It’s the happiest hour (or hours) of the day. Happy hour is that perfect moment in time when the drinks are cold and a little less expensive, and the snacks just somehow taste better! And after a busy day of sunbathing and sandcastle building, there’s nothing like an early dinner, or pre-dinner, with a cocktail in hand, and share plates on the table. And White Rock’s restaurants have got happy hour figured out!  From Mexican and Indian to classic West Coast cuisine and plant-based menus, there’s a happy hour in White Rock to suit everyone’s tastes.

At the Beach

Alebrijes Kitchen Bar
Daily 3:30 – 5pm
Happy Hour Mexican style! Enjoy frozen lime margaritas, Mexican beer, tequila shooters, ceviche tostadas, chicken taquitos, torta and more. (15077 Marine Drive)

The Boathouse Restaurant
Monday – Friday, 2 – 5pm
Guests can enjoy a cold drink and choose from a wide menu of delicious snacks, including shucked oysters and ahi tuna tacos, all while taking in a spectacular view of Semiahmoo Bay. It doesn’t get better than that! (14935 Marine Drive)

Charlie Don’t Surf
Daily, 3 – 6pm
Everyone’s go-to patio when down at the beach. Catch their selection of delicious snacky foods and great drinks. Whether it’s a cold beer in the afternoon or a late night highball, you can’t go wrong at Charlie’s! (15011 Marine Drive)

Cilantro Indian Cuisine
Daily, 2 – 6pm
If you like your happy hour with a bit of spice and a great view, then Cilantro Indian Cuisine is the spot for you. Grab a seat on the patio and enjoy an ice-cold beer and flavourful Indian appetizers. (14945 Marine Drive)

Jan’s On The Beach
Monday – Friday, 3 – 5pm
This local favourite offers a comfortable atmosphere and close proximity to the beach, making it the perfect place to kick back and relax with friends, treat yourself to a glass of something refreshing and then head down to the water for a peaceful stroll on the promenade. (14989 Marine Drive)

The Ocean Beach
Daily 3 – 7pm | Tuesdays – 3pm – late
Enjoy a view of the bay on The Ocean Beach’s epic patio. Bring your friends, share some tasty appetizers and enjoy an expertly crafted cocktail, or two! (14995 Marine Drive)

Uli’s Restaurant
Monday to Friday 3 -5:30pm
Uli’s is one of White Rock’s most beloved locally-owned restaurants – and for good reason!  Stop in five days a week for happy hour snacks like the perfect cheese board featuring three Canadian types of cheese, pickled veggies and crostini. Pair it with a glass of BC wine (at 20% off) and you have the makings of happy hour perfection.  (15023 Marine Drive)

Washington Avenue Grill
Monday to Friday 3 – 5pm
During happy hour, this favourite waterfront eatery offers a selection of local beers, wine and cocktails at a discounted price and $11 nibbles. Sangria and crab cakes with a view of the ocean, anyone? (#5 – 15782 Marine Drive)

Zapoteca Mexican Grill & Seafood
Monday – Friday, 2 – 5pm
Savour authentic Mexican flavours served up in a casual beachfront location. Grab a seat on the patio, order a margarita and tuck into a serving of Papas Bravas – crispy fried potatoes, spicy mole, feta cheese, spicy chorizo, side of tortillas or try the Costillitas de Maiz – deep-fried corn “ribs” seasoned with spices, chipotle mayo, and feta cheese, lime, and greens. (15495 Marine Drive)

Happy Hour in White Rock, BC

Uptown / Five Corners

Allora Pasta + Wine
Daily, 5 – 6pm
Anyone can have a “happy hour”, but leave it to the folks at Allora Pasta + Wine to introduce White Rock to aperitivo hour. An Italian tradition, an aperitivo is a pre-meal drink specifically designed to whet your appetite before dinner. The menu includes favourites like the Negroni or Aperol Spritz, paired with a small snack, like marinated olives. And, walk-ins at the bar during Aperitivo Hour receive a free cicchetti (a Venetian snack served on a piece of bread, kind of like tapas) with each drink ordered.

Grounds & Greens Cafe
Monday – Friday, 3 – 6pm
Instead of a classic happy hour, this delightful plant-based cafe offers its very own “After School Special” where students enjoy 15% off their order. And every Friday take advantage of Bowls & Brews, and enjoy your favourite plant-based bowl with a brew for only $25.  (1369 Johnston Road)

PG’s Jamaican Restaurant
Friday nights
While not technically a happy hour, the Friday night “Grill & Chill” at PG’s Jamaican Restaurant is definitely happy! Grab a seat on the sidewalk patio and enjoy authentic Jamaican food, ice-cold beer and live music. (1387 Johnston Rd