Leave the spouse and kids, because drink deals are abundant!
The saying goes: “Happy wife, happy life.” But let’s face it, happy mums are what really make the world go ’round. And nothing gives mama that recharge of happiness than a night out with her gal pals. The problem is, many of us are on a budget or just don’t know where to go to let off a little steam (and enjoy some fine cocktails!). So we’ve gathered up some of the month’s best drink deals for you to take your pick. Pencil a date in the diary now, because it’s Mama’s Night Out!
Blue, Limewood and Brickhouse
We at Sassy Mama love us a good eco-friendly deal (#plasticfree, mm goi!) so of course we got super excited when we found out we could drink and do the planet some good. Blue, Limewood and Brickhouse are all donating $10 from each cocktail to the Plastic Oceans Foundation, and if that isn’t enough to get you bellying up to the bar, Maximal Concepts is matching that with $10 for every donation! Details can be found here.
Blue – Butcher and Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Rd, Soho, Hong Kong
Limewood, Limewood Shop 103/104 The Pulse, 28 Beach Rd, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Brickhouse, 20 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong
Namo Avant Thai
Having a Mama’s Night in Kowloon? If you’re in the mood for some outdoor alfresco drinking, Namo Avant Thai has seating overlooking the fab Victoria Harbour. It has an extensive wine list and has just launched a few new cocktails (By The Bay, My Thai, Take Me On and First Love). Happy hour is from 3pm to 8pm daily, with beers and cocktails ranging from $50 to $78 each. If you’re feeling a little cheeky, you can even order a shisha for $180.
Namo Avant Thai, Mody Rd, 68號 Shop G18, Empire Centre, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong
This happy hour spot is one many mums we know love – it’s right in the swing of things and has an entire bar of canapés for happy hour you can enjoy throughout the night! Although there are no specific happy hour drink deals, you can eat to your heart’s content as you sip away. Every night from 5:30pm to 7:45pm, sit at one of the tables and watch LKF come alive.
DiVino, Shop 1, Winsome House, 73 Wyndham St, Central, Hong Kong
Tamarind has just launched its happy hour from 5pm to 8pm this month. Drinks (beer, wine and cocktails) range from $38 to $58 each, and the tapas items (including shrimp cake, samosas, chicken tikka and lamb kebabs) range from $28 to $48. Its large outdoor terrace has a Victoria Harbour view and skylines in Wan Chai. Bottom’s up!
Tamarind, 2/F, Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
If you and your gal pals love oysters, be sure to check out the happy hour at Fishsteria. Every Monday through Friday from 7pm to 9pm, oysters are just $10 a pop (limited to six pieces per drink or 12 pieces per bottle), and there are also a new range of bar snacks (starting at $78). But for mums who can sneak out on a Thursday night, ladies can enjoy artisanal cocktail for $50 at Mermaid Night!
Mama always told us to never drink on an empty stomach, so head to Motorino because it offers Quattro Birre Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 6pm. Every Neapolitan pizza comes with a selection of four Italian beers for $198!
Motorino Soho, 14 Shelly Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
Motorino Wan Chai, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Just off the heels of its “Wine Moments” (it started on 12 April), this is a chance for the gals to get together and enjoy some quality but reasonably priced wine. Every weekday from 6pm to 8pm General Manager and Sommelier Peter-Paul Kleiss will offer eight different types of wine from around the world ranging from $48 to $80 per glass and $240 to $380 per bottle. But if you aren’t in the mood for wine (seriously?), Peroni ($40), Aperol Spritz ($60) and the Porterhouse G&T ($80) will all still be on offer. We’ll cheers to that!
Porterhouse, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar St, Central, Hong Kong
Fresh off the presses! Starting this week, Blue Supreme will be having a two-for-one special starting at $70 for draft and bottle beers, wine and select cocktails. Its specialty is “sour” beers that are balanced by acidity similar to wines, so if you’ve got some beer lovers in your mama group, this is a good place to start.
Blue Supreme, 21 Tung St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Summer’s starting early at Stazione Novella. Beginning 30 April, every Monday (through til the end of summer), you can get an Aperol Spritz on tap for just $58 a glass or $198 a pitcher (because who drinks just one when you’re out with the gals?). Munch away on the complimentary Italian bar bites while you sip your drinks. Best of all, if you head there on 30 April, you’ll get a chance to win two giant bottles of Aperol in a lucky draw (drop a business card in the pot to enter).
Stazione Novella, Ming Hing House, 52-56 Staunton St, Central, Hong Kong
If your free night lands on a Thursday, head to Beefbar where the Sparkling Thursdays free-flow party starts at 5pm (until 8pm) and comes with a revolving selection of boutique sparkling wines for $390 per person, and select wines, craft spirits and imported beers are 30% off, too. Be sure to wear your dance shoes because a live DJ will spin fab tunes to get the party started.
Beefbar Hong Kong, 2/F, Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong
On the hunt for a quick and easy happy hour deal? Head to 12,000 Francs and get 12 wines, four beers or six snacks for just $50. Deals are daily from 3pm to 7pm.
12,000 Francs, 43A Elgin Street, Elgin Building Ground Floor, SoHo, Central, Hong Kong
Sometimes you just feel like kicking back with the gals and shooting the breeze in a beautiful setting. Go to Maison Es, where you can either sit in a cosy room or enjoy its sweet little outdoor terrace away from the hustle and bustle of Wan Chai. It has just launched a signature cocktail menu based on Impressionist paintings, and we’re eyeing the Water Lilies, $120 (made with Aylesbury Duck vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Mathilde Framboise liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, homemade Oolong soda and fresh raspberries), and the Weeping Tarragon, $120 (Fords gin, Pomme de verde liqueur, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar syrup, cucumber & fresh tarragon).
Maison Es, No.1A Star Street (entrance on Electric Street), Admiralty, Hong Kong
We love a night out where you can sit outside and people watch, and if you’re like us, Big Sur is just where you should head. It’s happy hour begins at 3pm (until 7pm) and you can kick back outside while you sip draft beers, ciders, sparkling, red and white wines (all starting at $50 a drink).
Big Sur, Ground floor, 22 Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, so if the only date you can fit in your diary right now is in May, head to Agave. Its happy hour is a whopping six hours long (daily from 3pm to 9pm) and has amazing deals on margaritas, tequila (yaaass!), wines, spirits, beers and more! Deals range from $42 for a drink to $308 (pitcher of margaritas).
Agave, 93 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
No matter what day of the week you choose, Honi Honi happy hour deals are one that will get the mums excited! Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm, signature rum cocktails, with Prosecco, beer, wine and spirits are $35 and up!
Honi Honi, Somptueux Central, 52 Wellington St, Central, Hong Kong
Wahtiki Island Lounge
They must know us well, because 2-for-1 deals are just what mama ordered! This fab offer covers all the drinks in the bar, including the classic Mai Tai! Available Monday through Saturday from 4pm to 8pm, this is one deal that will keep the ladies happy!
Wahtiki Island Lounge, 3/F, Seabird House, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong