In the long list of things we have missed during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, happy hours are near the top.

Luckily, dining restrictions have recently eased in BC and with dine-in service now available once more, dinner dates with small groups of friends are back on the table – literally.

That means there’s no better time to celebrate happy hour with great deals on food and drinks, and catch up with those we’ve been missing while we do so 

Below, we’ve created a running list of happy hours in the city, featuring bountiful beverages and mouth-watering appies, just in time for patio season.

Think of any that we’ve missed? Be sure to reach out to have your restaurant’s happy hour deals added!

Without further ado, here’s a list of restaurants with happy hour deals in and around Victoria:

Saanich Peninsula area

Waddling Dog Pub

  • Location: 2476 Mt Newton Cross Road
  • Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $4.50 Sleeves of Lucky Lager, $4.50 Bottles of Budweiser and Canadian, $5 6oz glass of House Red or White wine

Victoria area

Belleville’s Watering Hole & Diner

  • Location: 427 Belleville Street
  • Morning/Afternoon Happy Hour: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday 
  • Morning/Afternoon Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5.95 House Wine, $5.95 Highballs, $7.95 Cocktails (Caesar, Harvey Wallbanger, The Hound, Blood Orange Margarita, Crannntastic, John Daly, Mimosa), $6.95 Belleville Shaft, $7.95 Belleville’s Coffee, $6.25 Solaris White Peach Ale Pint
  • Evening Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Saturday 
  • Evening Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5.95 House Wine, $5.59 Highballs, $8.95 Double Highballs
  • Evening Happy Hour Food Specials: $10 Appies (Asian Sticky Ribs, Funghi Flatbread, and Chicken Tostadas), $11 Appies (Calamari, Chicken Satay, and Popcorn Shrimp) and $12 Appies (Blackened Halibut, Fish Tacos, and Stuffed Yorkshire Puddings)

Caffe Fantastico Coffee Roasters

  • Location: 965 Kings Road
  • Happy Hour: All Day!
  • Happy Hour Food and Drink Special: 1L Mason jar of local draft beer and two snacks for $15. Snacks include house-made sourdough pretzels, Two Rivers Meat Sticks and house-spiced bar nuts.

Cenote Restaurant and Lounge

  • Location: 768 Yates Street
  • Happy Hour: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday to Saturday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 20oz pints, $6 double Gin & Tonics
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $10 Tacos (3 per order)

Darcy’s Pub (Downtown)

  • Location: 1127 Wharf Street
  • Happy Hour: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $6.25 House red and white wine, $5.25 sleeves of beer, $5.25 Shafts
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $10 Sesame Tofu, $10 Bruschetta, $10 Chips and Guacamole

FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room

  • Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive
  • Happy Hour: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $24 Wine Flights (featuring a different Vancouver Island winery each month)

Frankie’s Modern Diner

  • Location: #38 910 Government Street
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. All day drink specials Saturday and Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 (1oz) Classic Margarita, $4 (1oz)/ $7 (2oz) Highballs, $5 (1 ½ oz) Shafts, $6 (1 1/z oz) Frankie’s Hugo.
  • All day happy hour Saturday and Sunday $5 Mimosa, $5 Sangria, $5 Classic Sangria.
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $3 Single Meatball, $3 Bowl of Fries, $6 Personal size pizza, $6 crispy fried chicken burger, $6 cheesy flatbread, $7 Mozzarella Sticks, $8 wings (1lb.), $8 Veggie Curried Penne, $8 Stuffed Meatballs and Fries, $8 Tuna Salad

John’s Place Restaurant

  • Location: 723 Pandora Avenue
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m, Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $2 off all cocktails! Mimosas (3 kinds), Caesars, Sangria, Aperol Spritz, etc!
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $4 Tiger Fries, $6 Onion Rings, $6 Ballpark Dogs, $6 Spring Rolls, $10 Thai Chicken Bowl, $10 Tofu Bowl

Leopold’s Tavern

  • Location: 570 Yates Street
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5.50 Leo’s Lager, $5.50 6oz House Wine, $5.50 Leo’s Ceasars, $4.50 Highballs
  • Bucket Mondays (3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.) $7.50 (assorted Leo’s Faves)
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Tuesdays: $3.50 Tacos, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Wing Wednesday

Moon Under Water Brewpub and Distillery

  • Location: 350 Bay Street
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 Moon Pints
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $7.95 Coconut Shrimp and Fries, $6.95 Zucchini Strips, $7.95 Popcorn Chicken, $7.95 Cajun Potato Skins, $5.95 Fry Bowl 

The Pacific Restaurant, Patio and Terrace

  • Location: Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville Street
  • Happy Hour: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: Daily featured $6 wine/beer/cocktail 
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: All appetizers $12

Rooftop Patio

  • Location: 919 Douglas Street
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 Shafts, $5 Nudes, $4.50 Sticky Wicket Lager, $5 White Claw
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $8 Individual Nachos, $8 Artichoke Dip, $8 Half Pizza, $8 Rooftop wings

Shark Club Bar and Grill

  • Location: 2852 Douglas Street
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Fridays
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: All Happy Hour drinks are $5. 5oz glasses of house red and white wine, 16oz glasses of Big LIfe Euro Lager and Big Life Amber Ale, 1oz highballs, and a selection of signature cocktails (Ceasar, Porch Side Margarita, Aperol Spritz, Whiskey Smash, Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, Electric Arnold)
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $7 Appetizer options including chicken quesadillas, chips and guacamole, lettuce wraps, poutine and fried pickles. 

The Snug Pub

  • Location: Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 1175 Beach Drive 
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday 
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 Wine (Mission HIll Pinot Noir, Noble Ridge Chardonnay, Dirty Laundry Rosé), $5 Hoyne Vienna Lager, $7 Steamworks Nitro Strou, $5 Phillips Short Wave
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $12 Crispy Pork Belly, $12 Truffle Fries, $10 Chickpea Polenta Fries

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub

  • Location: 308 Catherine Street
  • Happy Hour: 2:30 to 5:30, Monday to Friday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $6 house red and white (6oz), $6 Beer Pint, $16 Beer jugs,  $8 Cocktails (Cider mimosa- pink grapefruit or orange juice), $7 Shafts, $8 Long Island Iced Tea
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $6 Kennebec Fries, $8 Truffle Fries, $9 Popcorn Chicken, $13 smoked chicken wings

The Sticky Wicket Bar & Restaurant

  • Location: 919 Douglas Street
  • Late night Happy Hour: 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $4.50 Sleeve of Wicket Lager, $4.50 BBJ 5x Lager (can), $5 House highballs, $5.50 Shaft, $5.50 Nude Vodka Soda can (peach, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon), $6 Jameson Irish Whiskey, $6 Corona (bottle)

Sidney 

Surly Mermaid

  • Location: #1B 9851 Seaport Place
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $6 wine, $5 pints and $6 high balls
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $4 Kettle chips, $8 Cajun Spare Ribs, $9 Beer Cheese, $10 Tequila lime snapper ceviche, $10 Pesto Flatbread 

Langford/Colwood

328 Taphouse + Grill

  • Location: #102 328 Wale Road
  • Happy Hour: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Sunday 
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 12oz Beer (Various Phillips and Russel), $5 6oz wine (Peller Estates) and $5 1oz spirits
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $6 Parm Truffle Fries, $7 Guac and Chips, $7 Homemade Pretzels and dip, $8 Stone Fired 900° Flatbread, $8 Coastal Fish Tacos

House of Boateng Café

  • Location: 2845 Peatt Road
  • Happy Hour: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday
  • Happy Hour Drink Specials: $5 1oz Highballs (rum, vodka, gin and whiskey), $5 Beer (Blue Buck and Dark Matter), $7 5oz House Wine (Bench 1775 Red Blend, Nichol Pinot Gris), $1 off Merridale Cider, $7 1oz Shafts, 20% off Bottled Wine
  • Happy Hour Food Specials: $9 Spiced Nuts, $10 Chef Castro’s Exotic Chips, $12 Herb Poached Prawn Shooters, $10 Chicharrones, $13 HOB Chef’s Preserved Crudité, $6 Jamaican Beef or Veggie Pattie

Want to add your business to the list? Send an email to mike@victoriabuzz.com with your restaurant name, address, and happy hour information.

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