Our team at BLKBoard know how relaxing it can be enjoying a beverage alongside St Kilda beach. We have found St Kilda’s Top 10 Happy Hours so you can soak up the ocean air and enjoy some yummy drinks at the same time. Let us know in the comments below which venue you are going to try first.
BLKBoard’s thoughts: With a beautiful view of Port Phillip Bay, this huge kitchen and cocktail bar is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends. With the option to sit in the elevated, sea-side lounge you will feel immediately more relaxed when soaking up the St Kilda atmosphere.
Location: 10/10-18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda
Time: Monday – Friday, 5pm – 7pm
Happy Hour: $12 classic cocktails, $6 corona, $6 house sparkling and wine
BLKBoard’s thoughts: The Newmarket Hotel has kept aspects of the original St Kilda building but has added its own contemporary flair. Located in the heart of St Kilda this warm hotel is a great place to meet friends to share a bite to eat and some drinks.
Location: 34 Inkerman Street, St Kilda
Time: Weekdays 4-7pm
Happy Hour: $5 draught beers, house wines and basic spirits. $10 cocktails.
BLKBoard’s thoughts: The recently renovated building is now a neon-lit diner with an America hunting lodge feel to it. This is a really fun place to hang out with friends or co-workers as you can enjoy the pool table, jukebox and classic cocktails.
Location: 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Time: 3pm – 6pm daily
Happy Hour: $8 tap beer, $6 house wine, $12 expresso martinis
BLKBoard’s thoughts: With one of the largest alfresco dining areas in St Kilda, Lona St Kilda is a big and beautiful space to grab a bite to eat and enjoy a drink. With special deals on each night and incentives for members, this place could become your next local.
Location: 64-66 Acland Street, St Kilda.
Time: Everyday 3pm – 6.30pm
Happy Hour: $3.5 lager pots, $5.5 lager schooners, $12 lager jugs, $4.5 cider pots, $6.5 cider schooners, $5 wine and bubbles.
BLKBoard’s thoughts: The Metropol looks like an adorable beachside shack from the outside but features a stunning bar covered with greenery on the inside. The met is the perfect place to enjoy summer in St Kilda.
Location: 5/60 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Time: Wednesday 4pm – 11pm
Happy Hour: $12 Expresso Martinis
BLKBoard’s thoughts: Big Mouth in St Kilda is an art deco delight featuring greenery, chandeliers and beautifully coloured walls. This is a happening place where you can meet friends to drink, dance and eat.
Location: 168 Acland Street, St Kilda
Time: Wednesday nights
Happy Hour: $5 sparkling
BLKBoard’s thoughts: Pablo Honey features pop art pieces all throughout the building and is a really funky place to grab some tapas and a cocktail. For a group of friends looking to try something a little different, Pablo Honey is the place to be.
Location: 68a Acland Street, St Kilda
Time: Monday – Friday 4pm – 7pm
Happy Hour: Two for one cocktails and coronas.
BLKBoard’s thoughts: With the building exposing its brickwork, this bar has a great modern feel. Featuring different specials on each day this is a great place for students to unwind after a long day of studying.
Location: 175 Acland Street, St Kilda
Time: Sunday all day
Happy Hour: $25 corona buckets
BLKBoard’s thoughts: This Irish bar and restaurant has lots of natural wooden features giving it a calm and fresh ambience. This is the perfect place to kick back and relax after a long work week with a co-worker or loved one.
Location: 3/60 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
Time: Monday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm
Happy Hour: $7 Carlsberg pints, $7 European beer pints, $6 house wine
The St Kilda Branch
BLKBoard’s thoughts: With loads of natural lighting and an option to sit outside, The St Kilda Branch is the perfect place to catch up with mates. The simple corner bar offers great drink prices and specials on espresso martinis on Saturdays and Sundays.
Location: 204 Barkly Street, St Kilda
Time: Tuesday – Thursday, 3pm -7pm
Happy Hour: $5 house wines, $6 basics, $12 jugs