We love Happy Hour here at TropicNow, and we especially love local pubs and bars who treat us with some awesome specials at certain times of the day.
Due to some really - really - strict liquor licensing laws in Queensland, the bars and pubs themselves can't promote their Happy Hour specials to the public. Bummer, right?
But based on our extensive research involving more than a few visits to our favourite local establishments, we can. So...
Hands up if you love Happy Hour?
This cocktail bar at Hilton Cairns has a list of specials that is truly in-cred-ible.
The Gin Social Happy Hour runs from 4pm to 7pm every day of the week and includes $12 cocktails and $6 beers and house wine. Here's the cocktail list...
Sloe 'n' Steady: Hayman's Sloe Gin, Cinzano Rosso, Aperol, cherry bitters
Lynchburg Lemonade: Jack Daniels, Cointreau, lemon juice, lemonade
Choc-ana: Cacao White, Crème de Bananas, lime juice, pineapple juice
Vesper Martini: Mt Uncle Gin, Ketel One Vodka, Lillet blanc
There's nothing better than a locally brewed beer. Except for a locally brewed beer that can be purchased during Happy Hour.
Hemingways has an incredible offer every week day from 5pm-6pm. You can get $5 schooners of Hemingways beer and $6 house wine.
MORE: Hemingways Facebook page
This local institution is always buzzing with a mix of backpackers, local go-getters and people like us who love the Pier Bar's Happy Hour specials.
It happens every day of the week (except public holidays) from 5pm-7pm, with a selection of $5 beers ($5.50 for pints), wine and spirits.
MORE: Pier Bar Facebook page
Head down the red brick laneway off Abbott St and discover one of the city's favourite Happy Hour haunts.
The team at Three Wolves offer Happy Hour from 4-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
You can grab $12 cocktails and $7 beer and wines.
We highly recommend sampling some of their cocktails such as The Grasscutter, The Blackbird (espresso martini) or the Elderflower Spritz.