Best patio happy hours in The Shipyards District

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Happy hour; the proof is in the name! Drink specials for a few dollars off, and tasty bite bargains have the power to put anyone in a better mood. In The Shipyards District however, we’re determined to up the ante, so here are eight of our favourite North Vancouver happy hours that can also be enjoyed from the comfort of a beautiful patio:

 

1. Brown’s Social House in Lower Lonsdale

 

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At Brown’s in Lower Lonsdale, social hour is serious business. From 3-6pm every day, and then again from 9pm to closing, you can wash down food specials like sesame ginger gyoza and fried chicken and pickles with a Long Island Social or one of their other many other boozy offerings. Also, did we mention there’s a wraparound patio?

Social Hour Menu

 

2. Burgoo Bistro 

 

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For all you comfort food lovers out there, check out Burgoo’s patio happy hour from 3-6pm daily. It features a unique shooter and creative cocktail option for each day, in addition to their premium spirit highballs weighing in at only $6. You might want one of their chicken pot pies to soak up specials like that!

Happy Hour Menu

 

3. Cheshire Cheese Restaurant and Bar

 

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For sweeping waterfront views of downtown Vancouver and beyond, look no further than Cheshire Cheese. Located on the second floor of the Lonsdale Quay market, this patio is hard to beat, and with seafood happy hour options like fish tacos and calamari, and beer and wine specials starting at just $4.75, it’s the perfect place to unwind an afternoon away. Happy hour is Sunday-Friday only, from 2-5pm.

Happy Hour Menu

 

4. Green Leaf Brewing

 

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Even though they’re located inside the Lonsdale Quay Market, Greenleaf makes our al fresco happy hour list because their giant patio looks right over the water and is the perfect place to spend a little time while you wait for the Seabus. A 13oz glass of one of their craft beers, kombuchas or ginger ales is only $4.56 on happy hour, and a 20oz pint is just over $6! Spread the word to all the early drinkers in your bunch too: happy hour starts at 11am and goes until 4pm every Monday-Friday.

 

Happy Hour Menu

 

5. The Gull Bar and Kitchen

 

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A longstanding North Vancouver establishment lovingly recreated with an innovative menu and cocktail list, The Gull offers happy hour every day from 3-5 pm. They also pride themselves on a made-from-scratch approach that incorporates as many locally farmed and produced ingredients as possible, so be sure to check out what they have in store!

 

6. Pier 7

 

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For a heated, patio happy hour that feels a little more high-end, check out Pier 7 and their breathtaking ocean views! In addition to half-off bottles of wine every Tuesday and Wednesday, happy hour here is hard to miss; particularly because you can partake in classics like Aperol spritzes and sangria every day between 2:30 and 5:30 pm, and also come back later for a second helping or even a Cajun chicken burger after 9 pm! Be sure to check out their other daily special deals too – you won’t be disappointed. 

 

Happy Hour Menu

 

7. Raglan’s Bistro

 

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You might say that Raglan’s patio happy hour is for ride-or-dies only. With chocolate cake and lemon drop shot specials, on top of the draught beer and highball deals, their “Happy 4.20 Hour” parties on from 3-6 pm every day with drink specials for only (you guessed it) $4.20! Also, can you say “Margarita Mondays?” Try a slushie style marg for $4.99 on Mondays, and consider throwing in a nacho stack or poutine order too– you’ll need it.

 

Happy 4.20 Hour Menu

 

8. Tap and Barrel

 

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It’s “patio season” at Tap and Barrel! This sprawling, heated patio with scenic, waterfront views boasts a daily happy hour from 3-6 pm, in addition to another late-night happy hour after 9 pm on Sundays-Thursdays. While they may be known for their 36 BC craft beers on tap, this is one place that does not skimp on the food offerings either; their HH lets you enjoy main menu favourites like tuna ceviche and steak frites for a few bucks less!

 

Happy Hour Menu

 

As the weather warms up, and the sun comes out to stay for a while, you’ll have more than enough ways to wile away the summer days in The Shipyards District. Could there be anything better than a huge array of tipsy and delicious offerings that also give your wallet a little break too? How about some company! Call a friend, bring your neighbours, and get out to a patio soon.