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The best happy hour deals in Hong Kong

A cheap drink need not mean a trip to Club 7-Eleven. Here's our guide to genuinely great bars with excellent happy hours in Hong Kong

By Time Out Hong Kong
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Planning for a fun night out with your gang? Hit up the best venues for karaoke loungesunderground clubs, or bars and restaurants in Hong Kong that play the best music. But if you're looking for places to imbibe without breaking the bank, here's a roundup of venues with the best happy hours in Hong Kong right now. 

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Best happy hour deals in Hong Kong

Doubleshot by Cupping Room
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Doubleshot by Cupping Room

Bars and pubs Café bars Central

Doubleshot is a cafe and cocktail bar created by the team of specialty coffee roasters, Cupping Room. Located on Hollywood Road, the place makes specialty brews, serves alcoholic beverages, and offers a full dining service at any time of the day. Check out their enticing drink deals to bring you back in the evening.

Happy Hour Deal: Get 50 percent off on cocktails when you pay the bill by 5pm, 40 percent by 6pm, and 30 percent off by 7pm

When: Monday to Friday, 4pm to 7pm

The Perfect Egg at La Rambla
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La Rambla

Restaurants Spanish Central

This Spanish eatery at IFC Mall serves up some of the best tapas in the city, but also boasts a generous happy hour deal, suited for the after-work crowd.

Happy Hour Deal: Discounted prices on both food and drink. Selected signature cocktails at $120, with wines and beers on tap starting at $65. 

When: Daily, 3pm to 8pm

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Ichu Peru

Restaurants Central

This Peruvian restaurant in H Queen’s serves great dishes and drink deals that can be enjoyed by the terrace. 

Happy Hour Deals: They have a great selection of pisco cocktails available at $70; cocktail classics like Negronis, Espresso Martinis, and Aperol Spritzes are priced at $60 per order; house wines, beers, and Proseccos are available for $50 per glass. They also offer Peruvian bar snacks at lower prices that go down great with their drinks.

When: Monday to Friday, 3pm to 8pm

Sensu by Gosango
Photograph: Courtesy Sensu

Sensu

Restaurants Japanese Causeway Bay

Sensu in Jaffe Tower is the third restaurant from the Gosango Group. They have a great line up of menu for all-day dining and afternoon teas, but their drink deals are what catches our eye.

Happy Hour Deal: For $198, patrons can enjoy 90 minutes of free-flow alcohol, which includes their house umeshu, flavoured shochu, and highballs.

When: Daily, 5.30pm to 10pm

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Bar At Armoury
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Bar at Armoury

Bars and pubs Central

An ideal post-work hangout or somewhere to take visitors, Armoury spills out onto Tai Kwun’s charming colonial-era parade ground.

Happy hour deal: Pretend you’re in a European market square with draft beers, wines and cocktails, like Aperol spritz, all $50.

When: Monday to Sunday, 3pm to 8pm

Colada cocktail
Photograph: Courtesy Rubia

Rubia

Restaurants Spanish Central

Rubia, the newly opened Spanish restaurant from the team behind neighbourhood favourite Pica Pica, doesn’t only serve excellent tapas in their welcoming venue, they also have some mean happy hour deals.

Happy Hour Deal: Enjoy a two-for-one deal on select drinks at the bar, which include two of their signature cocktails, the Balencia ($85), and the Americano ($75). Select bottles of wine and cava are available at half price for patrons who dine in between 6pm to 7pm.

When: Both deals run daily; the two for one runs from 3pm to 7pm.  

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Meats
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Meats

Restaurants Soho

Meats is strictly for hardcore carnivores, and their happy hour deals make it just another reason for a nighttime rendezvous with friends.

Happy Hour Deal: Drink up on discounted cocktails such as Moscow Mules ($40), mojitos ($50) and Negronis ($60). Beers, wines, and spirits are also available at discounted prices. Bar snacks like Cajun Fries, fried chicken, and beef tartare are all discounted, starting at $40.  

When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 3pm to 7.30pm   

James Suckling Wine Central
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James Suckling Wine Central

Restaurants Soho

Founded by world-famous wine critic James Suckling, this is one of the best wine bars in town. Take advantage of the bar's weekly double happy hour, covering a rotating wine menu that would typically be available at $600 to $950 per bottle.  

Happy Hour Deal: $60 per glass on selected bottles; catch this week's Bordeaux Happy Hour wine menu which includes Chateau Ferrande Graves Blanc 2017, Chateau Dauzac Margaux 2017, and Château La Dominique Saint-Émilion 2016, among others. 

When: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 6.30pm and 10pm to 11.30pm

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Photograph: Courtesy The Shady Acres

The Shady Acres

Bars and pubs Soho

This free-spirited bar is shaking things up on Peel Street with reasonably-priced food, and a great selection of wines and cocktails. 

Happy Hour Deal: The rotating cocktail of the day is $50, and beers are available for $20. Wines by the glass start at $35, and house pour spirits starts at $45. If you’re feeling peckish, you can start the night with their three snack options: the sardine crostinis ($25), vegetable crudites ($25), and calamari ($35). 

When: Happy hours are from 5pm to 7pm and 11pm to 1am.

Chôm Chôm
Photograph: Courtesy Chom Chom/Noah Fecks

Chôm Chôm

Restaurants Vietnamese Soho

This popular Vietnamese restaurant on Peel Street may not serve bia hoi, but it does offer a quasi-authentic experience for fun-seeking drinkers.

Happy hour deal: Enjoy 
a Phojito pitcher for $148, and add $88 for eight Vietnamese fried chicken wings.

When: Daily, 5pm to 7pm.

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drink cocktail
Photograph: Jia Jia Shum

Winstons Coffee

Bars and pubs Sai Ying Pun

Neighbourhood coffee shop Winstons doesn’t just make one of the best cups in the city, they also offer fun cocktails and have great happy hour deals.

Happy Hour Deal: Tuesdays are gin and tonic day, with their house G&Ts available for $50. Similarly, on Fridays they offer Prosecco for $50 a glass and $200 a bottle. Also, for the first Saturday of each month, Espresso Martinis are $50 each. You can get a free round of drinks on Thursday if you win the single coin toss. Each round, you can flip a coin, and if guessed correctly, the round is on the house. A dangerous but rewarding game. 

When: G&T Tuesdays starts at 9am. Prosecco Fridays starts at 9am. Espresso Martini deal runs every first Saturday of each month, starting at 9am. ‘Toss the Boss’ runs on Thursdays, 5pm to 10pm.

The Envoy

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Central

If you think all hotel bars are stuffy, over-priced affairs, visit The Envoy during its daily happy hour to find out how wrong you are.

Happy hour deal: Enjoy 20 percent off signature and seasonal cocktails, mocktails, and wine. 

When: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 8pm.

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Linguini Fini
Photograph: Todd Darling

Fini’s

Restaurants Italian Soho

Not just home to great pizzas, Fini is also dishing up a mean happy hour. 

Happy hour deal: $109 for all-you-can-eat wings and fries, and all-you-can-drink Asahi beers.

When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 7pm.

 

Holy Eats
Photograph: Courtesy Holy Eats

Holy Eats

Restaurants Central

Holy Eats lives up to its name, blessing us with not only one happy hour deal, but a different food and drink promotion every day of the week! 

Happy Hour Deal: Their regular happy hour deal offers all house pours at $35, including beers, wines, and spirits. Craft beers and Aperol Spritzes run at $50 per order. Every day from 9pm onwards, all bottles of wine, Prosecco, and sake are available for half the price. On Mondays, all food items are two for one; Tuesdays offer steaks at two for one, oysters for $20 each, and wines run at $50 a glass. Happy hour runs throughout the day on Wednesdays and Sunday, with most drinks discounted, starting at $30. Thursdays feature Prosecco and Aperol Spritzes at $50 all night, and Saturdays feature another two for one steak deal. If that wasn’t enough, from Sunday to Thursday, patrons can have a free-flow of beer, wines, and house spirits for only $200. 

When: Their regular happy hour runs daily, 4pm to 8pm. Varied deals changes daily  

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foxglove interior
Photograph: Courtesy Foxglove/Justin Lim

Foxglove

Bars and pubs Central

Hidden behind the facade of an umbrella shop, Foxglove is a posh speakeasy with frequent live music.

Happy hour deal: The Mad Men happy hour includes house wines, craft beers, and spirits, from $60 each. If you’re feeling a bit more flush, try a signature martini or old fashioned for $80, made tableside from the rolling booze cart.

When: Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm.

Tiki Tonga Tang
Photo: Calvin Sit

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Central

One of Hong Kong’s best tiki bars, Honi Honi has a straight-forward and very decent happy hour deal.

Happy hour deal: Signature rum cocktails – including mojito, caipirinha, Aperol spritz and frozen or regular daiquiris – as well as wines and prosecco, all $50 each (normally $120!).

When: Tuesday to Saturday, 4pm to 7pm.

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Duecento Otto interior
Photograph: Courtesy Duecento Otto

208 Duecento Otto

Restaurants Sheung Wan

This Sheung Wan favourite serves refined Italian cuisine, but also has great drink deals throughout the week.

Happy Hour Deal: House wines, Peroni, Espresso Martinis, and Aperol Spritzes are available for half the price every day. On top of that, from Sunday to Thursday they offer two hours of unlimited pizza for $298; add $100 for the free-flow beer, wine, spritz, and soft drinks. 

When: Daily, 3pm to 6pm; unlimited pizza deal runs Sundays to Thursdays, from 6.30 onwards

Cocktail
Photograph: Courtesy The Optimist

The Optimist

Restaurants Spanish Wan Chai

This Spanish eatery and bar houses an impressive stockpile of gins, either pairing with tonics or using them in an array of refreshing cocktails. You can even eat tapas along with it!

Happy hour deal: Prices range from $48 to $88 with a variety of select beers, wines, and cocktails

When: Daily 3pm to 7.30pm

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KGB cocktail
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Origin

Bars and pubs Cocktail bars Central

It’s not every day you get to try certain cocktails from one of Asia’s best bars at a discount – unless you’re talking about Origin.

Happy hour deal: 15 percent off their signature gin and tonics, and specialty cocktails.

When: Daily, 5pm to 9pm.

The Pontiac
Photograph: Courtesy The Pontiac

The Pontiac

Bars and pubs Soho

Hong Kong’s best rock ’n’ roll dive bar has more than just a great playlist; it’s got a great happy hour deal too.

Happy hour deal: Take your pick from $30 beers, $40 glasses of red and white wine, and $50 cocktails. They also offer free-flow every Thursday to Saturday, 3 to 5pm for $250

When: Monday to Saturday, 5pm to 8pm.

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