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The best happy hour deals in Hong Kong

A cheap drink needn’t 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 editors |
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honi honi
Krzysztof Gora

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.


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20 best happy hour deals in Hong Kong

Bar At Armoury
William Furniss
Bars and pubs

Bar at Armoury

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-8pm

Ce la Vie
Photo: Callaghan Walsh
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Ce La Vi

Lan Kwai Fong

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.

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Chôm Chôm
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Restaurants, Vietnamese

Chôm Chôm

Soho

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.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

The Envoy

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: 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.

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Linguini Fini
Todd Darling
Restaurants, Italian

Fini’s

Soho

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.

Bars and pubs

Foxglove

Central

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.

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Tiki Tonga Tang
Photo: Calvin Sit
Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge

Central

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.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Hugger Mugger

Central

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.

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Le Garcon Saigon
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Restaurants

Le Garcon Saigon

Wan Chai

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.

Restaurants, American

Lily & Bloom

Lan Kwai Fong

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.

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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Origin

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: 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.

Bars and pubs

The Pontiac

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:

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.

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Restaurants

Posto Pubblico

Soho

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.

Bars and pubs

Rummin’ Tings

Soho

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.

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Restaurants, Bistros

Scarlett Café and Wine Bar

Tsim Sha Tsui

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.

Bars and pubs

Tequila Jack’s

Tsim Sha Tsui

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

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Bars and pubs

Time Bar

Central

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.

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars

Worth The Fuss

Wan Chai

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.

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