Hong Kong’s Best Happy Hours with Snacks

Hong Kong’s Best Happy Hours with Snacks

Because the happiest hours always include food...

Jeniffer Chiat  Jeniffer Chiat  on 26 Mar '20

Hong Kong is a notoriously expensive city, and this is most apparent when out eating and drinking. That’s why there’s nothing we love more than excellent deals.

Happy hours are easy to come by, with many establishments offering amazing discounts on alcoholic beverages. But our minds always turn to food. So where can we go to get a little snack along with our post-work wine?

These spots – interestingly, many are Italian – have our food-loving interests at heart...

Posto Pubblico

Posto Pubblico Hong Kong

One of our favourite SoHo stalwarts, Posto Pubblico by Red Sauce Hospitality is a vibrant spot for an after-work drink. However, thanks to their awesome free-flow deal during happy hour, we can promise you it won’t just be one drink. Enjoy two hours of free-flow beer, wine and spirits along with a tasty selection of antipasti such as fresh bread, cold cuts and pickled veggies.

How much? $208 (includes free-flow antipasti, Peroni, wine and house spirits)

When? Weekdays, 5–7pm

Where? 28 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2577 7160


FINI’S Hong Kong

Another popular SoHo and Wanchai haunt from our Red Sauce friends, FINI’s offers an all-American-style free-flow happy-hour deal consisting of unlimited beer, wings and fries. Simple yet incredibly effective.

How much? $108 (includes free-flow Asahi beer, chicken wings and fries)

When? Weekdays, 5–7pm

Where? 49 Elgin Street, SoHo, Central, 2387 6338, and 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wanchai, 3182 0128

Stazione Novella

Stazione Novella Hong Kong

Stazione Novella is Black Sheep Restaurants’ casual Florentine eatery and wine bar that offers the ultimate aperitivo hour for us carb monsters. All you need to do is order one drink (the Aperol spritz is highly recommended) and you’ll get unlimited access to their plentiful selection of antipasti.

How much? From $58/drink, with any drink purchase including free-flow antipasti

When? Daily, 5–8pm

Where? 52–56 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, 2559 0559

CIAK – In The Kitchen

CIAK – In The Kitchen Hong Kong

CIAK – In The Kitchen is one of our more prestigious happy-hour entries. Helmed by three-Michelin-starred chef Umberto Bombana, CIAK is Hong Kong’s first and only trattoria to be awarded a Michelin star. While their à-la-carte menu is certainly on the pricier side, their aperitivo hour offers an amazing deal. Just buy one drink and eat your heart out with some authentic Italian treats.

How much? From $100/drink, with any drink purchase including free-flow antipasti

When? Daily, 5–8pm

Where? Shop 327–333, 3/F, LANDMARK ATRIUM, LANDMARK, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, 2522 8869, and Shop 265, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, 2116 5128


MEATS Hong Kong

Carnivores will love the “MEAT Me at 5“ happy-deal at MEATS. With both excellently priced drinks and bar snacks as well as being a perfect people-watching location, you can‘t go wrong with this spot from Pirata Group. Drinks and bar bites start at just $40! We love the Cajun fries and fish tacos.

How much? $40–60/drink or snack

When? Weekdays, 5–7pm; weekends, 3–7:30pm

Where? 28–30 Staunton Street, SoHo, Central, 2711 1812

208 Duecento Otto

208 Duecento Otto Hong Kong

If you manage to get off work early enough, this happy hour could have you drinking and eating for four hours! At 208 Duecento Otto, happy hour runs from 3–7pm and includes half-price wine, beer and cocktails along with the chef’s selection of antipasti and pizza. As with all JIA Group restaurants, 208 is beautifully designed, and its gorgeous interiors will transport you out of Hong Kong for a little while.

How much? Half-price house wine, beer and selected cocktails, with each drink purchase including free-flow antipasti and pizza (drinks start at around $60)

When? Daily, 3–7pm

Where? 208 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, 2549 0208

Il Bel Paese

Il Bel Paese Hong Kong

Il Bel Paese in Sheung Wan is an Italian restaurant and deli offering a premium array of Italian produce such as cheeses, hams, olives and veggies. But that’s not all – they also have a happy hour that’s almost too good to be true. Order any drink and you’ll gain access to an entire antipasti spread!

How much? From $68/drink, with any drink purchase including the antipasti buffet

When? Daily, 5:30–7:30pm

Where? 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2851 6026


Ciacoe Hong Kong

Ciacoe is a bit of a hidden gem, but it’s a beloved spot for those in the know. This cosy neighbourhood Italian wine bar is ideal on pleasant evenings when you can sit outside, order a glass of vino and gorge yourself on their complimentary buffet of Italian finger foods.

How much? From $96/drink, with each drink purchase including the antipasti buffet

When? Daily, 5–8pm

Where? 1A Moon Street, Wanchai, 2529 5661

The Optimist

The Optimist Hong Kong

Pirata Group’s The Optimist is our go-to happy hour when we’re in Wanchai. Maybe it’s the friendly staff, maybe it’s the cocktails, but it’s probably the delicious ham croquettes. The Spanish-style Optimistic Hour menu is organised by price, from $48 to $88 for both drinks and snacks. Each section includes fabulous wines, beers, cocktails and spirits.

How much? $48–88/drink or snack

When? Daily, 3–7:30pm

Where: 239 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, 2433 3324

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Jeniffer Chiat

Jeniffer Chiat

Events and Communications Associate at Foodie | Hummus where the heart is

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