Despite Hong Kong not usually being the cheapest when it comes to having a bevvy, the savvy drinker can land a bargain if they know what they’re doing. Here to help is our guide to the best happy hours in Hong Kong right now.
20 best happy hour deals in Hong Kong
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-8pm
For a happy hour with a view, head to sky-high Ce La Vi at the top of California Tower.
Happy hour deal: Selected beers, wines, spirits and cocktails are two-for-one for a brain-numbing five hours every day.
When: Monday to Friday, 3pm-8pm.
This perpetually 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: Take advantage of the following – six Saigon beers for $228; eight VFC wings for $88; or one Phojito pitcher for $148.
When: Daily, 5pm-7pm.
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: The Envoy’s deal is 20 percent off but what that applies to varies throughout the week. On Monday it’s 20 percent off spirit-free cocktails and spritzes; on Tuesday the discount is on The Envoy classics; Wednesday, it’s wine; Thursday, it’s signature cocktails; Friday sees champagne discounted; and on the weekend both signature cocktails and The Envoy classics get 20 percent off.
When: Monday to Sunday, 12pm-8pm.
Not just home to great pizzas, Fini's also dishes up a mean happy hour.
Happy hour deal: $108 for all-you-can-eat wings and fries, and all-you-can-drink Asahi beers.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm-7pm.
Hidden behind the facade of an umbrella shop, Foxglove is a swish speakeasy with frequent live music.
Happy hour deal: The Mad Men happy hour includes house wines, craft beers and spirits from $60. 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-8pm.
Arguably Hong Kong’s best tiki bar, Honi Honi has a straight-forward and very decent weekday deal.
Happy hour deal: Signature rum cocktails – including mojito, caipiriña, Aperol spritz and frozen or regular daiquiris – as well as wines and prosecco, all $50 each (normally $120!).
When: Monday to Friday, 4pm-7pm.
Want to really escape the after-work crowd? Head underground to this British Indian-inspired hideaway.
Happy hour deal: Beers, bar bites, wines and classic cocktails (e.g., Negroni, Old Fashioned, Manhattan) start at $50. Spend a bit more, though, and you can get a really solid signature like the Aam Wala (Wild Turkey, prosecco, mango, curry leaves, basil syrup and lime) for only $60.
When: Monday to Sunday, 5pm-7pm.
One of Wan Chai’s best Vietnamese grills also offers some extremely tempting happy hour deals throughout the week.
Happy hour deal: Weekdays, it’s $38 for Saigonese beer and $58 for red and white wine. Come the weekend, the deal changes to free-flow red, white and rose wines $198.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm-7pm. Saturday and Sunday, 3pm-6pm.
Hip American bar and eatery Lily & Bloom offers a generous four hours of happy hour deals throughout the week, and another three on Saturday.
Happy hour deal: Take advantage of the following – $40 beers and wines; $50 highballs; $60 daiquiris; $80 negronis; and $100 manhattans and martinis.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm-9pm. Saturday, 6pm-9pm.
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: 20 percent off beers and wines daily. Monday and Tuesday, signature cocktails are similarly discounted too; Wednesday and Thursday, gin classics are cut price; Friday and Saturday, signature gins receive the discount.
When: Monday to Sunday, 5pm-8pm.
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:
Tke your pick from $30 beers, $40 glasses of red & white wine, and $50 cocktails. Also, there's free-flow Thu to Sat 3-5pm for $250
When: Monday to Saturday, 5pm-8pm.
A popular haunt on Elgin Street, New York Italian spot Posto has a dangerously good weekday deal.
Happy hour deal: For $208 you get free-flow standard drinks – beer, wine, highballs and other standard drinks – plus all you can eat antipasti.
When: Monday to Friday, 5pm-7pm.
This under-the-escalator spot serves up enough rum to make any rasta rebel cry. Its Saturday happy hour is especially welcome.
Happy hour deal: Select cocktails, beers, wines and house pours start from $45. Cocktail pitchers are a tasty $230.
When: Monday to Sunday, 3pm-8pm.
This airy, industrial chic spot nestled in TST’s Austin Avenue is a perfect place to while away a happy hour or two.
Happy hour deal: All items on the à la carte F&B menu are 50 percent off.
When: Monday to Sunday, 3pm-6pm.
TJ’s now rubs shoulders with swank restaurants like La Vache but this down-to-earth bar is still a great hang out.
Happy hour deal: Special prices on margaritas and Mexican beers. Taco Tuesdays: $10 tacos, $40 margaritas, $45 frozen margaritas and $38 beers.
When: Monday to Sunday (except Tuesday), 3pm-9pm.
Taco Tuesdays: Tuesdays 5pm-Midnight
Time Bar – stylised T:me – is one of Hong Kong’s coolest gay venues, with an al fresco vibe that complements its surprisingly good cocktails.
Happy hour deal: Beers are $40, house wines and house pours cost $50 and sparkling wines are $60 each.
When: Monday to Saturday, 6pm-9.30pm.
Definitely ‘Worth The Fuss’ is this neighbourhood bar’s happy hour deal if you find yourself thirsty in Wan Chai – especially on the weekend.
Happy hour deal: Buy-one-get-one-free on house wines and beers. Cocktails and house spirits are 30 percent off.
When: Monday to Sunday, 4pm-8pm.