Delicious signature cocktails, tasty appetizers, and unbeatable prices: what’s not to love about happy hour? We’ve put together a list of some of the best spots around Scottsdale to catch up with friends over good drinks, share plates on a patio overlooking the mountains, and get a great bang for your buck. These seven restaurants know how to host a fantastic happy hour no matter the occasion or time of year. Check them out – your stomach and wallet will thank you.
Located on Hayden Road, this classic restaurant serves southern comfort food with its own special touch. Everything on the menu is mouth-watering, but patrons can’t stop praising their incomparable social hour. From 3-6 pm daily, you can get craft brews for $4, signature cocktails for $9, and house sangria for $8. Try the Hawaiian sweet roll sliders ($9), the pork belly PB&J ($8), or the authentic shrimp remoulade for $12. With an extensive selection of craft brews and a menu featuring some of the restaurant’s best dishes, this social hour is a crowd favorite.
Nothing pairs better than tacos and tequila. On Monday through Friday from 3-6 pm, head to this lively, beach-inspired restaurant for flavorful Mexican cuisine. During the happy hour, enjoy 20% off all alcoholic beverages such as the smashed watermelon margarita or the blackberry sangria. Sample a cheese crisp or any of the restaurant’s famous a la carte tacos. If you love fresh Mexican food and innovative cocktails, try Blanco Tacos + Tequila on Scottsdale Road.
Nestled in the center of Old Town Scottsdale, Evo offers a blend of American and Italian dishes using locally-sourced ingredients. This casual venue with a chic interior is a family-friendly spot perfect for any occasion. Happy hour is 4-6 pm daily, and keep an eye out throughout the week for special deals such as free pizza when you buy one bottle of wine. Choose from $5 beer, $6 wine, and $6 sangria. Pair your drinks with delectable plates such as grilled drumsticks ($10), arancini ($9), and margherita pizza ($10). You can’t go wrong with the local dishes and drinks at Evo.
Located on Scottsdale Road near the canal, Roaring Fork serves western-style, wood-fired American cuisine. Meat lovers can’t resist the slow-cooked rotisserie lamb, beef, fish, pork, and other sophisticated dishes prepared in Roaring Fork’s signature style. Happy hour is Sunday through Thursday all night long during the summer. Sit at the bar and drink any signature cocktails for only $6. Try the huckleberry frozen margarita or spicy jalapeno margarita. You can order shareables such as guacamole, chicken tinga tacos, and green chili pork for under $10. Hang out at Roaring Fork to expand your palette and enjoy meat cooked to perfection.
This trendy wine bar in the Scottsdale Quarter has over 150 wines available to sample year-round. They offer happy hour from 3-6 pm daily and all day long on Wednesday. Their house wines are only $6 by the glass during happy hour, and their house wines by the bottle are reduced to $20. Choose from tasty Italian-inspired sides like flatbreads, ortaggio, dip, and roasted brussel sprouts. For wine connoisseurs, the happy hour at Sorso Wine Room is a must.
This upscale American restaurant offers a legendary happy hour Monday through Saturday from 4-6 pm. While entrees at El Chorro are on the pricier side, you can enjoy an affordable array of some of the restaurant’s trademark dishes during happy hour. A margarita is only $5, and you’ll have trouble choosing between the BBQ chicken flatbread ($9), sliders ($8), and fish tacos ($8). Save room for El Chorro’s renowned sticky buns ($9). Located near the base of Camelback Mountain on Lincoln Drive, El Chorro’s patio is so picturesque and peaceful that it is a popular wedding venue. El Chorro offers not only a stunning view of the mountains but also an extremely affordable happy hour menu with countless amazing dishes.
Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale near Fashion Square and the canal, Citizen Public House is an intimate, sophisticated venue that serves new-American food. Social hour, from 4-6 pm daily, is a great opportunity to sample some of these fine wines and plates for an irresistible price. Choose between featured wines for $6 or the restaurant’s cocktail of the week for $8. Trademark appetizers include the salmon rillettes ($8), the beer fondue ($5), and the bacon fat popcorn ($3.50). Citizen Public House has a classy social hour perfect for work gatherings or date nights on any day of the week.
Nothing makes us more excited than gourmet plates and signature cocktails at affordable prices. You don’t have to wait until the weekend to unwind with a fine glass of wine. Instead, you can enjoy happy hour any day of the week at these trendy and fun Scottsdale hangouts.