Canberra’s growing nightlife calls for no longer having to wait until Friday evening to escape work and enjoy Happy Hour. Some of the best bars in Canberra have unmissable weekly deals on offer. Whether you’re a fan of beer, wine or classy cocktails, I have gathered some of the best Happy Hour deals that will make the week fly by a little easier.

The Howling Moon

Canberra’s newest rooftop bar not only provides a unique and exciting experience, but also offers the best Happy Hour deals exclusive to Wednesdays. You can start the night with $5 wines or beers from 5-7pm and move on to their signature cocktails for just $12! If you’re looking for an exciting hump day at low cost, be sure to check out The Howling Moon in Braddon.

Treehouse Bar

A classy bar situated in the heart of Canberra, Treehouse Bar is popular for its elegant yet comfortable vibe. This bar offers deals from Wednesday to Friday, with all drinks half price from 5-7pm. They also offer $25 jugs every Friday night until midnight. Treehouse is a bar not to miss towards the end of your work week.

Young & Frisky

One of Gungahlin’s most renowned bars, Young & Frisky has a hard to miss Happy Hour from Monday through to Thursday. Perfect after a long day in the office, Young & Frisky offers $5 ‘Frisky Frothies’ on selected beers from 4-6pm. Great beer deals accompanied with live music and exclusive trivia nights, this bar is the easiest way to unwind throughout the work week for Northsiders.

Bad Betti’s

Known for never following the rules, Bad Betti has her own take on happy hour, “Hours of no regrets”. She’s pouring the Foreshore with $10 Espresso Martinis on tap and $5 ‘bad ass tinnies’ from 4-6pm every. single. weekday. We’ve all make bad decisions, but this one comes with #noregrets.


This bar is the place to go if you’re looking for a cocktail night. Every Wednesday, you can grab their decadent cocktails at $9 from 5:30pm, with a range of unique mixes to try. They also offer great deals on all the classic drinks, ranging from $4.50 to $5.50 between 4:30-6:30pm, every Monday through to Thursday. This groovy little bar is located in the heart of Civic and is definitely a worth while experience.


Notorious for their happy hour deals, Hopscotch is a popular bar with deals to satisfy every taste. Their 49% off gin every Tuesday to Thursday from 6-8pm has taken off, as well as $5 basics on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $10 cocktails on Thursdays. There is a special deal for everyone, every day of the week.


One of the classic and most renowned bars in Civic, Shorty’s has great deals and an impressing atmosphere. Starting Wednesday, you’ll receive a complementary drink with your dinner. On Thursdays, they offer their signature $15 cocktail jugs which are undeniably a must try. Shorty’s also offer an amazing deal on $5 spirits and house wines daily, and $6 tap beers and ciders.

First Edition Bar & Restaurant

Nestled in the luxurious Novotel Canberra, First Edition is here to fulfill your happy hour needs everyday of the week. Put your feet up after a long Monday, or Tuesday, or Saturday (you get the idea) from 4-6pm and enjoy $6 house beers, wines, and spirits.

No. 10 Restaurant + Bar

This bar’s unique ‘Happy Hour and a Half’ has proved popular amongst the Southside. Located in Woden, No. 10 offers $6 glasses of wine and $5 beers every day of the week from 4:30-6pm. They have an extensive selection of drinks to choose from, especially their wines. Their Fridays are a fantastic way to start the weekend, with $5 Furphy beers and live music from local artists.

Ducks Nuts Bar & Grill

Arguably one of Dickson’s best spots for a bev, Ducks Nuts has proved its popularity in the area. They have Happy Hour every single night from 4-6pm, with any drink for $5. On Friday and Saturday, their Happy Hour is accompanied by amazing live music. A great spot to take you through to the end of your work week and kick off your weekend.