Ballin' on a Budget - The Best Happy Hours Across Auckland

Feeling a bit thirsty as the weather starts to warm up? We've scoped out the best happy hours all around town! Whether you're all the way in Albany or closer to Howick we've sorted out the best deals in Tāmaki Makaurau for you and your crew.

The Elephant Wrestler

Every Tuesday – Friday | 4pm – 6.30pm

$12 Espresso Martinis, in this economy? Yup, you read that right. Plus, if you’re feeling a lil peckish they’ve got $5 pizza slices or $5 tacos. Grab a couple of your friends and head on down, it’s the best happy hour on the North Shore.

Goode Brothers

Every Friday | 4pm - 6pm

Aperitivo hour is the best way to kick off your weekend. From 4-6pm every Friday enjoy complimentary canapes at any Goode Brothers. Whether you’re heading in for after work drinks or starting your evening dining off come in a lil earlier and you’ll be greeted with arancini on arrival!

Sweat Shop Brew Kitchen

Every Friday | 4pm – 7pm

Arguably the best deck space in the 09 has more to offer than just great views. For three hours every Friday you can enjoy $10 cocktails, $20 jugs, and more. Enjoy a few in the sunshine that’s been peaking through paired with some delicious bites off our menu and you’re in for a solid night. There’s no better way to start off your weekend than this.


Every Monday – Friday | 5pm – 7pm

Taco Hour at Franc’s is taking you to Mexico (for a fraction of the price) all week long. Enjoy a 6pcs taco board for only $36.90, Sol Buckets for $36, a Pineapple Margarita for only $14 and more.

As the weather warms up it’s the perfect excuse to get your crew over to Takapuna and share a board and bucket between yourselves. Maybe a cheeky couple of margs as well – why not when they’re under $15! Available until the end of August, so get in quick!


Every Monday – Friday | 3.30pm – 6.30pm

It’s Clark’s shout in Howick all week long! Need an after work bev? Clarks got you covered with $8 house wine, Heineken bottles, cider bottles and seltzer cans.

Plus, it gets even better for Rewards Club members on Wednesday nights with complimentary canapes at 6pm.

Mama Loco

Every Monday – Friday

We’re going loco over these lunch deals. It’s certainly a happy hour when your favourite Mexican meal is only $15.

Customise your Mexican feast as you please, as you add guac, chilli fries or fried chicken with a delicious Mama’s Soda included or level up your lunch with a frozen marg for $5 more. It’s the sweetest lunch deal on the shore.

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