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As the sun sets in Hong Kong, the city comes alive with happy hour specials for unwinding after a long day. Why not enjoy a relaxed evening where local culture mingles with cocktails? These happy hour deals, usually running from 3 - 7 p.m., provide the perfect post-work remedy. So, satisfy your cravings, quench your thirst and enjoy quality time with friends during happy hour at these top 5 picks in Central.
Happy hour at Shady Acres is a happening time, especially on weekends, drawing a diverse crowd. The seating is snug and cozy, adding to the charm. Sip on a glass of wine for just HK$85 or the Grape Spritzby at HK$110, crafted with Acid Hound riesling (made exclusively for Shady Acres), ABA pisco, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit and lemon. And when it comes to bites, the Heirloom Tomato Ricotta Toast, featuring roasted tomatoes, fragrant mint and rosemary on a grilled baguette with homemade ricotta, is a must-try. Also, the Roasted Fennel surprises with its fusion of sweetness and spiciness.
- Where – 46 Peel Street, Soho, Central
- When – Monday to Sunday, 5 - 7 p.m.
- Price – $$$
- Phone – +852 9176 7500
Oolaa (Stanley Branch)
Oolaa in Central offers a laid-back dining experience with a diverse drink menu. The classic décor, featuring brown glass accents and delicate flowers, sets a cozy vibe. During happy hour, you can enjoy discounted drinks from their menu of reasonably-priced cocktails, wines and beers, making it a perfect spot to relax with friends. Sip on an Aperol spritz, an old fashioned or the cocktail of the month, all available for just HK$65 during happy hour.
- Where – Shop 1, G/F, 28 Stanley Street, Central
- When – Monday to Friday, 3 - 8 p.m.; Saturday to Sunday, 3 - 7 p.m
- Price – $$ - $$$
- Phone – +852 2796 6988
Foxglove offers a unique experience with an entrance that looks like an umbrella tube, adding a touch of whimsy. During happy hour, you can snag a drink deal, like red wine for HK$60, to pair with a range of dim sum options. Must-tries include dishes like the succulent Har Gow Prawn Dumplings, Black Pepper Angus Beef, Mushroom Bao and spicy Pork Dumplings in Ma La Chili Oil. For entertainment to boot, check out their live music performances at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Saturday.
- Where – 2/F, Printing House, No.6 Duddell Street, Central
- When – Monday to Saturday, 5 - 7 p.m.
- Price – $$ - $$$
- Phone – +852 2116 8949
Hugger Mugger is where you want to head if you're looking for a unique colonial-themed speakeasy experience. Located in the basement and serving as the entrance to Chaiwala Indian restaurant, this spot offers budget-friendly drinks, including happy hour specials on spirits, mixers and cocktails, all under HK$60 each. It's a great choice for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap. Hugger Mugger's cocktail menu draws inspiration from British icons, featuring creations like the Amore Amaro. Vintage tea cups and chinaware evoke a sense of nostalgia, making Hugger Mugger a uniquely stylish drinking spot in Central.
- Where – Basement, No. 43 - 45, Wyndham Street, Central
- When – Monday to Sunday, 5 - 7 p.m
- Price – $$ - $$$
- Phone – +852 2362 8988
The Globe is a haven for craft beer lovers. With almost 20 local artisan brews on tap and over 80 more drink options, there's something for everyone, from ales to barley wines. The knowledgeable staff caters to beer enthusiasts, and the welcoming atmosphere attracts a diverse crowd, from laid-back weekenders to expats in suits. Alongside the impressive selection of craft beers, you'll find ciders, wines and non-beer options. Plus, there's a menu featuring hearty pub grub, like generously sized pies and classic dishes.