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6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!


Happy hour is when I wine down!

The historical roots of Happy Hour date all the way back to the early 20th Century – the term is actually derived from American Naval slang in the 1920s. After World War I, happy hours were periods of time when sailors could engage in relaxing activities to relieve themselves of the drudgery of life at sea.

These days we head to our favourite venues for drinks and meal deals to make Happy Hour even happier…why limit happy to one hour?

Here are six of our fave venues where every hour is happy:

Plenty of Happy Hour Deals

Experience the extraordinary at Steampunk on Surfers Paradise Boulevard on the Gold Coast. Located in the Hilton Building in Surfers Paradise, this go-to destination overlooks the street with a modernised Victorian-era décor creating an unforgettable ambience to match delectable cuisine and refreshing drinks.
 
6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!

There are plenty of Happy Hour deals to take advantage of at this happening hot spot – think Wing-it Tuesday with finger-lickin’ good chicken wings and a Stein available all day, Wednesday is $2 rib night – choose from pork, chicken or corn ribs – while Fridays are for Fishbowl Cocktails to get the party started for a weekend to remember!

Join the Frothy Fridays Gang

El Ranchero on Central Drive is Burleigh Heads’ hacienda-inspired cocktail garden, bringing Margaritas, Sangria and good vibes to your live music experience. Nestled next to Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, this Gold Coast hot spot is the place to head for tequila under the guidance of Saint Dolly Parton on the wall while toe-tapping to tunes and perusing a Let’s Get Toasted food truck menu sure to appease ravenous hunger after a day at the beach.
 
6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!

Join the gang for Frothy Fridays and start your weekend fiesta with $1 chicken wings and $5 beers as you contemplate a lazy Saturday and Sunday with family and friends; or stop in for good time vibes on Sundays with DJs spinning tunes and cocktails flowing from 3 pm, ideally paired with a toastie such as the Pavarotti with slow-cooked Bolognese, cheddar and jalapeños, on toasted brioche.

Good Mood Food & Drinks

Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar keeps you fuelled with good mood food and a bright, cafe-style ambience channelling the bustling energy of Adelaide Terrace, with a splash of colour and a pinch of quirkiness to serve up a vibrant East Perth hub. Nestled in the Ibis Styles East Perth hotel, this restaurant is just a hop, skip and jump away from the Swan River and sports facilities, making it a great spot for a pre-work coffee, pre-game feed, or surprise dinner.

6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!
 
Stop in for Happy Hour weekdays from 4 pm-6 pm and 12 pm-2 pm on the weekend to say cheers to $8 house spirits, wines and stubbies along with local pints on tap for $9.90; sip, savour and save with the Saturday special of $15 cocktails from 12 pm-5 pm, ideally paired with a slice of chorizo, ham, salami, tomato sugo and mozzarella pizza, or a pulled pork burger and chips.

Get Fired Up for the Weekend

Gracing the Perth dining scene with vibrant flair is Julio’s Italian restaurant, nestled in an historic Hay Street building dating back to 1902. Carefully restored, Julio’s charms with a mix of warm, old-world touches where brick walls are adorned with black and white photos, while modern liveliness can be found in a polished timber decor and contemporary fireplaces.
 
6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!

Get fired up for the weekend with mouth-watering, authentic Italian wood-fired pizza, live music and Happy Hour from 4 pm every Friday – expect specials like $10 Aperol Spritz, $10 pints of Swan Draught and Stone Wood Pale Ale, along with selected sparkling, white, red and rosé wines for $10; while Throwback Thursday dishes up classic flavours such as thick and juicy beef steak, rich mushroom sauce and crispy fries for just $55.

Create Family Memories

Combining food, fun, family and friends, dining at Criniti’s Carousel on Albany Highway in Cannington creates memories with your loved ones. When you visit this rustic restaurant in Westfield Carousel Mall - voted Australia’s favourite Italian - you are treated like family as you peruse a fusion menu of traditional and contemporary dishes, from wood-fired pizza and pasta to ribs, steaks, burgers and salads.
 
6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!

Cheers to savings and unwinding with discount drinks during Criniti’s Happy Hours – indulge in selected cocktails, beer and wine from 3 pm-6 pm Monday to Friday; while Sundays are for famiglia and feasting with kids eating free with every main meal purchased from a special bambino menu of pasta, pizza and burgers.

Locals’ Hour Half-price Drinks

A long-loved watering hole in Mosman Park, Samson’s Paddock on Glyde Street is a tapas haven for local foodies. With a history dating back to the 1830s when horses rested out front while riders quenched their thirst indoors, Samson’s has evolved into a casually chic stop for a drink and graze from share plates.
 
6 of the Best Happy Hour Deals in Town!

Come in from 4 pm-5 pm Tuesday to Sunday for Locals’ Hour and sip half-price drinks by the glass before delving into new Winter dishes on the menu such as duck leg confit, caramelised cabbage, chilli and cranberry jus; or prawns with smoked pancetta, coconut milk, chickpeas, capsicum, chilli and anise myrtle. 

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Criniti's - Carousel

Combining food, fun, family and friends, dining at Criniti’s Carousel on Albany Highway in Cannington creates memories with your loved ones. When you visit this rustic restaurant in Westfield Carou...

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Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar

Eastside Social Restaurant & Bar keeps you fuelled with good mood food and a bright, cafe-style ambience channelling the bustling energy of Adelaide Terrace, with a splash of colour and a pinch of ...

Italian    $$$$$

Julio's

Gracing the Perth dining scene with vibrant flair is Julio’s Italian restaurant, nestled in an historic Hay Street building dating back to 1902. Carefully restored, Julio’s charms with a mix of war...

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Steampunk Surfers Paradise

Experience the extraordinary at Steampunk on Surfers Paradise Boulevard on the Gold Coast. Located in the Hilton Building in Surfers Paradise, this go-to destination overlooks the street with a mod...

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El Ranchero

El Ranchero on Central Drive is Burleigh Heads’ hacienda-inspired cocktail garden, bringing Margaritas, Sangria and good vibes to your live music experience. Nestled next to Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, ...

Tapas    $$$$$

Samson's Paddock

A long-loved watering hole in Mosman Park, Samson’s Paddock on Glyde Street is a tapas haven for local foodies. With a history dating back to the 1830s when horses rested out front while riders que...

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