These Happy Hours In Sydney Are Worth Slinking Away From the Office Early

best happy hours sydney

We’re all feeling the pinch of ‘Cozzie Livs.’ From thinning our subscriptions, tightening our daily oat cap latte consumption, and sticking to canned tuna for dinner, there’s not much room for anything fun or social, for that matter. We’re all painfully aware that cocktails are $20 at least if not more. And beer, well, that’s rising too.

Luckily, bars are noticing the pinch, and doing god’s work, offering happy hours to keep us calm and liquored-up.

Here are the best happy hours in Sydney. Yes, some include food; you’re welcome. Get those $2 oysters.

Jacksons on George

When: 4-6 pm, Monday-Friday
What: Get $7 schooners and glasses of wine.

Bar Besuto

When: 4-6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
What: Get a highball for $12, or a Highball and nori-salted fries for $18


When: 4-6 pm, Wednesday and Thursday
What: Get $2 oysters, $12 cocktails, and $15 bar Spanish-inspired bar snacks.


When: 4-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday
What: Get $10 wine, $16 classic cocktails, and a range of specials on bar snacks such as $25 charcuterie plate and $20 shitake and king oyster dumplings.

Maybe Sammy

When: Daily from 4:30-5:30pm
What: $7 mini cocktails.


When: 6-8pm, Monday-Saturday
What: Get Italian aperitivo cocktails for $10-$15 and 30% off bottles of Italy’s ‘King of Sangiovese’ Brunello from the award-winning wine list.

The Rover

When: 5-6 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
What: $2 freshly shucked NSW oysters and $10 mini Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin and Mother of Pearl vodka martinis poured table-side.

The Gidley

When: 8-10:30 pm, Monday-Saturday
What: $20 American-style burger with 30% off any bottle of champagne. You can also get $20 Old Fashioneds made with BUffalow Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

El Primo Sanchez

When: 5-6pm, Monday-Thursday and 4:30pm-5:30pm, Friday-Saturday
What: $17 cocktails and $5 tacos all night long on Wednesdays.

Bar La Salut

When: 5-6pm Wednesday-Friday and 3-5pm Saturday-Sunday
What: $5 tapas, $6 vermut, $8 mortiz and Estrella Damm, $10 wine, and $12 cocktails.


When: 12-4pm, Saturdays, and 12-2pm Sundays
What: Two hours of flowing seasonal spritzes, watermelon margaritas and prosecco for $75 per person.


When: 5-6pm daily, walk ins only
$6 Dubonnet highball, gin and tonic, glass of house wine, and lager. $12 negronis, and $18 Normandy burger.

Bar Mammoni

When: 4-6pm, Thursday-Saturday
What: $10 cocktails and spritzes.

The Charles Bar

When: 3-6pm, Monday-Friday
What: $15 cocktails and $13 glasses of select wine.

Love, Tilly Devine

When: 5-6pm, six days a week.
What: Get $10 mini Martinis, $10 mini Negronis, $10 mystery wine and more.

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