These are the CBD happy hour specials you need to know about.
Everyone loves a good happy hour, especially when it comes to a Sydney CBD Happy Hour. These days, the term ‘Happy Hour’ doesn’t always mean cheap house spirits, wine and beer for just one hour, but rather a dose of daily specials, including food to entice us through the doors of your local establishments. From $6 pints, to $1 wings, we’ve put together a list of our favourite CBD Happy Hour spots.
The Rabbit Hole
It can be hard to find a good CBD Happy Hour that isn’t a pub setting in Sydney, but this funky basement bar will make you feel like you’ve stepped into a New York speakeasy. Between 4:30pm-6pm, The Rabbit Hole serves up $5 beers and house wines to quench your after-work thirst and we highly recommend giving the hand cut chips with parmesan and truffle ($12) a go – it’s hard to stop at just one.
The Rabbit Hole, Basement level, 82 Elizabeth St, CBD, Happy Hour from 4:30pm-6pm Mon-Fri, Open: Mon-Fri 12pm-late, Sat 4pm-2am
El Loco at Slip Inn
There’s nothing average about the CBD Happy Hour at El Loco at the Slip. Get acquainted with ‘Loco Hour’ which involves $5 Coronas and Cerveza Pacificos, house spirits and wines from 5-7pm. With a colourful courtyard and outdoor garden, it’s the perfect place for a midweek or Friday fiesta. Paired with a regular line-up of DJs alongside a bunch of daily specials, it’ll keep both your mouth and wallet happy.
El Loco at Slip Inn, 111 Sussex St, Sydney, Happy Hour from 5-7pm Mon-Fri, Open: Mon-Fri 11am-late, Sat 4pm-late
The Royal George
Happy Hour at The George runs from 5-7pm and features $6 hour wines and $6 pints – yep you read that correctly, pints! They also boast $1 spicy BBQ Buffalo wings. A winner with all crowds, this place features a pool table downstairs and a decent dinner menu if the spicy wings aren’t for you. Try the Royal Burger with Angus beef, all the toppings and house made BBQ sauce ($17). You can even pick your own tunes with their Spotify Jukebox.
The Royal George, Ground Floor, Ivy, 320 George St, CBD, Happy Hour from 5-7pm everyday, Mon-Wed 10am-2am, Thu 10am-3am, Fri 10am-4am, Sat 11am-4am, Sun 12pm-10pm
Martin Place Bar
This bar in the heart of the CBD is a favourite amongst suits in the area for an afterwork CBD Happy Hour. With a range of A+ specials on different days, you can’t go past Monday’s $4.50 beers, $5 house wines and $6 salt and pepper squid from 4pm-8pm. Although we can’t complain about the $12 pizzettes on Tuesdays either. And an added bonus – they’ve got DJ’s from 5pm.
Martin Place Bar, 51 Martin Place, cnr Elizabeth St, CBD, Open Mon-Fri 9am-late, Sat 8pm-late
If you’re feeling like something a little more refined, the stylish CBD Happy Hour special at The Morrison will tempt you with $5 house beers, wines and spirits every day of the week from 5-7pm. Every Wednesday from 6-7pm on the terrace’s Oyster Bar they have $1 oysters. Plus they also have $10 cocktails and $10 burgers in the Parlour Bar all day, every day.
The Morrison, 225 George St, CBD, Happy Hour from 5-7pm everyday, Mon-Thurs 7:30am-11pm, Fri 7:30am-2am, Sat 11:30am-2am, Sun 11:30am-11pm
If you’re feeling like something fresh and fruity after your work day, then head down to Small Bar for their freshly juiced cocktails. They are $12 a pop and house beer and wine are $5 from 5pm. Have a taste of the Seven Louisiana hot wings with spicy tomato sauce for $12.50. And don’t forget to check out the specials board too.
Small Bar, 48 Erskine St, Sydney CBD, Happy Hour from 5pm Mon-Sat, Mon – Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 5pm – 12am
Love finding good cheap eats in Sydney? Check out our CBD cheap eats lunch guide here.