Bars & Pubs

Melbourne’s Best Happy Hours

By Chris Canty
17th Aug 2018

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.


Munich Brauhaus

South Wharf

All you can eat meat platter for $39; 5pm-10pm Mondays

Father’s Office


$22 All-you-can-eat Wings with House Schooner; 5pm-10:30pm Wednesdays

Blue Moon Bar


$4 Pints (house beer) - $4 Basics - $3 Shooters + Karaoke; 9pm–10pm Saturdays

Transport Bar


50% off Selected beer, white wine, red wine, sparkling wine and cocktail; 10pm-11pm Sunday to Thursday.

The Duke


Half price off selected bottles of wine; 12pm-1am on Thursdays


Brandon Hotel

Carlton North

$7 pints all taps, all day and $25 roasts; all day Sundays

Fox Hotel


$6 selected pints and house wine, $6 hot dogs, $6 cheesy chips; 3pm-6pm Mon-Fri.

Provincial Hotel


$6 steaks w/chips and salad; all day Mondays.

Evies Disco and Diner


$1 Wings and Trivia; 5pm-10pm on Wednesdays.

Horn Please

Fitzroy North

All You Can Eat Curry & Rice $25pp; Sundays 5:30pm-10pm


Doctor Morse


50% off all craft beer cans and bottles; 4-pm-6pm Fridays

Retreat Hotel


$15 Sunday Roast with all the trimmings; 12pm-9pm Sundays


Hotel Kew

$6 Pints of Cavalier lager; All day every day.

Collection Bar


$1 Wings; 12pm-5pm on Weekends

Eureka Hotel


$16 Parma & pot deal; 12pm-9pm Tues, Thur & Sundays


Trippy Taco Southside

St Kilda

Half Price Food; 5pm-6:30pm Wednesdays

Barkly Hotel

St Kilda

All-you-can-eat Wings; 6pm-9pm Fridays

The Imperial

South Yarra

50% Off steaks; 5pm-9pm Mondays.

St Kilda Branch

St Kilda

$6 pizzas; 12pm-9pm Sundays

Red Eye Bar

St Kilda

50 cent Wings; 6pm-10pm Tuesdays


Laurel Hotel

Ascot Vale

$14 Parmas; 5pm-10pm Thursdays

Waterloo Cup Hotel

Moonee Ponds

2-4-1 main Meals; 12pm-9pm Wednesdays

Reverence Hotel


$3 tacos, $3 Mexican beer; 6pm-9pm Tuesdays

The Station Hotel


$5 house wine, basic spirits and schooners; 4pm-6pm Mon-Fri

Union Hotel

Ascot Vale

$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

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