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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


Beloved Australian dining institution Saké has dinner AND drinks covered with this incredible offer, available every Monday to Friday, 4pm to 6pm. Snacks start at $5 and includes Saké's iconic Hiramasa Kingfish ($10). As for drinks, you can count on $7 whisky highballs and gin and tonics as well as $10 wine, $7 Asahi and $12 Negronis amongst others. Do not miss it! 

Hours vary with location

The Rocks, Manly, Double Bay 



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



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 Best Happy Hours in Sydney: Inner West



Warm vibes, craft brews and a community feel are exactly what you want from a neighbourhood bar and OTiS is delivering just that. As for their happy hour, you can expect good things. If you're keen to end your day on a high we recommend popping by between the hours of 5pm and 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday, for $15 Tommy's Margaritas and Negronis and $9.50 pints of lager and pale ale. 

Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 7pm

153 Norton Street, Leichardt 

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 aperitivo spots for you to peruse- think happy hour but Euro-style.

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