Best happy hour spots in Victoria

Best happy hour spots in Victoria

Looking for a fresh new spot for happy hour drinks in Victoria? Well, one of these hot spot restaurants in the city is sure to offer you and your bubble a drink selection worthy of any kind of celebration. Some of these restaurants even offer happy hour food options, so you and your bubble can enjoy delicious food along with your choice of drinks.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar

In the central hub of downtown, you can find Earls. This inviting and lively restaurant is a thriving hub for any evening out with your bubble and is a prime spot for happy hour drinks and food options. A winner in the Tasting Victoria People’s Choice Awards, Earls is a favourite among the people of Victoria, young and old. If you find yourself downtown this weekend, be sure to stop by Earls for their happy hour, happening every day from 2 to 5pm and 9pm to close. Whether you enjoy a classic shaft or want to try something unique like Earl’s spicy watermelon margarita, there is something sure to pique your interest and taste buds. If you’re not feeling like a drink, take a gander at the happy hour food menu, which includes prawn gyoza, an 8-inch margherita pizza, the impossible burger (a 100% plant-based burger), and many more tantalizingly tasty food options. Check out Earls Kitchen + Bar happy hour today for food and drinks to fit any budget!
1199 Government St.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge

Situated by the water is the peaceful and inviting Glo. If you’re looking to have some casual drinks with your bubble this season then Glo might be the perfect spot for you. This restaurant serves not only happy hour drinks but a happy hour food menu. Try Glo’s happy hour smoked chicken garganelli for some rich and cheesy indulgence or have their Buddha bowl for a healthier option. Glo Restaurant + Lounge have their happy hour daily from 2 to 5pm. A winner in the Tasting Victoria People’s Choice Award, Glo promises its customers quality drinks and food with friendly service, a favourite among the people of Victoria. There are plenty of happy hour drinks to choose from at Glo, so whether you’re a beer, wine, or cocktail lover there is sure to be the perfect drink for you!
2940 Jutland Rd.


In central downtown along a charming side street you will find Pagliacci’s. This renowned Italian restaurant is a fun and lively place to spend any day with your bubble. From 3 to 5pm daily, Pagliacci’s happy hour features a great selection of drinks from Aperol spritz to a selection of white and red wines. Feeling a tad peckish? Try out one of the snack bar options, such as The Hustler: a crispy panko mozzarella cheese ball with risotto served with a marinara sauce. Comfort food, drinks, and a vivacious atmosphere are what you’ll find at Pagliacci’s. Check out Pagliacci’s happy hour today!
1011 Broad St.


Fine food and drinks with a fresh, cool, inviting atmosphere are what you will find at Zambri’s. This restaurant is Italian food for your soul and palate. Zambri’s is now offering a happy hour every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 10pm, and with the wide array of menu options, it’s well worth the week-long wait. Not only are the drinks and food reasonably priced, but the quality and flavours are purely divine and invigorating. This happy hour offers a choice of cocktails, beers, wine, and shafts, along with a creative snack menu with crispy broccoli, side cesare salad, chicken wing & drum, meatballs, and $5 off pizza from 9 to 10pm. Bask in the chic ambiance that is Zambri’s this Friday or Saturday with your bubble, and take away an experience worthy of remembering.
820 Yates St.

Boom + Batten Restaurant & Cafe

Situated right by the ocean with views to ease all your worries away is Boom + Batten: a restaurant that is vibrant and bright, with a delicious happy hour menu to top it off. The Boom + Batten happy hour is available daily from 2 to 5pm and 8 to 10pm, and features a selection of drinks including beer, wine, sparkling drinks, and cocktails. A happy hour food menu is also available, serving options ranging from parmesan truffle fries, to tostadas, and ahi tuna tatami and leek + bacon flatbread. Boom + Batten was a winner in the Tasting Victoria People’s Choice Awards and continues to be an exceptional spot in the city for dining. Enjoy an evening out this weekend with your bubble at Boom + Batten, where the food looks as good as it tastes.
2 Paul Kane Pl.

Bin 4 Burger Lounge

If you find yourself craving burgers and drinks this week, then look no further than Bin 4. This bustling burger joint can be found in the heart of downtown Victoria and at two other locations on Goldstream Avenue and Maple Street. At the Bin 4 Yates Street location you can discover their daily happy hour from 4 to 6pm and enjoy a variety of snack bites, wines, vodka and gin sodas, Phillips draught, and Bin 4 cocktails. The Yates Street Bin 4 location is open daily from 4 to 9pm, so you and your bubble can enjoy burgers and brews any day of the week. Set your mood and appetite right at Bin 4 where draught brews, hand-cut fries, and locally sourced burgers are a bite away!
3271 Maple St.
911 Yates St.
102-716 Goldstream Ave. (Langford)

The Courtney Room

Class and a modern ambiance are what can be found at The Courtney Room. This restaurant, featuring modern Pacific Northwest cuisine, crafts each of their dishes and drinks with care and produces results that not only tantalize your taste buds but are presented with creative flair. At The Courtney Room, you can enjoy their happy hour menu from 4 to 6pm on Sundays to Thursdays and 3 to 6pm Fridays and Saturdays. The happy hour menu features a variety of dishes including their fried chicken sandwich, freshly shucked oysters, and nightly features. The Courtney Room happy hour drink menu serves draught beer, wines, and classic cocktails. With so many delicious options at The Country Room, you’ll never be short on choice.
619 Courtney St.

Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House

Right by the ocean across from Victoria’s Inner Harbour, you will find Nautical Nellies, a restaurant that specializes in great-tasting steak and seafood. Sit out on the patio and relax while basking in some ocean breezes and absorb some of the sun’s vitamin D. This welcoming and friendly restaurant offers a drink happy hour daily from 3 to 5:30pm, and, with the purchase of a drink, enjoy Nautical Nellie’s food happy hour options (happy hour food menu is only available during dine-in service). Nautical Nellies not only has cocktails and wine choices on their happy hour menu but they also have caesars, prosecco, ciders, and much more, available for you and your bubble to choose from and enjoy. If you’re feeling like some side snacks with your happy hour drinks then choose from one of the many savoury options Nautical Nellies provides, including truffle fries, steamed clams, and ahi tuna tatami. Take yourself and your bubble down to Nautical Nellies this week for a seaside experience to satisfy your palate and appetite.
1001 Wharf St.

Penny Farthing Public House

In the charming hub of Oak Bay, you will find the Penny Farthing. This cozy and family-friendly pub offers its happy hour daily from 3 to 6pm and 9pm to close. You and your bubble can enjoy shafts, pints of beers, and your choice of wine. If you are looking for a patio, the Penny Farthing now offers comfortable outdoor seating with heat lamps. With charming character, friendly staff, and a diverse menu, there is nothing short of a good time to be found at the Penny Farthing Public House! Come down to the Oak Bay area today to experience pub life at its best.
2228 Oak Bay Ave.

La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop

Down the ever-lively and bustling streets of downtown Victoria, you will find La Taqueria. This casual Mexican eatery serves not only delicious tacos, burritos, and sides, but many other delectable food options and a variety of drinks. Come down to La Taqueria today during the hours from 3 to 6pm and indulge in their scrumptious happy hour menu. One can choose from a selection of tacos, including fish baja, atun (seared spiced tuna), cabo (prawns), and more. Feeling like sharing a happy hour dish with your bubble? Try La Taqueria’s especialidades, which feature nachos, pozole, guacamole and chips, and pico and chips. To add to your meal, try a thirst-quenching drink from La Taqueria’s happy hour selection, which offers rotating taps, margarita, and a rotating tap pitcher. Enjoy happy hour with dine-in or as a takeaway at La Taqueria today!
766 Fort St.

Tapa Bar

Set the mood for good vibes and delicious drinks this week at Tapa Bar. This cool and chic restaurant in Trounce Alley is the perfect hidden nook to have some drinks and food that will ease your weekly stresses away. This beautifully lit alleyway in Victoria is something out of a novel; its charm and allure only add to this restaurant’s inviting atmosphere. For Tapa Bar’s happy hour drinks, stop in between 3 to 5pm any day (and 10pm to close on Fridays and Saturdays) for select wines, red and white sangrias, or draught beer choices. Have a pitcher of happy hour sangria and tapas to share among your bubble this weekend! Tapa Bar’s operating hours are from noon to 9pm every day except Fridays and Saturdays when it is open until 10pm.
620 Trounce Alley

E:Né Raw Food and Sake Bar

In the hub of downtown Victoria is the new and electrically inviting restaurant and sake bar, E:Né Raw. If you and your bubble are looking for the next hot spot for happy hour drinks, then E:Né Raw is the place to be. This Japanese restaurant not only serves stupendous food and small bites, but its range of cocktails and sake served during happy hour is something you will find nowhere else. Every day from 3 to 5pm E:Né Raw serves their happy hour, which includes sake flights, beer, cocktails, shafts, and more. If you want to enjoy some tasty bites along with your drinks, E:Né Raw also offers a range of small bites. Order a dish for yourself or share a few snack choices among your bubble. Find a weekend-worthy atmosphere every day at E:Né Raw. Check out their happy hour today!
737 Pandora Ave.

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Written by

Tessa Cowan

Tasting Victoria