Thrifty Dinner Deals For (Almost) Every Night of The Week

by Hannah Matchett

If you’re anything like me, then nothing turns you into a coin scavenging, thrifty, hermit like those last few days of your pay cycle. Your pantry shelves start to look a little desolate, and those 2-minute noodles begin to look like a real snack. Well, remain calm because we have you covered with a complete list of bang-for-your-buck dining options that make treating it possible on any night of the week.

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Brewski (more info)
22 Caxton St, Brisbane

Monday’s have never looked so good now that your favourite beer haven has started serving up 2 for 1 meals every Monday of the year. Start your week right at Brewski by hooking into double the burgs, wings and tacos for half the price. Bring a mate, bring a date, or come as you are and take full advantage of the opportunity to eat your way through their bbq flavour infused menu.


The Fox Hotel (more info)
71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane

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The people who brought you Brisbane’s most spectacular rooftop have now given you another reason to love them that little bit more. The Fox Hotel are offering half price burgers and pizzas with any drinks purchase. Make a lunch or dinner of it by popping down between 12-2pm or 6-8 pm to treat yourself to their happiest hours.

And if the lure of cheap eats isn’t enough, then the venue itself will be. The Fox’s rooftop needs to be seen to be believed with its masterpiece ceiling and a backdrop of the Brisbane skyline, it’s an absolute crowd pleaser.



Hai Hai
102 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington

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Run don’t walk because $10 Ramen is a thing and it is happening every Monday and Tuesday from 5-6pm at Hai Hai. Slurp your way to happiness with Hai Hai’s signature tonkotsu, chicken, vego or miso ramen at a price that makes seconds all too tempting.

If you’re looking for a lil something extra on the side, why not chuck in some karaage fried chicken or mouthwatering, miso-buttered sweetcorn for just $5 each. Get in quick though because snack happy hour only runs Monday-Thursday 5-6 and Friday-Sunday 4-6.


Mucho Mexicano (more info)
15 Little Stanley St, South Brisbane & 274 Hawthorne Rd, Hawthorne

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Taco Tuesday is no ground-breaking concept in the foodie world, but Mucho Mexicano has given it a revamp with their all-you-can-eat tacos for just $25. It’s time to whip out your stretchy pants and make the most of some sticky wagyu beef, pumpkin and haloumi, or crispy pork belly tacos. Being let loose on an unlimited supply of to-die-for Mexican goodness might sound too good to be true, but I assure you this is very real and it happens every Tuesday from 5pm.



6/45 King Street, Bowen Hills

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10c wings. Every Wednesday. Need I say more?

You bet your bottom dollar that Beerhaus is dishing out 10c chicken wings every Wednesday. Coming from the crew renowned for serving up some of the greatest American BBQ flavours this side of Texas, you just know these are going to be worth every one of those ten cents.

If you think about it, that’s like $1 for ten wings… or $10 for 100 wings… I could go on.

But wait, there’s more. From 4-6 every single day, you can treat it to FREE snacks. Literally all you need to do is grab a $5 happy hour drink to grant yourself free rein over Beerhaus’ mini sausage rolls, Texan sloppy fries, and Cajun popcorn chicken.

Not only are the deals here an absolute win for your humpday, but the open plan layout of the Bowen Hills warehouse-esque Beerhaus will make it hard to ever want to leave. There’s sports lounges and flatscreens galore, pinball, jenga, and long tables perfect for drinking your way through their selection of 40 tap beers.


Mister Paganini (more info)
174 Grey St, Brisbane

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Twenty dollars may not get you far in life, but on Wednesdays at Mister Paganini’s it’ll set you up with as much pizza as your heart desires. That’s right, all-you-can-eat pizza for $20. Be it four or forty slices, the sky is the limit – or maybe your waistband will be? Smack down a twenny and get your hands on as much of the doughy goodness you can.

I’m not talking any Domino’s style pizza that evokes nostalgic kindergarten memories of chowing down on some high-class cardboard either. Mister Paganini provides the wood fired goods, from your old faithful Margherita right through to their prosciutto masterpiece –the Primavera.



Heya Bar (more info)
351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Every Thursday, Heya Bar is bringing a taste of South East Asia to Brisbane, with a deal that’s as kind to your tastebuds as your wallet. Munch your way through a killer offering of bite sized meals, inspired by the marketplaces of South East Asia, for just $5 a dish.

We’re talking cheeseburger spring rolls, karaage chicken and cauliflower, panko prawns, or pork bao, all of which could be yours for a fiver. Discover Brisbane’s pan-Asian street food oasis, tucked beneath Brunswick Street and decked out with pinball machines, pool tables and moody corners and alcoves galore.


Southbeach Social (more info)
30aa Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane

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If you’ve got three mates and an appetite for a ripping good time, then congrats, you’ve just scored yourself a free pizza. It really is that simple. Every weekday during their Social Hour from 4-6pm, Southbeach Social are dishing out free pizzas to all groups of four or more people. There is no excuse I’ll stand for that could justify passing up the opportunity to score free pizza just by showing up.

Southbeach aren’t skimping on the good stuff either, take your choice from 6 delicious stone fired pizzas, including the Prosciutto pizza with fresh rocket and parmesan cheese. All this while overlooking Southbank’s Street Beaches, what more could you want?



Southbank Beer Garden (more info)
30ba Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane

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After work drinks somehow just got even better with Southbank Beer Garden’s Free Wing Fridays. You heard me – free wings, every Friday. Knock the gang off early because Lucky Hour runs from 4-6pm and that’s when the wings will be coming in hot. Nothing sets the tone for a good weekend like live music, abundant wings, ice cold beers and a view of the Street Beaches.

We’ll see you there!


Bloodhound (more info)
454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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They say eating is cheating, but when there’s 2-for-1 share plates and snacks up for grabs, it would be rude not to indulge in some pre-drinking snacking. Set yourself up for the weekend the best way possible by making the most of Bloodhound‘s popcorn chicken, chorizo and octopus brochette, or cheese and charcuterie board.

And while you’re at it, why not take full advantage of their Biggie Smalls happy hour? From 4-6pm each weeknight you can down a pint for the price of a schooner, so hook in my friends.



Archive Beer Boutique (more info)
100 Boundary St, West End

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While Sundays typically involve avoiding the world, and hunkering down in dreaded knowledge that the weekend is nearly over, we’ve found an offer good enough to leave the house for. Archive Beer Boutique, home to over 400 varieties of beers, put on a steal of a deal with their Wingman and Stone & Wood Sunday seshs.

All day, every Sunday, you can feast on 1kg of wings and wash it down with two schooners of Stone & Wood pacific ale, all for just $25. Seedy Sundays have never looked so good.


Osbourne Hotel (more info)
766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley


If your bank account is feeling the sting of your generous drunk alter-ego from the night before, chances are those greasy drive through snacks are about the only comfort you can afford right now. Well it’s time to rifle through those pockets for some spare cash because the Osbourne Hotel are dishing up a hangover cure that is sure to hit the spot, minus the post-consumption regret (I’m looking at you KFC).

Their $10 woodfired pizzas are an absolute steal, and whether you’re nursing a hangover or are simply after the prime location for a Sunday session, the Osbourne have you covered. And between you and me, they have some ripping food deals throughout the week that are worth taking a peek at too.




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