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No, I’m not talking about the kinds of happy meals that come in a cardboard box. I’m talking about real happy meals – the type that will bring joy (and much-needed vitamins) to the grumbling stomachs of penniless backpackers and other plebeians throughout the city.  

This post is dedicated to covering happy hours in restaurants and pubs across Melbourne. I’ll keep updating this page as I come across new specials. 

Remember that I haven’t tried out all these places yet so I can’t always vouch for the quality of the food of offer…

Bimbo Deluxe

Address: Cnr Brunswick and Rose Streets, Fitzroy 3065 VIC

Happy hours: 12pm–4pm, Monday–Friday; 7pm–11pm, Sunday–Thursday;  7pm–9pm, Saturday

On offer: $4 pizzas.

Wesley Anne

Address: 250 High St, Northcote Vic

Happy hours: 12pm–10pm, Monday; 12pm–6pm, Tuesday–Friday

On offer: Two-for-one meals (cheapest meal is free).

Elgin Inn

Address: 75 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Victoria 3122

Happy hours: Dinner, Monday–Wednesday

On offer: $12 meals: Porterhouse and chips on Monday nights, fish and chips on Tuesdays, six types of parmigiana on Wednesdays.

Victoria Hotel

Address: 380 Victoria St, Brunswick 3056 VIC

Happy hours: Mondays and Tuesdays

On offer: $12 steaks on Mondays, $10 vegetarian or vegan meals for on Tuesdays.

Workers Club

Address: 51 Brunswick St, Fitzroy 3065 VIC

Happy hours: 4pm–8pm, Mondays

On offer: $8 burgers.

The Rainbow Hotel

Address: 27 St David St, Fitzroy 3067 VIC

Happy hours: 5.30pm–9pm Wednesdays

On offer: $14 steak.

The Corner Hotel

Address: 57 Swan St, Richmond 3121 VIC

Happy days: Wednesdays

On offer: Parmigiana + pot for $16.

Mosskito Café Bar Lounge

Address: 205-211 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill 3069 VIC

Happy hours: 12pm–6pm, Monday–Friday

On offer: Half-price lunch and dinner meals.

McKinnon Hotel

Address: McKinnon Rd and Jasper Rd, McKinnon 3204 VIC

Happy hours: 5.30pm–9pm, Monday–Thursday

On offer: Ten different types of parmigiana for $15 on Mondays; $15 seafood specials on Tuesdays; $15 pastas on Wednesdays; $16 porterhouse steak ($20 including a glass of shiraz) on Thursdays.

Boheme Café Bar

Address: 368 Bridge Rd, Richmond 3121 VIC

Happy hours: Lunch, Monday–Friday

On offer: $5.50 pizzas.

The Social

Address: 115 Chapel St, Windsor 3181 VIC

Happy days: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays

On offer: $15 steak on Mondays; parmigiana ($10 eggplant, $12 chicken and $14 veal) on Thursdays.

The Bottom End

Address: 579 Little Collins St, Melbourne 3000 VIC

Happy hours: From 12pm, Wednesday and Thursday

On offer: $4 tacos on Wednesdays; $10 meals on Thursdays nights from 6pm.

Feel free to drop me a line if you know of a great happy hour you think I should include.

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