Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to present you with the 7 Days of Drinking… Don’t judge us… We just like to be consistent. We may live in one of the most expensive cities in the world, but thankfully our booze (can be) cheap. Here’s your guide to some of the best watering holes in town that won’t break the bank. Let us know your go-to spot in the Comments section!
Relish Gastropub – 888 Nelson Street
Mondays are the worst, but $3 beer is the best. Be sure to check out Relish (located at Hornby & Nelson) – it’s a cozy gastropub that offers up some great pub food (and, of course, cheap beer).
Hooker’s Green & New Oxford – 1141 Hamilton Street
Hungover from Monday night’s shenanigans? Drink it off. Hooker’s Green is a fairly new pub in Yaletown that serves up $2 schooners of lager and puts on a live comedy show every Tuesday. They’ve also got a pool table and some billiards if that’s more your thing. Upstairs from Hooker’s is New Oxford – one of my favorite Donnelly Pubs – where every Tuesday they serve up $3 pints. It’s not often that the words “cheap drinks” and “Yaletown” are used in the same sentence!
Earls on Top – 1185 Robson Street
Everyone loves Earls, but more so, everyone loves cheap beer. Hit up Earls on Top on Wednesdays for $3.99 18 oz pints of Albino Rhino. Great people watching patio overlooking busy Robson Street. You can be a creep from a distance!
The Pint – 455 Abbott Street
Kitty corner to Tinseltown, The Pint has quickly become a Gastown staple. Thursday nights they offer up $4 pints of ANY beer on tap (yes, that even applies to Guinness). The Pint is hands-down one of my favorite downtown pubs for a few reasons – it’s huge, they have a wide variety of beer on tap, the food is top-notch, and the staff is awesome. Also, I believe if you get there between 4-6PM, $6 gets you a pint of beer and a pound of wings.
BONUS! Original Joe’s – 2525 Cambie Street
Want your damn mind blown? Go to Original Joes (on Cambie & Broadway) for HALF OFF bottles of wine. Seriously. Not to mention OJ’s has one of the best views in town (it’s located on the top floor) and a great summertime patio. But seriously… $14 bottles of wine.
Soho Billiards – 1283 Hamilton Street
It surprises me how few billiards clubs or pool halls there in this city, but thankfully there’s Soho in Yaletown. Grab a few friends, rent a pool table ($15/hour), and enjoy some $3.75 highballs! Great place for a chill night with some friends.
Yaletown Brewing Company – 1111 Mainland Street
Okay I’m starting to realize that maybe “cheap drinks” and “Yaletown” appear in the same sentence quite often. Everyone knows Saturday is the worst day of the week for drink specials, but Yaletown Brewpub serves up $5 “Brewer’s Selection” beers. The place is huge, and they serve up some great eats and have a massive selection of beer on tap. Great patio (in the summertime) for some good old fashion people watching, too.
Oasis Ultra Lounge – 1240 Thurlow Street
Located in the heart of Davie Village, Oasis has been a neighbourhood staple for years. Though the bar may be best known for its bumpin’ weekend nightlife, Oasis also hosts a more laidback and intimate ‘Social Sunday’, serving up $8 pitchers to curb your hangover. You read that right… EIGHT DOLLAR PITCHERS. Oasis also has a great appie menu and one of the best patios on the block.