8 Hong Kong Happy Hours to Tide You Through to Payday
$98 We talk of $90 beers being the standard price these days, but up on Star Street’s Le Garcon Saigon you can get Free. Flow. Beers for the price. Choose from French, Vietnamese or local Young Master brews for just $98, and the whole shebang comes with Viet-style bar nibbles. Daily, 5-7pm. Le Garcon Saigon, 12-18 Wing Fung St., Wan Chai, 2455-2499.
$48 Get your fill of G&Ts and cocktails starting from $48 at The Optimist’s Optimistic Hour, which is really more like four hours of shiny happy optimism. Or maybe it’s just the Spanish gin talking... Daily, 3-7:30pm. The Optimist, G-2/F, 239 Hennessy Rd., Wan Chai, 2433-3324.
$48 At Stazione Novella you can spend less than $50 for an Aperol Spritz all day, every Monday—perfect to beat the hideous Hong Kong heat. Mondays through Sep 26. Stazione Novella, 52-56 Staunton St., Sheung Wan, 2559-0559.
$35 Really into beer? Grab $35 beers at NoHo wine bar Figaro and your wallet may still end up thicker than your beer belly. Also just $50 on wine and cocktails. Tue-Fri, 5:30-7:30pm. Figaro, 2 Shin Hing St., Central, 2757-1777.
$30 Lost and thirsty in the Landmark? Mak Mak’s got your back: $30 Singha beers, house wines, select cocktails, and complimentary Thai chili peanuts to snack on. Who needs to leave Central? Not you. Daily, 5-8pm. Mak Mak, Shop 217A, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Rd., Central, 2983-1003.
$10 Stressful work day? Stock market themed bar Wolf Market offers a $10 penny stock deal—just a single coin for selected drinks. Mon-Wed, 5-8pm. Wolf Market, UG/F, The Plaza, 21 D'Aguilar St., 2530-9622.
$1 Got a drying bank account? Stone Nullah Tavern’s infamous “Beat the Clock” deal can help you forget—providing you can get off work on time. Drinks start from $1 at 5pm, doubling in price every 20 minutes. Mon-Fri, 5-7pm. Stone Nullah Tavern, 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182-0128.
$0 Nothing beats free. Gaucho is offering a complimentary drink and bar platter on the house between 5-8pm on weekdays. Go on a Thursday, when a live DJ spins groovy beats. Mon-Fri, 5-8pm. Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen's Rd. Central, 2386-8090.