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25 of Melbourne’s Best Friday Night Happy Hours!

BLKBoard knows there is nothing better than a summer (or winter for that matter) drink after work! We have traveled around Melbourne to the best bars, pubs and restaurants, and done our homework to find for you our favourite of Melbourne’s Friday night happy hours.

Got a Friday night happy hour that you love that we haven’t included? Post in the comments at the end of this blog post!

Venue NameBLKBoard’s thoughtsLocationTimeHappy Hour
Queen Street RescueGreat CBD venue dishing out contemporary Australian fare! Great rustic, weathered look about it, that is an ideal spot for that mid-week date!189 Queen St, Melbourne4:30pm to 7:30pm$6.50 wines, $12 espresso martinis and $8 sapporos
29th ApartmentNew York style apartment right in the heart of Fitzroy St. Attracts a huge crowd for their great nightly events + specials.29 Fitzroy St, St KildaAll night!R&B tunes, $10 espreeo martinis, $6 wine, beer and sparkling + $1 buffalo wings
Richmond Club HotelAbsolute icon of the Melbourne oub scene. Fantastic three level venue equipped with a traditional public bar to catch live sport, a dining room, a beer garden and much more!100 Swan St, Cremorne4pm to 6pm$4 beers, $7 pints, $7 house spirits and $7 wines / sparkling
Two Hands BarFunky, good-vibe style bar in the heart of Richmond & Abbotsford. Bar tenders are experts in the whiskey sours, BLKBoard highly recommends!311A Victoria St, Abbotsford7pm to 10pm$10 cocktails including cosmos, black russians, whiskey sours and more!
Fathers OfficeWe love walking up the stairs desending into an old world of the 1920’s prohibition era where the girls are dressed as flappers and guys as gangsters.249 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne5pm to 7pm and 8pm to 10pm$7 bottled beers, $5 wines / sparkling and $7 spirits. Great option for every Friday night!
Zhou ZhouOne of Melbourne’s best oriental drinking dens! Over 50+ Asian beers available, plus cocktails & tasty snacks. Upstairs at Oriental Teahouse. Great for #predrinks455 Chapel St South Yarra5pm to 9pm$12 original cocktails, $12 beer jugs and $5 beers, wines and spirits
The PostySwan St Institution with top selection of wood-fired pizzas & shared plates. Enjoy a glass of wine, beer or carefully crafted cocktail whilst devouring a scrumptious pizza & revel in the people watching of bustling Swan Street.90 Swan St, Cremorne4pm to 6pm$5 schooners, $10 peroni pints, $5 prosecco & $10 aperol spritz
Wolf and IChapel St pub with a raw, industrial edge. Some great mood lighting, perfect for a pre or post dinner drink.152 Chapel St, Windsor8pm onwards!2 for 1 espresso martinis
European Bier CaféClassic CBD pub with the fantastic Aier Bar deck that is a great spot to watch the world go by whilst watching sport on the big screens..120 Exibition St, Melbourne5pm to 9pm$7 basics, plus biers, wine and more!
Tyranny of DistanceFantastic bar, full of buzz just off Chapel St. Great semi-outdoor area that is hard to beat for soaking up the great Melbourne summer.147 Union St, Windsor7pm to 9pm$10 espresso martinis!
The EmersonLate night bar / night club that seriously knows how to Party. Plenty of rooms / booths that BLKBoard loves settling in to for the night. Rumors Warney can be found he often!143/145 Commercial Rd, South Yarra4pm to 7pm$10 cocktails, $8 vinos and $8 heinekens
Mr ScruffsDid you say burgers? This place has some of Melbourne’s best american style grub. Open late with DJs, and great soul tunes.60 Smith St, Collingwood9pm till midnight$10 cocktails!
The MillhouseA great underground Melbourne CBD bar, with amazing pizza, burgers and much more. Perfect for a casual midweek dinner. #tinderdate227/229 Flinders Ln, Melbourne4pm to 6pm$7.50 pints of boags, $6.50 spirits and $5.50 house wines
The Bridge HotelThis place will change your expectations of pubs forever! Dynamic design and inspired architecture with the warmth and comfort of a traditional Victorian pub to deliver the unique combination of an old school pub with new school thoughts…642 Bridge Road, Burnley5pm to 7pm$4 carlton pots, $7 carlton pints, $5 house wine and sparkling, $7 house spirits. One of Melbourne’s best pub specials!
Miss Fitzy’sA St Kilda dining staple, dishing up great cocktatils, cold beers and a ever expanding range of food options.23 Fitzroy St, St Kilda4pm to 8pm2 for 1 cocktails!
Henry and the FoxGreat restaurant hidden in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Regular drink specials plus relaxed dining with european inspired flavours525 Little Collins St, Melbourne4pm to 6pm$6 beer, $6 wines, $10 mumm champagne and $12 cocktails
LuWowSimply have to visit this place to truly understand why it has such a cult following. Cocktails are also to die for.70 Johnston St, FitzroyUntil 9pm!$10 Mai Thai cocktails
Shifty ChevreTop class cheese and wine bar without the fancy. Serve cheese boards, wines, takeaway hampers and have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu built upon cheese… Yes please!375 Brunswick St, Fitzroy4pm to 7pm$5 coopers, $5 wines and $6 sparkling
Young Bloods DinerBreakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks! Young Bloods has all basis covered and does an amazing job at it all..60 Rose St, FitzroyAll day$14 espresso martinis or bloody mary / marias
BohemianThe Bohemian diligently remains true to Bohemia with full circle considerations and its unconventional wall-papered veneer help create an aesthetic of modernity. The beers and good times flow here… Great for afterwork drinks by the water!35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf12pm to 6pmGin Fridays! $7 gin + mixer, $15 gin cocktails
Common ManServing satisfying rustic meals & a range of local and imported beers, Common Man captures Melbourne’s colourful & approachable culture, with a menu to keep everyone happy!39 Dukes Walk,  South WharfFrom 12pm$10 cocktails from 12pm including aperol spritz, mojito and espresso martinis
MarkovGastropub with a difference… They sucessfully deformalise the traditional gastro pub, offering unpretentious food that doesn’t compromise on quality.350 Drummond St, Carlton5pm to 6pm2 for 1 craft beers on tap
The Brandon HotelCarlton North institution… Great range of pub food, drink specials, and atmosphere team BLKBoard can’t get enough of..237 Station St, Carlton North5pm to 7pm$2.50 glasses of tap beer and $4 glasses of house wine and sparkling
The Shaw Davey SlumThe Slum has an retractable rooftop, 36 gold plated cricket stump beer taps; a cocktail list representing an interpretation of the traditional 1960’s milk-bar candy selection; a full service dining room focused on unique Australiana flavours, styled with traditional Australian bush spices171/175 Elgin St, Carlton5pm to 8pm and 9pm to 11pm$8 cocktails, and $3 pots
Rose Diner and BarA beautifully preserved heritage restaurant, café and function venue in Port Melbourne. Offering customers superior service, healthy high quality food and drinks at affordable prices.. Tough to beat in Port Melbourne!309 Bay St, Port Melbourne5pm to 7pm$6 vodka, bourbon, rose larger pints and $6.50 shiraz or sav blanc. + $14 cocktail specials

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