Equipped with a fabulous outdoor terrace, delicious food flavours from around the globe and nibbles while you drink, and a buy-one-get-one-free happy hour special, BOND is one of the best kept secrets east of SoHo! Plus the special runs literally every day, including public holidays. Thanks, we’ll be here all year around. You had us at outdoor terrace!
When: Weekdays from 5pm to 10:30pm; Weekends and Public Holidays from 3pm to 10:30pm
Where: 2/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Little Tai Hang, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Buy-one-get-one-free on beers, wines, house spirits and prosecco
It’s not often that franchises sustain their original quality but Classified is a Hong Kong gem – a place that feels familiar, young and fresh all at the same time, no matter which location you find yourself in. And if it does happen to be in trendy Tai Hang, then you know you’re guaranteed a good time. Classified just does it right; from its famous meatballs to its infamous happy hour, this is a place that has found a winning formula and run with it. Did someone say cheap drinks and delish bar bites for under $100 every day? Hold the door, we’re coming in hot!
When: Daily, from 5pm to 8pm
Where: 1-9 Lin Fa Kung Street West, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Discounted prices on select cocktails, beers, wines and spirits, plus cheap nibbles under $100
You’ve gotta love a place that celebrates an afternoon happy hour and with Hong Kong Island Taphouse you’ll be celebrating from lunch! This cool neighbourhood spot is perfect for a casual drink with colleagues or catch ups with old friends, with an open and welcoming atmosphere and over 40 craft beers on tap (one of the largest selections in the 852). HK Island Taphouse is constantly evolving, regularly introducing new beers and experiences without losing its commitment to making you feel like you’re part of the family.
When: Monday to Thursday, 1pm to 5:30pm
Where: 1A-B Tsing Fung Street, Tin Hau, Hong Kong
How much: Reduced price on a selection of beers, house wines, house spirits and select cocktails
What happens when you combine the mind behind some of Hong Kong’s coolest, most innovative and extraordinary gastro-destinations with the team dedicated to bringing premium craft beer experiences to the 852? Well, you get Second Draft of course; the culinary brainchild of Chef May Chow (#girlboss) and The Ale Project. We all know – and love – Little Bao and Happy Paradise, but if you find yourself further east on the island line then Second Draft is a must do for a spectacular time. You’ll have May Chow’s signature twists on old classics, mixed in with a casual down-the-road drinking spot with a difference: the beers here are no joke. On top of excellent local and international beers, customers are treated to the entire Young Master Brewery collection and all beers are carefully temperature controlled to ensure they’re enjoyed in their optimal condition. Even the happy hour is unique, with a drink-dependent and ever-changing discount to keep you on your toes.
When: Weekdays from 4pm to 8pm
Where: 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Little Tai Hang, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: 20% off all beers on tap
This almost hidden French/Italian-inspired casual fine dining eatery is exactly what you’d expect to (struggle to) find in hip Tai Hang. The Socialhouse is a combination of flavours and approaches to the dining and drinking experience that reflects the neighbourhood’s modern charms. And its dedication to fresh ingredients and quality dishes is what makes it a Tai Hang favourite. The Socialhouse encompasses what so much of us love about this city: a vibrant embracing of cultures and concepts that invites you in and asks you to stay a while. Plus its daily discount on a vast selection of drinks makes it just that little bit easier to extend your visit.
When: Daily from 5:30pm to 7pm
Where: Shop A, G/F, 12-13 Shepherd Street, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: 15% off all house beers, wines and cocktails
While Shakespeare may have asked “What’s in a name?” the name of this community favourite tells you exactly what you’re in for. But Tipsy Restaurant and Bar has something hidden up its wonderfully curated sleeve! Unexpected joys like oysters and white wine are what life is all about and Tipsy wants to help you live life to the fullest with a seasonal special (above and beyond its happy hour): $148 for four oysters and two glasses of crisp white wine ALL DAY. Yes, you read that right. Just be sure to check if oysters are in season! Tipsy might have a playful name but it’s serious business when it comes to offering its customers incredible food and top quality drinks in a space that is contemporary and cool (and has an outdoor terrace!). Its down under meets down-to-earth and we are all for it. Oh, and just in case you needed another reason to get (too) Tipsy, it has a daily free-flow package, too.
When: Daily free-flow lunch from 12pm to 3pm, free-flow dinner from 9pm to 12pm and happy hour from 5pm to 9pm
Where: 1/F, 98 Tung Lo Wan Road, Little Tai Hang, Tai Hang, Hong Kong
How much: Free-flow lunch $138 per person, dinner $188 per person, happy hour two-for-one on house red, white, prosecco, and draught beers; seasonal oyster special when available
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 30 August, 2018 and was updated on 15 August, 2019.
Featured image courtesy of Second Draft via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of BOND via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of Classified via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Hong Kong Island Taphouse via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Second Draft via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of The Social House via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Tipsy via Facebook.