It’s Happy Hour in Kelowna! Where to go according to a local foodie

Happy hour in Kelowna is in high demand. We all want to spend less without sacrificing quality, taste and atmosphere. At these places you can find all that all while supporting local. We do not include chains in our articles because we are passionate about supporting local. For every dollar spent at a locally owned location 70 cents is spent within that community.

Our philosophy: Why suggest a chain when we feel their menus do not reflect the time nor place you are living/visiting? Their menus are typically the same wherever they pop up. You know what you’re getting when you choose a chain, and while they have their place, we do not feel it necessary to include them on our website. But if you’re looking for chains…Here’s a hot tip, all chains in town offer a happy hour from 2-5 if you haven’t figured that out by now.

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Best Locations for Happy Hour in Kelowna From a Local

Micro Bar & Bites – Daily 3-6pm

Part of the RauDZ family (RauDZ, Sunny’s, The Okanagan Table), Micro Bar opened as a place to hang out while you wait for your table to become available next door at RauDZ. Now, with its industrial chic vibe, it is one of my favourite places to go with a date or a friend and grab a few unique tapas places, expertly crafted cocktails or a local glass of wine. It’s the place to go for happy hour in Kelowna so expect a line.

Friends of Dorothy – Daily 4-6 pm

Kelowna’s first LGBTQ2+ friendly bar featuring drag shows from brunch to late night. Everyone is welcome and everything will want to go with a great cocktail list (try the No Place Like Home), charcuterie and the brunch menu is for for foodies.

Orchard Room – Daily 4-6 pm and 9-close + Sunday 1/2 off Oysters & wine

A small menu but it delivers on taste and price. $4 for sleeves of beer, janky tacos, chicharrones, tequila and pickleback shots. One of the most overlooked locations in Kelowna, probably because it changes yearly since the pandemic struck. It is still finding its footing but I consider it one of the most Instagrammable locations in Kelowna, especially since the disparaged Ricco Bambino closed. The old radio and cabinetry hangs from the ceiling creating an innovative liquor cabinet that will be sure to inspire copycats. A great happy hour in Kelowna you’ll want to add to your itinerary.

Jack’s – Daily at 5 pm

Coinciding with their daily listening party, the Happy Hour at Jack’s is limited to 3 drink options; $10 cocktails, $6 draft beers and $5 Rémy tea shots. But you get great music and a lively atmosphere. One album is played from start to finish. A dark bar with images of album covers adorning every square inch of the walls. Food is meant to be shared with smaller plates offered.

The Office Brewery – Daily 12-3pm

This brewery is one of my favourites for its brews, cocktail flights and food. You can’t go wrong with the wings, tacos and a spicy whipped feta dip. Cocktails, cocktail flights and rotating seasonal tap makes this a go to which is high praise as it hasn’t been open for long. Must stop! Check out our other favourite breweries for food and beer. Happy hour in Kelowna has never been more tasty!

Social 242 – Daily 5-7 pm

A solid choice for drinks and food before a night out at any of the clubs. There’s something for everyone including a dedicated vegan menu.

Skinny Duke’s – Tuesday to Sunday 5-6 pm

It’s a trip when you hang out at Skinny Duke’s. All the decor was the rage in the 70s. Go there with your parents and they’ll be pointing out all the items that appeared in their childhood home; ceramic black panthers, tv trays, orange recliners, shaggy carpeting, and plenty more top to bottom. Take advantage of the happy hour because dining or drinking at Skinny Duke’s is an experience.

Runaways Bar & Lounge – Daily 3-6 pm

Formerly the Mission Tap House, and depending on who you ask it’s the P&Q for those who go back far enough, you’ll find 20% off all share plates and drink specials at this neighbourhood favourite. Live music and comedy shows are a staple with their new stage.

Shoreline Brewing – Monday to Thursday 3-5 pm + added savings with the Kelowna Foodie Card

Shoreline Brewing is one of two Mission neighbourhood breweries BUT is the only brewery with a view of the Okanagan Lake and Gyro Beach. It’s a popular patio in the summer months and a family favourite for trivia nights. Excellent beer and food in a vibrant dining room with white and teal colours with clean lines.

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Central Kitchen – Monday to Friday 2-5 pm

A local favourite and the word is out. You’ll usually find a line up out the door at this small bar and restaurant attached on to the Central Sports Club. You can take in a game of floor hockey then grab a beer. Both food and drinks are included in happy hour and I cannot recommend the Mr Tea enough!!

Hotel Eldorado – Monday to Sunday 3-5 pm

You’ll definitely want to take advantage of the happy hour at the Hotel Eldorado. It’s known as a pricey place. You’re paying for the view and the atmosphere of a historic boutique hotel built by an European Empress who built it as a place to welcome her European friends with a bit of luxe. The original burnt down so this is a replica but the charm in the lower Mission remains. One of the few dining rooms and bars located on the Okanagan Lake. It’s a go to for special occasions or for a fancy date night out. I love to go to the bar during the holiday season, the warm wood tones and bar staff willing to make you anything to make you happy. 

Oak + Cru – Monday to Sunday 3-5 pm

Located in the Delta Grand Hotel but is a surprising hit amongst the locals. The brunch is solid and their patio during any season is a coveted seat. Summertime waterfront seating or wintertime dome dining is in high demand.

West Coast Grill – Daily 3-6 pm

Located in the lobby of the Prestige Hotel, this seafood restaurant is one of the few in town. Oysters, halibut, pasta dishes and surf & turf are all found here.

Creekside Pub & Grill – Sundays all day

A neighbourhood pub popular with cops, old timers and anyone looking for a piece of Kelowna before it became so busy and so expensive. Cozy and friendly atmosphere, this is a great place for karaoke nights, trivia or to take in a game.

The Train Station Pub – Monday to Sunday 3-5 pm

The Train Station is located in a renovated 1926 train station and has a large patio, great family friendly atmosphere with a pub vibe. The food and drink menu during happy hour is well stocked for anyone looking to save extra bucks without sacrificing on selection.

Midtown Station – Monday to Saturday 2-5 pm

Owned by the same people behind the Train Station Pub, Midtown is tucked in the Landmark District and supplies happy hour customers with a good selection of food and drink but with a more upscale vibe. A large screen and projector play sports events and festive movies in the fall and winter months. 

Frankie We Salute You – Tuesday to Sunday 3-5 pm + added savings with the Kelowna Foodie Card

A plant based menu that will convert any carnivore, FWSY is serving the tastiest food in Kelowna no matter your dietary restriction. Chickpea fries, sweet corn queso and an Aperol Spritz makes me a happy hour devotee of FWSY! Also try any and all the tacos available on their seasonal menus. Truly delicious.
Added bonus – Use your Kelowna Foodie Card to get 50% any bottle of wine during happy hour. Exclusive to Foodie Card holders only.

Gulfstream – Daily 4-6 pm

The perfect location if you are staying at the Four Points by the Kelowna Airport. Solid food and drink options at reasonable prices in a modern yet cozy bar or the dining room.

Kettle Valley Public on Main Bar & Grill – Sunday all day

In this Kettle Valley neighbourhood you’ll find this neighbourhood pub with a friendly atmosphere because everyone here are neighbours. I used to live in the neighbourhood and go for the killer burgers, waffle fries and a local sip.

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