a bright and colourful patio perfect for an after-work drink (or two). During happy hour, this East Van hidden gem serves up $7.50 cocktails and cheap hand-held bites like mini hot dogs, flat breads, and a house-made veggie burger.

Date/time: Every day, 5:00 pm-7:00 pm

Drinks: Feature beer ($4), 1oz well drinks ($4), 2oz cocktails ($7.50), house wine ($4)

Food: Small bites, share plates, and burgers ($2-$10)

For more details, see The Narrow Lounge’s happy hour menu.

The Whip Restaurant & Gallery

Part art gallery, part restaurant, The Whip offers a relaxed spot in Mount Pleasant for a drink. Stop by their patio during happy hour to soak in some sun and sip on a $5 beer, highball, or wine.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Select draught beer ($5), 1oz well highballs ($5), house red or white wine ($5)

Food: None

For more details, see The Whip’s happy hour menu.

Happy Hour: For a Mexican Fiesta

Las Margaritas

A long-time Mexican favourite in Kits, Las Margaritas celebrates Fiesta Hour with an impressive list of drink specials and cheap but tasty bites. Pair a slushy margarita with some $5 chipotle wings, taquitos, or guac and call it a day on their popular patio.

Date/time: Monday to Thursday, 2:30 pm-5:30 pm

Drinks: Draught craft beer ($1 off), beer pitchers ($15.95-$16.95), bucket of five Coronas ($24.00), highballs ($4), sangria ($4.50), margaritas ($4.75/$6 for a glass or $23.75 for a pitcher)

Food: Mexican bites and snacks ($5-$7.50)

For more details, see Las Margaritas’ happy hour menu.



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A relative newcomer to Yaletown, Fayuca has a palm-tree-lined patio fit for their late afternoon happy hour. This Mexican restaurant’s “Hora Feliz” features $5 beer, $6.50 wines, and $7.50 cocktails, as well as a small selection of bites to whet your appetite before dinner.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Draught beer ($5), house wines ($6.50), featured cocktails ($7.50)

Food: Appetizers and share plates ($7-$9)

For more details, see Fayuca’s happy hour menu.


Happy Hour: For an Escape From City Life


Adesso Bistro

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Hidden away in a West End neighbourhood, Adesso Bistro boasts a lush courtyard patio outfitted with greenery, string lights, and white tablecloths. While they don’t advertise it on their website, this Italian gem has a happy hour featuring refreshing cocktails, wines, and ever-changing food specials like cheese and charcuterie, beef tataki, and fried chicken.

Date/time: Tuesday to Sunday, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm

Drinks: Beer ($4), cocktails ($7-$8), wine and bubbles ($6)

Food: Various share plates and larger dishes ($5-$16)


The Blind Sparrow
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In the heart of Vancouver’s West End, The Blind Sparrow is a craft beer haven worth retreating to. Like a slice of paradise in the city, their inviting patio offers a great spot to bask in the sun during happy hour. Don’t miss their buttermilk fried chicken for $8 or their intriguing avocado and beet fries for $10. They also have 12 rotating beers on tap, which sometimes features one of our favourites – Yellow Dog’s Play Dead IPA.


Date/time: Every day, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Beer ($5), wine ($6)

Food: Tacos, fried chicken, and other share plates ($3-$10) 

For more details, see The Blind Sparrow’s happy hour menu.

Gotham Steakhouse

Gotham Steakhouse’s weekday Social Hour gives you an excuse to sneak out of work early. Retreat to their hidden, greenery-filled patio, where you can indulge in a bottle of bubbly at 40% off and snack on some scrumptious bites like prime rib beef sliders and shrimp cocktail.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Local draught beers ($6), well highballs ($6.50), feature cocktails ($8), featured wine $9, sparkling wine and champagne (40% off)

Food: Fresh oysters and small plates ($3-$12.75)

For more details, see Gotham’s happy hour menu.
Brix & Mortar

Located in a stunning heritage building with old-world charm, Brix & Mortar has two beautiful patios for dining al fresco. Their weekday happy hour offers an ideal way to unwind after work – with a classic cocktail and tasty bites like beef tartare, steamed mussels, and crispy pork belly.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Drinks: Craft draught beer ($5), 2oz cocktails and highballs ($6), wine ($5 a glass or 30% any bottle)

Food: Various share plates ($8)

For more details, see Brix’s happy hour menu.
The Ellis

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An elevated gastropub near Kits beach, The Ellis has a bright 20-seat patio away from the bustle of some of Kitsilano’s main drags. Their small but satisfying happy hour menu isn’t advertised on their website, but features drinks under $6 and classic pub bites like poutine and warm artichoke dip.

Date/time: Friday to Sunday, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday, 10:00 pm-late

Drinks: Feature beer ($4), bourbon, tequila, or gin sours ($5.50), Jameson shot ($5), house red or white wine ($5.50),

Food: Wedges ($6), yam chips ($6), poutine ($8), warm artichoke dip ($9.50)


Happy Hour: For Something Different


Mamie Taylor’s

When you’re not at Mamie Taylor’s for their Mac & Cheese, you should stop by during happy hour for a cocktail and a snack. Snag a seat on their small patio and try their ham hock tater tots, fried green tomato sliders, or wings with chili honey sauce.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 pm-5:00pm

Drinks: Beer ($4.50-$5), Mamie Taylor cocktail ($7), wine ($6),

Food: Various small plates ($4-$5)

For more details, see Mamie Taylor’s happy hour menu.
The Naam

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Vegetarians (and veggie lovers), the Naam’s happy hour is for you. This vegetarian eatery is already one of our favourites because of their sesame fries and special breakfast, but another reason we love them is their garden-like patio. It’s a tranquil space to escape the city for happy hour and dive into a veggie burger and beer for only $10.50 – or a taco for $3.

Date/time: Monday to Friday, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm (excluding holidays)

Drinks: Draught beer ($3), house red or white wine ($5)

Food: Small bites, burger and beer special, or an ice cream sandwich ($3-$10.50)

For more details, see The Naam’s happy hour menu.

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