Australia: Where to Have the Best Happy Hour in Sydney

Australia: Where to Have the Best Happy Hour in Sydney

Looking for an awesome happy hour to unwind with friends? Want to eat something tasty but cheap? We present to you 5 best happy hour places in Sydney for you to try out. Time your visit right and you’ll get buzzed and eat delicious food for only a couple of bucks.

The Clock

Looking for a pub with history and great reputation? This two-storey hotel called The Clock occupies the central position in Surry Hills and is a well-known place by all Sydney folk. It hasn’t changed much since it opened, and you know what they say: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The best seats you can take at The Clock is somewhere on the big wraparound balcony upstairs where you can enjoy the best Australian beers for only $4.50 during happy hour. You can also get cocktails on weekends for just $12 if you happen to be there from 5-6 pm. Good news for smokers: there’s a big courtyard where you can smoke your hearts out as well. The Clock also serves some great pizza, fish and chips, and steaks that go great with any type of drink. The Clock defied trends and held its own ground in pub business and it seems it will stand and attract a new crowd as long as there’s Sydney.

The Clock, Sydney Drinks

Black Penny

Black Penny is another pearl in Surry Hills you must visit if you’re looking for an awesome happy hour. This place has everything any pub-goer might want: vintage boom box and suitcases, cult movie posters, industrial interior, and a mural of iconic cartoon and pop culture characters. The staff at Black Penny are super friendly, and always ready to pour you a pint of local beer such as Young Henry’s lager or Balmain Pale Ale. If you’re not into beer, you can opt for a Hills apple cider or one of their many cocktails. Every day there’s a happy hour from 5 to 7 pm when you can get tap beer, cider or house wine for just $5. Also, if you’re looking for a bite, on Tuesdays you can share three dishes for $30. If you don’t order their twice-cooked meatballs in tomato sauce and goat cheese with basil bruschetta you’re going to be really sorry.

Blackpenny, Sydney

Café Lounge

If you’re looking for a bar, restaurant, live music and performance all in one, this is the place for you. Café Lounge is a homey bohemian place tucked away from the busy streets of Sydney, a place that celebrates life, friendship, laughter, good food and drinks, as well as amazing music and performance. Plus, they have great happy hour deals. Every day from 5 to 7 pm you can get $8-10 cocktails and some great $3 pizza.

Pizza at The Lounge, Sydney

Blackbird Café

If you’re near Darling Harbour, make sure to stop by the Blackbird Café for some amazing food. This bar, located on Cockle Bay Wharf, offers everything from breakfast and lunch, to dinner. Don’t know where to go out for a drink after work? You can pop up at this popular Sydney cafe every day between 3 and 6 pm for some $5 beer, house spirit and wine or get $8 cocktails from their in-house mixologist (definitely the best cocktails on Darling Harbour).

Happy Hour in Sydney Drinks

The Morrison

If you’re looking for style, charm and a little bit of cheekiness – welcome to The Morrison. You will experience a real culinary journey through Sydney and Australia. At The Morrison, you can enjoy cocktails and some a la carte dining under the stars on their terrace, or hang out with your friends at the ever-busy Parlour. Make sure to go there on Wednesday between 6 and 7 pm for some fresh $1 oysters or pop up any day for a 5-7pm happy hour.

Cheers to Happy Hour in Sydney

So, grab your friends today and enjoy Sydney’s best happy hours. What more can we say, but cheers!

Guest post written by Roxana Oliver 


Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on Twitter and Facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.


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  1. June 21, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Ok next occasion will try them out!