Hump day: 5 new Hong Kong happy hours to keep you going

We’re in that awkward transition period when it’s not quite spring but definitely not winter anymore either — which makes Monday blues even more of a real thing. The solution? Make it a point to get off work on time, grab your friends and head out for happy hour.

Ahead are five new Hong Kong happy hours that’ll leave you feeling merry:

Complimentary free-flow cocktails courtesy of Maximal Concepts

Their gorgeous Farm House Jam cocktails are as tasty as they look.

To thank all of their loyal customers, Maximals Concepts will be offering free-flow cocktails from 6pm to 7pm every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Limewood and Fish & Meat from now until 30 April 2016. Fish & Meat will be serving up their signature Farmhouse Jam (Ice Fox vodka, blueberry and thyme jam and Prosecco) whereas Limewood will be offering a special margarita each day. These will include their pomegranate and watermelon margarita with jalapeño and dehydrated pomegranate salt rim and cucumber mint margarita with jalapeño and dehydrated mint salt rim.

Fish & Meat, 32 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2565 6788,

Limewood, Shop 103 & 104, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, +852 2866 8668,

Free-flow champagne at Woobar

Cheers to the week ahead with free-flow bubbly.

Sunday sessions are a must in a place like Hong Kong and are a great way to make the most of the last few hours of your weekend. We’d recommend hitting up Woobar, who’ll be serving free-flow Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne every Sunday for any two hours of your choice at HK$330 per person. There will also be a live DJ set and plenty of bar snacks available if you’re feeling a bit peckish

When: From now until the end of April.  

Woobar, 6/F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2222,

HK$30 drinks at Mak Mak

The exotic and citrusy cocktails at Mak Mak are also worth a try.

Working in Central? Yenn Wong’s newest concept, Mak Mak, has just launched a tantalising new happy hour in the Landmark Atrium. The retro-inspired Thai restaurant and bar will be serving up Singha beer, house white wine and red wine for just HK$30 with complimentary Thai peanuts with chopped chillies.

The perfect way to start or end your meal, we also recommend trying Mak Mak’s signature Chef Mumu’s phad thai (HK$128) and Mama Mumu’s stir-fried tofu with garlic, Thai  holy basil and sweet pepper fire sauce (HK$88).

When: From 5pm until 8pm daily.

Mak Mak, Shop 217A, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2983 1003,

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Unlimited beer at Le Garçon Saigon

Drink as the Vietnamese do at Le Garçon Saigon.

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Hip new Vietnamese jaunt, Le Garçon Saigon will be the place to head for after-work drinks in Wanchai with their new L’heure Saigon happy hour. For just HK$98, you’ll be able to enjoy a free-flow selection of French and Vietnamese beers including La Parisienne: La Blonde, Young Master Ales and Saigon Spécial alongside moreish Vietnamese bar snacks. Don’t fancy the beer? You can opt for a La Chouette French cider instead of check out their French-inspired wine and cocktail lists.

When: From 5pm to 7pm daily.

Le Garçon Saigon, 12-14 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2455 2499,

Ponty Hour at The Pontiac

Head to The Pontiac for happy hour but don’t expect for it to be an early one.

The coolest bar on Old Bailey Street, The Pontiac, are offering a Ponty Hour special that is sure to keep you drinking all night long. Their happy hour offering includes red and white wine and house spirits for HK$40 each, Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for HK$15 as well as their singature Hobnail cocktail (blended Scotch, ginger, Averna ,lemon, Anostura and orange oil) for just HK$50.

When: From 5pm to 8pm on Mondays to Saturdays.

The Pontiac, 13 Old Baily Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2521 3855,

Yi Li is your typical half-Brit half-Chinese hybrid with a serious case of wanderlust. When not writing, she's either on the hunt for the best new cocktails, on a hike or enjoying a sinful bowl of truffle fries (and working them off at XYZ). Follow her @yilidawson on Instagram or Twitter.