Long time no snack, Brewhoundies. I hope you’re all happily hiking, camping, swimming, biking, walking, running, eating, drinking, staying inside, playing Fortnite, and having the best summer, with just enough weddings to make you forget that drinks actually cost money (a truly foreign concept when you’re as popular as I am). I’m writing this blog at the edge of a lake where I drank a beer I stole from my sister, to prove this point to no one but the dog.

If your vibes are currently more ~city~ than ~cabin~ I highly recommend you put on something obnoxious and hit up your favourite (or let’s face it, one of my favourite) Vancouver happy hour pronto! Soon summer will be but a twinkle in our father’s eye or whatever that gross saying means – ew, now I get it, forget that. On to some of the best happy hours in Vancouver!

 

1. Shop AND Drink Till You Drop – Vij’s Rangoli

Vijs Rangoli Beer (Vijs Rangoli/Instagram)

Located in the South Granville shopping district, Vij’s Rangoli, the way more chill and cool younger sib to Vij’s, awaits, just waiting to get you drunk. (Or lightly tipsy with mum, whatever.) This hidden gem boasts one of the best and brightest Vancouver happy hour menus in town and a charming curbside patio. Every day from: 3pm-5pm, stop in for $4 sleeves of draft beer, gin and tonics, $5 glasses of wine, and tasty $5 food items: pakoras, MoGo Fries and vegetarian samosas. If you’re out strolling late, these drink specials kick in again at 10pm. And that’s not all – between midnight and 1am, a cheap food menu kicks in to make sure you wake up feeling great and can do it all over again.

 

2. 60 minutes in Heaven! – Catch 122

Catch 122 Cocktail (Catch 122/Facebook)

If you’re looking for a happy hour in downtown Vancouver, Catch 122 has an upscale vibe, some chill Canadian cuisine, and drinks on special Tuesday-Friday between 5pm and 6pm, or as I like to call it, power hour. Sleeves of Red Truck and Blue Buck are on for $4, as are highballs. If 5 o’clock is actually your wine o’clock, glasses of Merlot or Pinot Gris are $6 and if you still can’t let go of those Mad Men feelings – classic cocktails are on for $7.

 

3. $4 Everything! – Toby’s North Shore

tobys northshore beer (Tobys Northshore/Instagram)

If you’re looking for cheap drinks and eats before, after, or instead of that hike, Toby’s North Shore, is a reliable pick. $4 sleeves of house beer, glasses of house wine and highballs are available all day every day with chicken wings and dry ribs coming on special for $7 every day between 3pm and 6pm. The view from the top of that mountain will probably taste a lot better with a stomach full of chicken. Or just skip the hike. The view is just as good from your sporty friend’s Instagram, isn’t it?

 

4. Yarrrr, there be discounts! – The Two Parrots Bar and Grill

Two Parrots Bar and Grill Tacos (brewhound/emilykampman)

Maybe you’re a land pirate, or maybe you’re just an average joe/joelle looking for somewhere to pregame before you go fist pump for a few hours at Caprice on a Saturday night – doesn’t matter, The Two Parrots Bar and Grill have deals for everyone. So park your peg leg on any one of their bar stools any night of the week. Here’s just a sampling of their offerings.

Tuesdays are for Tacos and the Two Parrots has some of the best Taco deals in Vancouver. With the purchase of a drink, veggie tacos are only a buck and meat tacos go for two dubloons.

Thursdays are for wings and you can get them for 39 cents each with a drink purchase. 14 flavours to choose from! Saturday means it’s $16 bucks for a Steak Sandwich, fries or salad and a beer, or if you are hitting the clerrrrbs later, get pumped up their Jagerbomb special (2 for $11 bucks) and say hi to Lil John for me!

Let’s not forget Happy Hour. Every day from 2pm-6pm, treat yourself to $4 Sleeves and $14 pitchers of Original 16.

For more deals from The Two Parrots Bar and Grill, as well as over 600 Vancouver happy hour deals, check us out on the app store! The app is free!

And enjoy summer! As the British say, Keep Calm and Carry on Drinking. Right? That’s all from me. See you next month!