Richmond has more than its fair share of happy hours, those off-peak drink and dine deals that are aimed at savvy locals and visitors who love to fuel-up while enjoying a bargain or two. Check out a few of our favourites below. And don’t forget that happy hour deals and times are subject to change. Bon appétit!
75 WEST COAST GRILL
Where: 7571 Westminster Highway
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm daily
What: This popular bar and restaurant in the city centre’s Vancouver Airport Marriott Hotel has an inviting happy hour to tackle all your mid-afternoon hunger pangs. Consider sharing some nachos, wings, calamari or edamame or dive straight into the highly addictive fried Brussels sprouts, prepared with truffle oil, Asiago and Parmesan. Drinks-wise, you’ll find $6 highballs and wine deals plus specially priced craft beers from Richmond’s beloved Britannia Brewing.
CAVU KITCHEN BAR
Where: 5911 Minoru Boulevard
When: 4:30pm – 6:00pm & 9:00pm – 10:00pm daily
What: The lounge-like corner resto-bar at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel serves-up several happy hour food deals in the $5 to $12 range. Tempting options include wings, mussels and shrimp potstickers, but be sure to add a side of delicious spiced popcorn, served with green onion and sesame coconut crumble. $7 B.C. tap beers and specially priced Okanagan Valley wine specials add to the lip-smacking appeal here.
The Happy Hour chicken basket from CAVU. | Photo: John Lee
Where: 110 – 8500 Alexandra Road
When: From 9:00pm daily
What: Happy hour is in the evening at this popular Japanese restaurant on Alexandra Road (aka Eat Street). There’s a huge array of sushi and sashimi options, plus shareable appetizer plates ranging from miso soup to spring rolls and from salmon teriyaki to chicken karaage. Almost everything is priced under $5 so it’s easy to combine your favourite staples with a few more adventurous options (we love the chopped scallop cones here). Deep-fried banana with ice cream is the perfect dessert, while Matsuyama’s beverage specials include $5 highballs.
Where: 5031 Steveston Highway
When: 3:00pm – 5:00pm daily
What: This family-owned Irish resto-bar has a friendly neighbourhood pub vibe but a menu that goes far beyond standard pub fare. Tuck yourself into a warm corner with your buddies and explore some delicious options. All of O’Hare’s Share Plates are reduced by 25 percent during happy hour, and you’ll have 10 dishes to choose from, ranging from poutine to dry ribs and from chicken lettuce wraps to a ‘mug of prawns’ served with a piquant vodka cocktail sauce. Wine and beer specials add to the mix, including 20 or so draft craft beers mostly from B.C.
FUGGLES & WARLOCK
Where: 103 – 11220 Horseshoe Way
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday – Thursday
What: One of the Lower Mainland’s best craft beer producers also has a highly inviting tasting bar loved by in-the-know ale nuts. Libation-wise, all tap beers are brilliantly priced at $5 during happy hour here (we especially love the refreshing Pixel Pils and the fruity Last Mango wit bier). If you’re smart, you’ll also time your visit to take advantage of the Brewers Lunch Combo deal. Served between noon and 3:00pm every day, $13.50 buys you a half panini sandwich, a bag of chips and a draft beer. And, once you’re done, you can dive into the happy hour drinks deals that commence at 3:00pm (Monday to Thursday only).
THE STORY CAFE
Where: 2800 Sexsmith Road
When: 3:00pm – 5:00pm daily
What: One of the most popular new eateries to open in Richmond in recent years, this super-welcoming spot feels like the perfect fusion of diner and neighbourhood pub. If you haven’t checked out their highly popular brunch yet, why not give their afternoon happy hour a try? There’s a full page of tempting options to consider, including everything from wings to steak bites and from crab cakes to a shareable charcuterie plate. Whatever you go for, be sure to add a side of their amazing truffle fries. And to keep things lively, all drinks are reduced by 20 percent during happy hour here.
EMBER INDIAN KITCHEN
Where: 135 – 6168 London Road
When: 2:30pm – 5:30pm Monday – Friday
What: One of Metro Vancouver’s most popular Indian restaurants, Ember has been wowing spice fans for years at its spacious London Landing location. If you haven’t yet discovered their brilliant blend of classic Indian dishes and fusion approaches that include African influences and even fish and chips, happy hour is the perfect time to give them a try. Gather some friends and dive into $7 share plates of samosas, pakoras, kebabs and––our favourite––fries served with a side of butter sauce. There are also $6 drinks specials, including wine, beer and more.
FREE BIRD TABLE & BAR
Where: 5991 Alderbridge Way
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm daily
What: The city centre’s Executive House Hotel introduced its new restaurant a couple of years back, and it’s quickly gained a following among those looking for a comfortable lounge-bar and a friendly place to drink and dine. Since it’s a hotel, dining is available from breakfast to dinner here, but the mid-afternoon happy hour is perfect for a chatty gathering over specially priced dishes such as chicken sliders and buck-a-shuck oysters. There’s also an ever-changing array of drinks specials to consider; ask your server for the day’s happy hour specials when you arrive.
MONKEY 9 BREWING
Where: 180 – 14200 Entertainment Boulevard
When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm Monday – Friday
What: This popular Richmond brewpub pours great house-made beers, such as their Malty Papa Bitter and Primate Pale Ale. But if beer tastes better to you when you’re saving money, drop by for happy hour, where you’ll find 16-ounce sleeves for $4 and 20-ounce pints for $5. There are also $5-to-$6 wine specials plus several $6 cocktail deals. Food-wise, there are eight dish deals to choose from and almost all are priced at or below $10. Options include perogies, cheeseburgers and popcorn shrimp, but we especially love the pulled pork sliders.
GYU-KAKU JAPANESE BBQ
Where: #120 – 7971 Alderbridge Way
When: All day Monday; 11:30am – 6:00pm Tuesday – Sunday
What: This popular Asian barbecue joint hosts one of the best happy hours in the city, with dozens of special prices on many of its standard menu items. Consider filling your table with an array of small plates to share and you’ll have a cornucopia of options to choose from, including calamari, chilli dumplings, pork gyoza and black pepper wings, mostly reduced by a dollar or two off the regular prices. Larger happy hour dishes are also available, ranging from rice bowls to hearty salads––plus a special happy hour ice cream option to finish.
Last Updated on November 5, 2022 by Tourism Richmond