Now that we’re out and about, it’s time to get happy without breaking the bank. Check out these tasty specials, from cheap movie tickets to $10 negronis.
$8.50 movie tickets
Most cinemas have dropped cheap Tuesdays and discount tickets all together. But on Mondays thrifty film buffs can still head to the Kino Cinema, where tickets are $8.50 during the day or $9.50 at night. Whether your passion is art-house films or the latest blockbuster, you’ll have plenty of change for a choc top.
$10 Margarita Mondays
Mejico don’t believe in just a happy hour – they believe in a happy day. And that day is Monday, when all margaritas are just $10. Settle in for a couple and some killer Mexican food.
Bubbles and $3 oysters at Chancery Lane
Knock-off drinks just got a whole lot classier with happy hour in the courtyard at Chancery Lane. From 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday to Friday, enjoy a $15 glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne or $6 Moon Dog lager. Snack on $3 Cooper Island oysters, $8 pomme frites, or a $40 charcuterie plate to share.
$12 cocktails at Moat
Everyone’s favourite subterranean bar, Moat, offers $12 cocktails from Thursday to Saturday between 4pm and 6pm. Choose from an espresso martini or a gin martini made with house-made lavender gin. There are also some lovely wines at only $8 a glass.
More $12 cocktails at Time Out
After 3pm every day, Time Out Fed Square gifts us mere Melbourne mortals with a thirst-quenching deal. Espresso martinis, refreshing Pimm's, perhaps even a gin fizz? Ask the friendly staff what's shaking, pair it with their delicious signature parma or fried chicken burger and enjoy.
$18 happy meals
Head to the lively Tessie Pearl Hotel down on South Wharf and bag yourself a happy meal. For just $18, you can get eight yakitori sticks, one side and a pint or spritz. Plus a Tessie Pearl toy. There’s also a daily happy hour between 4pm and 8pm, with up to 50 per cent off drinks.
High-end happy hour
Okay, we’re pushing the boat out here. The lush Bar Margaux has a ‘Golden Hour’ between 5pm and 7pm. For $95 you can get a bottle of red or white Burgundy and two Margaux burgers. For $125, you can get a bottle of champagne, oysters, frites and steak tartare. Hey, that’s only, like, six ten-dollar margaritas each, right?
Bottomless gin and tapas
At Pilgrim, you can spend two hours trying all the unique, all-Australian gins your heart desires. You’ll also get a yummy array of tapas, and beer and wine if you want a break from the gin. All this with a Yarra River view too, for just $69.
Bottomless pizza and cocktails
Every Saturday at Trinket in Flinders Lane, you can enjoy bottomless pizza and cocktails for just $55. Pretty good, right? You can go for an early or late lunch, with two-hour sittings available between 12pm and 5pm. You get zesty cocktail jugs of sangria and spritzes, and plenty of pizza, including vegetarian or vegan options.
Please drink responsibly.
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