The Best Happy Hours in the Central City

Where to go after work with friends
23 May, 2018

Happy hour – the time of day you get to sit back and enjoy some brilliant drinks and snacks. We have done our research to bring you this list of the best happy hours in the city centre, so you can treat yourself at the end of a long workday.

The Kimchi Project, 20 Lorne Street | Daily, 4pm-6pm

The Kimchi Project is a place that will make your post work dining experience a relaxing one. Sit in the beautiful (covered) garden courtyard and enjoy $7 house wine or beer whilst having a nibble on their must-try $9 kimchi fries.

Talulah, Britomart above The Chamberlain | Tuesday-Saturday, 4pm-7pm

Visit Talulah during Tiki Time and you will score yourself a flavoursome tropical cocktail for just $10. The talented team at Talulah mix up a different cocktail for Tiki Time every day, so you know you will be able to try something new every visit. After sipping on your cocktail, head downstairs and try one of The Chamberlain’s deep-fried pies.

The Bluestone Room, Durham Lane | Daily, 5pm-7pm

Nestled within the superbly restored heritage building in Auckland’s Durham Lane, The Bluestone Room possesses its very own magical atmosphere, basking in its old-world charm. Escape work life with their extensive drinks list and enjoy some jalapeno poppers in this unique bar.

Everybody’s, 7 Fort Lane | Daily, 5pm-7pm

Everybody's is an ideal spot to meet up with people coming from different parts of town. Between 5pm and 7pm any day of the week, you and your friends can grab yourselves a house wine or beer for just $5. As you may be a little peckish, their new menu offers delicious spiced calamari, Tokyo fried chicken and other great sharing plates to devour.

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen, 7 Sale St | Thursdays, 5pm onwards

Who would turn down Sweat Shop's great atmosphere, awesome music, and their fantastic Thursday nights? Not us. Gather a few friends and treat yourselves to $20 jugs and $10 chicken wings so everyone's day ends on a high.

Gusto at the Grand, 90 Federal St | Daily, 5pm-7pm

Experience luxury for the price of one drink. Get your friends together and visit Gusto during ‘Aperitivo Hour’ (5pm-7pm) where you can enjoy a complimentary bite from the bar with any drink purchased. The snacks available include tasty pizza, gooey risotto balls, olives and more.

Spitting Feathers, 16 Wyndham St | Thursdays 

If you are after some post work banter and great service, head to Spitting Feathers. It's a great spot to visit any day, but on Thursdays, they offer $3 Heinekens and $5 house wines. With a French-trained chef, they also have some great pub grub on the menu to accompany your drinks.

Fort Street Union, 16 Fort St | Thursdays, 4pm-7pm

Grab a cosy table for you and your friends under the fairy lights at Fort Street Union. Enjoy $5 Heinekens, or $5 Soho Rosé or Sauvignon Blanc and try their delicious eggplant chips. If you are feeling competitive, entertain yourselves with a game of friendly pool to finish the night.

Mexican Café, 67 Victoria St | Daily, 5pm-7pm

Say adios to that busy day at work as you make your way to The Mexican Cafe for some great daily deals. Grab yourself a table and sip on a $9 Margarita, as you enjoy some sharing plates that are no more than $8.50. If you are more of a taco kind of person, order yourself a taco from just $6.

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