After a long day at work, what do you need to wind down? A cold beer, a glass of wine, chilled cocktails, and some dainty bites sound just perfect! We hear you, and there’s a reason why it’s called “happy hour.” Kick back, relax, and enjoy the fantastic deals at these best places for a happy hour drink in Macau.
THE RITZ-CARLTON BAR & LOUNGE
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The stylish Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge is a perfect place to be at the end of the day. While a live band soothes your soul with jazzy tunes, dig into the extensive beverage list with classic and signature cocktails or a gin and tonic menu. Depending on your taste and preference, choose a day to come and enjoy tempting happy hour promotions. At Ritz, Tuesdays are for wine lovers with 50% off Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé and Champagne. Every Wednesday, there is Ladies Glamorous Night when girls can get together and sip on selected cocktails for half the original price combined with a set of mouthwatering desserts for MOP $128. Thursdays are when gentlemen get special treatment with 50% off selected whiskey. Those who prefer a refreshing G&T can have it half-the-price on Sundays. Last but not least, Apperitivo Weekends at the Ritz are not to be missed–free flow of wine, beer or selected cocktails, charcuterie, cheese, and three canapes from 6:00pm to 9:00pm!
When: Wine & Champagne: Every Tuesday, 5:00pm–12:00am; Ladies Glamorous Night: Every Wednesday, 5:00pm–12:00am; Gentlemen’s Night: Every Thursday, 5:00pm–12:00am; The Gin & Tonic Night: Every Sunday, 5:00pm–12:00am; Apperitivo Weekends: Friday–Saturday, 6:00pm–9:00pm*
*promotions are subject to change
The Ritz-Carlton Bar & Lounge Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 8886 6712, www.ritzcarlton
VIDA RICA BAR
Vida Rica Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Macau brings happy hour to the next, fancier level. Instead of regular promotions, they crafted a Sunset Sessions menu with original cocktails inspired by all-time classic but with a twist, selected red, white, and sparkling wines. The price starts at MOP $98 and includes an appetizer of your choice. With an impressive view of the Macau skyline to enjoy, the bar provides a perfect escape for friends to chat, watch the sun going down, and catch up after a full day at work. On Wednesdays, a live DJ set will set your mood right with chill beach sessions and soul-funk disco.
When: Daily, 6:00pm–9:00pm
Vida Rica Bar Mandarin Oriental, Macau, 945 Avenida Dr. Sun Yat Sen, NAPE, +853 8805 8928, www.mandarinoriental.com
The St. Regis Bar Macao
A classy place it is, The St. Regis Bar Macao dubs its happy hour The Astor Hour, to honor its prominent founder John Jacob IV. Expect house-made punches and selected wine, beer, and cocktails for attractive prices. While your drink is being prepared, take a moment to admire the elegant design inspired by New York and its first luxury hotel, the House of Astor, and wander around to see the curated art collection. To celebrate the transition between day and night (or office hours and free time), the best way to start the evening is to arrive a bit early and enjoy one of The St. Regis’ traditions, the art of champagne sabrage. The spectacular ritual takes part in the hotel lobby, from where you can head to the second floor and sip some The Astor Hour drinks with your friends.
When: Daily, 6:30pm–8:30pm
The St. Regis Bar Macao 2F, The St. Regis Macao, The Londoner Macao, Estrada do Istmo, s/n, Cotai, +853 2882 8898, www.thestregisbarmacao.com
Also read: The St. Regis Bar Macao: The Hottest Spot in Town
THE ROADHOUSE MACAU
The Roadhouse Macau is already a well-known happy hour institution. Boasting the best live rock’n’roll and blues in town, their daily promotion from 5:00pm to 8:00pm of buy one get one free from selected beers, wines, and spirits combined with delicious bites make it a favorite hang-out spot for all kinds of occasions. Indulge in heaping portions of food while taking full advantage of their happy hour offerings. Moreover, they have generous daily food offers, from pizza to Filipino and Mexican specials. For more details on that and updates on live music performances, check their Facebook page.
When: Happy hour: Daily, 5:00pm–8:00pm
The Roadhouse Macau E-GO16–GO19 Broadway Food Street, Broadway Macau, Av. Marginal Flor De Lotus, Cotai, +853 2875 2945, www.facebook.com/theroadhousemacau
DUFFY’S IRISH PUB
If you fancy a slightly different atmosphere and craving for an ice-cold pint of Guinness, cross the road from The Roadhouse Macau and pop by Duffy’s Irish Pub. Duffy’s is a popular post-work drinking spot with their traditional Irish pub grub and a daily happy hour promotion. From 5:00pm to 8:00pm, gather the gang for some quality time with buy one get one free on selected beers, wines, and spirits. If that wasn’t enough, Duffy’s offers a wide range of beverages for only MOP $39. That includes spirits, shots, and cocktails. Craving some juicy burgers? You can get them at Duffy’s with a 30% discount, daily. Check their Facebook page for updates.
When: Happy hour: Daily, 5:00pm–8:00pm; Drinks offer: Daily, all night; Burger promo: Daily, all night
Duffy’s Irish Pub C-GO02–GO04 Broadway Food Street, Broadway Macau, Av. Marginal, Flor de Lotus, Cotai, +853 2884 5212, www.facebook.com/duffysbarmacau
SKY 21 BAR & RESTAURANT
Sky 21 has one of the best views of Macau to go with your after-work drinks. From business lunches to entertaining performances by local artists, bespoke dining experiences, and more, the luxurious hotspot is the place to be seen. Their weekday happy hour runs from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, offering cocktails, beers, and wines for half the price. On weekends, guests can order some of their beer and red or white wine for MOP $40, and sparkling wine for MOP $60 per glass. Planning a girls’ night out sometime soon? Sky 21 serves free drinks for ladies every Tuesday from 10:30pm until after hours. It doesn’t get better than this!
When: Happy hour: Monday–Friday, 5:30pm–8:30pm; Beer & Wine offer: Saturday, 5:30pm–9:00pm, Sunday, 6:30pm–9:00pm; Ladies Night: Every Tuesday, 10:30pm–late
Sky 21 Bar & Restaurant 21F AIA Tower, 251A–301 Avenida Comercial De Macau, Macau, +853 2822 2122, www.facebook.com/sky21macau
Bottles & Sky Cafe
A casual bar with alfresco sitting, Bottles is a number one spot to hang out for One Oasis residents and their friends. Live sports and live music, pool table, and late-night dining make it an ideal local bar. While catching up with your friends after a day at the office, don’t miss the happy hour offer of buy one get one free for the selected drinks from the menu. Pair them with some pizza or delicious Asian dishes.
When: Monday–Sunday, 5:00pm-9:00pm
Bottles & SKY Cafe The Verandah, Shop 1 and 8, Estrada de Seac Pai Van, One Oasis, Coloane, +853 2877 2618, www.sunfnbgroup.com/bottles
The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge
There is one place in the world that will make you feel great about your age, and it is in Macau! The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge didn’t just go for a conventional happy hour discount or buy-one-get-one-free offer and created something cool. From 6:00pm to 8:00pm, you can get a deal based on your age. Just present your ID and enjoy your drink of choice. There are a plethora of options to choose from and if you are a whiskey connoisseur, there is no better bar as they have over 400 bottles! If cocktails are your thing, the bartenders at Macallan will surely be able to satisfy any craving you have.
When: Monday–Saturday, 6:00pm–8:00pm
The Macallan Whisky Bar & Lounge 203, 2/F, Galaxy Hotel, Galaxy Macau, Estrada da Baía de Nossa Senhora da Esperança, Cotai, +853 8883 2221, www.galaxymacau.com, www.facebook.com/galaxymacau
The number one destination for original cocktails and delicious Indian tapas, Goa Nights, is a well-known spot in town for all the above mentioned, as well as funky music, welcoming staff, and great vibes. If drinking on weekdays is not an unspeakable action for you and your mates, take advantage of the happy hour Goa Nights offers three days a week. From Tuesday to Thursday, classic cocktails such as Old Fashioned and Negroni go for MOP $58, while prosecco and house wine is MOP $48. More inclined towards beers? During happy hour, buy one get one free on some of the beers from the menu.
When: Tuesday–Thursday, 10:00pm–closing
Goa Nights, 118 Rua Correia da Silva, Taipa Village, +853 2856 7819, www.facebook.com/goanightsmacau
This article was previously written by Apple Salangsang in August 2017 and updated by Leonor Sá Machado in June 2019 and Ksenia Kuzmina in September 2020.