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Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Shania Siu.
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 Sai Ying Pun and beyond, here are the best places to go for happy hours, discounted drinks, and food all throughout the week.
Emmer proudly makes their pizzas using the finest hand-selected grains, which are low in gluten and high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. They also offer gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, Happy hours are every day from 4 pm to 8 pm, where draught beer and all wines are only $41 by the glass.
Emmer Pizzeria & Café, Shop 407, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2780 1110
If it isn’t already obvious from its name, Thaiwan specialises in Thai and Taiwanese snacks, but they serve a cornucopia of drinks, too. Their endless list includes craft beer, wine, liquor, whisky, cocktails, and more, so you’re sure to find a drink that’s just up your alley. Happy hours are every day from 5 pm to 8 pm, and bottled beers start at $48, with wine and liquor starting at $58. Whisky starts at $65, and cocktails are all $88.
Thaiwan, 31 Ship Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 3709 6595
A smaller, more intimate version of the Oolaa branch on Bridges Street, happy hours at Oolaa on Star Street entail cocktails like the Sea Breeze, cosmopolitan, old fashioned, and Sex on the Beach for only $55 each. You can also get wine, beer and other drinks for less than $50. Happy hour snacks are all $120 a plate, including buffalo chicken wings, pulled pork sliders, Chef Oscar’s halloumi fries, and many more! Don’t miss out on any of their week-long deals, so head on to their website for the full menu.
Oolaa, Shop 2, Tower 2, Starcrest, 9 Star Street, Wan Chai | (+852) 2529 3823
With additional locations in Taipei and Bangkok, Draft Land serves high-quality and affordable cocktails on tap. Prices for their start as low as $50, and their happy hours are from 12 pm to 8 pm daily. They serve over 40 draft cocktails on a rotational basis of 24 at a time, so be sure to stop by every now and then to check out the different flavours!
Draft Land, 63 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2711 8809
Live music has the power to make any cocktail taste even better than it already is. At Mudita, enjoy live jazz funk music every Friday from 10 pm onwards, and party on with their DJ from 12 am onwards. It’s not just the music that’s great—their happy hour deal is absolutely otherworldly. From 5 pm to 10 pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, you can get your first standard drink for only $18, and everything else after is 50 percent off!
Mudita, 24–30 Ice House Street, Central | (+852) 2810 9902
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, choose from a great happy hour selection of Pisco cocktails ($70), classics like the Moscow mule, Negroni, and Aperol Spritz for $70, and house wine, Prosecco, and beer for $50. Bar snacks are also on the menu for $70 a plate, with selections like XOXO chicken (Peruvian karaage-style chicken), res anticucho (rib-eye, Panca chili, aji amarillo, and purple potato), and camote crujiente (crispy sweet purple potato with tartare sauce).
Ichu, 3/F, H Queen’s, 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 9 pm, order from a list of classic and signature cocktails at $50 each, and get a Spanish bite for free! Drinks include white and sparkling sangria, Aperol Spritzes, palomas, cold-drip Negronis, and more. As for your tapas, you can opt for Ibérico 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
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, mimosas, 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
This Spanish restaurant is offering more than superb tapas and friendly customer service—their happy hour deals are pretty awesome, too. From 3 pm to 7 pm every day, you can get various drinks, including G&Ts, and two cocktails for only $48. The two cocktails are the Pink Gimlet, a gin-based drink with orange oil cordial, Peychaud’s bitters, and lime caviar, and the chocolate Negroni, another gin-based drink infused with cocoa, with Campari, Carpano Classico, orange candy, and cacao.
Rubia, UG/F and 1/F, C Wisdom Centre, 35–37 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2889 1199
Peel Street, best street. This Aussie wine bar has been the talk of the town since its 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 start at $25. Wines by the glass start at $45, and if you’re feeling peckish you can start the night with their three snack options: the shishito peppers ($35), freshly sliced cold cuts ($25), and salt & pepper calamari ($50). Happy hours are from 5 pm to 7 pm and 11 pm to 1 am.
Shady Acres, 46 Peel Street, Central
Chôm Chôm is absolutely perfect for lovers of great deals, dishes inspired by Vietnamese street food, and Vietnamese booze. Hanoi Happy Hour is from 5 pm to 7 pm every day, with Vietnamese beers only at the low price of $38, and house wine and Prosecco at $48. Plus, they also serve a bucket of signature VFC wings for only $88.
Chôm Chôm, 58–60 Peel Street, Central | (+852) 2810 0850
We must confess that happy hour is rather essential to us, and fortunately, Holy Eats has deals for food and drink that go on for all week long. From 9 pm every day, all bottles of wine and Prosecco are 50 percent off.
On Mondays, all food items are two-for-one; on Tuesdays, steak is buy-one-get-one-free, and wine is $50 per glass. Happy hour goes on the whole day on Wednesdays and Sundays, with drinks starting from $35. Thursdays bring $50 Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes, and on Saturdays, you get another buy-one-get-one-free steak deal. Excuse us as we prostrate ourselves on their floor.
Holy Eats, 23 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2890 2892
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 from 4 pm until 7 pm and choose from five quirky cocktails, house spirits, wine, beer, and cider, all for only $50 a pop. Cocktails include the Defender Daiquiri, Hobnail, Heir and a Spare, and more. 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
Yet another gem located on Peel Street, Japanese izakaya establishment Chi Chi Cham promises a unique Asian cuisine experience with excellent drinks to go with it. Happy hours are from 4 pm to 8 pm from Monday to Saturday, with draft beers, wines and house spirits only at $40. They even offer two sake deals during happy hour—Etchizenbouyu Junmaishu and Fukui Prefecture are both available for $110.
Chi Chi Cham, 53 Peel Street, Central | (+852) 2386 9718
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. But beware—they don’t take reservations for their unlimited chicken wings deal, so be sure to arrive earlier to guarantee you and your friends a spot!
Fini’s, 49 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2387 6338
At Pazta, on weekdays from 3 pm to 8 pm, all cuoppi (traditional Italian street food) is $50, including the pizette (mini tomato pizzas), patatine fritte con crema di parmigiano e tartufo (potato chips served with Parmesan cheese and black truffle sauce), filetti di baccalà mignon (golden battered Roman salted codfish bites), and many more!
Pazta, Shop 03–G08, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2626 1186
Established in 2009 and influenced by the humbleness of Italian-American home cooking, the perennially popular Posto Pubblico on bustling Elgin Street is offering free-flow drinks and antipasti on weekdays from 5 pm to 7 pm for only $189. Be sure to stop by for some authentic Italian food that will surely exceed your expectations.
Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2577 7160
One of the liveliest Mexican eateries in Sheung Wan, Te Quiero Mucho offers authentic Mexican food (with mouth-watering guac) in a stunning two-storey location. Happy hour cocktails include the margarita ($45), paloma ($45), Horchata Borracha ($45), Achote ($50), and the El Burro ($50); they also offer sangria and mucho orange margarita that’s good for four to six people for $200. Beer goes for as low as $35, and wine as low as $60.
Te Quiero Mucho, G/F & 1/F, The Sheung Wan, 286 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan | (+852) 3423 3290
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 off 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 Aperol 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.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2549 0208