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.
Bellota, 91 Federal St, $8 Drinks and Tapas from $4.50 | 4pm – 6pm, Tuesday – Saturday
Bellota is one of Auckland premiere Spanish inspired restaurants. From 4pm to 6pm, Tuesday through till Saturday, experience just a taste of what they have to offer with their inexpensive drinks and Tapas deal starting from just $8 and $4.50. With a truly authentic Tapas offering and casually elegant interior setting Bellota knows how set the mood.
O’Hagans Irish Pub, 103 Customs St W, $24.50 Pie and Pint | from 11am daily
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.
Huami Bar, 87 Federal St, home of $12 gins | daily, every day
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.
Talulah, Britomart above The Chamberlain, $10 tropical cocktail | Tuesday-Saturday, 4pm-7pm
Visit Talulah during Tiki Time and you will score yourself a flavoursome tropical cocktail for just $10. The talented team at Talulah mix up a different cocktail for Tiki Time every day, 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 deep-fried pies.
The Bluestone Room, Durham Lane | Daily, 5pm-7pm
Nestled within the superbly restored heritage building in Auckland’s Durham Lane, The Bluestone Room possesses its very own magical atmosphere, basking in its old-world charm. Escape work life with their extensive drinks list and enjoy some jalapeno poppers in this unique bar.
Everybody’s, 7 Fort Lane, $6 house wine and beer | Daily, 5pm-7pm
Everybody's is an ideal spot to meet up with people coming from different parts of town. Between 5pm and 7pm any day of the week, you and your friends can grab yourselves a house wine or beer for just $6. As you may be a little peckish, their new menu offers delicious spiced calamari, Tokyo fried chicken and other great sharing plates to devour.
Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen, 7 Sale St, Dollar Dogs, $10 Lunches and Hoppy Hours | Selected days and times
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, take advantage of their $8 Hoppy Hours every day from 4pm - 6pm, and head there for lunch for just $10 Sunday - Friday until 4pm for the chef's daily burger or salad. What a steal!
Spitting Feathers, 16 Wyndham St, $7 house beer, wine and spirits
If you are after some post work banter and great service, head to Spitting Feathers. It's a great spot to visit any day, they offer $7 house wines, beer and spirits from 4 to 7pm. They also have some great pub grub on the menu to accompany your drinks.
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.
Mr Murdoch's, $10 Mojitos & Expresso Martinis | Daily
Enjoy Mojitos & Espresso Martinis for $10 at any time during opening hours at Mr Murdoch's. Beer lovers, try out their beer of the week for only $6. Plus from 9pm each night you can enter a pool competition and win $50 food and beverage vouche. Everyone who enters gets a 10% discount.
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