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Making a gin at Jacoby's Enmore
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The best happy hours in Sydney

These daily deals will ensure you've got change from your note to get some snacks too

By Time Out editors

Sure you can walk into most bars and pubs in the early hours of the evening and score a cut-price schooner or a cheap glass of house savvy b, but where are the happy hours you should really spend your hard earned dollarydoos? We've rounded up the best ones across the city where the bang for your buck goes beyond your glass. 

After more fun for less? Here's our guide to the best free things to do in Sydney and Sydney's best cheap eats.

The best happy hours in Sydney


Bars Cocktail bars Enmore

Infuse your after work drinks with some vacation vibes at this Enmore bar from 5-7pm every week day. They'll pour you a half priced beer, $5 house wines and spirits and a $15 cocktail of the week.


Restaurants French Sydney

Head in early and sidle up at the bar from 4-6pm and you can order a shiraz, riesling or G&T for just five bones or a $10 Negroni (they're usually $22), along with a cut-price bar snack menu, which includes $3 devilled eggs, $5 pâté and a $10 burger.


The Dolphin Wine Room

Bars Wine bars Surry Hills

Every Sunday the wine room invites a different chef to come in and prep bite-sized versions of some of their signature dishes, each just costing $5-$7 a pop. They also will pour you wines in the same price range. 


The Wine Library

Bars Woollahra

This Oxford Street vino spot offers up cut price plonk and $10 plates from 4-6pm every week day. You can order up burrata or chicken liver parfait with a glass of NV Jean Velut Champagne or French rosé to wind down your afternoon in style. 


Beer DeLuxe

Bars Darling Harbour

Along with a daily deal from 4-7pm of $6 selected beer, house wines and spirits, you'll find $10 Espresso Martinis and Aperol Spritz on Thursday and Friday from 7-9pm. Every day they have different food specials, including cheap schnitty, pizza, steak and beer combos. 

Maybe Frank

Restaurants Surry Hills

This Surry Hills pizzeria and bar will service you with an late afternoon stuzzichini snack menu and $10 Paesanos cocktails until 7pm.



The Carrington - Surry Hills

Bars Pubs Surry Hills

This Bourke Street boozer has a $5 beer, wine and sparking happy hour from 4-6pm and $10 cocktails 9-10pmm everyday including weekends. You'll also find weekly cheap eats including steak, pasta and burgers, depending on which day you're in. 

Fried chicken Whirly Bird
Photograph: Esteban La Tessa

Whirly Bird

Restaurants American Darling Harbour

This Pyrmont chicken house will sling you $10 baskets of messy wings, salt'n'pepper silken tofu and chicken and chorizo croquettes, along with $10 Aperol Spritzs, Negronis and Daiquiris and $5 wines and Resch’s Draught beers.

The Forresters

Restaurants Surry Hills

This Surry Hills stalwart will pour you a $5 schooner or vino from 4-6pm every weekday. They will also flip you a $10 burger and throw in free pool on Wednesdays. 

Raw fish at Tequila Mockingbird
Photograph: Supplied

Tequila Mockingbird

Restaurants South American Paddington

This Paddo taqueria shakes up $10 Margaritas from 5.30pm every Tuesday, so you can add some guilt-free tequila to the start of your week. 

A bowl of pasta
Photograph: supplied

Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour

Restaurants Italian Sydney

Ever wanted non-stop charcuterie? This sprawling Italian restaurant will serve you bottomless antipasti boards for $20 per person on Thursdays. On weekdays you'll also find $5 Espresso Martinis, Negronis, Aperol Spritz, house beers and wine from 4-6pm. 

Daniel San

Bars Manly

From Monday to Thursday you can order $5 house white, red and sparkling wines, plus Okinawa Lager and Tiger Beers from 5-7pm. You can get also around all-you-can-eat wings on Wednesdays for $19.


Shakespeare Hotel

Bars Surry Hills

This reliable, cut-price boozer in Surry Hills is known for its $13.50 menu, and they also have a $4.50 happy hour on house beers, wines and spirits from 4-6pm.



Bars Neutral Bay

Nab $5 beers, rosé, bubbles, wines and $10 frosés every day from 5pm-6.30pm, and if you're in on a Tuesday you'll also be furnished with $3 tacos. 


Soda Factory

Bars Surry Hills

Tuesdays at this Wentworth Ave bar are all about dishing out $1 hotdogs, $6 Mimosas and $5 beers. They also host musical bingo from 6.30pm and have DJs spinning tunes.

Feeling skint?

Hand holding a dollar
Hand holding a dollar
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Cheap things to do in Sydney

Things to do

If you know where to look, you can get by in the city for a lot less than you'd think. We've got cheap meals for every day of the week, tips for getting your mitts on cheap theatre tix, op shops for bargain hunters and dating ideas for the tight of wallet. 


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