Best After-Work Drink Spots for Happy Hour in Parramatta

Parramatta is home to many great bars, pubs and bistros. Find out where to get your after-work happy hour drinks with colleagues in Parramatta.

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Celebrate the end of a long week with an after-work happy hour drinks night in Parramatta. Whether you’re a Parramatta local or a travelling Sydneysider, you’re sure to find a bar or pub perfect for your after-work drinks celebration. 

Below are the best after-work bars and pubs to visit for happy hour drinks with workmates in Parramatta.

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Nick & Nora’s Parramatta

A stylish 1920s themed cocktail and champaign bar located in SKYE Suites Parramatta, Nick & Nora’s is the place to be for a glamorous after-work drinks night with your workmates. Easy to get to at the heart of the Parramatta CBD, this high-class bar is best known for serving impressive cocktails, champagne, and whiskies, as well as fresh oysters and world-class caviar and artisanal cheeses to accompany your drinks.

If you’re keen to experience the golden era of soirees and affordable happy hour drinks - with $5 wines and $12 cocktails - Nick & Nora’s Parramatta is a must-visit. Gather your colleagues and spend an after-work night at the 26th story bar in Parramatta.

Heritage Lounge

Heritage Lounge is a chic bar for an after-work hangout, featuring happy hour cocktails, sharing boards and pizza and a fancy cigar menu. Another pub with a 1920s theme, Heritage Lounge is a core contributor to Parramatta’s nightlife, with a barrage of signature aged cocktails, scotch whiskies and wine for tasting.

Heritage Lounge is also home to the rarest whisky in the world - the Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. Experience something new with your favourite workmates the next time you’re going out for happy hour drinks at Heritage Lounge. The bar is located on Church St in Parramatta.

Butter Parramatta

Butter is a unique bar in Parramatta serving the ultimate blend of fried chicken and champagne you didn’t know you needed. While it sounds like a bizarre combination, Butter Parramatta makes it work with delicious fried chicken burgers and a hand-picked array of champagne and cocktails. 

Store visitors during happy hour can enjoy drinks such as the Yuzu Sake Spritz, Hennesy Lemon Ice Tea, Blueberry Sour, and Xpress Yoself. You can also share a signature fried chicken platter with your colleagues for a finger-licking good after-work meal.

Ruse Bar and Brasserie

Ruse Bar and Brasserie in Parramatta Square is a great place to wine, dine and relax with colleagues after a long week at work. A European-inspired dining brasserie, Ruse Bar is ideal for a small bite accompanied by a signature cocktail. Serving Negroni, Sours, Paloma and Daiquiri, there’s a wide range of seasonal cocktails to try at Ruse Bar and Brasserie. 

Whether you’re after a casual and quick happy hour drinks environment or a more formal experience, Ruse Bar and Brasserie has an expansive space and venue fit for your needs. You can reserve a table online and enjoy happy hour from 3pm to 5:30pm, Tuesdays to Friday.

General Bourke

General Bourke is the place to be for a hearty Irish meal and pub fare in Parramatta. Part of the Iris Capital Group Venues and a host to a large series of monthly events, there’s always something to try and do at General Bourke with your workmates.

Embodying the cheerful Irish spirit, the restaurant serves Guinness on tap as well as other classic cold beers. General Bourke is a great place to visit for a filling shared meal, with many pizzas, bread, seafood and pie options on the menu.

The Crown Hotel Parramatta

If you’re looking for a lively bistro and bar with outdoor seating and a buzzy vibe, check out The Crown Hotel Parramatta on Church St. Open from 10am to 4am, you can plan a long and fun night at the bar and enjoy live sports screening as well as great food and drinks with your colleagues.

Happy hour is between 4pm to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays, and patrons can enjoy local tap beers and house wines for $5.50. The Crown Hotel Parramatta’s menu includes classic burgers, seafood and steak dishes, as well as pizzas and pasta to share.

Collector Hotel Parramatta

If you’re looking for a more casual happy hours vibe with pub grub classics and live sports viewings, Collector Hotel is the place to visit. Located in Launch Pad WSU Parramatta, the pub serves your favourite beers, as well as Collector’s house-made cocktails during happy hour.

From the Jager Spiced Old Fashion to the Passionfruit Cosmo, there’s a wide selection of happy hour drinks suited to all sorts of taste buds at Collector Hotel. Enjoy some after-work drinks at Collector Hotel’s state-of-the-art sports bar with TAB and KENO facilities with your colleagues any time of the week.

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Enjoy Happy Hour in Parramatta

Treat yourself and your colleagues to some happy hour drinks in Parramatta. Above are our top seven recommendations for bars, pubs and bistros offering happy hour drinks in the Parramatta area. Be sure to check them out the next time you’re organising an after-work drinks night with your workmates.