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.
The best happy hours in Sydney
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.
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 Rocks brew house will our you $6 schmidys, $9 pints and $10 mystery paddles, then feed you with $1 chicken wings every week day from 4-6pm.
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.
Every weekday from 4-6pm you can get pints at schooner prices, and if you're in on Thursdays you can order $15 pizzas to enjoy with your brews.
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.
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.
This Surry Hills pizzeria and bar will service you with an late afternoon stuzzichini snack menu and $10 Paesanos cocktails until 7pm.
Along with a daily $6 happy hour on drinks from 6-7pm, you can head into the Morrison for bottomless fries with your steak every Tuesday at lunch and dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 5-7pm this Surry Hills boozer will pour you a $4.50 schooner or a $6.50 craft schooner. They also do decent pub food specials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.