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! Whether you live or work in the area, or are just out and about or trying out a new restaurant, 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 rooftop bars to classic favourites, we’ve rounded up the best happy hours in the area.
Aberdeen Street Social *now closed*
This is one of our top al fresco spots in Hong Kong, and perfect for a quick one (or two!) after work. From Sunday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm, this social spot at PMQ offers drinkers selected wines and beers for $50 and classic cocktails for $68.
When: Sunday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm (not including public holidays)
Where: Aberdeen Street Social, G/F PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Selected wines and beers for $50, classic cocktails for $68
Everyone knows and loves Beef & Liberty for its great burgers, but its happy hour also tempts us in pretty frequently. Head to the LKF location from Tuesday to Saturday, between 6pm and 8pm, to enjoy drinks starting from just $33, with select cocktails and beers also available for $50.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, 6pm to 8pm
Where: 3/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Wine starts from $33, selected cocktails and beers for $50
Big Sur’s drinks menu is home to many craft beers, with 14 rotating taps of beers by local brewer, Young Master all on offer. During happy hour, you can head here and enjoy a drink for as little as $50. 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: Craft beers from $50
CÉ LA VI’s deal is not only good for the bank account, but also great for the eye – especially if you have guests in town. Its Sundowners Happy Hour runs on weekdays from 3pm to 8pm, with buy-one-get-one on a range of cocktails, wines, beers and spirits! Perfect for when you have visitors, head up to the rooftop bar, sip on a glass of bubbly and watch the sun go down.
When: Weekdays, 3pm to 8pm
Where: 25/F California Tower, 32 D’Aguilar Street, Hong Kong
How much: Two-for-one on selected cocktails, wines and beers
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 $30 and $40 dollars, 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 8pm
Where: 53 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $30 for bottles beers, $40 for draft beers, $35 for select wines, spirits and prosecco
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
Cicada *now closed*
This deal is ideal for cocktail fans. Every day of the week, this Asian inspired tapas joint offers a full menu of delicious classics at just $30 – yes that cheap! Sip on mojitos, martinis and cosmos and people watch as the sun sets on the busy streets of SoHo.
When: Daily, 3pm to 7:30pm
Where: 47A Elgin Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $35 for selected cocktails, house wines and prosecco
Fang Fang *now closed*
With its happy hour running from Monday to Saturday, and drinks starting at just $30, Fang Fang’s deal is hard to resist. And the best bit? Head here on Fridays and you will receive one complimentary cocktail, wine, beer or sake of your choice from the happy hour menu upon arrival! Free drink Fridays? Yep, it’s a thing at Fang Fang. Complimentary snacks are also available Monday to Thursday, and on Saturdays.
What’s more, if you’re looking to treat yourself at the end of the week, take advantage of the restaurant’s “Champagne Hour”. Taking place every Thursday to Sunday, from 9pm to 11pm, guests can enjoy free-flow Moët & Chandon Champagne, wines, spirits, beer, sake and selected cocktails for $398.
When: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 8pm
Where: 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $30 for beers, $40 for sake, $50 for house wine and sparkling wine, $60 for select cocktails
Sometimes, all you want on a hot day is a cool and refreshing beer. So, when you’re feeling it, look no further than Fini’s in SoHo. It has free-flow ASAHI beer, alongside all you can eat chicken wings 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
Step back in time and enjoy a weekday drinks deal with Foxglove’s own “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 amazing deal includes select wines, beers, spirits and classic cocktails (including Aperol spritz, whisky sour, margaritas and more) for just $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
Those looking for a rooftop drinks deal need search no further than ICHU’s newly opened Terraza. The al fresco space serves up its El Cantinero menu on weekdays between 5pm and 8pm, featuring house wine, beers and prosecco for $40, and a selection of pisco sours for $70. Ladies, also be sure to head to the bar on Tuesdays, to enjoy free-flow wines, prosecco and cocktails between 8pm and 10pm, and buy-two-get-one drinks after 10pm.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm
Where: 3F, H Queen, 80 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $40 for house wine, beer and prosecco, $60 for spirits and mixers, $70 for a selection of pisco sours
Lily & Bloom has long been known for its great happy hours and its new offering is no exception! With prices starting at just $40 for beers, wines and spirits you can’t go wrong, and you can even sip on classic cocktails, such as Negronis, Cosmos and Moscow Mules for just $80.
When: Weekdays, 5pm to 8pm; Saturdays, 6pm to 8pm
Where: 5/F Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong; 2810 6166
How much: $40 for a selection of premium spirits, beers and wines, $80 for cocktails and sparkling wine.
There’s nothing better than having something delicious to munch on to go with your drink, and MEATS is giving us just that! Every day from 5pm to 7pm, enjoy drinks, along with a complimentary sandwich. Delve into a deluxe Hot Dog with your first drink, a Pastrami Sandwich with your second, and a Porchetta Sandwich with your third. Good things come in threes, right?
When: Daily, 5pm to 7pm
Where: G/F, No. 28 – 30 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Bottle beers starts at $65, draught beers start at $75, spirits start at $80 and cocktails for $95
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 al fresco terrace area and 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 spritz and bellinis!)
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 4:30pm and 8pm, it’s hard to pass up.
When: Daily, 4:30pm to 8:30pm
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 $85, cocktails from $90 and wines at $85)
Found on Hollywood Road, this ever-buzzing bar offers up not only a selection of sakes, beers, wines and spirits (we love the huge G&Ts!) for just $50, but the happy hour menu also features a variety of Japanese style barbecue bites, such as grilled eggplant, chicken and pork belly skewers, a tempura bucket and deep fried Japanese dumplings.
When: Monday to Friday, 4pm to 8pm
Where: 1 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $50 for a selection of sakes, beers, wines and spirits
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 beer, wine, highballs and other standard drinks, along with all-you-can-eat antipasti, all for $208! A word to the wise, it’s easy to get carried away, so best to go post mid-week hump!
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm (excluding public holidays)
Where: G/F, 28 Elgin Street, Central
How much: $208 for all-you-can drink beer, wine, highballs and other standard drinks and all-you-can-eat antipasti
Slide on 79 *now closed*
Tucked off Wyndham Street, Slide on 79 is a relaxed bar, perfect for a drink on any day of the week! The happy hour runs daily from 5pm to 9pm and includes buy-one-get-one-free beers, prosecco, wine and house spirits.
When: Daily, 5pm to 9pm
Where: Shop A&B, Upper Basement, Harilela House, 79 Wyndham Street, (entrance from Pottinger Street), Central, Hong Kong
How much: Buy-one-get-one drinks – includes pints of beer ($88), prosecco ($98), wine ($88) and house spirits ($88)
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, “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 two-for-one cocktails, pitchers and more! Sip on a punch 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 8:30pm to 9:30pm and 50% off all other drinks!
When: Weekdays, 3pm to 7pm
Where: 28 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: Two-for-one cocktails, pitchers, wines and beers
Castelo Concepts restaurants’ are staples in our Hong Kong lifestyles and Wagyu on Wyndham Street is no exception. Not only does it offer buy-one-get-one-free on main courses mid-week, it also has a cracking daily happy hour. With all beers, prosecco, rose and house spirits half price until 8pm!
When: Weekdays, 3pm to 8pm
Where: Centrium Building, 60 Wyndham Street; 2525 8805
How much: All beers, prosecco, rose and house spirits are half price
This new speakeasy-style bar has caught our attention, not only for its huge variety of whiskys, but for its daily happy hour! Head here daily (from 5pm to 8pm), and enjoy the bar’s happy hour, with whiskys priced at $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 No 7, Shin Hing Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $40 for Sapporo beer, $60 for select whisky’s 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 updated by Annie Simpson on 15 February, 2019.
Featured image courtesy of Old Bailey via Instagram. Image 1 courtesy of Aberdeen Street Social via Instagram, image 2 courtesy of CE LA VI via Instagram, image 3 courtesy of Cicada via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Fini’s, image 5 courtesy of Foxglove via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of ICHU via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of MEATS via Instagram, image 8 courtesy of Old Bailey via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of Posto Pubblico via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of Rummintings via Instagram,