As one of the media judges for Caesar Challenge YVR organized by Vancouver Foodster, I was given the quest of running to and fro to 11 restaurants.  And in the course of doing so, I paired up my Ceasars with some great happy hour specials, one of which was at the BoatHouse on Kitsilano Beach.  Located on the beach and with the restaurant on the second floor, it’s hard not to be impressed with the spectacular view of the water and should I mention the magnificent sunsets which could set the mood for first dates – wink wink.




Every Asian knows that a really happy hour has to have good food specials and at the Boathouse which happens daily from 3pm to 6pm at all locations, its hard not to order everything off the happy hour menu. Note that the following specials were valid at the time of this blog posting, but go to for the most recent happy hour specials and to find the closest Boathouse location near you.


Oyster Shucks* 1.69
Premium Oyster Shucks 1.99

$4.99 items
Edamame, Yam Fries, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, pita chips
Miso Cod Bites


Miso Cod Bites are tender and flavorful

$5.99 items
Beef Satay
Coconut Shrimp
Calamari for One


Don’t share, but order two of the Coconut Shrimp

$6.99 items
Crab Dip
Beef Sliders
Crab Cake Sliders

$7.99 items
Buffalo Wings
Ahi Tuna Tacos
Salmon Sliders

Available with a minimum beverage purchase of $3.25 per person.


My favorite happy hour item as the Ahi Tuna Taco shells are deep fried wonton wrappers
The happy hour specials are only available at the bar and with a minimum beverage purchase of $3.25 per person but seriously, with the spectacular view and the great food specials, it’s easy to order two or three drinks which are also offered at great prices during happy hour.  There’s also an outdoor patio for the beach season where clothes are not optional but string bikinis more than welcome. Come for the view, but you’ll soon find yourself addicted to the food and drinks at the BoatHouse.




Editor in Chief of Fabulously Frugal in Vancouver.

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