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Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Shania Siu, Alisa Chau, and Mina Chan.
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.
Enjoy Hong Kong’s sunset at Plume, a rooftop bar in the heart of Central. Its menu, designed by the team at two-Michelin-starred Écriture, features top wines and French nibbles that are perfect for an early evening treat. Happy hour is from 5 pm to 7 pm, Tuesday to Saturday, featuring the Summer Golden Hour set with $50 wines by the glass.
Keep a steady flow of alcohol and conversation going with Plume’s buy-two-get-one-free offer for wine bottles, and add on a charcuterie board and cheese platter, complimentary for any bottle of red, white, or rosé. Accompany your drinks with some of Plume’s bar bites from the all-day bar menu, with decadent treats like homemade French fries with truffle mayo ($188) and burrata with cherry tomatoes ($228).
Plume, 27/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 5200 1683
Enjoy a mid-week all-day happy hour at Carbon on Wednesdays, and keep your spirits high with a selection of cocktails, spirits, beers, and wines for just $58. If you are an adventurous sort, try the Carbon G&T, made from a secret recipe. Carbon also has a summer G&T with an infusion of fresh seasonal fruits, espresso Negronis, and eco spirits and mixers. Can’t make it on Wednesday? Don’t worry—weekday happy hours are from 12 pm to 7 pm.
Carbon, 26/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central | (+856) 6166 8585
Emmer proudly makes its pizzas using the finest hand-selected grains, which are low in gluten and high in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It also offers gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian options, Happy hours are every day from 4 pm to 8 pm, where all wines and Estrella Damm on draft start at only $45 by the glass.
Emmer Pizzeria & Café, Shop 407, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
Showcasing interiors that balance industrial accents with lush botanical elements, the chic environment of Mr & Mrs Fox is just the place to relax and unwind with a handcrafted drink in hand. Come along anytime between 3 pm and 8 pm from Mondays to Saturdays to enjoy a rotation of beers, wines, and house spirits starting at $58! Its Martin Millers ($88) adds a kick of cracked black pepper and wedges of strawberry and lime for extra flavours.
Mr & Mrs Fox, 23 Tong Chong Street, Quarry Bay | (+852) 2697 8500
If it isn’t already obvious from the name, Thaiwan specialises in Thai and Taiwanese snacks, but it also serves a cornucopia of drinks, too. Its 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
Happy hours at Oolaa entail your favourites like the Aperol Spritz, Old Fashioned, and Sex on the Beach for only $65 each. You can also get most wines, beers, and other drinks for less than $60. Happy hour snacks start from $75, including options such as buffalo chicken wings, char-grilled chicken skewers, petite antipasto platter, and more! Its gorgeous locations in Soho, Wan Chai, Tung Chung, and Tseung Kwan O are easily accessible.
With additional locations in Taipei and Bangkok, Draft Land serves high-quality and affordable cocktails on tap. Prices start from $90 and happy hours are from 3 pm to 8 pm daily. Draft Land serves over 40 draught cocktails on a rotational basis of 24 at a time, so be sure to stop by every now and then to check out all the different flavours! Highlights include A Study in Pink ($90), fashioned from pink gin and citrus flavours, as well as the tea-based Oolong Tea Collins ($100). Its well-seasoned seaweed fries are a highly addictive snack that’s perfect for sharing and will only set you back by $60.
Draft Land, 63 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2711 8809
Drink in the views and the bevvies at this rooftop gem right in the heart of the city. Stationed on the thirty-first floor of V Point Tower, the sleek open-air bar provides an expansive view that stretches out to encompass skyscrapers and mountains. Available daily from 5 pm to 7 pm, Alto’s happy hour serves up wines and beer by the glass, as well as G&Ts from $58.
Alto, 31/F, V Point, 18 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay | (+852) 2603 7181
Home to 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. Daily from 5.30 pm to 8 pm, you get two drinks for $120—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
Before this sultry space turns into a nightclub, it dishes up a mean happy hour. Every Tuesday to Saturday from 5 pm to 8 pm, order from a list of classic and signature cocktails at $60 each, and tuck into a delectable selection of Spanish bites. Drinks include white and sparkling sangria with a hint of peach liqueur, Aperol Spritz, and the classic Old Fashioned. Upgrade to $80 for special cocktail options like the coffee-spiked cold-drip Negroni, the tropical Passiflora, and more. As for tapas, you can opt for Ibérico ham and cheese, padron pepper, empanadillas, bravas, pan con tomate, broken eggs with chorizo, and more. Make sure to check out the terrace to really get into the vibes.
Cassio, 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 3792 0129
What better way to spend the afternoon than sipping on $68 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, as well as beer and wine. Premium cocktails by the likes of the signature wolf peachy bourbon go for $65, while premium wines cost $78 per glass. Special nibbles are served adjacent during these hours, with prices starting as low as $38. Available Monday to Saturday from 3 pm to 8 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
Peel Street, best street. Shady Acres has been the talk of the town since its opening—and for good reason. Its food is top-notch and priced reasonably, and the selection of wines and cocktails flow as merrily as the conversations. The rotating cocktail of the day is $85 and tins and ciders start at $50. Wines by the glass start at $75, and if you’re feeling peckish, you can start the night with starters like the smokey pulled pork tacos with red onion ($70) and roasted corn ribs dusted with manchego ($80).
Happy hours go from 4 pm to 6 pm on weekdays. If you need any more persuading to get off work early, half your bill is on the house during these hours. Make sure to stick to the basic things, because the discount doesn’t apply to bottles or “fancy back bar stuff.”
Shady Acres, 46 Peel Street, Central
For a taste of Italy, head to Stazione Novella after a hard day at work. This Florentine wine bar hosts happy hour from 3 pm to 7 pm every day and will have you end your day with a glass of red or white in hand, surrounded by pleasant company, which may include your dog if you choose to bring them along. Choose from a selection of Tuscan wines (starting from $98) and nibble on some scrumptious bites like the formaggi misti for two ($168).
Stazione Novella, 52–56 Staunton Street, Central
We must confess that happy hour is rather essential to us, and fortunately, Holy Eats has deals for food and drink that go on all week long. Its “holy hours” are between 4 pm to 8 pm daily and feature a rotating drink-of-the-month that goes for just $30, along with 50 percent off all bottles of wine and Prosecco once the clock rolls past 9 pm.
On Mondays, all food items are two-for-one, while Tuesdays are buy-one-get-one-free on steaks, and Thursdays bring us $50 Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes. Top it all off with the deal to rule them all: Wednesdays and Sundays boast an all-day happy hour, with prices starting from $30. Excuse us as we prostrate ourselves on the 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) every day 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, the Hobnail (our favourite), the refreshing 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
The Globe boasts a daily deal that lasts from 9 am to 8 pm. Its selection of beers is varied and constantly changing, with choices that range from beloved local brews to exciting options from all over the world. Drafts start at $50 and classic cocktails for $70 and up. Also worth a try is the mouthwatering pub grub, featuring Scotch eggs ($95) and triple-cooked chips ($65) served with a side of garlic aioli. Kick back and relax amidst the comforting gastropub atmosphere that is just full of homely British sensibilities.
The Globe, Garley Building, 45–53 Graham Street, Central | (+852) 2543 1941
Want some fries with your beer? Or maybe some chicken wings? Then head to Fini’s from 6 pm to 8 pm on a weekday and feast on the signature wings and fries to your heart’s content as you drink as many Peroni beers as you desire within a two-hour time frame. At only $149 per person, this is clearly a winner for beer monsters who love a bit of chuck. But beware—Fini’s does not take reservations for the free flow wings and fries and beer deal, so be sure to arrive early to guarantee you and your friends a spot.
On weekdays from 3 pm to 7.30 pm, grab a glass of wine or beer at Pazta for only $50 or a classic mixer for $60. Italian-inspired cocktails start from $70 and showcase options like the peachy Lago Di Pesca and Foresta, which cuts through its elderflower and grapefruit fizz with a dash of Amaro Montenegro. All of its traditional Italian cuoppi options are only $50. Come between 5 pm to 7 pm to sample a round of signature snacks, on the house!
Pazta, Shop 03–G08, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central
Established in 2009 and influenced by the humbleness of Italian-American home cooking, the perennially popular Posto Pubblico offers slashed rates on Tuesday to Friday from 5 pm to 7 pm. House wines, beer, spirits with mixers, and cocktails like Aperol Spritz, Negroni, or espresso martini are 30 percent cheaper than their original prices. If you get the nibbles, Posto Pubblico offers complimentary snack bites with each drink, including proscuitto and gnocco fritto, which are sure to 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 in a stunning two-storey location. Happy hour cocktails are available from 3 pm to 7 pm on weekdays, and Te Quiero Mucho also does deals on sangria and margaritas 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
If you’re feeling fancy, check out the terrace space at the Peruvian-inspired Ichu in the H Queen’s building. On weekdays from 3 pm to 6 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, with selections like XOXO chicken, res anticucho, and camote crujiente.
Ichu, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2477 7717