Clock Off & Cheers With These Happy Hour Specials

by Lydia Martin

Sydney, you’ve got it all! The weather. The beauty. The brains… AND a full schedule. Now and then, a midweek meet up with you’re mates is just what you need, and the easiest way to coordinate a catch up with your nearest and dearests is with a post work drink. Well, you might as well make it to happy hour!

No need to scour the streets for the best happy hour deals, we’ve done the leg work for you. These bars and restaurants boast happy hour specials that’ll have you saying “Wednesday is the new Saturday.”

Rose of Australia | Happy Hour 4pm – 6pm

1 Swanson St, Erskineville NSW 2043, Australia

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After someplace cosy and friendly to soften the edges of a straining workday? The Rose of Australia’s got a warm bear hug for you. A colourful and seasoned pub with a spark of personality unique to Erskineville and its lovely locals, The Rose is one of the greats. Make yourself comfortable in the sociable front bar, the courtyard, or the cocktail bar upstairs.

Pop in for a knock off between 4pm – 6pm and they’ll see you sorted for $6 schooners, $6 house wines, and house spirits.

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The Loft UTS | Happy Hour 4pm – 6pm

Building 9/15 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007

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Whether you’re a UTS student or not, you’re going to be swayed by The Lofts happy hour specials. Next to the UTS tower, this venue boasts a leafy outdoor laneway bar and plenty of space to enjoy cheap eats and drinks. 5 minutes from Central Station makes it almost too convenient for a post work wind down or a friendly catch up – so what are you waiting for?!

Between 4pm – 6pm they offer up $5 drinks + $5.50 specials as well as nightly meal specials like:

Monday: Loaded Fries & Drink (house beer, wine or cider) for $15

Tuesday: 2 for 1 pizzas & $15 jugs during trivia

Wednesday: 1kg Wings for $15

Thursday: Jug of Furphy & any snack for $20

Friday: $10 cocktails

(Bonus 10% for students and employees of UTS)

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The Republic Hotel | Happy Hour 5pm – 7pm

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Clocking off in the CBD and searching for somewhere to land for a drink is often a killjoy. Save yourself walking in circles and head to The Republic Hotel’s street level bar, for a happy hour that hits the spot.

Kick back to live streaming sports, tasty bar food and enjoy cold $6 house drinks Mon – Fri between 5-7pm. Knock offs turned to night cap? Head upstairs to their stunning rooftop bar,  Taylor’s Rooftop.

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The Royal Hotel Paddington | Happy Hour 4pm – 6pm 

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Scoot into The Royal Hotel Paddington for your next happy hour and lap up their awesome $6 schooner or bubbly deal, they even do a $12 Aperol Spritz if that takes your fancy.

Unwind in the Royal Bar downstairs with all year round sports screenings, or take the vibe up a level to their Elephant Bar upstairs for a little fresh air. Happy hour is between 4pm – 6pm Monday to Thursdays. One up the crowd and book ahead to secure your squad a spot.

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Employees Only | Happy Hour 5pm – 6pm 

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May I have your attention please! This could be the best happy hour special in Sydney.

Employees Only is a refined New York inspired establishment with a cocktail variety and menu to match. Located in a heritage listed basement on Barrack Street, this joint is a hidden gem that must be sought out. Employees Only welcomes you to their sensational drinking and dining experience with a limited happy hour special that’ll knock your socks off.

50% Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays between 5pm – 6pm. That’s food* and drink people! You best book ahead, we have a feeling this one’s going to be popular!

Running until 27th July 2023. *exceptions apply with some menu items.

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Verandah | Happy Hour 3pm-5pm

55 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

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Verandah’s public bar has got you sorted for style, ambience and your next happy hour hang. Grab your mates and enjoy a bev at this luxurious tropical escape in the thick of the city, just a stone’s throw (off the Veranda) from Martin Place train station.

Verandah offer drink specials in their public bar Monday – Saturday, 3pm-5pm with $8 pints and $6 house wines. Feeling peckish? They’ll tempt you to stay on with their delish 2-4-1 pizzas from 5pm.  Beat missing out and book a table!

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Dove and Olive | Happy Hour 4pm -7pm 

156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills

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A rustic styled pub with a contemporary flare, Dove and Olive is a Surry Hills staple. Warm and inviting, Dove and Olive is a great spot to drop in after work for a belt. You can get camp out and get comfortable with their Monday – Friday happy hour special from 4pm – 7pm, with $6.50 House beer, wine & spirits. They also do a Lazy Sunday drink special of $7.50 schooners & $9.50 pints of House beers & cider. Click here for more info.

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