We love 'happy hour' here at Tropic Now, and we especially love local pubs and bars who treat us to something special at certain times of the day.
We've independently compiled a list of the best based on our extensive research involving more than a few visits to our favourite local establishments with family and friends.
Cairns' newest five star hotel has plenty of choices in a luxury setting.
Paper Crane restaurant and bar has happy hour from 4pm-6pm Sundays through to Thursdays with $5 spirits, beer and wine.
For cocktail deals, head to the city's highest rooftop bar, Rocco, where you can get $15 signature and classic cocktails between 4pm and 6pm and 8pm and 10pm Mondays to Thursdays.
Plus, grab a Sunday bloody Mary or espresso martini for $15.
Greenfields has sundowners Friday and Saturday between 4.30pm and 6.30pm with $5 beer and wine.
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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 has an extensive list of cocktails.
The Wright Brothers: Mt Uncle Distillery Navy Strength Gin, Maraschino, Crème de Violette, lemon, garnished with thyme
The Socialite: Ketel One Vodka, Pimms, lime, apple & blackcurrent juice, orange syrup, garnished with flamed orange peel
Don’t Ask: Espolon Tequila, Cointreau, espresso shot, raspberry jam, garnished with edible flower
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There's nothing better than a locally brewed beer. Except for a locally brewed beer that can be purchased during happy hour.
Hemingways has incredible offers every week day from 5pm-6pm. Perfect for a post-work unwind.
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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.
It happens every day of the week (except public holidays) from 5pm-7pm.
There's an extensive beer and wine list plus cocktails.
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Head down the red brick laneway off Abbott St and discover one of the city's favourite haunts.
The team at Three Wolves offer happy hour from 4-6pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
We highly recommend sampling some of their cocktails such as Clockwork Orange, Smoke on the Water and Chakra Sour.
Plus, sign up for a locals card to get even more great deals.
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Located in a great spot with views over the marina in Pier Point Road, The Backyard does happy hour from 5pm-7pm and again from 9pm-10pm with amazing deals on spirits, house wines and beers.
You can choose to pull up a seat on the deck, in the public bar or in the garden and grill.
There's a constantly changing menu of discounted food deals, too.
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Located in a beautifully restored former 1920s NAB Bank, this place exudes old-world charm.
There are two happy hours a night - from 3pm-6pm and 9pm-11pm - during which you can buy tap beer and house wines for $5 each and two cocktails for the price of one.
Cult classics include espresso martinis, margaritas and daiquiris.
Plus, Thursdays is ladies night with a super special on sparkling wine and platters between 5pm and 7pm.
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The Edge Hill locals favourite has happy hour drink specials from 4pm-6pm plus $10 share plates!
Famous for drool-worthy tapas, Noa also regularly gets props for its service and wine list plus its casual yet refined ambience.
4pm-6pm happy hour with great drink specials plus Nonna's share plates for just $10! (Yes, Nonna lives here and you can tell by the amazing Italian food.)
The laid-back (dogs allowed on the deck!) trattoria, chop house and bar is located at Barr St Markets on the southside.
FLAMINGOS TIKI BAR
Where you get a show with your drink!
It's all about the heavenly rum-based cocktails made with flair at this Esplanade establishment.
Happy hour is from 4pm-6pm plus there are special deals for people with a locals card.
Try the Pineapple Sexpress: Captain Morgan spiced rum, peach puree, coconut rum, pineapple juice, cherry bitters, coconut sorbet.
The epitome of tropical trendiness, this bar has happy hour from 4pm-6pm Monday to Friday with $5 schooners and $6 house wines.
After 8pm Monday nights you can get spirits and beers for less than $5, along with $11 Mojitos!
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THE CONSERVATORY BAR
Get comfy at the Conservatory with Wednesday wines just $7 between 4pm and 6pm.
Thursday is beer day and $7 will buy you any type of amber liquid on the menu, including craft beer.
Friday and Saturdays from 7pm-9pm Espresso Martinis are just $12 each.
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THE COTTON CLUB
This is where you can drink, dine and dance in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Happy hour runs every day from 5pm-7pm and from 9pm-11pm it's cocktail hour at the back bar.
You really get your money's worth on Tuesdays, with a two-for-one dinner deal!
Plus there's live music 7 days a week.
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