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10 Best Happy Hour Hotspots in Scottsdale

When it comes to bargain bites and drinks, Scottsdale’s restaurants serve up a robust menu of happy hour specials that are sure to please. These are some of the best happy hours in Scottsdale, complete with a tasty food menu to complement your well-deserved beer, wine or cocktail of choice. 


Uchi Scottsdale

Sushi Stock Nigiri

This highly anticipated addition to Old Town’s culinary scene offers happy hour savings on hot tastings like Crispy Rice with your choice of short rib or pork belly, Walu Walu (oak-grilled escolar) and tempura dishes, as well as handrolls, nigiri and sashimi. You'll also save on select wine, beer and sake. (Daily, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.)


Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen Happy Hour

Claim a table on the Queen’s sunny patio and enjoy $5 happy hour bites like a pair of tacos, chicken flautas, nachitos and quesadillas. The $5 price also extends to select margaritas, wine and sangria. If tequila is your drink of choice, Don Julio Flights are half-price! (Mon.-Fri., 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.)


Citizen Public House


During Social Hour at this Old Town favorite you’ll enjoy discounts on specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and draft beer, as well as a menu of innovative bar snacks like Bacon Fat Popcorn and their famous Beer Fondue. Feeling lucky? Order the $10 Dealer's Choice cocktail and let CPH's mixologists surprise you! (Daily, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)




EVO, a favorite neighborhood eatery in Old Town Scottsdale, offers daily happy hour specials that include $5 select beers and well spirits, and $6 for wine or sangria. Pair your choice of beverage with tasty bites like the Margherita Pizza ($14) or EVO Meatballs ($15). (Daily, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)


Fat Ox

Fat Ox

Fat Ox’s Aperitivo Hour menu offers $12 craft cocktails, including the Mint Gimlet and Aperol Spritz, as well as $9 select wines and sangria, and $5 - $6 select beer. For noshing, try the Linz Prime Beef Tartare or Burrata Di Stephano, featuring crispy pine nut salsa verde, charred peas and shishito peppers. (Daily, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; bar only)


Hula’s Modern Tiki

Hula's Modern Tiki

Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Hula’s Modern Tiki has a happy hour you won’t want to miss! Enjoy daily deals on cocktails, including Hula’s famous Mai Tai, starting at just $8 each. Monday through Friday you also can indulge in a variety of delicious, nicely priced apps like the Hilo Sliders and Surfrider Chicken Sticks. (Mon., Tue., Thu., and Fri 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed., all night 3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., drinks only 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)


Cien Agaves

Cien Agaves margarita

Voted one of Scottsdale’s best happy hours, Cien Agaves boasts $3 Tinga Tacos and $6 select apps as well as savings on margaritas, Estrella Jalisco beer and wine by the glass. Head for the upstairs patios and enjoy scenic views of Old Town while you dine. (Daily, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.)


Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash

Enjoy a different kind of happy hour with Maple & Ash’s Tower Hour in the bar and lounge. The $2 oysters on the half-shell are the star of the show, but you can also go big with the $40 Fire-Roasted Seafood Tower, a collection of fresh seafood (manila clams, oysters, scallops, wild blue prawn and alaskan king crab) roasted in the hearth and finished with garlic butter and chili oil. To sip, try a glass of Bubbles, Rosé & House Red or a classic cocktail like Tito's Martini. (Mon. – Fri. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; bar and lounge only)


The Mission at Kierland Commons

the mission

If you find yourself in North Scottsdale, head for Guac-Tail Hour at The Mission at Kierland Commons where you can score chips, salsa, guacamole and a bottle of wine for just $20. Other specials include $2 Roasted Corn Gorditas, $5 Ahi Tuna Tostadas and $6 Jidori Chicken Wings. Guac-Tail Hour also boasts half-off Tecate cans and frozen margaritas. (Daily, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Kierland location only)




ZuZu’s mid-century modern vibe gives happy hour a fun, fresh ambiance.  Everything on the special menu is under $10, including the featured draft beer, cocktails, house red and white wines by the glass, and tapas like the Roasted Garlic Moroccan Hummus, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Short Rib Empanadas. (Mon. – Thu., 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)