In a city that’s overflowing with happy hours, the novelty of a small discount can start to wear pretty thin. To save you the disappointment, we’ve done our homework to find you the cheapest and most cheerful deals around town that will definitely put a smile on your face. From bargain cocktails to buy-on-get-one-frees (BOGOFs), and all-you-can-drink (and eat if you’re lucky), we’ve got you covered. Cheers!
What better way to spend the afternoon than sipping on $40 cocktails on a gorgeous terrace in the heart of Central? Head to Mr Wolf on Queen’s Road and take your pick of discount Cosmopolitans, Espresso Martinis, Aperol Spritzes, and Negronis, as well as beer, wine, and Prosecco. Available every day from 3pm to 9pm, Terrace Happy Hour at this bustling bar is fast becoming our favourite deal.
Mr Wolf, 5/F, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, (+852) 2526 0838
When: Every day, (3pm – 9pm)
You can always count on the Pontiac girls to whip up a storm in a glass for a bargain buck. Head to Ponty Hour (which is actually three hours) at our favourite dive bar from 5pm til 8pm and choose from three quirky cocktails for $50 a pop. Who could resist a gin fueled Kissy Kissy after a long day at work, or a She with a tequila kick? Scotch lovers will love the Hobnail, but if you’re more of a beer drinker, you’ll be pleased to know they start at a piddly $15, while house wines and spirits only set you back $40.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central, (+852) 2521 3855
When: Monday to Saturday, (5pm – 8pm)
We love a bargain – especially when it comes to cocktails. Swing by buzzing pan Asian tapas restaurant Cicada (pictured above) any day of the week after 3pm and dive into their heavenly cocktail menu for only $30 a pop. With much-loved classics like the Mango Mojito, Cosmopolitan, Singapore Sling, and Lychee Martini on the menu, you’d be hard-pressed not to find one you love. And with more than four hours to enjoy them in, you’ll have plenty of time to find your favourite. House wines only set you back $35 a glass – what better way to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon!
Cicada, 47A Elgin Street, SOHO, Central, (+852) 2662 3882
When: Every day, (3pm – 7.30pm)
Lily & Bloom
Head to popular bar Lily & Bloom from Monday to Saturday and enjoy discount drinks, including everything from beer and wine ($40 each) to Hi-Balls ($50), Daquiris ($60), Negronis ($80), and Manhattans and Martinis (each $100). The perfect spot to unwind after a long day at work.
Lily & Bloom, 5/F, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, (+852) 2810 6166
When: Weekdays, (5pm – 9pm) / Saturdays, (6pm – 9pm)
Worth The Fuss (WTF)
Finally, not only do we now have a great funky little bar to kick back in amid Causeway Way’s bustling neighbourhood, we also have a super BOGOF deal on after work drinks too. Head to WTF and sip on two-for-one house wines and all beers between 4pm and 8.30pm on Monday to Saturday, and nibble on free pretzels too. Those with more of a sweet tooth can enjoy 30 percent off all cocktails which we can confirm taste as amazing as they look – we recommend the Rose Bellini with almond liqueur and Prosecco, or the rum based Catch Me If You Can. Definitely worth swinging by for!
Worth The Fuss, G/F, 10 Morrison Hill Road, Causeway Bay, (+852) 2792 0823
When: Monday – Saturday, (4pm – 8.30pm)
CÉ LA VI
If you’re on the lookout for a deal that’s not only easy on your wallet, but also on the eye, take advantage of CÉ LA VI’s generous Sundowners Happy Hour which runs every day from 3pm until 9pm. Lap up those stunning views of Hong Kong’s billion dollar skyline as you enjoy two-for-one selected cocktails, drinks, wines, and beers on the Sky Deck. The ladies can also enjoy free bubbly and capanés for one hour every Thursday night – sorry lads!
CÉ LA VI, 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, (+852) 3700 2300
When: Every day, (3pm – 9pm) / Thursday Ladies Night, (8.30pm – 9.30pm)
208 Duecento Otto
With its two-for-one happy hour deal available every day of the week, which covers house wines, Peroni, Espresso Martinis, and Aperol Spritz for just $65, Italian bar and restaurant 208 is fast becoming one of our favourite watering holes. The irresistible authentic pizzas and pastas might also have something to do with it. Delizioso!
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Shueng Wan, (+852) 2549 0208
When: Every day, (3pm – 7pm)
All hail Island Hour! Kick back and relax in this popular Caribbean-inspired watering hole as you sip on two-for-one beers, wines, house spirits, cocktails, and pitchers from 3pm on weekdays. We strongly recommend the Parang Punch with coconut rum, Meyer’s Rum, cranberry juice, lime juice, cinnamon sticks, orange, and ginger ale. Just take it slow – they don’t call it a punch for nothing!
Rummin’ Tings, G/F, 28 Hollywood Road, Soho, Central, (+852) 2523 7070
When: Weekdays, (3pm – 7pm)
Not technically a BOGOF deal, but when the drinks are half price every single day until 9pm, then it pretty much works out the same in the end, right? For a great happy hour vibe and infectious party atmosphere, swing by this popular LKF bar and enjoy 50 percent off standard drinks. Better still, if you’re really hardcore, head there on a Wednesday and enjoy half price drinks all day – it’s a steal!
Rúla Búla, G/F, 58-62 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, (+852) 9020 9670
When: Every day, (until 8pm), Wednesdays, (all day)
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar
As if a super 50 percent off drinks deal wasn’t enough to keep us happy at Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, now we get to enjoy it with amazing food too! If you prefer a nibble with your tipple, then head over and tuck into a range of delicious tapas, or enjoy 50 percent off all items on the à la carte food menu every single day of the week. With a selection of delights such as Milano ham, garlic shrimp, black olive tapenade, and mussels marinated in vinegar, each starting from only $38, and a range of gorgeous wines on offer, we’re pretty sure this is the best happy hour deal on the ‘dark side’. The stylish, yet intimate setting also makes this the perfect spot for date night too!
Scarlett Café & Wine Bar, G/F, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, (+852) 3565 6513
When: Every day, (3pm – 6pm)
Beef & Liberty
Any deal that has “Tipples & Nibbles” as its title can’t be a bad thing. The generous team at Beef & Liberty are offering to line your stomachs with free snacks like pork crackling, mac ’n’ cheese bites, and padron peppers as you sip on drinks as cheap as $33 on Tuesday to Sunday evenings. The offer includes house white and red wine ($33), large Estrella Draught beer ($50), and assorted cocktails like the Mojito, Plum Lazy, and Negroni Sbagliato (all $50). And with award-winning mixologist Pawel Mikusek heading the bar, you know they’re going to be good!
Beef & Liberty, 3/F California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, (+852) 2450-5778
When: Tuesday to Sunday, (6pm – 8pm)
Taco Tuesdays at Tequila Jack’s
Are you mad for Mexican food? Love a Frozen Margarita? Then head over to Tequila Jack’s in TST on a Tuesday and delve into $10 tacos and $40 Margaritas (or $45 if you prefer them frozen). With beers also thrown into the mix at $38 a pop, it’s well worth venturing over to the ‘dark side’ for this happy hour deal that definitely packs a punch!
Tequila Jack’s, G/F, 33 – 35 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, (+852) 3428 5133
When: Tuesdays, (5pm – midnight)
Stone Nullah Tavern
Just when we thought nothing would top that famous Beat the Clock happy hour deal, this generous tavern throws southern fried chicken wings and deep fried bacon into the mix! For two glorious hours every evening (bar Sunday), you can gorge on a buffet of these delicious snacks and enjoy free-flow Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, house wines, and house spirits for a piddly $109 per person. We suspect this cheeky tavern will be rather packed after rush hour, so get in there quick before all the wings get scoffed!
Stone Nullah Tavern, G/F, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, (+852) 3182 0128
When: Monday to Saturday, (5pm – 7pm)
Want some fries with your beer? Or maybe some chicken wings? Then head to Fini at 5pm on a weekday and feast to your heart’s content as you drink as many Pabst Blue Ribbons as you desire within a two-hour time frame. At only $98 per person, this is clearly a winner for beer monsters who love a bit of chuck.
Linguini Fini, G/F, 49 Elgin Street, Soho Central, (+852) 2387 6338
When: Weekdays, (5pm – 7pm)
Love some Italian nibbles with your tipples? Swing by popular hot spot Posto Pubblico on bustling Elgin Street from 5pm on a weekday and enjoy two hours of all-you-can-drink beer, wine, and spirits, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet of bread, cheese, cold cuts, and veggies for $189. Delizioso!
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin St, Central, (+852) 2577 7160
When: Weekdays, (5pm – 7pm)
Le Garçon Saigon
Bargain beers and wine are yours for the taking on weekdays at this popular Vietnamese hangout. Grab a cold one for $38 or a glass of vino for $58 and tuck into some chicken wings, prawn toast, or mini bánh mì while you’re at it. If you have more of a sweet tooth, then swing by on the weekend between 3pm and 6pm and enjoy unlimited rosé for $198 per person.
Le Garçon Saigon, 12 Wing Fung St, Wan Chai, (+852) 2455 2499
When: Weekdays, (5pm – 7pm) / Weekend, (3pm – 6pm)