Aug 14

Happy Hour in #DowntownYYC

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We work hard and we play hard here in #DowntownYYC and we prioritize the need to stop the clock, take a break, and head down to the street for happy hour to enjoy a fine libation and snack or two (or three or four). 

There are a ton of amazing restaurants and pubs in the area that offer deals as low as a $4 pint to a $10 cocktail to $4.75 mystery wine (oh my!). Specials usually begin around 2 pm or 3 pm (it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere) and go until 6 pm or 7 pm. If you’ve had one of those extremely long days and leaving your desk mid-afternoon just isn’t possible, many establishments complement their happy hour with a post-dinner finale that begins at 9 pm and runs until closing time.

Whether we’re catching up with friends or blowing off some steam with co-workers, happy hour is, and always will be, our FAVOURITE hour!

Here is our always-growing list of the best happy hour spots where you can eat and drink for cheap in Downtown YYC! 

The Bank and Baron Pub

When: Everyday from 3 pm to 6 pm

What’s the Deal?

  • $4: Pints + Highballs
  • $5: House red + White Wine, Domestic Bottles + Pints + Moscow Mule
  • $3: Americana Sliders
  • $5 Chicken Gyoza
  • $7: Steak Bites

The Wednesday Room


  • Tuesday + Thursday from 3 pm – 6 pm and 9 pm – close
  • Wednesday: ALL DAY
  • Friday: 3 pm – 6 pm

What’s the Deal?

  • $5 Draft Beers
  • $5 House Wine
  • $9 Classic Cocktails
  • $25% off bottles of Wine (Wednesdays only)
  • $2 Oysters + $3 Squid Ink Boa (Wednesdays only)

The Guild

When: Monday to Friday from 2 pm – 6 pm

What’s the Deal?

  • $5 Beer
  • $6 Red, White, and Red
  • $9 Cocktails

Local on 8th

When: Everyday from 3 pm – 6 pm & 9 pm – Close

What’s the Deal?

  • $4.50 14cz Drave Beer + 1pz Rail Highballs
  • $4.75 Mystery Wine
  • $7 20oz Draft Beer Pints
  • $5.50 Yam Fries, Guac + Chips, and Szechuan Edamame
  • $10.50 Wings + Just the LOCAL Burger
  • $13.50 Nachos + Mexican Fish Tacos

Barcelona Tavern

When: All day and all night!
What’s the Deal? Daily happy hour specials vary in the AM and the PM. See them all here!

One 18 Empire


  • Monday to Friday from 1 pm – 6 pm
  • Monday to Thursday 9 pm – 11 pm

What’s the Deal?

  • $5 5oz Wine on Tap
  • $6.50 19oz Draft 88 Landline
  • $10 Cocktails
  • Daily specials also available

The Unicorn

When: Happy Every Hour!

What’s the Deal: Daily specials for all day happy hour. View them here!

Bar Modern


  • Everyday from 2 pm to 6 pm & 9 pm – Close

What’s the Deal?

  • $6 Priemium
  • Half Price Wine All-Day (Thursday only)


When: Monday to Friday from 3 pm – 6 pm

What’s the Deal?

  • ½ price bottles of wine
  • $5 highballs
  • $5 Bottles of Beer

Do you have a notable happy hour that you would like us to include? Shoot us an email at [email protected] !

*Deals are subject to change, contact restaurants directly

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