Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Nicole Hurip.
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-one-get-one-frees, and all-you-can-drink (and eat if you’re lucky), we’ve got you covered. From Wan Chai to Central and SYP to TST, here are the best places to go for discounted drinks and food all throughout the week.
Drink to your health at hippy haven MANA!’s happy hour, every day from 6 pm to 8 pm. On the menu are organic and vegan wines by the glass, gluten-friendly and vegan beer, all for $50. Try their gin and kombucha, or G&K ($58), for an alternative take on the classic G&T. Complement your drinks with some chips, rainbow yams, falafel & dip, or a mezze box, all for $50 as well. If you’re feeling fancy, try the vegan cheese platter ($120) with a glass of organic wine ($170), or two ($220), or with a whole bottle ($350). Hip hip hooray!
MANA!, locations across Hong Kong Island
Bargain beers and wine are yours for the taking on weekdays between 5 pm and 7 pm at this popular Vietnamese hangout. Grab a cold one ($38), a cocktail of the week ($68), or a glass of vino ($58), and if you have more of a sweet tooth, then swing by on the weekend between 3 pm and 6 pm and enjoy unlimited beer, house wine, and rosé for $198 per person.
Le Garçon Saigon, 12 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 2455 2499
This relative newcomer is three dining concepts merged into one space, and next to their wagyu omakase and hot pot is their bar and lounge, Sensu by Gosango. Their 90-minute free-flow deal, available every day from 5.30 pm to 10 pm, includes their house umeshu, flavoured shochu, and Highballs for $198. Yes, we’re down!
Sensu by Gosango, 1F, Tower, 535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong | (+852) 2885 0533
What better way to spend the afternoon than sipping on $45 cocktails on a gorgeous terrace in the heart of Central? Head to Mr Wolf on Queen’s Road and take your pick of discount Lychee Martinis, Espresso Martinis, Aperol Spritzes, and Bellinis, as well as beer, wine, and Prosecco. Premium cocktails are $65 each, and premium wines are $60 per glass. Available every day from 3 pm to 9 pm, the 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
If anyone’s in on the rum scene, it’s got to be Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, the first tiki bar in Asia. This rum oasis in central takes you far from the busy city once you step into their terrace. With wooden barrels strewn across the floor to match with their wooden interior, bamboo shoots and round sofa booth, all you need is a rum cocktail in hand to complete the picture!
From 4 pm to 7 pm on weekdays the bar offers signature rum cocktails, wines and prosecco all for $50 each. The fun doesn’t stop; Honi Honi also has Free-flow Saturdays from 7 pm at $250 for two hours and $300 for three hours. Enjoy your fill of Aperol Spritzes, Kozel Premium lagers, Mojitos, and prosecco.
Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge, 3/F Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington Street, Central | (+852) 2353 0885
If you’re feeling fancy, check out the terrace space at ICHU in the swanky H Queen’s building. On weekdays from 3 pm to 8 pm, have a great happy hour selection of pisco cocktails ($70), classics like the Espresso Martini, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz for $60, and house wine, prosecco, and beer for $50. Peruvian snacks are also on the menu, with selections like Fried Squid ($50), Chicken & Beef Skewers ($70), and Mushrooms with Aji Panca ($70).
ICHU, 3/F, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2477 7717
Home to the arguably the best Mai Tais in town, Wahtiki Island Lounge is tucked away in LKF, but with all the energy of the parties that rage just one street over. From Monday to Thursday, 5 pm to 9 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm, you get two drinks for $100—take your pick from the two tiki cocktails of the day, red and white wines, house pours, and all mocktails and classic cocktails. It’s tiki time!
Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22–28 Wyndham Street, Central | +852 2793 0308
Before this sultry space turns into a nightclub, it dishes up a mean happy hour. Every Wednesday to Saturday from 6 pm to 11 pm, order from a list of classic and signature cocktails at $60 each, and get a tapa for free! Drinks include White and Sparkling Sangria, Aperol Spritzes, Palomas, Cold Drip Negroni, Wine Coo (white wine, elderflower, egg white, and lime juice), and more. As for your tapas, you can opt for Iberico Jamon, Padron Pepper, Prawn Croqueta, Classic Tortilla, Pan Con Tomate, or Chorizo. Make sure to check out their terrace as well!
Cassio, 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 3792 0129
We must confess that happy hour is rather essential to us, and our prayers have been answered because Holy Eats has blessed us with deals for every single day of the week, for food and drink. From 9 pm every day, all bottles of wine, prosecco, and sake are 50 percent off.
On Mondays, all food items are two-for-one; on Tuesdays, steak is are two-for-one, oysters are $20 a pop, and wines are $50 per glass. Happy hour goes on the whole day on Wednesdays and Sundays, with drinks starting from $30. Thursdays bring $50 prosecco and Aperol Spritzes all night long, and on Saturdays, you get another are two-for-one steak deal. Excuse us as we prostrate ourselves on their floor.
Holy Eats, 23 Elgin Street, Central | (+852 2890 2892)
Peel Street, best street. This Aussie wine bar has been the talk of the town since it’s opening last year—and for good reason. Their food is top-notch and priced reasonably, and their selection of wines and cocktails flow as merrily as the conversations. The rotating cocktail of the day is $50 and beers are $20. Wines by the glass start at $45, and if you’re feeling peckish you can start the night with their three snack options: the Sardine Crostinis ($25), Vegetable Crudites ($25), and Calamari ($35). Happy hours are from 5 pm to 7 pm and 11 pm to 1 am.
Shady Acres, 46 Peel Street, Central
Happy hour starts early at Lee Lo Mei, the quirkily named Cantonese restaurant on the corner of Lyndhurst Terrace. The terrace space is one of our favourites to hang out in while sipping on $78 cocktails or a glass of rose for $68. Between 3 pm to 8 pm, house wine and prosecco are available for $68, and a bottle of Tsing Tao beer is buy-one-get-one. Draught beers are $68 per head, and a can of Guinness goes for $78. Munch on some Crispy Wontons ($68), Skewers ($78), and Rice Rolls in X.O. Sauce ($68) to seal the deal.
Lee Lo Mei, G/F & 1/F, 8 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central | (+852) 2896 7688
Newly opened Spanish restaurant is offering more than just superb tapas—their happy hour deals are pretty awesome, too. From 3 pm to 7 pm, enjoy a two-for-one deal for selected drinks at the bar, and selected bottles of wine and cava at half price for dine-in from 6 pm to 7 pm. The drinks on offer include sparkling, red, and white wine, beer, G&Ts, and two cocktails: the Balencia ($85), a sherry-based drink with Maraschino liquor and orange bitters, and the Americano ($75), a drink reminiscent of a Negroni with a dash of soda water.
Rubia, UG/F and 1/F, C Wisdom Centre, 35–37 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2889 1199
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) from Mondays to Saturdays at our favourite dive bar from 5 pm until 8 pm and choose from five quirky cocktails for $50 a pop. Scotch lovers will love the Hobnail, but if you’re more of a beer drinker, then you’ll be pleased to know that a Pilsner will only set you back $30.
The Pontiac, 13 Old Bailey Street, Central | (+852) 2521 3855
Meet us at MEATS for bar bites and drinks starting from just $40! Nibble on Cajun Fries ($40), fried chicken ($50), and beef tartare ($60) while knocking back a few Mojitos ($50) and Negronis ($60). Beer, wines, and spirits are also available. What are you waiting for? Happy hour is on every day from 5 pm to 7 pm.
MEATS, GF, 28–30 Staunton Street, Central | (+852) 2711 1812
Want some fries with your beer? Or maybe some chicken wings? Then head to Fini’s at 5 pm on a weekday and feast on their signature wings to your heart’s content as you drink as many Asahi Beers as you desire within a two-hour time frame. At only $109 per person, this is clearly a winner for beer monsters who love a bit of chuck.
FINI’s, G/F, 49 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2387 6338
All hail Island Hour! Kick back and relax in this popular Caribbean-inspired watering hole as you sip on half-off beers, wines, and signature cocktails from 3 pm to 8 pm on weekdays. The restaurant does Ladies’ Night on Wednesdays, featuring free-flow prosecco. 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, Central | (+852) 2523 7070
Swing by popular hot spot Posto Pubblico on bustling Elgin Street from 5 pm to 6.45 pm and 10 pm to midnight on a weekday and enjoy two hours of all-you-can-drink Asahi beer, house wine, prosecco, and spirits for $208.
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2577 7160
With its two-for-one happy hour deal available every single day of the week from 3 pm to 7 pm, which covers house wines, Peroni, Espresso Martinis, and Aperol Spritz for half the original price, 208 Duecento Otto is the place to be. What’s more, every Sunday to Thursday from 6.30 pm onwards, enjoy two hours of unlimited pizza and free-flow beer, wine, and spritz. At $298 for just pizza, plus an additional $100 for free-flow Peroni beer, Prosecco, Aperol Spritz, white wine, red wine, and soft drinks, this Italian bar and restaurant is fast becoming one of our favourite watering holes. Delizioso!
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2549 0208
This neighbourhood coffee joint is popular for their killer cups of joe but turns out, they also have killer deals. Every Tuesday is G&T day, with $50 gin and tonics made from their two house gins starting from 9 am in the morning, in case caffeine isn’t enough to kickstart your day. On Fridays, they offer prosecco from $50 a glass and $200 a bottle, also from 9 am, because why not? But every Thursday is when you want Lady Luck on your side—from 5 pm to 10 pm, “toss the boss” for a free round. For each round, you can flip a coin, and if you guess correctly, that round is on the house. Repeat as necessary.
Winstons, locations across Hong Kong Island
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 between 3 pm and 6 pm 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 Kowloon 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 | (+852) 3565 6513