Where to go for Happy Hour in Nanaimo

After a busy day of adventure or sightseeing, what could be more refreshing than grabbing a drink and an appy – especially if it’s at a bargain price?

Don’t waste time wondering where to go for Happy Hour in Nanaimo – we’ve got you covered. Check out this list below for the best local Happy Hour choices, whether you’re looking for a restaurant or prefer a pub setting.

Nanaimo’s Happy Hour scene has some amazing options, from delicious bites to gluggable bevies that will hit the spot but won’t break the bank.

Cheers to Happy Hour in Nanaimo!

Longwood Brewpub | Tourism Nanaimo


The Lighthouse Bistro, 50 Anchor Way. Happy Hour 2 pm – 5 pm Daily, Sunday 8 pm – Late

Relax and enjoy the view at this iconic waterfront bistro. The large covered patio is open in the summer. Happy Hour is also available at the upstairs pub.

Melange, 101-223 Commercial Street. Happy Hour Wed-Sun, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Enjoy 10% off food and 20% off drinks during happy hour. Choose from a globally-inspired ever-changing menu and extensive drinks list that includes creative cocktails.

Cocktails at Melange restaurant

Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Blvd. Happy Hour 2 pm5 pm daily.

You don’t have to play golf to eat and drink here. Happy hour tastes even better on the large course side patio.

Grand Hotel, 4898 Rutherford Road. Happy Hour Tues-Fri, 4 pm – 6 pm

Savour food and drink specials at this family-run hotel. Choose to sit in the warm, traditional dining room or on the pretty patio.

Simon Holt. 6582 Applecross Road. Happy Hour 3 pm6 pm daily and All Day Wednesday

This neighbourhood restaurant offers special prices on interesting food options and a generous drink selection. Enjoy the large outdoor patio or rooftop deck in summer.

Bar Luna, 7 Victoria Road. Happy Hour 2 pm – 5 pm daily

This funky, modern take on a Mexican Cantina is located in one of Nanaimo’s oldest buildings. Enjoy shareable appies and special cocktails during Happy Hour.

Top Notch Burgers, 70 Church Street. Happy Hour 3 pm – 5 pm and 9 pm-late daily.

Two chances each day to enjoy food and drink deals including the Classis Burger and Prosecco at this popular restaurant inside the Dorchester Hotel.

A woman holds up a top notch burger

Longwood Brew Pub and Restaurant, 5775 Turner Road. Happy Hour Sun – Thurs 3 pm – 5 pm and 8 pm-close.

Pints of Longwood’s extensive selection of in-house brewed craft beers are on offer during Happy Hour, alongside some classic appy options. Deals apply in the downstairs pub too.

Horang, 6367 Hammond Bay Road. Happy Hour Tues -Thurs, 11 pm – 3 pm and 8 pm – 9:30 pm

Find classic Korean flavours with a modern twist at this bright and lively restaurant in North Nanaimo. Happy hour specials include $2 Oysters and drink deals.

A woman enjoys sushi at Horang

Dinghy Dock, 8 Pirates Lane. Happy Hour 2 pm – 4 pm daily.

Sail over to Canada’s only floating pub off Protection Island to enjoy Pirate Time specials including an appy platter.

Pubs/ Bars

Lantzville Pub, 7197 Lantzville Road. Happy Hour Tues – Sat 2 pm – 5 pm and 8 pm – late, Sun 2 pm – 5 pm only.

Food specials include classic pub favourites chicken wings at this village pub with ocean views.

The Oxy Pub, 432 Fitzwilliam Street. Happy Hour 2 pm – 5 pm daily

Happy hour drink specials pair up with daily food specials at this Nanaimo staple in the Old City Quarter.

Millers Pub, 1840 Stewart Avenue. Happy Hour 3 pm – 5 pm daily.

Daily food and drink specials at this waterfront pub which has a large deck to enjoy in warmer weather.

Old City Station, 150 Skinner Street. Happy Hour Mon – Thurs, 3 pm – 6 pm and 9 pm – close and all-day Sunday.

This local favourite provides lots of opportunities to enjoy food and drink specials at this sports bar and late-night music venue.

Photo by: @nanaimonoms

Quarterway Pub, 1431 Bowen Road. Happy Hour Mon – Thurs, 2 pm – 4 pm.

This neighbourhood offers classic pub appies and somewhere to watch the game.

Sip Neighbourhood Pub, 106-601 Bruce Avenue. Happy Hour Mon-Fri 12 pm – 6 pm, Sat and Sun 3 pm – 6 pm and every day 9:30 pm-close

Pints, cocktails and appies are on the happy hour menu at this new neighbourhood pub.

Cranberry Arms, 1604 Cedar Road. Happy Hour 6:30 pm – 8 pm daily.

This longstanding community pub (first established in 1878!) offers a selection of happy hour appies.

The Wheatsheaf Pub, 1899 Cedar Road. Happy Hour 3 pm – 5 pm daily and 8 pm-close. Plus all day Tuesday.

This comfy pub has been part of the Cedar community since 1885. Happy hour offerings include pub snacks and staple drinks.



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