Happy hour – the time of day you get to sit back and enjoy some brilliant drinks and snacks. We have done our research to bring you this list of the best happy hours in the city centre, so you can treat yourself at the end of a long workday.

The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack | $5 Beer & Wine, $10 Cocktails | Shed 22 Princes Wharf 

The Crab Shack on Princes Wharf should be the next choice for your Happy Hour drinks, with its relaxed vibe and a variety of tasty cocktails and beers to quench your thirst. From 4-7pm, sip on $5 beer and wine, or try their selection of $10 cocktails. The deal is too good to pass up, especially when paired alongside fresh seafood delights.

Masu

Masu by Nic Watt | $25 for a half dozen of oysters and a glass of champagne in November | 90 Federal St

Masu by Nic Watt has the proud distinction of being placed in the top 10% of restaurants worldwide based on Trip Advisors 2020 Travellers Choice awards. Masu is a traditional Japanese robata restaurant with a twist, where high-quality ingredients are cooked over an open charcoal grill by skilled chefs. Extended into November due to popular demand, their happy hour deal includes $25 half dozen oysters and a glass of champagne, 5pm-6pm daily. Come to Masu and enjoy the finer things in life. 

Coley and Punch

Coley & Punch | Early evening menu | 139 Quay St 

Situated on the glistening waterfront, Coley & Punch is a bar where you go if you want to sip on impeccably made cocktails in the afternoon sun. Their Early Evening Menu features drink specials available from 4pm - 7pm daily, including a $7 G&T of the week and $7 wine and beer. Take a group of people along with you and you can be sure there will be something to satisfy everyone. 

Ohagens

O’Hagans Irish Pub |, $24.50 Pie and Pint from 11am daily | 103 Customs St W

O'Hagans Irish Pub is a truly authentic Irish Pub. This might just be the only bar to offer up a Pie and Pint in the city. Situated in the heart of Auckland’s bustling Viaduct Harbour this is deal not to be missed by traditional pie lovers. Essentially available all day, this deal can be enjoyed whenever the urge kicks in and the pint can also be replaced with a glass of house wine.

Good Luck Coconut

The Good Luck Coconut | Pacific Punch Cocktails Happy Hour | 39 Jellicoe St

At The Good Luck Coconut, enjoy a taste of Island life with $10 Pacific Punch cocktails every Wednesday and Thursday from 4-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm. With inspiration spanning from Asia to the Pacific, both the food and drink menu reflect the vibrant flavours from across the globe. Toast with one of these delicious refreshments alongside Huli Huli chicken yakitori or coal fried Tiger Prawns.

Huami Bar

Huami Bar, 87 Federal St, $10 gins | Daily, 4pm-7pm

Huami, located on Federal St is a modern, casual fine dining Chinese restaurant. Here they focus on using fresh seasonal produce to create exciting dishes such as wood-fired Peking duck, handcrafted dim sum, braised New Zealand abalone and crayfish. Pop by to try out one of the 40+ premium gins for $12 all day, every day or pop in during Happy Hour between 4-7pm and all gins are down to $10.   

Drink on table

Talulah, Britomart above The Chamberlain, $10 cocktails | Daily, 4pm-7pm

Visit Talulah during Tiki Time and you will score yourself a flavoursome cocktail for just $10. The talented team at Talulah mix up six different cocktail for Tiki Time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm, so you know you will be able to try something new every visit. After sipping on your cocktail, head downstairs and try one of The Chamberlain’s fried chicken bites.

Everybody's

Everybody’s, 7 Fort Lane, 'The Happiest Hours on Earth' | Monday to Saturday, 4pm-7pm 

Everybody's is an ideal spot to meet up with people coming from different parts of town. There's plenty of epic happy hour offers on Monday to Saturday from 4pm-7pm as well as platters and small bites great for catch ups.

Exterior of restaurant

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen, 7 Sale St, Dollar Dogs | Every Wednesday 

Who would turn down Sweat Shop's great atmosphere, awesome music, and their fantastic happy (or hoppy) hour deals? On Wednesdays, enjoy $1 hot dogs with every drinks purchase until 4pm. What a steal! 

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Mexican Café, 67 Victoria St, $9 Margaritas | Daily, 5pm-7pm

Say adios to that busy day at work as you make your way to The Mexican Cafe for some great daily deals. Grab yourself a table and sip on a $9 Margarita, as you enjoy some sharing plates that are no more than $8.50. If you are more of a taco kind of person, order yourself a taco from just $6.

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Last updated: 30 November 2020

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