Best day drinking spots in Vancouver

By Vancity Buzz

  • Vancouver Urban Winery

    Vancouver Urban Winery (VUW) is a hidden gem featuring high ceilings, a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and plenty of opportunities to explore wine. VUW’s tasting room, which possesses 36 wine taps, allows patrons to taste the boutique winery’s in-house brands, as well as a selection of wines produced from other wineries around B.C. 

  • Colony Bar - Main Street

    For those in search of the perfect craft beer, look no further than Colony Bar on Main Street. Comfortable and casual, Colony Bar offers patrons eighteen draft beer taps, including six local rotating taps.

  • Darby’s Public House

    For all your day drinking needs, head to Darby’s Public House in Kits. This non-pretentious bar patio is open from Monday to Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and boasts an impressive line-up of B.C. craft beers and decent food specials.

  • Chill Winston

    Showcasing a stellar cocktail list, which features tea-based and classic cocktails, in addition to draft beer and wine, Chill Winston is an ideal spot to grab either a quick or a lingering day drink. Open from 11 a.m. onwards, patrons who frequent Chill Winston can order their preferred beverages as soon as they sit down, as the bar begins pouring drinks as soon as the 11 a.m. hits.

  • Mahony & Sons

    Located at Stamps Landing, this Irish-themed pub serves hearty pub fare. Bar service starts as soon as the doors swing open at 11:30 a.m. during the week and 10:30 a.m. on the weekend. Not only does Mahony & Sons offer a casual dining and drinking experience, but it boasts arguably one of the best outdoor patios in the entire city.

  • The Mill Marine Bistro & Bar

    Open daily from 11 a.m. until late, the staff at The Mill won’t give a second thought to your order of a mid-morning pint. Serving a range of local craft beer, imported drafts, wine, a variety of Caesars and plenty of summer sippers, including sparkling wine sangria, The Mill is great spot to enjoy a morning libation.

  • Score on Davie

    This Davie Street haunt welcomes patrons from 11 a.m. onwards during the week and 10 a.m. on the weekend. Grab some Canadian pub grub, a glass of local wine, or a craft beer, and people-watch all day long from the Score’s sought after outdoor patio.

  • Tap & Barrel – Shipyards

    Tired of the same old drinking spots? Why not turn your quest for a day drink into an expedition and head over to North Van to the recently open Tap & Barrel. Situated in a prime location adjacent to Lonsdale Quay, Tap & Barrel – Shipyards offers the same reliable drinks and food menu as its sister pubs, in addition to a few standout features, like the mezzanine’s lending library.

  • Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smoke House

    Open during the week from 11:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Devil’s Elbow is the perfect daytime hideout for those who want to retreat inside, it’s dimly lit and contains rustic wood furnishings, exposed brick wall, and industrial fixtures.

  • Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse

    With an impressive array of local beers, including their very own Pat’s Classic Lager, micro-brewed on site, Pat’s Pub & Brewhouse is a great spot if you’re looking for an affordable, no-fuss-kind-of-joint to enjoy a drink or two.