Five jazzy happy hour spots in Metro Vancouver

Get the biggest bang for your beveraging buck at these five restaurants

Get the biggest bang for your beveraging buck at these five restaurants


Happy hour at Yew Seafood + Bar is catering to those looking for late night snacks and cocktails. For seven days a week from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. the “reverse happy hour” features five new cocktails for $10 to pair with five new dishes also for $10 a plate.


For those diners who just want to chow down on steak and potatoes during happy hour, Nomad is the place to be. The restaurant, on Main Street, offers a slew of comfort dishes from slow cooked pork on ciabatta bread to house-cured duck pastrami served daily from 10 p.m. to close and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.


Pidgin, which features a regular menu of charred octopus and smoked taramasalata is putting the surprise back in dining. It features daily specials with a handful of drink selections from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and again from 10:30 till closing.


Located in the heart of Richmond’s Steveston Fisherman’s Wharf, Tapenade Bistro’s happy hour is a spin-off of their regular full menu, with lots of seafood options, and beers and wines at $5 offered daily from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


To get the most bang for your buck, the Opus Bar in Yaletown offers a happy hour special from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a choice of six items for $5 each. The menu features small plates of grilled prawn skewers and fried artichokes and serves up shared plates of spicy meatballs and Parmesan soufflé.