CityMash.com - Sometimes the only thing getting you through a painful work day is the thought of a nice glass of wine, half priced appetizers and complaining to your coworkers at a bar around the corner by 5:10pm.
Ain’t no shame in the happy hour game! Everyone loves a good happy hour. What’s not to love about celebrating the end of the work day with a cheap drink and plate of inexpensive food?
If you’re as big a fan of happy hours as we are, check out these five amazing restaurants that you should head to right after work.
The Flying Pig
The Flying Pig is a go to for happy hour in Vancouver and for good reason. With three locations and a daily happy hour (even on the weekends!) you really can’t go wrong by stopping in for ‘Appy Hour with The Flying Pig. All 10 food items on their happy hour menu are less than $10 so you’re definitely getting a deal. We love the pulled pork sandwiches ($7.25), crispy salmon cakes ($6.50) and who could pass up some classic poutine ($7.50)? Check the chalkboard outside for rotating food and drink specials.
The Belgard Kitchen
And you thought they only did brunch? Wrong! Stop by The Belgard Kitchen from 3:00 – 6:00 PM for Happy Afternoon happy hour! Their happy hour menu is small but you don’t need much when you’re serving up perfection. For just $5 sip a glass of the house red or white or a pint of the daily brew. For some nosh, choose between a pizette, mushroom and bacon plate, or avocado hummus. Pizza, bacon, avocado and hummus? How do they have all of our favourites? We’ll take one of each, please!
La Pentola is a great option if you’re putting in some overtime hours but still crave those happy hour savings when you get off. La Pentola hosts their Happy Hour from 9:00 PM until late – perfect for night owls who don’t get out of the office until way past dinner. Start with a $4 pint or $5 glass of wine. And then pick from their list of $5 appetizers including grilled prawns, meatballs and ricotta on toast.
Gyu Kaku Japanese BBQ
For a Japanese spin and great savings on happy hour, head to Gyu Kaku for their Super Happy Hour. Their menu boasts $2, $3 and $4 specials. You read that right – nothing costs more than $4 at this Super Happy Hour that is definitely deserving of its name. Start off with some edamame and spicy pork for $2 each, followed by $3 dumplings and finish your meal with a $4 pancake ice cream dessert. And don’t forget the drinks! Order up Sapporo for $3 and Sake cocktails for $4.
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For a fancy but still inexpensive take on happy hour, head to Cocktail Hour at Coast. Their happy hour starts with a nice selection of beers, wines, highballs, sangria and caesars for only $5 a glass. Next, dive into their $1.50 feature oysters followed by some appetizers and sushi rolls. The seared albacore tuna roll ($8.95) and crispy calamari ($9.95) are definitely winners in our book.
Yum! We want to try them all. Where will you be heading for some delicious happy hour specials?