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The best happy hour deals in Tsim Sha Tsui

by: Abegaile Legaspi
03 Oct 2019

Tsim Sha Tsui may be home to some of Hong Kong’s best restaurants and hotels, but don’t sleep on their party scene. With an abundance of bars in Kowloon’s southern hub, here’s our pick of the best happy hour deals in TST.

Scarlett Cafe and Wine Bar

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! At Scarlett, there’s no such thing as too early with their late afternoon happy hour offering. Choose a glass from the casual cafe’s lengthy wine menu of different reds and whites and pair it with a sharing platter with premium cold cuts or oysters, and have double because it’s all half price.

Happy hour deal: 50% off on all à la carte dishes and drinks

When: Daily, 3-6pm

Scarlett Cafe and Bar, 2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 3565 6513; www.randblab.com/scarlett-hk

Port

For one of the longest happy hours around the Knutsford Steps, make your way to Port. Taking inspiration from Hong Kong’s historical status as a shipping centre, Port’s industrial-chic interior creates a buzzing vibe fit for enjoying a drink, or three, in the afternoon. Start off happy hour right with The Enchantress, a triple threat made featuring vodka, tequila, Blue Curaçao and pineapple juice, or succumb into Sweet Temptation with vodka, peach schnapps, mango purée and watermelon juice. Dig into their speciality New York-style hot wings (HK$98) served with chilli and garlic bread, the perfect complement to your afternoon drink.

Happy hour deal: HK$85 for signature cocktails 

When: Weekdays, 3-9pm; weekends, 3-8pm

Port, 2 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2146 2222; www./zincgroup.com.hk/port/

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand

Longstanding Tsim Sha Tsui pub Ned Kelly’s Last Stand may just hold the record for the longest happy hour in town. A go-to for locals and tourists alike, it’s still one of the few places to catch live jazz in Hong Kong, with their Dixieland band having delighted crowds for nearly 50 years.

Happy hour deal: Selected draught beers and spirits start at HK$59 and wines at HK$56

When: Daily, 11:30am-9pm

Ned Kelly’s Last Stand, 11A Ashley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2376 0562

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Vibes

Unplug and unwind at The Mira’s open-air lounge, Vibes, one of our favourite alfresco drinking holes. The alfresco vibes are the perfect complement to the bar’s take on an Aperol spritz, the Mira Spritz (HK$98) with grapefruit bitters and fresh mint, or cool down with a classic Mira Mule with vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. The bar also stocks a decent selection of wines and beers.

Happy hour deal: HK$98 for selected cocktails, HK$58 for selected beers and HK$78 for selected spirit

When: Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-9pm (except public holidays)

Vibes, 5/F, The Mira, 118 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2368 1111; www.themirahotel.com/

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Assembly

Enjoy your cut-price drinks with tapas-style sharing plates with flavours from all over the globe at Assembly. Loosely inspired by European communal spaces and train stations, this two-storey Knutsford Terrace spot is the perfect setting to connect and interact over a pint (or five!). Indulge in their wide selection of pale ales and IPAs during happy hour both from Hong Kong and other parts of the world. both in and out of Hong Kong.

Happy hour deal: HK$58 for selected premium beers and $HK49 for spirits

When: Saturday to Thursday, 3-9pm; Friday, 3-8pm

Assembly, G-1/F, 6 Knutsford Terrace, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2723 6588; www.assembly.multifame.com.hk

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Hari’s Bar

If you need a little R&R after a long day, the relaxed vibe at Hari’s Bar is ideal. Style meets substance at this hotel hangout, creating the perfect setting for a casual night with friends, date night or even business meetings.

Happy hour deal: Buy one get one free on HK$98 selected cocktails

When: Daily, 5-9pm

Hari’s Bar, Mezzanine Floor, Holiday Inn Golden Mile, 50 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, +852 2369 3111; www.higoldenmile.com

Featured image by Helena Yankovska on Unsplash. Ned Kelly's Last Stand band image courtesy of China Coast Jazzmen. All other images courtesy of respective bars.

Scarlett Cafe and Wine Bar

Address   2 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui