The Cheapest Drinks in the Happiest Hours of Melbourne


People often stereotype working holiday-makers with statements about how they like to drink. We know this is an offensive generalisation and not in the least bit true. A more reasonable and truthful statement that we’re proud to make is that they all like to drink cheaply.

So we thought we’d help them out with a list of some of Melbourne’s best happy hour deals for every day of the week from all areas of the city.

As there’s so many happy hour deals to choose from, we’ve limited the list to just drink specials. And we’re using the principle that the cheaper, the better (so there’s none of those $9 pint so-called “specials”). Anything more than $6 for a pint is exorbitant, right?

(And if you’re heading up to Brisbane, you’ll want to check our list of their happy hours as well.)



Asian Beer Café – Level 3 Melbourne Central, Cnr Latrobe and Swanston St

Every day 4 – 8pm

$8 Jugs of Sumo’s Choice Beer, $6 spirits


Blue Moon Bar @ Space Hotel – 380 Russell St, City

Every day 4 – 8pm $8 Jugs, $5 spirits

Saturday 9 – 10pm $4 pints, $3 spirits

Sunday all day $6 Cider


Munich Brauhaus – 45 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf

Every day 4 – 7pm

$5 Craft beers, wine, spirits, select cocktails



Red Eye Bar @ Base Backpackers  – 17 Carlisle St, St Kilda

Tue – Sun 6 – 9pm

$5 Corona Beer, $6 Pints beer & cider, $5 spirits


Pablo Honey – 68 Acland St, St Kilda

Mon – Fri 4 – 7pm

Two-for-one Corona beer and cocktails, $5 Wine


Hoo Haa – 105 Chapel St, Windsor

Wed – Sun 4  -7pm

$6 Pints Furphy beer, $5 wine, $4 Spirits



Victoria Hotel Brunswick  – 380 Victoria St, Brunswick

Mon – Fri  5 – 10pm

$3.50 pots, $5 spirits, $5 house wine


Fox Hotel – 351 Wellington St, Collingwood

Mon- Fri 4 – 6pm

$6 pints, $6 wine


Gem Hotel  – 289 Wellington St, Collingwood

Tue – Fri 4 – 7pm

$6 Pints, Half-price tacos, wings, fries


The Shaw Davey Slum – 171-175 Elgin St, Carlton

All day, every day: $2 pots of house beer and cider

Every day 5 – 8 pm: $8 Bowler Beer jugs (9pm onwards $10), $6 spirits, various cocktail specials



The Mauve Fox – 472 Church St, Richmond

Fri  5 – 9pm

$10 Jugs of Boags beer, $4 wine, $1 dumplings and spring rolls

Sunday all day: all drinks half price (beer, spirits, wine, cocktails)


Eureka Hotel – Corner Victoria and Church St, Richmond

Every day 4;30 – 6pm

$5 Pints, Wine, Spirits



The Quiet Man Irish Pub – 271 Racecourse Rd, Flemington

Every day 4 – 6pm (4 – 7pm Fri)

$7 Pints, $5 Wine


The Reverence Hotel – 28 Napier St Footscray

Tuesday 6 – 9pm

$3 Tecate cans, $3 Tacos, $5 bowl of fries

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