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The Best Happy Hours in Sydney for an After-Work Tipple

Our pick of the best happy hours in Sydney is guaranteed to make you and your wallet smile.

Folly's Bar & Bistro

A refreshing beverage is one of Australia’s most revered traditions, and we Sydneysiders certainly have it lucky with our choice of city hangouts. An affinity for a good deal means plenty of our favourite bars and restaurants are offering a string of purse-friendly combos so it's time to get across them. 

To help whittle down your options, we’ve compiled a list of the loveliest bars in Sydney for you to visit and indulge in while keeping your credit card on the right side of the red. These are the best happy hours in Sydney. Bottoms up!

The Best Happy Hours in Sydney: CBD

The Bar at Sydney Common

The Bar at Sydney Common 

We heard $8 mini martinis and were instantly sold. But there's more to this happy hour. Soak up the beautiful park views from Sydney Common's glorious glass atrium whilst snacking on some of the best bar snacks in Sydney. And if martinis aren't your thing, $12 negronis and $6 wines, gin & tonics and Sydney Beer Co lagers will be. 

Tuesday to Friday, 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Level 1, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park 



The good news about Alfie's exceptional Happy Hour is that you can still hit up one of the most-loved restaurants of the year for under $20 Monday to Saturday. Score a hot chip spit roast beef butty for $17 and a selection of bevvies for bargain prices. We're talking $16 Alfie's martinis, $6 gin & tonics, $10 wines, $3 Butcher of Beer cans from The Grifter and $15 East End Old Fashions. 

Monday to Saturday, 4pm to 6pm 

Shop 2, 4-6 Bligh Street 


Restaurant Hubert

For the pre-dinner crowd, Hubert’s happy hour menu is one of the best in the city with $7 lager, house wine, G&Ts, and highballs while negronis are a steal at $12. The pièce de résistance: the mouth-watering Normandy burger with dry-aged beef, Gruyere cheese, pickles, and house sauce for just $18. Delish!

Daily, 5pm to 6pm (Happy Hour)

15 Bligh Street, Sydney

The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops

The Stinking Bishops are offering a cheese and wine pairing experience happy hour and a sweeter sentence has never existed. During happy hour you'll get to dine on a selection of three cheeses paired with three wines. Yummo!  
If you stick around for some more nibbles – we’d recommend the mac & cheese and the eye fillet steak tartare (add the truffle).

From $40 per person 

Tuesday to Friday, 5pm to 6pm 

Shop 5 63-71 Enmore Road, Newtown 


For the most opulent happy hour in Sydney, it's got to be Cardea. Come Happy Hour, Cardea are offering 49% off their entire drinks menu!  Soak up that deliciously decadent ambience for a fraction of the price.

Wednesday to Friday, 4pm to 6:30pm, Saturday, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Shop 3, T3.01 300 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo 

Morrison's (Image Credit: Steven Woodburn)


Morrison's have redefined happy hour in the city with...complimentary snacks! Swing by between 4pm and 6pm of a weekday and you can indulge in $10 Negronis and Aperol Spritz or $7 gin and tonics, house red and white or lager. You'll be treated to a selection of rotating complimentary snacks that range from cheeseburger sliders to house-made sausage rolls. 

Monday to Friday, 4pm to 6pm 

225 George Street, Sydney

The Clock

The Clock 

Picture this. It's a sunny Saturday or Sunday arvo and you've got a spot on The Clock's leafy balcony. Oysters are available for $2 from 12pm to 6pm and margy's are $15 all day. Life is good. 

470 Crown Street, Surry Hills 

The Best Happy Hours in Sydney: Inner West

The Erko (Image Credit: Steven Woodburn)

The Erko 

The only thing better than a happy hour is a happy weekend. The Erko is serving the happiest of these with $12 mini martinis and $2 oysters all day on Saturday and Sunday. Bargain. 

102 Erskineville Road, Erskineville  

The Best Happy Hours in Sydney: Lower North Shore


Mexi-Cali-themed rooftop bar and pub SoCal is equal parts chic and laid-back. Between 5-6:30pm on weekdays, sip on $7 house white, rosé or prosecco, $7 house beer, and $14 frozen cocktails – be sure to sample one of their famous margaritas. $4 tacos are also up for grabs! 

Monday to Friday, 5pm to 6:30pm

1 Young Street, Neutral Bay

The Best Happy Hours in Sydney: North Sydney

Folly's Bar & Bistro

Folly's Bar & Bistro 

If you're looking for a jazzy setting to sip an afternoon bev, Folly's Bar & Bistro have a beauty of a deal on offer. Swing by anytime between 4 and 6pm between Tuesday and Friday for $7 wines and schooners and $9 pints. Australian prosecco, sauvignon blanc, and shiraz merlot blend are on offer alongside Philter XPAA, Freshwater Pilsner and Carlton Draught lager on tap. 

Tuesday to Friday, 4pm to 6pm 

429 Miller Street, Cammeray 

The Best Happy Hours in Sydney: Northern Beaches



A good happy hour scores you discounted drinks. A GREAT happy hour delivers bargain margs, snacks and sangria. Rosa's happy hour is great. You know what to do. 

Wednesday to Sunday, 5pm to 6pm 

18 Barrenjoey Road, Mona Vale



With a perfect sunset position overlooking Dee Why Beach coupled with $12 cocktails, $7 house wines, $8 schooners $10 pint and snack menu from 3pm to 6pm, Corretto’s cheeky combo unsurprisingly draws in a sizeable crowd. This excellent arrangement is complemented by weekly specials from steak and wine night, to brunch club. 

24 The Strand, Dee Why 

Loving our picks of the best happy hours in Sydney? We’ve not only found you the latest and greatest bars offering the best happy hours in Sydney, but we've also rounded up our favourite romantic bars for those of you heading off on a date. 

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