Science of Cocktails 2018 takes Happy Hour to a whole new level

Science of Cocktails 2018

Image courtesy of Science World British Columbia

If you’re bored by beer and tired of tequila, you’ll be very interested to hear about the much-anticipated event, Science of Cocktails, hosted at the Telus World of Science on Thursday, February 8, 2018.

Science of Cocktails is Science World’s signature fundraising event, where the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs come together to showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing stylish cocktails and cuisine. It’s an event like no other, with one-of-a-kind drinks and food that you won’t find anywhere else in the city. Plus, proceeds from tickets go towards a great cause.

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Science of Cocktails 2018 takes Happy Hour to a whole new level

6 Places #onRobson To Indulge In A Tasty Happy Hour

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association.

When there isn’t enough time in the day, we appreciate when one hour lasts for three! Robson Street is putting the “happy” in Happy Hour by serving up delicious bite size dishes and handcrafted cocktails for less. With Happy Hour traditionally lasting between 3PM-6PM, Robson Street’s restaurants aim to make your day even happier by expanding their promotions from 9PM – late night!

This is a great chance to get out and order your must-have dishes and cocktails.  Scroll through the list to see where to catch Happy Hour #onRobson!

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6 Places #onRobson To Indulge In A Tasty Happy Hour

Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: 24 of the Best Places to Find Happy Hour in Gastown

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The following article was submitted by the Gastown BIA.

Gastown has it all. History, modern fashion, current trends, good art, exceptional food and lots of coffee. It also has enough Happy Hours to fill the face of a clock, twice over.

We’ve found the best places to sit, sip, and savor delicious drinks and to munch on good food, during Happy Hour in Gastown.

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Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: 24 of the Best Places to Find Happy Hour in Gastown

Free Live Music on Granville Street in Vancouver Every Saturday

Photo courtesy of Vancouver FanClub

Photo courtesy of Vancouver FanClub

Music fans know that it can sometimes be a challenge to find places to catch live bands in Vancouver.  The bars and restaurants in the city that do specialize in live music often either charge a hefty cover or wait until the wee hours of the morning to bring bands on stage.

All of which is why a new music series in the heart of downtown Vancouver on Granville Street is such a find.  Every Saturday afternoon, from 2 p.m.-7 p.m., New-Orleans’-style supper club Vancouver FanClub hosts Saturday Jams.  I checked out the free event on a recent weekend and it was, well, music to my ears.

The FanClub opened about a year ago as a new project from the owners of the Yale, Vancouver’s venerable and now defunct blues music club.  They’ve tried to recreate the look and feel of New Orleans music hall – and spared little expense doing it.   Continue reading:
Free Live Music on Granville Street in Vancouver Every Saturday

Are Happy Hours (and Cheaper Drinks) Coming to Vancouver?

Photo credit: Sean | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Sean | Wikimedia Commons

Every other province in Canada (and pretty much every other place on Earth) has them – Why not B.C.?

Happy hours, the time-honoured tradition of cheap drinks and early bird specials, may be coming to Vancouver if the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association gets their way, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun.  The association has just submitted the request to the B.C. Liquor Policy Review as part of a package of suggestions to modernize the province’s liquor laws.

Currently, B.C. law prohibits bars and restaurants from altering their prices during the course of a day, which makes happy hours a bit of a problem.  Tipplers out to enjoy an early drink or after-work aperitif have to pay full price despite the off hour.  Meanwhile in nearby cities like Seattle, happy hours are an institution, with bars devising elaborate food and drink specials to lure in patrons.

The Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association is also hoping to get some redress for another pet peeve of Vancouver diners: exorbitant alcohol prices.   Continue reading:
Are Happy Hours (and Cheaper Drinks) Coming to Vancouver?