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Where to Head for the Best Happy Hour in Brisbane

Has it been one of those weeks? Head down to one of the best happy hours in Brisbane to cheer away the day with a cocktail, some tasty bites or a glass of wine!

Melrose Restaurant

Whether you’re looking for something to celebrate that ‘just clocked off' feeling, or trying to find an affordable and fun way to begin your evening, why not hit happy hour? Aptly named to get you into good spirits (figuratively and literally), these are the best of Brisbane’s happy hour offers across the city.

From some of Brisbane’s hidden gems to unmissable rooftop scenes, there’s a happy hour for every occasion here in our go-to guide.

Victory Lane

Victory Lane

We already love Victory Lane for its amazing lunch deals and oyster offers, so it makes sense that this Ascot restaurant also pours up an appetising happy hour! Visit on weekdays after clocking off and enjoy beer, wine or cocktails at your leisure.

150 Racecourse Road, Ascot

Cielo Rooftop Bar

Cielo Rooftop Bar

What better excuse for a Sunday sesh than an aperitivo hour at a rooftop bar? Cielo Rooftop plates up antipasto for two on their sun-drenched rooftop in Fortitude Valley. It’s the perfect excuse to give their Lamington Martini a try, or perhaps an Amalfi Sour if you have a hankering for something a little more traditional.

209 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Hibiscus Bar & Terrace

Hibiscus Bar & Terrace

Hibiscus Bar & Terrace is one of Brisbane City’s best-kept secrets. Enter via the mall, or step into the escalator off Burnett Lane in the Hyatt Regency and ascend to the Terrace for a gorgeous view and a delicious drink or two.

On Thursdays and Fridays, you can visit for the “Best Hours” and order as you please from the food and beverage menu.

33 Burnett Lane, Brisbane City

Aji Cafe & Bar

Aji Cafe & Bar

Aji Spice House is an Indigenous-owned, multi-award-winning cafe and restaurant in Newstead that serves up South East Asian-inspired cuisine. Pop by after work to wet your whistle and enjoy some of the signature dishes this cosy cafe is known for.

8/36 Vernon Terrace, Newstead



Head into the Brisbane CBD for aperitivo hour at Settimo! Visit on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays for an Amalfi-inspired afternoon at this gorgeous Italian restaurant. Enjoy a cocktail and a chef’s selection of rotating tasting plates, as you gaze out over the city skyline and watch the sunset.

The Westin Brisbane, Level One, 111 Mary Street, Brisbane



To celebrate happy hour in Brisbane in style, head to one of Brisbane’s best rooftop bars: Fiume! With spectacular city and waterfront views, this rooftop bar and terrace also houses a spectacular infinity pool, adding an elevated feel to an already gorgeous location.

On Friday evenings, you can order an Aperol Spritz and a plate of olives, brioche or polenta wedges to end your week on a delicious note. Fiume’s cocktail list is nothing short of incredible, so you may find yourself lingering for a couple of extra happy hours of your own.

The Crystalbrook Vincent, Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane

Gerards Bar

Gerrie's Bar

The little sister to Gerard’s Bistro just across the way, Gerrie's Bar is never one to disappoint on a good time. Not only do they offer delicious mezze plate bites to share, but they also banish the Sunday scaries with an afternoon happy hour that’s too good to be missed!

End your weekend with a cocktail and great snacks on the deck at Gerrie's, to ensure that the new week is starting off on the right foot!

13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley

Mr Percivals

Mr Percival's

It’s no surprise that Brisbane’s favourite overwater bar has an excellent happy hour every afternoon. Aperitivo hour at Mr Percival's is ideally timed for catching the last sunshine rays of the day, so why not head down to Howard Smith Wharves to enjoy perfectly poured drinks and indulge in a delicious menu of wood-fired pizza, burgers and snacks?

Soaking up the beautiful views of the city and the Brisbane River sounds like a pretty good way to spend a happy hour in Brisbane to us.

5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

Hey Chica!

Hey Chica!

You don't need a passport to visit this part of Cuba. Hey Chica! is a Latin American-style social club influenced by the buzz of a traditional neighbourhood street party. Their Out-of-Office Fridays go off thanks to happy hour, where you can enjoy drinks, tasty tacos and good vibes in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

T11-14/315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley



It’s hard to walk past the sprawling and high-energy presence of Archive without stopping in to see what the fuss is about. Once you’re inside, choose from one of 22 rotating craft beers on tap, play a game of darts or pool, boogie to a live band or simply sink into a squishy couch to enjoy the ambience.

From 'forgot your lunch' specials to Tuesday trivia, this crafty haunt will keep you well-fed and watered every night of the week.

100 Boundary Street, West End

Melrose Restaurant

Melrose Restaurant

Melrose Restaurant is Oxford Street’s answer to modern pan-Asian dining, with a chic cocktail bar thrown into the mix! They’re known for their fun events, cooking masterclasses and bottomless beverage packages.

On the weekends, Melrose hosts Sunset Hour Specials, where you can sip on carefully crafted cocktails and dine on $3.50 oysters! We highly recommend booking due to the popularity of the nights.

37 Oxford Street, Bulimba

Friday's Riverside

Fridays Riverside

They might be named Fridays, but these guys serve up unbeatable specials throughout the week. From Parmi Monday to Wing Wednesday, there's always a tasty treat awaiting you here.

But Friday evenings are where the eponymous magic comes to life for Out Of Office knock-off drinks! Unwind on the terrace and enjoy pop-up food stalls, drinks carts and entertainment to get your weekend off on the right foot.

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

Finishing exploring the best happy hours in Brisbane and ready to find your favourite new bar in Brisbane? From hidden gems to rooftop bars, we’ve got the scoop on all of Brisbane’s best venues.

Don’t forget to share your happy hour snaps with us on social by tagging @sitchu.brisbane!

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