In search for a good happy hour deal that includes quality drinks and food? Then don’t limit yourself to all those standard haunts scattered around Lan Kwai Fong and Wan Chai. Surprisingly, it’s the hotels that boast some of the best – we’re talking both in terms of quality and value – happy hours deals in the city.If you like the sound of free-flow steak sandwiches, complimentary gourmet snacks, cheeses, you’ll love our pick of the best hotel happy hours in Hong Kong:
Blue Bar at the Four Seasons Hong Kong has one of our all time favourite happy hours (and bar snacks – the calamari is seriously addictive). Head there any evening between 5:30pm and 7:30pm and enjoy complimentary snacks (such as hummus, olives and cheesy crackers) along with any drink you order. The ‘Blue Jamming’ (HK$130) – pear vodka, Framingham Sauvignon Blanc, fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup, blueberry jam, thyme and prosecco – goes down particularly well.
Add: Blue Bar, Lobby Level, Four Seasons Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 3196 8888
This one is strictly for meat (read: steak) lovers. Head to Morton’s Steakhouse for Mortinis night (Mondays to Fridays from 5pm to 7pm) and selected cocktails – namely their Gin Mortini, Cosmopolitan, Vodka Mortini, Negroni or Chocolate Mortini – will be offered for HK$60. Oh and you’ll also get a free flow of filet mignon steak sandwiches.
Add: Morton’s, 4/F, Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2732 2343
MO Bar’s Aperitivo hour is a great way to kickstart your weekend. Available from 7pm to 9:30pm, any order of a bottle or red or white wine or a pitcher of Peroni (prices start from HK$498 plus 10 percent service charge) will be accompanied by a three-tiered tray of Italian nibbles. The first round will get you a selection of Italian salami and charcuterie, olives, cheese, antipasti and crostinis followed by lasagne, arancini, grilled polenta and fritto misto on your second round.
Add: MO Bar, G/F, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2132 0077
Artesian is The Langham’s award-winning bar concept from London (it never fails to top the World’s 50 Best Bar list each year) and offers the most varied selection of gin and tonics in the city. Order your G&T (or any drink for that matter) from 6pm to 8pm and you’ll get a complimentary platter of charcuterie, cheese, homemade artisan breads and a surprise ’68pseudo’ tomato filled with a special filling by executive chef Pedro Samper.
Add: Artesian, Lobby Level, The Langham Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2132 7898
Flint Grill & Bar
Need your options? Then JW Marriott Hong Kong’s Flint Grill & Bar is for you. Available daily from 5pm to 8pm, Flint Bar offers a range of cocktails created by Bacardi Legacy runner-up Kervin Unido including a ginger and pear martini (prices starting from HK$88) and happy hour deals on Veuve Cliquot (HK$98 a glass, HK$488 for a bottle and HK$248 for half a bottle), wines from Chile and Spain (at HK$58 per glass) and house spirits (HK$88 each).
You can also order snacks such as Iberico ham with tomato crystal toast, Boston lobster sliders and battered onion rings to go with your tipple of choice (starting from HK$80 each).
Add: Flint Grill & Bar, 5/F, JW Marriott Hong Kong, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong
Contact: 00852 2810 8366