Out and about in Central and in need of a drink (that won’t break the bank)? Here are the best happy hours in the area.
A good drink shouldn’t cost the world, and luckily for us, our city offers up numerous deals, meaning we don’t have to pay the big bucks come 5pm! The good news is that Central is full of amazing bars, that are offering up equally amazing deals so there’s always somewhere to stop in for a quick one. From alfresco bars to classic favourites, we’ve rounded up the best happy hours in the area.
99 Bottles technically doesn’t “do” a happy hour, it just offers up great prices at all times! An unbeatable one to know in the area, this Peel Street bar serves up a selection of international and local craft beers, spirits and wines for as little as $45.
When: Open Monday to Thursday, 5pm to 11:30pm; Friday and Saturday, 5pm to 2am
Where: Shop B, 59A Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Drinks start from $45
Found in Tai Kwun, Armoury offers one of the most popular drinks deals in Central. Daily from 3pm to 8pm, enjoy a selection of drinks for as little as $50 while overlooking the picturesque courtyard of the old police headquarters.
When: Daily, 3pm to 8pm
Where: G/F, Armoury Building, 02 Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Select drinks priced at $50
Everyone knows and loves Beef & Liberty for its great burgers, but its happy hour also tempts us in frequently. Head to the LKF location from Tuesday to Saturday, between 6pm and 8pm, to enjoy drinks starting from just $33, with house beers at $50 and select cocktails also available for $60.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 8pm
Where: 3/F, California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Wine $33, house beers $50, cocktails and house spirits $60
Another Tai Kwun favourite, get ready to get banged up with Behind Bars’ happy hour special. Its beat the clock deal features drinks starting at just $35 at 4pm, with the offer ending at 8pm with drinks at just $50.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 4pm to 8pm
Where: G/F, E Hall, Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Prices start at $35 at 4pm and increase every hour
Big Sur’s drinks menu is home to many craft beers, with 14 rotating taps of local craft beers featuring in its daily happy hour. Head here from 3pm and enjoy a drink for as little as $50. Beer not for you? Big Sur also offers G&T on tap during happy for $75. Guests can enjoy their drink in the spacious dining room, though we think it’s best enjoyed on the outside terrace, watching the world go by.
When: Daily, 3pm to 7pm
Where: 22 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Bottles and tap craft beers from $50, tap G&T $75
With its Central location and super cheap prices, we frequent Chi Chi Cham time and time again for its happy hour deal. Between 3pm and 8pm, drinks here range between just $40 and $40, with beers, spirits, wine and Prosecco all on offer. If you’re feeling peckish, make sure to order some of the restaurants izakaya-style small plates, with yakitori skewers, sashimi and more on offer.
When: Monday to Saturday, 3pm to 11pm
Where: 53 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $40 for draft beer, Prosecco, select wines and spirits; $50 for select cocktails and $110 for sake
Ever-buzzing Vietnamese restaurant, Chôm Chôm never has trouble drawing a crowd, and with its daily happy hour, we know why. Get yourselves down to Peel Street to enjoy a Phojito pitcher for $148, or go for six Saigon beers for $228. You can also tuck into a bucket of Vietnamese Fried Chicken for just $88, every single day of the week!
When: Daily, 5pm to7pm
Where: 58 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $148 for a Phojito pitcher, $228 for six Saigon beers
This Peel Street coffee shop is busy at all times of the day for good reason. Not only does it serve Aussie-style coffee and breakfast dishes during the day, but come night time, it’s one of our favourite spots for a drink. Don’t miss its “Fifty Buck Happy Hour” which runs from 4pm to 8pm (Tuesday to Saturday), and features select craft beers, wines and house cocktails!
When: Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm to 8pm
Where: 38 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $50 for select craft beers, wines and cocktails
Sometimes, all you want on a hot day is a cool and refreshing beer. Feel the same? Look no further than Fini’s in SoHo. It offers free-flow Asahi beer, alongside all-you-can-eat chicken wings and fries for just $108, every weekday from 5pm to 7pm.
When: Weekdays, 5pm to 7pm
Where: 49 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $108 for free-flow Asahi beer and all-you-can-eat chicken wings and fries
Step back in time and enjoy a weekday drinks deal with Foxglove’s “Mad Men Hour”. For $60 guests can enjoy a selection of drinks from Betty Draper’s personal collection, including wines, spirits and beers, or for $80, you can treat yourself to an expertly-made table-side cocktail. Classic drinks fans will want to order Don’s Old Fashioned, or opt for Joan’s Vanilla Martini.
When: Weekdays, 5pm to 8pm (excluding public holidays)
Where: 2/F, Printing House, 6 Duddell Street / 18 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $60 for select wines, spirits and “Betty’s collection of Craft Beer”, $80 for table-side cocktails
Havana is offering up fun deals from Monday to Wednesday at its LKF location. Head here on Monday nights for two-for-one drinks, including mojitos, beers and wine. Fancy a go behind the bar? On Tuesday nights, you’ll be able to DIY your own cocktail (and get a free Havana hat!), or save yourself for Wednesday’s ladies night with free-flow mojitos for just $88, from 8pm to 10pm.
When: Mondays, 6pm to 11pm; Tuesdays, 6pm to 11pm; Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm
Where: 4/F, The Plaza, 21 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Mondays: two-for-one drinks; Tuesdays: DIY cocktails; Wednesdays: Ladies Night, free-flow mojitos for $88
Head to the hidden red door on Wyndham Street and enter into British salon, Hugger Mugger for its daily happy hour. Running from 5pm to 7pm, the deal includes select wines, beers, spirits and cocktails (including Aperol spritz, whisky sour, margaritas and more) from $50, along with select speciality cocktails for $60. We love the sound of the Punjab Sour, with Stolichnaya vodka, lime juice, mango puree, simple syrup, cream and basil leaf.
When: Daily, 5pm to 7pm
Where: Basement, 43-55 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $50 for select wines, beers, cocktails and spirits
There’s nothing better than having something delicious to munch on to go with your drink, and MEATS gives us just that! Every weekday from 5pm to 7pm, and on weekends from 3pm to 7:30pm, a range of drinks and bar bites are available for between $40 and $60. Choose from a selection of beers, wines and cocktails, with snacks up for grabs including ultimate fried chicken, Cajun fries and fish tacos.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm; Saturday, Sunday and public holidays, 3pm to 7:30pm
Where: G/F, No. 28 – 30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Drinks and bar bites priced at $40, $50 and $60
If you’re ever in need of an escape from the busy streets of Central (and a great drinks deal), Mr Wolf is where to go. Head out to its alfresco terrace area to enjoy drinks for just $45, available daily between 3pm and 9pm.
When: Daily, 3pm to 9pm
Where: 5/F, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $45 for selected beers, wines, prosecco and cocktails (including espresso martinis, Aperol spritzes and bellinis); $60 for premium wines; $65 for premium cocktails
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Available every day of the week, if you’ve been exploring Tai Kwun, make sure to pop into Old Bailey for a quick one. With buy-one-get-one on drinks between 4pm and 9pm, it’s hard to pass up.
When: Daily, 4pm to 9pm
Where: 2/F, JC Contemporary, Tai Kwun, Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy-one-get-one on drinks – including negronis, Aperol spritz, wine and Gweilo beer, (beers priced at $60, cocktails from $68 and wines at $58)
Calling all wine lovers! Hong Kong’s first and only Burgundy-focused wine restaurant PIIN is offering a fantastic Bar Hour, complete with snacks! Available Monday to Saturday from 5:30pm to 8pm and 10pm until late, enjoy an expertly curated wine flight of three premium wines starting at just $400. A glass of PIIN’s sommelier-selected wine of the week is also available before 8pm for $80 up. Pro-tip: get there early to snag a seat on the terrace!
When: Monday to Saturday, 5:30pm to 8pm and 10pm until late
Where: 2/F, H Code, 45 Pottinger Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Wine flights (including a set of three glasses and a bar small plate) start at $400, or enjoy a glass of sommelier-selected wine for just $80 up
This is one of our absolute favourites because it is right in the heart of SoHo – talk about convenience! It also offers one of the best deals in town, with all-you-can drink house wine, Asahi beer, prosecco and house spirits for $208! Running from 5pm to 7pm on weekdays, Posto Pubblico also offers the same deal on weekends between 10pm and 12am.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm; Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays, 10pm to 12am
Where: G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free-flow house wine, Asahi beer, prosecco and house spirits for $208
Brought to us from the team behind tapas favourite Pica Pica, Rubia is the city’s newest Spanish restaurant, centrally located on Hollywood Road. Whilst its main speciality is premium Spanish cuts of beef, this new tapas hotspot also does a cracking happy hour deal. Think two-for-one on drinks including house wine, lager and selected cocktails (the Sherry Tonic and Americano). With prices starting at $68, it’d be rude not to!
When: Monday to Saturday, 3pm to 7pm
Where: UG/F and 1/F, Wisdom Center, 35 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Two-for-one on house white and red ($80/glass), Estrella Galicia lager draught beer ($42/half, $68/pint), Sherry Tonic ($80), Americano Cocktail ($75)
This laid-back spot opened in the summer of 2019 and has been popular ever since. The relaxed bar ticks all the boxes for its handpicked wines, creative cocktails and easy-going vibe, and also offers up two daily happy hours! The first runs from 5pm to 7pm, and the second is from 11pm to 1am. With $20 beers and special cocktails starting from $50, it’s hard to pass up.
When: Daily, 5pm to 7pm; 11pm to 1am
Where: 46 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Beers for $20, “rail drinks” (vodka, gin, rum, whisky and tequila) $45, cocktails of the day $50, snacks from $25
A SoHo classic; enjoying a drink street side at Stazione Novella is pretty much a city institution. The Italian-style bar serves up classic cocktails such as negronis, aperol spritz and even espresso martinis on tap, along with wines and beers. But the best bit? With the purchase of any drink between 5pm and 8pm, you’ll get access to its epic aperitivo spread!
When: Daily, 5pm to 8pm
Where: 52-56 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Free aperitivo spread with any drink purchase
The Globe is well-known in the city for offering classic pub vibes, an almost endless beer selection and classic comfort food dishes. And it continues to be a popular spot for its happy hour which runs daily from 9am to 8pm (you read that right!). During the deal, pints start from $50, with a huge and ever-changing international and local selection on offer.
When: Daily, 9am to 8pm
Where: Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Pints from $50
A true modern classic set in the heart of Soho, The Wise King is well-known for its intimate lounge setting and decadent drinks selection, but did you know it does a pretty generous happy hour deal too? Running from Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 9pm, you can expect 30% off cocktails, house wines and house spirits. Cheers!
When: Monday to Saturday, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Basement in Tsung Wing Lane, 25 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
How much: House wines from $88 and cocktails from $75
We know and love TokyoLima’s incredible cuisine, and we’re also huge fans of its “Izakaya Sessions” happy hour! Available everyday of the week, enjoy signature cocktails, which start at just $48, along with unbeatable bar bites (including spicy Hamachi and “Ki-mo-chi” fried chicken!) for $48.
When: Daily, 5pm to 7pm
Where: G/F, 18-20 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Select cocktails, beers, wine and spirits for $48 or $68
Relax into your evening island style at Rummin’ Tings, with drinks starting from just $45! Sip on a Rummin Spritz, or opt for a prosecco, beer or wine, and enjoy the laid-back Caribbean vibes after a hectic day at the office. What’s more, head to Rummin’ Tings on Wednesday nights and ladies can enjoy free-flow prosecco from 8pm to 10pm.
When: Weekdays, 3pm to 8pm
Where: 28 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Spirits, bottled beers and wine from $45; prosecco $50; cocktails and draught beer $55; pitchers $230
Castelo Concepts restaurants’ are staples in Hong Kong and Wagyu on Wyndham Street is no exception. Not only does it offer buy-one-get-one-free on main courses mid-week, but it also has a cracking daily happy hour. With all beers, prosecco, rosé and house spirits half price until 8pm!
When: Daily, 3pm to 8pm
Where: Centrium Building, 60 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: All beers, prosecco, rosé and house spirits are half price
This speakeasy-style bar caught our attention, not only for its huge variety of whiskys, but for its daily happy hour! Head here daily (from 5pm to 8pm) to enjoy the bar’s happy hour, with whisky priced from $60, Sapporo beer for $40 and cocktails such as the Coffee Old Fashioned, Bombay Manhattan and Whisky & Word Negroni priced at $80.
When: Daily, 5pm to 8pm
Where: G/F, 7 Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $40 for Sapporo beer, $60 for select whiskys and $80 for cocktails
Editor’s Note: This article was originally written by Poppy Mason-Watts and was published on 26, January 2018, and was most recently updated by Team Sassy on 4, February 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Old Bailey via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Beef & Liberty via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of Big Sur via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Foxglove via Instagram, image 4 courtesy of MEATS, image 5 courtesy of Stazione Novella via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of TokyoLima via Instagram.