Sydney’s Best CBD Happy Hour Specials

Bars, Drink, Drinks Guide, Pubs, Sydney / 17 February 2020

For a post-work tipple or cheeky mid-week drink, here 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 special. These days, ‘happy hour’ doesn’t always mean cheap house spirits, wine and beer for just one hour, but rather a hefty 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.

Best CBD Happy Hours

Restaurant Hubert, Bligh Street

As one of the city’s best French dining rooms, Restaurant Hubert sure knows how to put on an epic aperitvo hour. Swing by from 4-6pm Monday to Saturday you can skip the queues and save yourself some serious moolah with a dedicate menu of cheap eats and drinks. Score $5 G&Ts, $10 negronis and $5 glasses of wine plus a selection of bites including $10 burgers, $5 Croque monsieur and $5 parfait.

Restaurant Hubert, Basement, 15 Bligh Street, Sydney. 

Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice

Speaking of top-notch subterranean spots, head underground and get ready for a boogie at Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice. Although this might be a late-night watering hole (serving up some seriously tasty NYC-inspired pizza), Frankie’s also knows how to host an unmissable happy hour. Swing by from 4-6pm daily to enjoy house beer, wine and spirits plus slices of pizza for just $4. Plus, expect a rotating selection of local acts to take to the stage, making this one of the best happy hours deals anywhere in the CBD.

Frankie’s Pizza By The Slice, 50 Hunter Street Sydney.

Best CBD Happy Hours

Continental Deli CBD

Lovers of Continental Deli’s Newtown outpost are in for a real treat at this luxe CBD watering hole. When you’re in the mood for delicious cheese, charcuterie and canned cocktails, head for Continental Deli  Bar Bistro CBD. Stop by weekdays from 4-6pm to indulge in a rotating menu of oh-so-affordable eats and drinks. Expect a duo of tinned cocktails for $20, $5 hour beers, $10 hour wines plus a selection of deli-focused bar snacks for $6 each. Oh and did we mention you can a hearty bowl of pasta for just $20 too? You know what to do.

Continental Deli CBD, 167 Phillip Street Sydney. 

Marys, Circular Quay and Pitt Street

A Marys burger is always a good idea. And in great news, the crew from Marys have just launched their new happy hour, aptly called ‘The Happiest F$ckin Hour (of Your Life)’. Swing by one of their CBD outpost from 4-6pm weekdays to score a Margarita and a snack for just $5 each.

Marys Circular Quay (7 Macquarie Place) and Marys Pitt Street (410 Pitt Street). 

Best CBD Happy Hours

Maybe Sammy, The Rocks

Earning itself the honor of being the only Aussie bar listed in the World’s 50 Best Bars of 2019, Maybe Sammy is a cocktail bar not to be missed. Located in the heart of The Rocks, this luxe bar is the perfect spot to nab a well-made drink that won’t cost you the earn. Swing by from 4-5:30pm every day to take part in their ‘Mini Martini Hour’, where you can nab yourself a delicious cocktail for just $6.

Maybe Sammy, 115 Harrington Street, The Rocks.

Toppi Martin Place

This new CBD Italian spot delivers an elevate late-night pasta and cocktail bar, brought to Sydney from the team behind the Eastern Suburb’s iconic Bar M. The good news? Toppi also knows how to host an unmissable happy hour deal. Swing by from 4-6pm to dive into $8 fries, $7 fried king prawns plus $15 calamari fritti. Make sure to wash it all down with a $12 Venetian Spritz.

Toppi Martin Place, 60 Martin Place Sydney.

The Establishment

This premium bar situated on George Street is all about shaking off the working week with great happy hour specials running on Fridays. From 5pm – 7pm, all you CBD workers can enjoy select pints of beer, house wine and house spirits from just $7. The best bit? You can also nab an Espresso Martini (served on tap) for $15.

The Establishment, 252 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Open Mon-Fri: 11:00 am – until late, Sat: 12:00 pm – until late, Sun: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Palings Kitchen and Bar

Situated on level 1 of the massive Ivy complex is a favourite amongst CBD workers looking to blow off some steam. With its breezy open-plan interior and warm lighting, Palings is the perfect post-work hangout. There to make life that little bit sweeter from Monday to Friday, 5-7pm Palings offer $7 tap beer, house spirits, house red, white and sparkling wine and a selection of free bar snacks.

Palings330 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia, Open Mon-Fri: 12:00 pm – until late

CBD Happy Hour, El Loco outdoor seating area

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 $6 pints, house spirits and wines from Monday to Sunday, 5 to 7pm. They also offer a range of tempting food specials, including $15 burgers and fries on Mondays, $5 tacos on Tuesdays, $25 DIY Tacos on Wednesday, $18 Schnitzels and Mexis + $10 margarita slushees all night on Thursdays plus $15 nachos with the lot on Saturdays. 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 4-7pm and features $6 house wines and spirits and schooners. 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 ($22).

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

cbd happy hour the morrison

The Morrison

If you’re feeling like something a little more refined, the stylish CBD Happy Hour special at The Morrison will tempt you with $6 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 $1.50 oysters. Plus they also have $12 espresso martinis available from 8:30pm everyday and 2-4-1 burgers available from 5pm from Monday to Thursday.
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

Small Bar

In the heart of the CBD is Small Bar. Small in name, not in drink offerings. Their house beer, wine and bubbles are $5 Monday to Friday, from 4pm till 6pm. Have a taste of the Seven Louisiana hot wings with American hot sauce on Wednesdays for $5 per serve all day, with a range of other food specials on offer throughout the week. Kick-off the weekend with Espresso Martinis for just $15 from 5pm every Friday.
Small Bar, 48 Erskine St, Sydney CBD, Happy Hour from 5pm Mon-Sat, Mon – Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 5pm – 12am

Sydney Best Happy Hours

The Argyle

What better place to celebrate a mid-week fiesta than in the glamours Argyle at The Rock. Everyday, yes that includes the weekend, from 5pm until 7pm The Argyle offers up discounted drinks and eats. Choose from their $5 range – espresso martinis, Sailor Jerry Cans, Pimms Cup, Aperol Spritz, Beer, Wine and Spirits. Yep, all just $5.

The Argyle, 18 Argyle St The Rocks Sydney CBD, Happy Hour from 5pm-7pm all week, Open Mon – Sun 11am – late

This guide is current as of February 2020. Has a venue we’ve mentioned closed? Let us know, we’d love to hear from you:

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