In Auckland for a good time, but not an expensive time? It’s already Friday and you want to enjoy drinks, but you’ve realised how expensive it can be in Auckland. Let me tell you the best places you should go to if you want to enjoy your weekend nights while being on a budget.
Bedford Soda & Liquor
Explore this New York inspired bar right in the middle of Ponsonby, one of the best bars for cocktails and meatballs in Auckland. And just in case you want to drink your beer right by the water, there’s another one in Takapuna.
Happy Hours: 5-7pm on Friday.
The Deals: 7$ Budweiser, $5 fries.
2 Richmond Road, Auckland
From 4 to 7pm, you will find here house wine, tap beers and sangria for $6 each. Yes, $6. And as if it wasn’t good enough, you can have a slice of pizza for $5 and some churros for $7. So, hurry up, Carmen Jones is waiting for you!
Happy Hours: 4-7pm from Tuesday to Sunday.
The Deals: house wine, tap beers and sangria for $6.
382 Karangahape Road, Auckland
No wonder why there are good vibes in Grand Central, THE best happy hour in Ponsonby. Close to the crossing between Ponsonby road and K road, this is the place to go for cheap drinks.
Happy Hours: 4-6pm on weekdays, 4-7pm on Saturday and 6-7pm on Sunday.
The Deals: Two for one drink.
126 Ponsonby Road, Auckland
This hidden gem is right next to Grand Central is much more sophisticated but offers the exactly same deals in a less crowdy atmosphere. Whiskey lovers, just so you know, there are almost 100 different whiskeys in total, which makes the Cork one of the largest whiskey spots in Auckland.
Happy Hours: Monday to Friday 4-7pm, Saturday Sunday 6-7pm.
The Deals: Two for one tap beers.
59 Mackelvie St, Auckland
If you’ve heard of any other ridiculously cheap happy hour in Ponsonby and on K-road, let us know and help us to add other options to our list!