In desperate need of a post-work drink? Or simply want a fun night out without breaking the bank (for once)? We’ve got you covered with an up-to-date list of the best happy hour deals in Canberra, so you can celebrate the silly season guilt-free.

Wakefield’s Bar & Wine

Discover Ainslie’s hidden oasis at Wakefield’s Bar & Wine. Lounge on the sun-kissed terrace or get cosy in the intimate interiors and enjoy a sweep of happy hour deals every Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm to 6:30pm. Indulge in $5 house drinks and $10 cocktail of the month, paired with a platter of $4 oysters for the perfect post-work reset. 


Channel the holiday state of mind at Canberra’s very own coastal escape, Cabo. Where better to spend a sunny afternoon than the place where tequila reigns supreme? Clock off early and feel refreshed with $15 slushies and $6 Balter Cervezas on offer every Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm.


Nestled in NewActon’s thriving food and drink scene, Parlour is the ideal hideaway for a laidback after-work drink. Cocktail Hour is in full swing every Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm, where you can sip on $10 cocktails and $8 beers & wines to celebrate the week’s little wins!

Walt & Burley

Head to the Kingston Foreshore for a lake-front sunset drink at Walt & Burley. Every Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 6pm, enjoy $6 wines and pints for schooner prices. Or if you’re gearing up for a long night, catch the late-night happy hour with $8 house spirits from 11pm till midnight, every Friday and Saturday! 


Forget all about your daily woes when you step into the upbeat, vibrant wonderland that is Loquita. Happy Hour runs every Tuesday to Sunday from 5pm to 7pm, serving up $6 house spirits, $5 Tecate beer, and (most importantly) $12 Tommy’s and frozen margs!


Kick back and unwind at Lonsdale Street’s local favourite, Hopscotch. Get a round of Capital Brewing’s Coast Ale for just $7 a pint, from 4pm to 6pm every day! Spend your Friday afternoon relaxing in the beer garden, then stick around later into the night to witness the establishment in full swing and the dance floor pumping. 

Leyla Bar

Scale the Burbury Hotel and discover the stunning rooftop spot, Leyla Bar. Make the most of the sweeping skyline views and indulge in Sunset Hour, every Tuesday to Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. With $10 wine & sparkling, $10 tap beer and $15 cocktails on offer, see what all the fuss is about at Barton’s favourite bar. 

The Old Canberra Inn

There is nothing quite like the nostalgia, simplicity and comfort you’ll find at The Old Canberra Inn. Laze in the beer garden surrounded by blooming wisteria or cosy up in the wooden interiors and rip into a $9 bowl of juicy buffalo wings paired with $6 Capital Brewing schooner. Available on weekdays from 4pm to 6pm, your new post-work go-to is sorted!

Midnight Bar

Bask in the afternoon sun with a drink in hand at Midnight Bar. Golden Hour specials run every day from 4pm to 6pm, with $10 bubbles, red or white, $8 Bentspoke Brewing Co schooners and $12 cocktails on offer. If you’re feeling peckish, grab the $15 savoury plates of sliced salumi and pickles for an unbeatable combination.

The Alby

Soak up a clear sunny afternoon in the beer garden or relax in the soothing interiors at The Alby. Either way, settle in for their Daily Debrief every Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm to 6pm. Kick back and enjoy $7 beer, wine & sparkling and $15 house cocktails. Then, descend to the basement sports bar and find pool tables, pinball machines, bowling and a guaranteed fun night.

Kodiak Bar  

Step into the playful and nostalgic escape that is Kodiak Bar. Perched in the heart of Kingston Shops, it offers a warm, intimate atmosphere to unwind and catch up. Stop by from 5pm to 7pm and get $15 house cocktails, $7 beers and $8 selected wines. 

The Pearl 

Wrap up your workday with a visit to the city centre’s favourite cocktail bar, The Pearl. With a bargain $6 house spirits, wine and beer, plus $15 select cocktails on offer every day from 4pm to 6pm. The inviting and upbeat location makes it tempting to stay late into the night.


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