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

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

  • citizen public house

    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.)

  • 10 Great Happy Hour Hotspots Roaring Fork
    Roaring Fork

    Enjoy $5 drinks and discounts on appetizers, including house-made guac, pork wings and kettles of green chile pork. (Tue.-Sat., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun. – Mon., all night)

  • El Chorro

    Save on wine, beer and seasonal cocktails, as well as Southwestern Poutine, Crispy Fried Shrimp and signature sticky buns all while enjoying a classic Camelback Mountain view. (Mon. – Sat., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • Barrio Queen

    Catch happy hour at either end of the day at downtown’s Barrio Queen. Every day, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to close, you can enjoy $4 Casa Margaritas and Mexican beers, $5 glasses of wine, and $6 apps, including taquitos, mini tortas and stuffed poblano peppers.

  • 10 Great Happy Hour Hotspots Second Story
    Second Story Liquor Bar

    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.” (Daily, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • 10 Great Happy hour hotspots Wildfish
    Wildfish Seafood Grille

    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. (Tue. – Sat., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.; all night Sun. and Mon.)

  • 10 Great Happy Hour Hotspots Craft64
    Craft 64

    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

    At $3 per taco, chow down on the “Pastor Chicken,” “Traditional Carnitas” and “Machaca Beef” options. Check out $5 margaritas and $4 cervazas as well. (Mon. – Fri., 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

  • ZuZu

    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 Green Chile Pork, Fried New England Clams and Slow-Roasted Ribeye Dip. (Mon. – Fri., 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.)