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Best Happy Hours in Adelaide: Where to Find the Perfect Drinks Deal

For a post-work tipple that won't break the bank, these are the best happy hours in Adelaide.

Sea Salt Society

Happy Hour is one of those little moments that make a good time even better. Whether you've planned post-work drinks or a casual catch up, saving your pretty pennies on drinks and dinner is always a win in our books.

Adelaide has a multitude of buzzing bars waiting to welcome you in for a spritz or two, so we’re giving you a helping hand in finding the perfect place for your 5pm let-your-hair-down cocktail, beer or vino. From graffiti-covered pubs and cosy wine bars to sun-lit courtyards and rooftops, these are the best happy hours in Adelaide.

Marion Hotel

There's always one variation of happy hour at Marion Hotel. There are multiple areas providing an array of dining options, including The Garden, The Shed, and the Dining Room. There are always different events and specials happening in each area, including Feel Good Fridays, wherein tap beers and prosecco are $6, margaritas are $15 and cocktails are two for $25 between four and six o'clock. This is only one of the many happy hours they host here, so no matter what day you go, there's always something happening!

849 Marion Rd, Mitchell Park

Largs Pier Hotel

Largs Pier Hotel

Known fondly by locals as 'The Largs,' the Largs Pier Hotel is the perfect place to head to for happy hour. From Monday to Saturday, you can enjoy $6 house wine, select beer from $7, base spirits for $8, and $10 Spritzes. Oh, would you look at that? It's Spritz o'clock! The Largs is the perfect place to sip on an Aperol while soaking up the sun. 

Happy Hour Monday to Saturday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

198 Esplanade, Largs Bay

Roxie's Garden

Roxie’s Garden

Roxie's Garden is the place to be every Wednesday, with a selection of great deals and delicious eats providing the perfect hump-day treat. As part of their mid-week Happy Hour specials, enjoy $7 base spirits from 9pm-11pm, or kick things off a bit earlier with $15 beer and cider jugs from 6pm-9pm in their charming leafy courtyard. But the savings don't stop there – indulge in $10 pizzas as part of their Wednesday meal deals. Roxie's offers the perfect midweek escape for both your taste buds and your wallet.

Happy Hour Wednesday, starting from 6.00pm

188 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Seven Stars Hotel

Seven Stars Hotel

Happy hour bliss awaits at the Seven Stars Hotel on Angas Street. Tucked between Frome and Pulteney streets, it’s best to visit on weekdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm, when this family-run gem spoils you with $7 selected pints, Tinberry gin, and glasses of house wine. With a relaxed vibe, al fresco seating for soaking up the sun after a long day, and delicious bites for when you’re a little peckish, it's a solid go-to for a friendly and casual post-work gossip.

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.30pm to 5.30pm

186/187 Angas Street, Adelaide

The Lion Hotel

The Lion Hotel

A North Adelaide favourite, this beautifully renovated and oh-so-chic pub on Melbourne Street is giving us yet another reason to stop by the establishment. Every weekday, there is nothing better than a cheeky pint at The Lion, with selected local pints for $8 and house wines only setting you back $7. You can sit outdoors if the sun is shining, in the Garden Bar if there’s a game you need to catch on the big screen, or keep it cosy indoors, with ample space for you and all your friends to enjoy a glass or two.

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

161 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide

Malt Shovel Taphouse

Malt Shovel Taphouse

At The Taphouse by Adelaide Oval, it's all about brews, tunes, and good vibes! Run by a crew who are head over heels for great beer and a good time, it's the spot to kick back and listen to live music by the river.

Happy Hour is pumping out pints from Wednesday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Have an ale, stout, IPA, or lager for just $6, and enjoy a delicious meal from a menu that proudly showcases some of the freshest South Australian produce. Cheers to enjoying life’s little moments by the water's edge.

Happy Hour Wednesday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm 

Festival Centre, Festival Drive, Adelaide

The Robin Hood Hotel

The Robin Hood Hotel

This classic pub in Norwood has you covered for a night out with the crew or a relaxed date night, where the good times flow as easily as the drinks! Head to The Hood to watch your favourite sports, enjoy delicious weekly specials (we have been to enjoy a cheeky steak night more than once), and choose between the cosy dining room or laid-back casual area. And of course, there’s Happy Hour!

From Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm, get $2 off all tap wines and house beers by the glass, or enjoy $5 off select bottles of wine. Cheers!

Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm, exclusive to members only

315 Portbrush Road, Norwood

The Brompton Hotel

The Brompton

Newly revamped with stylish checkerboard walls, cool marble surfaces and a suntrap courtyard, The Brompton is ready to be everyone’s favourite local pub. The welcoming and modern watering hole is here to turn any day into a party, with classic beer pints, house wine and base spirits for $7, craft beer pints for $9 and Aperol Spritzes for $12.. Be sure to check out the nightly specials too – with, trivia nights, bangers and mash or beef Wellington just a few of the specials running at The Brompton. 

Happy Hour Daily, 3.00pm to 5.00pm

5 First Street, Brompton

The Guardsman

Sky City

How’s this for a good deal? Choose between four different venues all participating in the same Happy Hour deal within SkyCity, with a vibe and drinks special to suit just about every mood and palate. 

To keep things simple, all you need to be aware of is the time. Enjoy $4 drinks from 4pm, $5 drinks from 5pm, and finish off a very happy hour indeed with $6 drinks from 6pm – 7pm. This offer is available at Adelaide’s ultimate live music venue The District, in the casino at the Chandelier Bar, it’s there for those you would prefer to sip and unwind at Westward, and for a quick drink and dash (the venue is handily located by the train station), check out The Guardsman

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 7.00pm

SkyCity, North Terrace, Adelaide

Melt Henley

Henley House

Taking Happy Hour to the next level (literally), all three levels of Henley House serve up delicious drinks deals! Head to the premium beachside venue to sip on $16 cocktails or $8 beers at SeaSalt Society, Melt Henley, and West Rooftop, every day over the weekend. Things warm up a little earlier on weekends, with Happy Hour running from 2pm - 4pm, while the Friday Happy Hour that runs from 4pm - 6pm is ideal for a post-work spritz to set the mood for the weekend ahead. 

Happy Hour Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Saturday & Sunday, 2.00pm to 4.00pm

269 Seaview Road, Henley Beach

The Stag Public House

The Stag Public House

The Stag Public House, a historic icon on Rundle Street, continues to serve Adelaide's East End with parmies and pints. Adding a twist to the traditional Happy Hour, the team offer a special lunchtime treat for city dwellers on Thursdays and Fridays.

From 12.00pm to 3.00pm you can enjoy more than just a regular meal – with every large dish ordered, a complimentary core pint or house wine awaits. It's the ideal way to wrap up the work week; enjoying a delightful lunch and a refreshing drink in this timeless Adelaide establishment.

For a classic Happy Hour deal, enjoy $6 tap beers and house wines from Tuesday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm.

Thursday to Friday, 12.00pm to 3.00pm & Tuesday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

299 Rundle Street, Adelaide

Brighton Metro Hotel

Brighton Metro Hotel

No matter the weather, it feels as though the sun is always shining at the Brighton Metro Hotel. Reward another hard day’s work with their daily $7 pints and house wine, or $8 spirits and spritz Happy Hour deal. We’ll drink to that. 

Happy Hour Daily, 4.00pm to 6.00pm 

466 Brighton Road, Brighton 

The Stirling Hotel

The Stirling Hotel

Head to the Adelaide Hills for casual drinks with The Stirling Hotel’s Happy Hour. With specials on offer every weeknight from 4pm to 6pm, there are drinks to suit any desire. $6 house wines and Prosecco get our tick of approval, and there are a couple of tasty cocktails for $15, too. Beers on tap range from $6 - $10, with three different brews to choose from. This is the perfect pub for a weekday wind down. 

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

52 Mount Barker Road, Stirling

The Colonist

The Colonist

Having opened in 1851, this charming old watering hole knows a thing or two about serving good drinks at better prices. There are a few specials throughout the week at The Colonist, starting off with weekday Happy Hour from 4.00pm to 6.00pm for house wines, spirits and tap beers. If gin is your drink of choice, enjoy $12 premium gins being poured at the same time (Monday to Friday only). For those of us who want to step it up a notch with some cocktails, enjoy a Sunday Sesh with $7 espresso martinis being shaken up come 2.00pm, or two for $22 cocktails on Fridays and Saturdays. 

Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Espresso Martini Sundays, 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Two for $22 Cocktails, Friday to Saturday, 8.00pm to 10.00pm

44 The Parade, Norwood

West Oak Hotel

West Oak Hotel

In the spirit of being a little bit boujee, we believe Saturdays should be reserved exclusively for zesty cocktails in the sun. In the heart of Adelaide’s West End, the newly renovated West Oak Hotel slings a slice of summer every Saturday with $10 passionfruit mojitos served until late. With white rum, mint, passionfruit, lime and soda, these refreshing beverages are best enjoyed in the beer garden with your best gals and guys. 

Saturdays, until late

208 Hindley Street, Adelaide 

The Unley

The Unley

Get down for Happy Hour sips at The Unley in Parkside. Every single day of the week from 4pm - 6pm, the crew are winning us over and pouring $8 pints, $8 base spirits and $7 house wines. Boasting a welcoming bright and airy interior, one of the best rooftop bars and one of our favourite Happy Hours in Adelaide, it's also just a cracking spot for post-work drinks with friends.  

Happy Hour Monday to Sunday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm 

27 Unley Road, Parkside 

Palais Hotel

Where the sun is always shining, the drinks are always flowing and the live music is always going, Palais Hotel has sea-side dining and drinking sorted. Kick it beachside this summer and make the most of their Beach Bar weekday specials including all tap beer and cider pints from $6, plus $5 house wine and sparkling.

Weekend visitors won’t miss out either, with $7 vodka mixers and Super Dry pints on Saturdays and $10 Aperol Spritz on Sundays. There are passionfruit mojito jugs on Friday and Saturday too... basically what we’re saying is – you can easily get your monies worth at the Palais.  

For all Happy Hour deals and times, please visit this page.  

86 Esplanade, Semaphore 

Gilbert Street Hotel

Gilbert Street Hotel

If craft beers with experimental flavours are your thing, get to Gilbert Street Hotel between 4-6pm on weekdays and enjoy $2 off all pints, house wines and base spirits. On Friday evenings the hotel even serves complimentary bar nibbles to keep you satiated while you sip. Heading out on Saturday? Enjoy late-night cocktails with specials starting at 10pm, and try to nab a seat in the pretty little pink room in the middle of the classic pub. 

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm, Saturday cocktail specials from 10.00pm

88 Gilbert Street, Adelaide  

Lady Burra Brewhouse

Pure happiness in life starts when you can appreciate the simple things. Good pizza, beer and cocktails, that is. Head down to Lady Burra Brewhouse between 4pm - 6pm for $8 beers, wines and spirits galore. The bustling brewhouse also offer monthly tours to see how the magic is made if that tickles your fancy! 

Happy Hour Monday to Friday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm

4 Topham Mall, Adelaide 

The Collins

It can be tough to catch a good happy hour if you work outside the city. But don't fret, The Collins has come to the rescue – with 15% off all drinks between 4.00pm to 6.00pm on a Saturday. With otherworldly-looking cocktails that wouldn’t look out of place in a mad scientist’s lab, you are getting a great deal alongside an opulent experience in this modern, stylish and sophisticated escape.   

Happy Hour Wednesday to Saturday, 4.00pm to 6.00pm.  

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide 

The Crown and Anchor

The Crown and Anchor

Looking for something a little more out there? The Crown and Anchor's graffiti-covered walls, pinball machines and peculiar beverage ‘Pickleback’ have you covered. For those with more classic taste, the rock 'n' roll pub serves $3 schooners of pale, dark and cider from 8-9pm on a Wednesday, and $6.50 dark and $7.50 pale on others. 

Check out the gig guide and weekly specials here. 

Wednesdays, 8.00pm to 9.00pm

196 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

Keep the drinks and good times flowing at some of our favourite watering holes in Adelaide, from the best rooftop bars with city views to classy romantic bars for a swoon-worthy date night in Adelaide. 


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