20 Dec 2023

Discover the Best Happy Hour Spots

Savour the Sunset and Sip the Savings with Darling harbour’s Best Happy Hours.

It’s time to clock off early and dive into the heart of Sydney's happiest hours. Gather your mates, leave your work woes behind, and let the sun’s rays lead you to where laughter flows as freely as the drinks. In an era where every penny counts, Darling Harbour's happy hours are not just a treat; they're a smart, wallet-friendly way to indulge in life's little luxuries.

Fratelli Fresh

Fratelli Fresh brings a slice of Italy to Darling Harbour with its enticing happy hour. From 3pm to 6pm on weekdays, enjoy a variety of Aperitivo drinks and antipasti plates, alongside $12 pizzas, $12 cocktails, $7 spritzes and $7 for pints of beer and house win. Saluti!

Nakano Darling

Crunch into some free Karaage chicken with any tap beers purchased on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday until 6pm. Now that’s what we call a tasty summer special! Located on Steam Mill Lane, Nakano Darling is a cosy Tokyo-inspired Izakaya that pours Japanese beers, sakes, and highballs under the glow of hanging lanterns. There’s even a karaoke room should you feel inspired to belt out a tune while you’re there.

Blackbird Café

From 3-6pm daily, Blackbird Café’s Happy Hour transforms its spacious, sun-drenched balcony into a hub of happiness. With $5 beers, $25 wine bottles, and $10 cocktails, this has to be one of the best spots in town for cheap drinks accompanied by luxurious harbour views. Sit back and bask in the glow of long, warm summer evenings.

Helm Bar

Boasting a stunning terrace overlooking the harbour, Helm Bar’s Happy Hour is from Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm with $20 jugs on weekends. It's the perfect place to sink craft beers, wine, spirits, and cocktails while digging into some delicious Aussie classics. Enjoy affordable wines, beers, spirits, and cocktails, with non-alcoholic options for the teetotallers.


Baia’s Happy Hour is back from 4pm to 7pm daily. Join them for delicious cocktails, international wines and craft beers. Enjoy 49% off all alcoholic drinks in a vibrant atmosphere that mirrors the lively spirit of the Italian and Greek coasts. Wednesday – Friday, 4pm to 6pm; Saturdays 3pm – 5pm.

Pumphouse Bar

From 3pm on weekdays, Happy Hour at Pumphouse Bar offers a refined selection of $8 house wines and beers. Plus, a $15 cocktail menu featuring Aperol Spritz, Limoncello Spritz, Elderflower Spritz and Tommies Margarita. This is a haven for those seeking a touch of elegance in their after-work hours.


Adria’s Happy Hour Specials bring the rich flavours of the Adriatic coast to Darling Harbour. Enjoy their happy hour offerings with a selection of $7 Corona, $6 house wines, and $14 cocktails. Plus, $10 slushies and mezze plates. Monday – Friday, 3pm – 6pm.


Nestled between ICC Sydney and Darling Harbour, Planar is the perfect spot to indulge in $9 wines and beers or $14 cocktails. Snack on some $10 bar snacks to match. Daily from 3pm-5:30pm (excludes public holidays).

Café Del Mar

At Café Del Mar’s Happy Hour, the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour will make your evening feel far more luxurious than the hit to your wallet will reflect. Enjoy $7 beers and wine, $12 Aperol Spritzes, $15 Espresso Martinis or standard spirits for $7. From 4pm-7pm, Wednesday to Friday.

Whether your tastes run to tap beers and fried chicken or cocktails with a view, Darling Harbour’s got you covered for Happy Hours that’ll make you and your wallet smile.