10 Great Happy Hour Hotspots

By local contributor
Scott McGinty

When it comes to bargain bites, Scottsdale’s restaurants serve up a robust menu of happy hour specials that are sure to please.


Culinary Dropout

Culinary Dropout exterior

At this laid-back gastropub, mug beer is only $4 and well cocktails are $4. Don’t miss the salty-creamy Pretzel & Provolone Fondue (a steal at $7). (Mon. – Fri., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)


citizen public house

Citizen Public House Happy Hour

During “Good Citizen’s Social” you’ll enjoy discounts on specialty cocktails, glass wines and draught beer, as well as a menu of innovative bar snacks that changes weekly. (Daily, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)


Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 drinks and discounts on appetizers, including house-made guac, pork wings and kettles of green chile pork. (Everyday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.)


El Chorro

El Chorro Happy Hour

Save on wine, beer and seasonal cocktails, as well as Food Truck Fish Tacos, El Chorro Kobe Sliders and signature sticky buns all while enjoying a classic Camelback Mountain view. (Mon. – Sat., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)


Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen Happy Hour

Catch happy hour at either end of the day at downtown’s Barrio Queen. Every day, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., you can enjoy $4 Casa Margaritas and Mexican beers, $5 glasses of wine, and $6 apps, including taquitos, mini tortas and stuffed poblano peppers.


Second Story Liquor Bar

Second Story Liquor Bar Happy Hour

Each time you come back to The Second Story Liquor Bar, there will likely be something new and yummy to try on their happy hour menu. But two things that aren’t changing are $6 house wines and $6 “Dram of the Day.” (Weekdays, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Weekends 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.)


Wildfish Seafood Grille

Wildfish Happy Hour

Select martinis, margaritas, mojitos and wines by the glass are only $5 (all other drinks are $2 off) and you’ll savor $1 Louisiana Oysters and discounted pricing on other tasty morsels like the Spicy Shrimp & Pork Potstickers for $8 and Tartare of Pacific Ahi for $12. (Hours: All Night, Every Night)


Craft 64

Craft 64 Scottsdale Pizza

Best known for their woodfired pizzas, head to Craft 64 during happy hour to nibble on small plates at just $8 each, including the Olive Bowl with Fresh-baked Focaccia, Mozzarella Caprese Sandwich and a Charcuterie Plate. Sample one of their 36 craft Arizona beers on tap for $1 off while you are at it. (Daily, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)


Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Wildfish Happy Hour

At $3.50 per taco, chow down on the “Pastor Chicken,” “Traditional Carnitas” and “Machaca Beef” options. Check out $6 margaritas and $4 cervazas as well. (Mon. – Fri., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)



Zuzu Happy Hour

Cool Redux Happy Hour at ZuZu is a throwback to simpler times, both in environment and cost. Enjoy $6 wine by the glass and signature cocktails like the Bramble or the Blood Orange Margarita, as well as $4 select beers. You’ll also love $6 bites such as Warm Bavarian Pretzel, Fried Calamari & Jalapenos, and house made potato chips. (Mon. – Fri., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.)