Happy hour is a time for great deals and good company, and what’s better than combining the two with a drink in hand?
Whether it be beer, cocktails, or small bites that tickle your fancy, there are plenty of spots in Kelowna with killer deals on food and drinks.
If you’re ready to get happy on a budget, here are 17 of the best places for happy hour in Kelowna.
Located in the Prestige Beach House across the street from Kelowna City Park, Westcoast Grill & Oyster Bar serves up a classy but chill ambiance. The contemporary restaurant presents a marble-topped bar and nicely plated dishes.
Fresh oysters and seafood are the main attractions, but the menu is a mish-mash of culinary delights with something for everyone.
You can also double the Happy Hour indulgence every day – at 11AM to 1PM, or 3PM to 6PM. Starters are all at half-price, oysters included. Wine and beer are $6.
Kelly O’Bryan’s faces out onto Okanagan Lake with everything you’d want in a pub – good service and cold beer. The upper deck patio comes with shade for summer days, and heaters for winter.
Reasonably priced food makes everyone happy, as do two Happy Hour blocks. Enjoy special deals from 2PM to 5PM, or late-night 9PM to closing.
Liquors run from domestic drafts to highballs and $7 house wines. Shareables include classic poutine; heftier bites range from tuna tacos to wings and prime rib yorkies.
Kelowna’s Central Kitchen is very central indeed. While we don’t encourage drinking and driving, the ample parking space means no skimping on this modern venue.
Whether you opt for full bar or sips on the outdoor patio, their specialty burgers are a must. Other pub fare includes pizzas and contemporary American grub.
For one of Kelowna’s best Happy Hour, visit Monday to Friday, 2PM – 5PM. The Dirty Truffle Fries pair well with their range of drinks, which feature Shooters, Old Fashioned, Sours and Tapped Wines.
Within a cozy brownstone interior that plays reasonably loud BGM, people mingle and sip away at Brown’s Social House specials. There’s plenty of booth seating for socialising, plus a lovely outdoor patio with cover.
The house serves gluten-free options, with go-to dishes for Social Hour being parmesan garlic fries and cauliflower bites.
Other notable shareables include loaded nachos and the Salt & Pepper Dry Ribs. Drinks vary between grapefruit-based Social Hound and $19 Lager pitchers. Social Hour is daily, either 3PM to 6PM or 9PM to closing.
Kelowna Yacht Club presents its own waterfront two-storey café: Cactus Club. The modern eatery comes with patio and lounge seating for year-round views over Okanagan Lake.
Following Happy Hour Kelowna traditions, Cactus Club serves special deals between 2PM to 5PM, then 9PM to closing.
This means cocktails with lots of Mediterranean flavour, seltzers, and beers; wines are half-priced every Tuesday and Wednesday.
The food menu isn’t just nibbles either – expect Spaghetti Portofino, Creole Chicken, Lemongrass Noodle Salad, Crispy Tofu Bowl, burgers and rolls. For their Signature Sangria, drop by on Sunday Funday!
Mingle and jingle at Craft Beer Market, a Happy Hour Kelowna highlight. The ultimate hangout spot features the original Paramount Theatre sign, vintage vibes and a trove of seating. The deck is perfect for summer schmoozing.
It’s Happy Hour from 2PM to 5PM; Sundays are all-day. Order their rotating craft beer flags – straight from Okanagan’s largest draft beer selection of over 60 local.
Tacos, nachos, sliders, and pizzas keep you fueled. You can also enjoy other weekday deals like Five Buck Tuesdays and TNT Thursdays.
Typically, you’d hit up The Keg Steakhouse for its classic menu of steak and seafood. For others, the daily Cocktail Hour that runs from opening to 6PM is a much larger draw. Lounge on the patio for full effect.
Their menu caters to these earlier socials, offering up a Casual Bites section with loaded nachos, shrimp cocktails, prime rib sliders and garlic cheese toast.
Bar Features rotate through the week, but popular drinks include the Famous Keg Caesar and Knotted Vines wine on tap.
Multi-chain Famoso Pizzeria is a casual spot for budget-eaters who crave authentic pizzas, beer and the like. Oh, and let’s not forget the pastas and sandwiches too.
Happy Hour runs from 2PM to 5PM, and 8PM to closing. Bruscetta, pizzettas, mozza balls and small pasta dishes make their rounds at this time, though you can stick to desserts like cheesecake or tiramisu.
Enjoy house wines, benchmark beers and more for $4-$5. Bucket Daily Deals are a huge steal as well, totalling under $20 for 5.
The Train Station Pub has been chugging along since 1926, keeping up the tradition of connecting people. Instead of serving commuters as a railway station, it now serves local beers, grill fare and TVs for chill meet-ups.
Park yourself in the comfortable indoors or take a seat outside when the sun’s out. Quick service brings Happy Hour bites to your table, dubbed fun names like Train Whistle Dog and Train Hoops.
For drinks, try their combination sleeves, Okanagan Iced Tea, Station Shaft, and Stone Road.
Also near the waterfront is Earls Kitchen & Bar. Gourmet burgers and global comfort foods take you across the world within the boundaries of this classy, glass-wrapped diner. New items make it onto the menu year-round, various vegetarian and gluten-free options included.
Happy Hour runs the usual 2PM to 5PM, while Sundays to Thursday offer an additional 9PM to closing.
Take your drinks at the outdoor bar; classics cover Mai Tai’s and Old Fashioned’s, while Signatures include Sangrias and Tokyo Cosmo’s. Their breezy Botanicals are refreshing summer sips.
Say yes to rustic chandeliers and charcuterie boards at Micro Bar + Bites. Charming and cozy like the ‘micro’ in its name implies, it’s a well-loved tapas bar along Water Street.
‘Live large’ with a global menu and Happy Hour from 3PM to 6PM, every Tuesday to Saturday.
The tapas menu is gold, churning out parmesan herb loafs and sundried tomato tapenade, followed by gourmet-plated charcuterie.
Lamp polpettas, gnocchi, grilled octopus and Popcorn To Die For! are also offered. The cocktail menu? It’s creativity at its finest.
Gulfstream, located in Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, is a nice spot of quiet for those coming from the airport. While it’s a bit of a drive from downtown, you can relax to heart’s content both indoors and outdoors.
The modern interior hosts a casual Kelowna Happy Hour every day. From 4PM to 6PM, enjoy drinks on the cheap: local draughts for $5, By the Glass wines for $6, Highballs and House Liquor for $4.
Complement with yam fries, chili chicken, and spring rolls.
Dressed in tropical wallpaper and natural accents, Orchard Room is a classy but fun hangout on Wednesdays to Sundays.
Oysters are the star of the show, but other raw and not-raw foods round out the seafood-majority menu. Dessert indulgence equals fondue.
For libations you have wine, cocktails, beers and bubbles. Daily Happy Hour (3PM to 5PM) enjoys $6 wines, $2 oysters, and $8 bubbles with oyster.
Pop the champagne and dish up on prosecco! Sunday Funday extends the $2 oysters and half-price wine offer.
A pinch of modesty goes a long way to lure in the crowds – The Modest Butcher sure has lots to brag about though.
“Dining with reckless abandon since 2020”, they proclaim, gesturing to their award-winning portfolio of Okanagan wines.
Enjoy these classics from $5 up at the daily Happy Hour. Farm-to-table nibbles are equally budget and quality; the Pate sans Croute and Cauliflower Fritters pair well with the beer. Mason Jar Cocktails and classics come at $8.
High-backed booth seating offers privacy within Joey’s Kelowna, while the outdoor option lets conversation flow freely. This addition to Joey’s Restaurants is a classy and relaxing location for friendly catch-ups.
Late-night Happy Hour features up to half-off on wines, but if you’re hungering for a bite, drop by for the 2PM to 5PM round.
HH Yam Fries, Roasted Corn Guacamole, Sliders Royal Trio… the food menu is generous in portion and variety. Vegan items are also available on request.
Spacious and unpretentious, 97 Street Pub is one of the chillest Kelowna Happy Hour spots in town. The wooden expanse is decked in leather chairs and conversation tables, with pool tables and sports on 16 TVs for extra entertainment.
Craft beers and signature cocktails are enjoyed alongside coolers and liquors. The food runs distinctly pub-like, with wings and nachos as highlights – and maybe the occasional charcuterie.
Every 3PM – 6PM, and 9PM to closing, enjoy dollars off their most popular drinks like craft lager and Molson Canadian.
Hotel Eldorado Kelowna’s Lakeside Dining Room spoils you with unfettered views over the lake. Opt between a seat on the patio or in the modern interior space. In temperate months, two-person tables on the boardwalk add spritzes of romance.
Drink specials are featured every day from 3PM through 5PM. Expect $6 house wines, lager and ale and $10 feature cocktail; ask your waiter for recommendations.
Food specials rotate but you can usually expect Duck Confit Bao Bun, Margherita Flatbread and Eldorado’s Chili Chicken to the menu.