Food & Drink

The 16 Best Happy Hours in Phoenix

Published On 07/27/2015 Published On 07/27/2015
St Francis
Postino WineCafe
Crudo
Last Drop at the Hermosa
Salty Senorita AZ
Courtesy of Roaring Fork
Salut Kitchen Bar
1130 The Restaurant
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar
Tavern Grille
Carly's Bistro
Culinary Dropout
Taco Guild
Olive & Ivy
The Vig
Dvine Bistro Mesa
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1. St. Francis 111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012 (Uptown Phoenix)

This modern, family-owned establishment doles out tasty New American eats such as the highly touted Chile Burger w/pickled Fresno chile, sweet and sour onions, shaved romaine, jack cheese, and chipotle aioli.

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2. Postino 3939 E Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Arcadia)

Bright, industrial-chic wine bar Postino in Arcadia is beloved for its magical combination of scrumptious bruschetta and exceptional wine. The masterminds at Upward Projects have wooed Phoenix with a handful of staples (Joyride, Federal Pizza, Churn), but if we're being honest, Postino is our favorite -- not just for the wine cafe’s hip, laid-back feel, but also for its excellent service, solid lineup of primarily European and Californian wines, and its dozen (!) varieties of bruschetta (the burrata/bacon/arugula/tomato option is always a smart decision).

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3. Crudo 3603 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 (Arcadia)

There’s no doubt that Crudo, located off 36th St and Indian School Road, is a favorite in town for both food and cocktails. And when it’s time to brunch, Crudo is at the top of the list. Potato croquettes with poached eggs, brisket and beet hash, pork belly poutine, and sweet/savory brunch jars are all just a taste of what Chef Cullen Campbell’s menu has to offer.

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4. Last Drop at the Hermosa 5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Old western decor, multiple fire pits and and an awesome patio set the scene for a visit to the Last Drop, located in the Hermosa Inn. The service is great and the happy hours are ever-changing, from Mixology Monday and Wine Wednesday to Street Taco Thursday and Beef & Brew Friday.

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5. Roaring Fork 4800 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This place captures the spirit of bold American cuisine with their wood-fired cooking. Lamb, chicken, beef, pork and fresh seafood are all prepared by wood oven roasting, open flame grilling or wood fire rotisserie. Stop in for their famous daily happy hour which offers $5 wine and cocktails in addition to bites with slashed prices.

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6. Salut Kitchen Bar 1435 E University Dr #12, Tempe, AZ 85281

This romantically rustic neighborhood bar offers cocktails, fine wine and tapas like quinoa fritters and hummus stuffed avocado. Purchase a bottle of wine during their happy hour and get another one completely free.

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7. 1130 The Restaurant 455 N 3rd St #1130, Phoenix, AZ 85004

This American Cafe in the Arizona Center Mall has a bistro vibe and a great daily happy hour from 4-7pm. Score domestic drafts for $2, wines for $3.95 and appetizers starting at $3.95. Their unique starters like Lobster Lettuce Cups and Sweet Chili Calamari are not to be missed.

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8. La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar 699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

A slightly upscale take on the traditional pizza joint, Bocca boasts a Mediterranean-inspired menu (with some real stunners on it) and a dimly lit, intimate wine bar atmosphere. We can't say enough about the Chicken Pesto, which boasts has all your favorite toppings: bacon, mozzarella & fontina cheeses, caramelized onions, and of course, chicken. And whether you order the pesto, or another pick from the hand-tossed pizza selection, an outdoor patio awaits to perfectly backdrop your wine-fueled evening.

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9. The Tavern Grille 8880 East Vía Linda, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5412

This hunting lodge of a sports bar serves up a huge menu full of American fare. They offer great daily deals on drinks and food in the daytime and during their happy hour.

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10. Carly's Bistro 128 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Admire the local art in this hip bistro while enjoying a range of soups, salads and sandwiches. Pair your eats with a simple but varied selection of wine, beer and cocktails.

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11. Culinary Dropout at the Yard 5632 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (North Phoenix)

This gastro-pub owns its name by hiring a team of dropouts to cook its unique menu and mix its killer drinks. With an impressive beer menu, including local brews, a colorful patio, bocce ball, ping-pong, and occasional live music, this isn't the worst place to spend an evening (in fact, it might be one of the best).

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12. Taco Guild 546 E. Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012

If you’re looking for the finest tequila in a beautiful setting, look no further than Taco Guild. Quality is king here so you can be confident your drink, whether you opt for straight tequila or a margarita, is the best The Valley has to offer. And if you want to build a base before your booze, the fantastic Mexican eats here should do the trick.

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13. Olive & Ivy 7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

The shady trees and massive patio at this Mediterranean-inspired spot make you feel like you're in Southern France instead of Southern Scottsdale. Stop in for their happy hour, fit for foodies with $3 bruschetta, $6 small plates and $9 flatbreads.

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14. The Vig Uptown 6015 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014 (Uptown Phoenix)

The Vig, an Arizona favorite that spans multiple locations, offers more than just food and drink. For entertainment and top-notch cocktails, head to this Uptown spot to enjoy live music or a game of bocce ball.

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15. D'Vine Bistro & Wine Bar 3990 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248

Count on quality American bistro fare at this chic spot with over 40 wines by the glass, wine flights, craft beers and handmade cocktails. The bistro also features live music and offers events like winemaker dinners.