Dining out can get expensive, and the lull between lunch and dinner can be long and painful.That’s where happy hour comes in - nothing beats a solid meal at an awesome price. Here are six our favorite unique happy hour spots:
Happy hour doesn’t have to solely consist of pub grub, but in the case of MeeT in Gastown, they put an inventive twist on it. From 3pm to 5pm every day, they have groovy gravy friends and corn fritters for $5, and $4 sleeves of Philips Lager. Stop by for a quick bite to tide you over till dinner, or stay for a full meal! Everything on their menu is entirely plant based. Meat eaters don’t fret; veggie and meat eating diners have often praised that their burgers are best they’ve ever eaten.
Long day at work, and looking for a spot to tac-o bout? Tacofino is the place to be. From 3pm to 6pm daily, their Gastown Taco Bar has items like $5 draft beers, and red and white wines, 2 for $10 tacos, $6 taquitos among a ton of other items. Looking to trek to Yaletown instead? Don’t worry, Tacofino’s Yaletown Burrito Bar has got you covered! Their menu may be a little different, but you’ll find their mouth-watering nachos on both menus!
From 3pm to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, Gyoza Bar’s happy hour consists of items like $4.50 highballs and draught beer. For $10, you’ll get perfectly cooked gyozas and a cold beer – could there be a better combination? Throw in a piping hot bowl of ramen and you have an ideal Raincouver meal.
Want to go for some ‘za? Pizza culture is taking the world by storm and it looks like it’s not slowing down. The Parlour in Yaletown is the ultimate joint with a wide selection of pizza along with unique share plates as well. Join them for happy hour from 3pm to 6pm daily, for $6 wines, $5 draughts, $5 desserts and more!
Everyday from 4pm to 6pm, The Cascade Room is the place to be. Select cocktails, beers, and house wines are all priced under $6. Starting at $4, items like crispy chicharrón, a sassy molassy burger, and fried green beans have homes on their menu for good reason. Not only do they pair well with an ice cold beer, but they’re also homey, comforting and tasty.
Sometimes, happy hours can leave you feeling unsatisfied due to the small selections. You won’t have that problem at Provence Marinaside, and its neighboring sister restaurant The Wine Bar. The Tappy Hour menu houses over 10 food items, along with a selection of wine on tap, ranging from $4 - $9! Quality food, great company and a gorgeous view guarantee an enjoyable time.
“In the labor numbers, we were reporting about a $300 to $400 difference than what we were getting through Push!”
-Tara Hardie, ZZA Hospitality Group, 16 locations