Where To Find Craft Beer in Vancouver For Under $5

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Let’s face it, drinking in Vancouver can get expensive, especially if you shy away from drinking PBR, Canadian or Kokanee.  But there are deals still to be had, and good ones at that.  Here are the places where you can get some quality craft beer for less than $5 a drink.

Colony Bar

Colony

Colony has a wide variety of craft beer on tap that ranges from $5 to $6.50. But this article is about beer under $5 you say? Come here on Tuesday nights when anything on tap is an astounding $3!! Wednesday nights also offer Parallel 49 draft for $3.99.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 3255 West Broadway Street

Phone: 604.559.6070

Relish

Relish Gastropub

Speaking of $3 beers, Relish has $3 beer all week long, with rotation selections depending on the day. Wednesday’s are sleeves of Steamworks and Saturdays are sleeves of Whistler seasonal ales.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Friday 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Saturday 2 p.m. to 3 a.m.; Sunday 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 888 Nelson Street 

Phone: 604.669.1962

The King's Head

The King’s Head

If pitchers are more your style then the King’s Head has the answer. $12 pitchers (an average of four glasses equals $3 a beer) of Parallel 49 on Wednesday, Whistler on Thursday, Russell on Friday, Phillips on Saturday and Driftwood on Sunday.

Hours: Monday to Friday 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Address: 1618 Yew Street

Phone: 604.738.6966

The Three Brits

Donnelly Group Pubs

Pretty much any of the Donnelly Group pubs (Three Brits, Butcher & Bullock, The Academic, etc) offer craft beer on Tuesday for $4, Wednesday for $4.25 and Friday & Saturday for $5. Plus you can get their collaboration beer right now with Granville Island Brewing.

Pat's Pub

Pat’s Pub

Pat’s pub is historic, going 99 years strong, and serves some pretty good beer too. For $5 you can get a sleeve of the feature beer or a pint of Pat’s own lager brewed on site.  The rest of the craft beer will set you back around $6.50

Hours: Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Address: 403 East Hastings Street

Phone: 604.255.4301

Cafe Deux Soleils

Cafe Deux Soleils

For the light drinkers, Cafe Deux Soleils offers glasses of craft beer (8 oz) for only $2.94, while a 16 oz pint is just over the limit at $5.78.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Address: 2906 Commercial Drive

Phone: 604.254.1195

Cascade Room

Cascade Room

Another option for those not looking to drink heavily, Cascade Room offers 10 oz half pints from between $3 and $3.50.  Full pints range from $5.75 to $6.75.

Hours: Monday to Thursday 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sunday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Address: 2616 Main Street

Phone: 604.709.8650

London Pub

London Pub

Also serving 10 oz half pints, London Pub has craft beer like Russell Blood Alley Bitter for $3.50.  A proper pint of their “London Lager” or “London Ale” only sets you back $4.50 (Tuesday’s they’re $4) but we can’t quite call that craft beer.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 700 Main Street 

Phone: 604.563.5053

The Cambie Patio

The Cambie

Yes, you can get some really cheap beer at The Cambie, like a pint of Winchester for $3.75 which should only be drank by those who have destroyed their taste buds.  However, Granville Island Winter Ale, which is fantastic, only sets you back $4.50 for a pint or $13.50 for a jug.  Even better, Monday’s its on special for $3.50 and $10.50 respectively.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 300 Cambie Street

Phone: 604.688.9158

The Narrow

The Narrow

Ok, we’re cheating with this one a little, but regular draft beer at The Narrow is only and extra quarter at $5.25. That includes R&B Red Devil Pale Ale and Red Racer IPA.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Address: 1898 Main Street

Phone: 788.737.5206

Update: For a few more options under $5, on Thursday’s The Pint offers all their 20 oz. tap beers on for $4.50 while Portside Pub has cans of Howe Sound Lager for $4 Sunday through Thursday and $5 Phillips beer on Friday and Saturday.

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