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21 best happy hours in Hong Kong

By Localiiz 12 March 2018 | Last Updated 30 November 2021

Header image courtesy of M.S. Meeuwesen (via Unsplash)

Originally published by Sophie Pettit. Last updated by Shania Siu and Alisa Chau.

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.

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Emmer Pizzeria & Café

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 all their wines and Estrella Damm on draft are only $41 by the glass.

Emmer Pizzeria & Café, Shop 407, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty | (+852) 2780 1110

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Mr & Mrs Fox

Three storeys tall, showcasing interiors that balances industrial accents with lush botanical elements, the chic environment of Mr & Mrs Fox is just the spot to relax and unwind with a handcrafted drink in hand. Come along anytime between 3pm to 8pm, from Mondays to Saturdays to enjoy a rotation of beers starting at $30, wines starting $48, and house spirits from $50. Always a solid choice is their gin and tonic, the Martin Millers ($78) in particular adds a little 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

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Oolaa

Happy hours at Oolaa entail your favourite classics like the Aperol spritz, 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 start from $120 a plate, including options that are ripe for sharing, such as 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 updates. Their gorgeous locations are easily accessible and can be found in Soho, Wan Chai, Tung Chung, and Tseung Kwan O.

Oolaa, locations across Hong Kong

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Draft Land

With additional locations in Taipei and Bangkok, Draft Land serves high-quality and affordable cocktails on tap. Prices start as low as $50, and their happy hours are from 3 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 all the different flavours! Highlights include A Study in Pink, fashioned from pink gin and citrus flavours, as well as the tea based Oolong Tea Collins and Hibiscus Fizz. Their 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

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Mudita

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 on Tuesdays to Fridays, and between 7 pm to 10 pm on Saturdays, 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

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Alto

Drink in the views and the bevvies at this rooftop gem right in the heart of the city. Stationed on the 31st floor of V Point Tower, the sleek open-air bar allows you an expansive view that stretches out to encompass the skyscrapers and the mountains. Available daily during 5 pm to 7 pm, the happy hour at Alto serves up wines and beer by the glass, as well as British gin with tonic for $58. The exclusive tonight's tonic ($58) is also presented as the cocktail of the hour, or shall we say hours, and is mixed from a delicious combination of umeshu, citrus, shiso, and light tonic.

Alto, 31/F, V Point 18 Tang Lung Street Causeway Bay | (+852) 2603 7181

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Wahtiki Island Lounge

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. Daily from 5.30 pm to 8.30 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. Swing by on a Friday evening for live music starting from 8 pm. It’s tiki time!

Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22–28 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 2793 0308

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Cassio

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 $60 each, and tuck into a delectable selection of Spanish bites by Chef Salvatore Benedicto. 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 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 to really get into the vibes.

Cassio, 2/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central | (+852) 3792 0129

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Mr Wolf

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 by the likes of their signature wolf old fashioned and wolf peachy bourbon go for $65 each, whilst premium wines cost $60 per glass. Special nibbles and freshly prepped pizzas are served adjacent during these hours, with prices starting as low as $40. 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

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Rubia

This beautiful taberna 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 cocktails that round up to only $58. The two featured selections are the vermouth spritz, and the sherry tonic. Also on offer for $48 a glass are their range of spirits with mixers, Spanish beers and cider, in addition to house wines. Snack options like Chorizo Ibérco croquetas ($30 for two), a curated cheese platter ($120), and Fifty Fifty fries with padrón peppers ($80) are guaranteed to delight your grumbling belly, as well as your wallet.

Rubia, UG/F and 1/F, C Wisdom Centre, 35–37 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2889 1199

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Shady Acres

Peel Street, best street. This Aussie wine bar has been the talk of the town since its opening—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 $60 and beers start at $40. Wines by the glass start at $45, and if you’re feeling peckish you can start the night with their three snack options: the Nocellara olives ($25), smokey pulled pork tacos with red onion ($40), and roasted corn ribs dusted with manchego ($50). Their happy hours are split into two sections, the first lasting from 5 pm to 7 pm, and the second happening between 11 pm to 1 am.

Shady Acres, 46 Peel Street, Central

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Chôm Chôm

Chôm Chôm is absolutely perfect for lovers of great deals, dishes inspired by Vietnamese street food, and of course, Vietnamese booze. Hanoi Happy Hour is from 6 pm to 8 pm every day, with Vietnamese beers 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, complementing the bevvies with a garnish-ladened crunch. Pull up a plastic bench, or settle on the curbside pallet boxes and soak in the authentic roadside atmosphere.

Chôm Chôm
, 58–60 Peel Street, Central | (+852) 2810 0850

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Holy Eats

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. Their holy hours are between 4 pm to 8 pm each day and features a constantly changing drink-of-the-month that goes for a whopping $30, along with an exclusive 50 percent off all bottles of wine and Prosecco once the clock rolls past 9pm. Starting on Mondays, all food items are two-for-one, whilst Tuesdays are buy-one-get-one-free on steaks, with $50 wines (per glass) to boot. Thursdays bring us $50 Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes, and on Saturdays, you get another buy-one-get-one-free steak deal. 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 their floor.

Holy Eats, 23 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2890 2892

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The Pontiac

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, our favourite the Hobnail, 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

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Chi Chi Cham

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. Featured cocktails include the ever-so-refreshing Aperol spritz, Yuzu spritz, and Margarita, you can never go wrong with either one of these! They even offer two sake deals during happy hour—Etchizenbouyu Junmaishu and Fukui Prefecture are both available for $110 each. Hungry? Nom on some scrumptious edamame ($48) or a serving of their recommended Chi Chi Cham fries ($88) served hot and crunchy under a bunch of delicious Asian-inspired toppings.

Chi Chi Cham, 53 Peel Street, Central | (+852) 2386 9718

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The Globe

Home to the happy hour to rule them all, The Globe boasts a daily deal that lasts from 9 am all the way til 8 pm. Their selections 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 go for as low as $65. Also worth a try is their mouthwatering pub-fare, featuring some good 'ol scotch egg ($90), and some triple cooked chips ($60) served with a side of garlic aioli. Kick back and relax amidst their comforting gastropub atmosphere that is just full of homely British sensibilities.

The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central | (+852) 2543 1941

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Pazta

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. Exclusive Italian-inspired cocktails start from $60 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. What's more, all their traditional Italian cuoppi options are only $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. Come between 5 pm to 7 pm to taste test a round of their signature snacks, on the house!

Pazta, Shop 03–G08, Barrack Block, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2626 1186

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Posto Pubblico

Established in 2009 and influenced by the humbleness of Italian-American home cooking, the perennially popular Posto Pubblico on bustling Elgin Street is offering slashed rates on weekdays from 5 pm to 7 pm, and again between 10 pm to 12 am. The obligatory rotation of wines are offered for $40, with Asahi beer setting you back by only $25, and spirits with mixers for $30. For only $50, you can also sip on an aperol spritz, negroni, or espresso martini. Be sure to check out their bar bites, all priced at $25 and served beside piping hot gnocco fritto, that are sure to exceed your expectations.

Posto Pubblico, 28 Elgin Street, Central | (+852) 2577 7160

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Te Quiero Mucho

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

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Ichu

If you’re feeling fancy, check out the terrace space at the Peruvian-inspired Ichu in the swanky 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 a plate, with selections like Peruvian karaage-style XOXO chicken, res anticucho rib-eye with Panca chili, aji amarillo and purple potato, in addition to the camote crujiente crispy sweet purple potato with tartare sauce.

Ichu, 3/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central | (+852) 2477 7717

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Woobar

Fancy some booze and bites with a view, even on the weekdays? From Monday to Sunday, W Hong Kong's Woobar is putting on a different deal for happy hour every single day, with electrifying beats to go along with it.

Monday is buy one get one free day from noon to midnight, with drinks starting from $110. Tuesday is Sangria Mania Night ($398), with unlimited pours of red, white, bubbly, and non-alcoholic sangria from 6.30 pm to 9 pm. On Wednesdays you can enjoy unlimited wine and beer for $398, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm. Thursdays and Fridays are for letting loose, so start your night with free-flow red, white, rosé, and sparkling wine ($498) or add champagne to the mix for $888, available from 6.30 pm to 9 pm. On the weekend, indulge in free-flow wine and craft beer along with never-ending charcuterie starting from 6.30pm until midnight, for a fun and relaxed way to ease yourself into the next week.

Woobar at W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon | (+852) 3717 2889

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