What's better than reaching the end of a long working day, or week? Celebrating it with a cold one or a delicious bite to eat - all at a bargain too. We're talking happy hours and we've found some of the best ones of late on Albert Street in the city centre. Check them out below!
What's more, Albert Street businesses could really do with some love whilst they're in the midst of some tough times as construction continues for the City Rail Link - so you can enjoy these sweet deals knowing you're also doing your bit to help businesses in need too.
Dirty Laundry - Happiest Hour from 4-6pm Daily
Dirty Laundry on Lower Albert Street is known for it's great vibes as well as its great food and drinks menu. Their daily Happiest Hour features selected beer and wine from $7 and complimentary bites (there's something different every day of the week). We're loving their Tuesday special: 2 for 1 Taco Boards for $22.50.
The Shakespeare - From 4-6pm Sunday - Thursday
120 years of history line the walls of The Shakespeare, and it is the oldest working Micro-Brew Pub in New Zealand. Daily happy hours and dinner specials give a reason to visit any day of the week. From Sunday through Thursday, enjoy $5 house wines & beers and a great atmosphere.
HeavenScent food co - from 4-7pm
Backing on to St Patricks Square, HeavenScent Food Co. is a wonderful cafe and eatery serving delicious breakfast and lunch, plus $7 house wine, spirits and any beers from 4-7pm daily.
Fiddler Irish Bar - from 4-8pm every day
If you're on your way here prepare to settle in for an evening of brews, live music and merry making, the true Irish way. Enjoy $7 and $8 Hawke's Bay pints, $7 house spirits and house wines (white and red), $7 Heinekens and $8 Coronas. The live music plays every night and there's also free pool on Sundays.
Stamford Plaza - Sling n Snack for $20
Stamford Plaza Auckland is home to some fantastic options for dining. KOA features an amazing, award winning grill menu and a delicious buffet breakfast, great lunch and an exclusive a-la-carte evening menu. Elegant and theatrical, Kabuki Teppanyaki Restaurant combines the very best of New Zealand produce with the plated elegance of Japanese cuisine. For $20 you get a Singapore Sling and a snack from their Taste of Singapore menu. You can select from satay skewers (beef or chicken), Stamford Signature curry puffs, spring rolls or prawn dim sum!
Up Cafe | Selected deals
Up Cafe is a chic, cosy and stylish haven hovering above the hustle and bustle of the inner city buzz. Serving all day breakfast, delicious lunches (suitable for take-out), plus tasty pizza's. they also have a great selection of happy hours - every Thursday and Friday enjoy $5 Heineken and Asahi, and $6 house wine from 3-6pm, and enjoy $7 Bloody Mary $7, or two or more Mimosas for $7 each from 8-11am daily.
Tabac - Tuesdays to Thursdays from 4 to 6pm and 3 to 6pm on Fridays
A hidden gem of the central city open from 4pm till late, Tabac is the perfect place to stop in after work or before a show for some quality drinks and nibbles. Enjoy $6 selections of house beer and wine with complementary corn chips and salsa during happy hours.
Ellice Road - $6 beers, house spirits and $7 bubbles
For a special slice of vintage in the city centre you can't look past Ellice Road social lounge. Take advantage of their epic beers, spirits and bubbles deals and dance the night away at this nightlife institution in the heart of the city.
So there you have it - enjoy! And if you're Instagramming as you go, make sure you add the hashtag #LoveAlbertStreet while you're at it to spread the good word.
From now until mid-December, every time you spend at a business in the Albert Street area, you can enter into a fortnightly draw to win $500 worth of Albert Street vouchers! Click here for more info.