Best Scottsdale Happy Hours
Who doesn’t love happy hour? I mean its name is happy hour. Just writing the words best Scottsdale happy hour puts a smile on my face and makes me happy. But the best part about it, it typically isn’t just one hour, it is multiple hours! Sometimes it even lasts all day. What?! I know right? But where to go? Scottsdale has a lot of options. To see some of them and which hours they are the happiest, make sure to check out our Scottsdale Happy Hour Live! Directory that updates in real time. So you will always know if it is a happy hour somewhere.
Now, since you know we love lists, here is our list of the 10 best happy hours in Scottsdale that you should check out.
This unique little Scottsdale restaurant has the feel of hanging out at your best friends house. Only if your best friend served freshly brewed beer and unique cocktails. You can either post up outside on their two different patios or relax inside on their vintage and comfortable furniture. Our recommendation: Whiskey Mule. (Full disclosure: I am sitting on a vintage chair inside and sipping on a Whiskey Mule as I write this. Whoops) Happy Hour Everyday From 4pm to 7pm. Bonus: What the Buck Wednesdays 3pm to Close: $1 off all beers and $1 tamales.
We are going with an Old Town Scottsdale restaurant staple for this one. Dos Gringos sometimes only gets thought of as a bar, which is fine since their happy hour is the tits. But please don’t sleep on their food. The Gringo Rolls and Street Tacos are a must order every time. Our recommendation: Order a $15 bucket of Coronas then play some giant Jenga, Cornhole or Connect Four on their outdoor patio or hang inside with some Golden Tee. Happy Hour Mon-Fri From 3pm to 7pm as well as other specials daily. Visit the Dos Gringos website for a full breakdown.
Edit: NOW OLD TOWN GRINGOS. SEE VIDEO BELOW.
Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
What is in a name? This Scottsdale restaurant just decided get straight to the point with no messing around with theirs. With an assortment of $3 to $5 drink specials, the All American Burger for $7.50 and much more. It is a spot that you should try if you are looking to get back to basics and plainly, just want to feel downright American. Our recommendation: $7 Frank-N-Stein w/fries or chips and a domestic pint. Happy Hour Mon-Fri From 3pm to 7pm. Bonus: Reverse Happy Hour 7 Days a Week after 10pm, drink and food specials and $5 Fireball shots, if you nasty!
Technically, this spot is in Phoenix or in one of the areas that we like to call “The Fringe” of Scottsdale restaurants. We will allow it on our list because, HALF PRICE OFF ALL BEVERAGES. It describes itself as “a trendy, upscale lounge with a ‘local bar’ mentality. We would agree with that description, and then add that it is a place where you can dress to the nines or pop in casually after work for a camaraderie building coworker happy hour. Our recommendation: All the drinks. Did we mention that they were half off? Pair the drinks with an excellent mix of appetizer plates. Happy Hour Everyday From 4pm to 8pm. Bonus: Every Friday Happy Hour Includes Complimentary Martini Tasting!
The first of two Scottsdale restaurants on our list that we have filmed a video review at. But we aren’t showing favoritism, this Scottsdale restaurant would make the list either way. Because their happy hour is just that good, and probably one of the best Scottsdale Happy Hours. John “The Whiskey Man” Christie will make even the most delicate pallet fall in love with whiskey and Chef Josh Bracher will make you question your life with some of the food combinations he puts together. Our recommendation: The Philadelphia Fish House Punch, The El Diablo Del Sol or have John create one of his many whiskey offerings. Happy Hour Wed-Sun From 4pm to 6pm (they aren’t open Monday or Tuesday) Bonus: Late Night Menu 9pm to Close Wed, Thurs & Sun, and 10 pm to Close on Fri & Sat.
This Gainey Village happy hour spot should be on every Scottsdale restaurant happy hour list ever created, til the end of time. End of story. With a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, you will feel right at ease the moment you walk in. What makes their happy hour so great? Four words: Top Shelf Happy Hour. $5 Grey Goose? They got that. $5 Jack Daniels or Johnny Walker Black? They got that. $4 rotating selection of wine? They got that. $3 imported or $2 domestic? They got that and much more. For food, you can choose from an assortment of Bar Small Plates that are $2 off. Our recommendation: Uber. Happy Hour Mon-Fri From 4pm to 6:30pm.
We can’t leave out one of our favorite Scottsdale Quarter happy hour spots. The happy hour can be enjoyed in what they call “The V Lounge” and it is referred to as a lounge for a reason. With live music, a creative cocktail list and an appetizer menu that has a little bit of everything. You will not be disappointed. Our recommendation: $1 Louisiana Oysters! Happy Hour Nightly From 4pm to 7pm. Bonus: All Night Happy Hour Sunday and Monday.
The Skeptical Chymist
This north Scottsdale restaurant is a personal favorite of mine. Because I have a love for Irish Pubs. Especially ones that do it right. Which The Skeptical Chymist does, walking in transports you to Ireland and makes you want to belly up to the bar with a pint. Our recommendation: Irish Car Bomb, some mussels and perhaps some Tums as you may regret that combo later. However, you will have a hell of a time in the moment. Happy Hour From 4pm to 7pm Daily. Bonus: An assortment of drink specials throughout the week depending on the day.
TapHouse Kitchen or THK as all the cool kids call it is a must visit for your next happy hour if you have not been yet. It is located in the Scottsdale Hilton Village, and this friendly neighborhood spot has a welcoming ambiance that makes you want to keep coming back. Which you can because they have happy hour seven days a week! Yep, who doesn’t love happy hour on the weekend? I know I do. Our recommendation: TapHouse Sliders or Shrimp Mac-N-Cheese paired with a “Flight Plan” Beer Flight. Happy Hour Everyday From 3pm to 6pm. Bonus: Did I mention that it was seven days a week?
Last, but certainly not least, the second Scottsdale restaurant that we filmed a review at that made the list. But again, we aren’t being biased. Just stating fact. Rehab Burger Therapy makes our list for not only it’s amazing burgers, but the fact that it may have the most happy “hours” in Scottsdale. First, it has happy hour everyday from 11am to 6pm AND happy hour all day on Thursdays. Think about it, every Thursday you could do lunch time happy hour, regular happy hour and then dinner happy hour. What is happier than three happy hours in a day? I challenge you to top that with something happier? Our recommendation: A mix of sweet potato tots and french fries with an assortment of their homemade dipping sauces, then go old school with a nice cold Dos Equis Lager on tap. Happy Hour Everyday From 11am to 6pm. Bonus: Happy Hour All Day on Thursdays.
If we left one of your favorite Happy Hour spots off of the list. LET US KNOW why it is your favorite and why it should be on our next list! But until then, go get happy!
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