5 Vancouver Happy Hours to try this January
There are few things more satisfying than enjoying some good company and a well-deserved drink after a long day at work, especially during Vancouver’s gloomy winter months. That’s where Happy Hour comes in, and there’s no shortage of great after-work drink and food specials around Vancouver. There’s even a range of late-night options for those occasions when Happy Hour stretches into the night. Here are five of our recent favourites:
Hello Goodbye Bar 1120 Hamilton Street
Hidden down a dim stairway behind an unmarked door in Yaletown, Hello Goodbye bar is a hidden gem in one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods. Open late and featuring live entertainment and a selection of delicious cocktails, Hello Goodbye is the perfect basement lounge to escape dreary winter evenings. If you’re starting early, this lounge offers Happy Hour specials on beer, wine, and cocktails Wednesday through Friday from 6pm to 9pm. They also have a Thursday Midnight Run from 11pm to 2am featuring $100 bottles of Veuve.
La Pentola350 Davie Street
Recently refreshed and located inside Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, La Pentola is worth checking out. This restaurant serves classic Italian dishes and has a daily late-night Happy Hour featuring $6 Negroni, $5 wine, $4 craft beer, and $5 bites. After a few drinks, you won’t be able to resist a photo op in front of this stylish restaurant’s Hamilton Street-facing wall.
Juniper185 Keefer Street
Enjoy beer, cider, wine, cocktails and aperitifs paired with a wood board featuring meat, cheese, or fish at Juniper’s Happy Hour. If you stay past Happy Hour, you’ll enjoy hand-crafted cocktails and delicious fare, including gluten-free and vegan options. This Gastown gem also has late night eats that you won’t find on the regular dinner menu from 10pm to close.
Bin 941 Tapas Parlour941 Davie Street
A popular establishment in Davie Village, Bin 941 is a cozy, unassuming restaurant specializing in tapas and unique wines by the glass. When it comes to Happy Hour, Bin 941 does it right with a range of drink specials, including beer, cocktails, wine and snacks daily from 5pm to 6:30pm and late night from 11pm to midnight.
Catch 122 Café Bistro122 West Hastings Street
Catch 122 has earned a reputation as a popular brunch destination, serving brunch fare every day until 4pm. Apart from it’s delicious brunch options, this Gastown restaurant also has a mouthwatering dinner menu and a well-rounded list of Happy Hour specials, offered daily from 4pm to 6pm. Specials include beer, highballs, wine, cocktails and snacks, like fried chicken and mussels.