Sip Sip! Here’s Where To Find BNE’s Best Happy Hour Spots

Time to wet your whistle

By Astrid Taemets | 27th October 2021

Hey Brissy, here’s a hump day treat for ya!

In spirit of Spring and it being the perfect season for afternoon cocktails, we’ve collated a roundup of the best spots for your next cocktail spot. Chin chin!

Whether it’s a Tommy’s marg along riverside or a roof-top wine, immerse yourself in the oh-so-aesthetic surrounds of these drink spots with a view. Who’s thirsty?

By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here!   

A - Z

Mr Percival’s

Brisbane City

There are no surprises that Brissy’s most beautiful overwater bar has a stellar happy hour every weekday. From 3-5 pm, relish in delicious cocktails, and tasty woodfired pizzas while you watch the sunset on the beautiful river. With live DJ music, you can sip on delish drinks and get your boogie on at any time, the rules here are simple: good vibes only!


Southbeach Brisbane

South Bank

Looking for a slice of tropical heaven with your cocktail? Look no further than Southbeach Brisbane! With their chilled cabana-style seating and selection of fresh, fruity flavours, you’ll be left feeling like you are on vacation as you overlook the surrounding parklands. Sip and enjoy schooners and cocktail jugs from 3-5 pm Monday through to Thursday. Oh, and don’t forget to snack on their mouth-watering share plates! Our picks? The Korean fried cauliflower and paprika halloumi fries.


Gerard’s Bar

Fortitude Valley

Located in the magnificent James Street precinct lies Gerard’s Bar – the vibrant and funky hole-in-the-wall bar hidden away behind Gerard’s Bistro. Showcasing signature cocktails and unique selection of delectable wines, they run Aperitivo specials Monday to Friday, offering house wines and beers and Aperol Spritzes from 4-7 pm. The sleek atmosphere along with their attentive and friendly staff is the reason Gerard’s is so highly regarded among Brissy locals!


Snack Man

Fortitude Valley

Run by the same owners of Happy Boy comes Snack Man – the coolest bar on the block! Best known for their specialty wines, cocktails and Chinese share plates, this moody and funky locale is the perfect pick for your next date night. Book a table on a Tuesday or Wednesday before 6.30 pm and score half-price cocktails, best enjoyed under the flowering jacaranda trees.




If you’re looking for your next drinking hole, you can’t go past Dalgety’s. Located in the heart of Teneriffe, this beautiful venue has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with the most delish cocktails and house rosé a gal could ask for. Whether you are up for a river walk and wine or a dinner date spot, you’re in good hands with the friendly staff at Dalgety’s. Grab a marg on Friday from 3-7 pm, or take your pick from one of their many other cocktail specials. TGIF, amirite?!


The Boundary

West End

Sip back in style in the casually beautiful courtyard of the The Boundary Hotel, where drinks flow and the good vibes roll! Every Thursday from 5pm, this fun-loving team offer delicious cocktails on special. So, grab your besties and shout a ground of spicy margs for you and yours. Cheers!


By Astrid Taemets An advocate for a dirty martini any day of the week, Astrid's life is equal parts cleaning crumbs off a three-year-old as it is enjoying a bump of caviar.




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