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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! We love hearing from our users.

Venue Name BLKBoard’s thoughts Location Time Happy Hour
Queen Street Rescue Great 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, Melbourne 4:30pm to 7:30pm $6.50 wines, $12 espresso martinis and $8 sapporos
29th Apartment New York style apartment right in the heart of Fitzroy St. Attracts a huge crowd for their great nightly events + specials. 29 Fitzroy St, St Kilda All night! R&B tunes, $10 espreeo martinis, $6 wine, beer and sparkling + $1 buffalo wings
Richmond Club Hotel Absolute 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, Cremorne 4pm to 6pm $4 beers, $7 pints, $7 house spirits and $7 wines / sparkling
Two Hands Bar Funky, good-vibe style bar in the heart of Richmond & Abbotsford. Bar tenders are experts in the whiskey sours, BLKBoard highly recommends! 311A Victoria St, Abbotsford 7pm to 10pm $10 cocktails including cosmos, black russians, whiskey sours and more!
Fathers Office We 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, Melbourne 5pm to 7pm and 8pm to 10pm $7 bottled beers, $5 wines / sparkling and $7 spirits. Great option for every Friday night!
Zhou Zhou One of Melbourne’s best oriental drinking dens! Over 50+ Asian beers available, plus cocktails & tasty snacks. Upstairs at Oriental Teahouse. Great for #predrinks 455 Chapel St South Yarra 5pm to 9pm $12 original cocktails, $12 beer jugs and $5 beers, wines and spirits
The Posty Swan 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, Cremorne 4pm to 6pm $5 schooners, $10 peroni pints, $5 prosecco & $10 aperol spritz
Wolf and I Chapel St pub with a raw, industrial edge. Some great mood lighting, perfect for a pre or post dinner drink. 152 Chapel St, Windsor 8pm onwards! 2 for 1 espresso martinis
European Bier Café Classic 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, Melbourne 5pm to 9pm $7 basics, plus biers, wine and more!
Tyranny of Distance Fantastic 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, Windsor 7pm to 9pm $10 espresso martinis!
The Emerson Late 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 Yarra 4pm to 7pm $10 cocktails, $8 vinos and $8 heinekens
Mr Scruffs Did 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, Collingwood 9pm till midnight $10 cocktails!
The Millhouse A great underground Melbourne CBD bar, with amazing pizza, burgers and much more. Perfect for a casual midweek dinner. #tinderdate 227/229 Flinders Ln, Melbourne 4pm to 6pm $7.50 pints of boags, $6.50 spirits and $5.50 house wines
The Bridge Hotel This 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, Burnley 5pm 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’s A St Kilda dining staple, dishing up great cocktatils, cold beers and a ever expanding range of food options. 23 Fitzroy St, St Kilda 4pm to 8pm 2 for 1 cocktails!
Henry and the Fox Great restaurant hidden in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Regular drink specials plus relaxed dining with european inspired flavours 525 Little Collins St, Melbourne 4pm to 6pm $6 beer, $6 wines, $10 mumm champagne and $12 cocktails
LuWow Simply have to visit this place to truly understand why it has such a cult following. Cocktails are also to die for. 70 Johnston St, Fitzroy Until 9pm! $10 Mai Thai cocktails
Shifty Chevre Top 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, Fitzroy 4pm to 7pm $5 coopers, $5 wines and $6 sparkling
Young Bloods Diner Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks! Young Bloods has all basis covered and does an amazing job at it all.. 60 Rose St, Fitzroy All day $14 espresso martinis or bloody mary / marias
Bohemian The 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 Wharf 12pm to 6pm Gin Fridays! $7 gin + mixer, $15 gin cocktails
Common Man Serving 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 Wharf From 12pm $10 cocktails from 12pm including aperol spritz, mojito and espresso martinis
Markov Gastropub with a difference… They sucessfully deformalise the traditional gastro pub, offering unpretentious food that doesn’t compromise on quality. 350 Drummond St, Carlton 5pm to 6pm 2 for 1 craft beers on tap
The Brandon Hotel Carlton North institution… Great range of pub food, drink specials, and atmosphere team BLKBoard can’t get enough of.. 237 Station St, Carlton North 5pm to 7pm $2.50 glasses of tap beer and $4 glasses of house wine and sparkling
The Shaw Davey Slum The 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 spices 171/175 Elgin St, Carlton 5pm to 8pm and 9pm to 11pm $8 cocktails, and $3 pots
Rose Diner and Bar A 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 Melbourne 5pm to 7pm $6 vodka, bourbon, rose larger pints and $6.50 shiraz or sav blanc. + $14 cocktail specials

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