Article by XIANEASE

Once you kick off work, especially once you reach your weekend, it’s nice to be able to get your evening started off right. While the tradition of happy hour hasn’t caught on in every establishment in the city, there are still a fair few places where you can go to loosen up your tie an let your stress begin to melt away, at a price that won’t cause you more stress on the back end. To help you in finding such establishments, we have rounded up the Top Five Happy Hours in Xi’an for May of 2021.

1 Blue Frog 蓝蛙

This was probably the most recommended happy hour that we received feedback about. The chain, which has outlets in most major cities in China, is an American-styled bar and grill that serves up burgers, booze, and things from the grill. While this is by no means a cheap place to drink or eat, their buy-one-get-one happy hour brings things down to a reasonable level and if you pair it with their Monday burger deal, which is also buy-one-get-one, it can be a reasonable place to finish a work day.

Happy Hour Details
16:00-20:00 – Selected Alcohol (beers, cocktails, wine) Buy One Get One Free
Yanta Joy CityBranch
Address: # 777, Xi’an Cien Road, Qujiang Joy City Shopping Mall.
Hi-Tech Zhongda Beanch
Address: #72, Gaoxin Road, Zhongda Shopping Mall.

2 Wuben Taproom 勿本精酿

This small tap room located near to the south gate is one that might be easy to miss if you didn’t know where it was. With a range of beers on tap that are rotating constantly, you can get a different flavor experience each time you go and the shady street it is located on is perfect for some roadside afternoon tipples. You can do the same at their Qujiang location, which has a bit more inside seating and is perfect if you live in the area.

Happy Hour Details
South Gate 南门店:14:00-19:00 Qu Jiang 曲江店:16:00-19:00
Craft Beer 12% OFF

3 Hacker-Pschorr 赫佰仕啤酒坊

Located at the Marriott Executive Apartments in Gaoxin, this German restaurant brews up its own authentic German beer. From 11AM to 2PM and 5:30PM to midnight every day, you can enjoy a set meal with two .3L beers and two snacks for just 98RMB.

Happy Hour Details
11:00-14:00; 17:30-Midnight Beer/Snack Set 98RMB

4 Boxing Cat Brewery 拳击猫精酿

Newly opened at Exit C of DaTangFuRong Yuan Station, this Shanghai-based craft brewery offers a daily happy hour with 35 RMB glasses of their craft beer. On Mondays, the happy hour lasts all night long.

Happy Hour Details
16:00-20:00 35RMB for 330ml

5 Belgian Bar 杰诺比利时

The Belgian Bar, located just inside of south gate along the city wall, has several beers on tap and a decent selection of bottled Belgian beers, along with some very decent food. During the 5-9 happy hour, you can get buy-one-get-one-free draught Vedett Blond beers to go with your burgers and fries.

Happy Hour Details
17:00-21:00 Vedett Blond Beer – Buy One Get One Free

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