What's better than drinking at one of Melbourne's best bars, you bewilderedly ask? Drinking at one of Melbourne's best bars, at happy hour prices of course
Since the 1920's, the hours immediately following the traditional working day has been referred to as 'Happy Hour', for blatantly obvious reasons—1. Work is finished for the day, and 2. It is now socially acceptable to consume alcohol.
Nowadays, 'Happy Hour' is interpreted in countless different ways, by oodles of Melbourne bars, making it hard to know where to head and when to head there to get the best happy hour deals available. So, we got in touch with the crew over at The Happiest Hour who absolutely know their stuff when it comes to deals around Melbourne and got some help.
The Happiest Hour started as an excel spreadsheet in 2004 written by two impoverished students and has since become Australia’s largest food & drinks specials platform. Two weeks ago they launched new app (over 30K downloads since) which notifies you when your favourite venues add or update specials.
Here are the top picks of happy hours in Melbourne from Chris Canty—founder of The Happiest Hour.
All you can eat meat platter for $39; 5pm-10pm Mondays
$22 All-you-can-eat Wings with House Schooner; 5pm-10:30pm Wednesdays
$4 Pints (house beer) - $4 Basics - $3 Shooters + Karaoke; 9pm–10pm Saturdays
50% off Selected beer, white wine, red wine, sparkling wine and cocktail; 10pm-11pm Sunday to Thursday.
Half price off selected bottles of wine; 12pm-1am on Thursdays
$7 pints all taps, all day and $25 roasts; all day Sundays
$6 selected pints and house wine, $6 hot dogs, $6 cheesy chips; 3pm-6pm Mon-Fri.
$6 steaks w/chips and salad; all day Mondays.
$1 Wings and Trivia; 5pm-10pm on Wednesdays.
All You Can Eat Curry & Rice $25pp; Sundays 5:30pm-10pm
50% off all craft beer cans and bottles; 4-pm-6pm Fridays
$15 Sunday Roast with all the trimmings; 12pm-9pm Sundays
$6 Pints of Cavalier lager; All day every day.
$1 Wings; 12pm-5pm on Weekends
$16 Parma & pot deal; 12pm-9pm Tues, Thur & Sundays
Half Price Food; 5pm-6:30pm Wednesdays
All-you-can-eat Wings; 6pm-9pm Fridays
50% Off steaks; 5pm-9pm Mondays.
$6 pizzas; 12pm-9pm Sundays
50 cent Wings; 6pm-10pm Tuesdays
$14 Parmas; 5pm-10pm Thursdays
2-4-1 main Meals; 12pm-9pm Wednesdays
$3 tacos, $3 Mexican beer; 6pm-9pm Tuesdays
$5 house wine, basic spirits and schooners; 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri
$15.90 Steaks; 5pm-9pm Thursdays.
Want to know where Melbourne's best bars are? Check out our rundown here.
Image credit: Evies Disco & Diner | Annika Kafcaloudis