10 Best Happy Hour Spots in Scottsdale to Drink, Eat and Mingle

One of the most popular happy hours in Scottsdale happens at Citizen Public House, a classic pub with a contemporary twist. Don't call it happy hour, though - it's "social hour" at this stylish pub, and it happens every day from 3 pm to 6 pm. The social hour menu features barrel-aged cocktails, half-price beer and wine, and gourmet bites like turkey sliders and confit chicken wings. The ambiance is lively without feeling too crowded. 

If your idea of the perfect happy hour includes a glass of red wine and a board of delicious and exotic cheeses, head on over to 5th and Wine, a happy hour institution. The regular happy hour goes from 3 pm to 6 pm Monday through Friday, along with an all-day happy hour on Sundays. Drink specials include $4 beer and well drinks, $8 specialty cocktails, and $5 glasses of wine. Enjoy your drink with food specials like the small caesar salad, the hummus plate, and warm brie. 

For a happy hour in the heart of downtown, stop by RnR Restaurant and Bar, where the drinks are stiff and the people-watching is good. The kitchen delivers top-notch American comfort food, and the bar has a creative list of craft cocktails. With a wine cellar stocked with more than 1,800 bottles, this is also a great destination for oenophiles. A spacious two-story patio and more than 30 TVs make this an ideal spot for mingling, watching the game, or just enjoying a drink with friends. 

Located in two-story, modernist-industrial building in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, this stylish gastropub is a popular destination for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night eats. There are 30-plus TVs so you can catch the game, or sit on...  Read More

This elegantly hip restaurant is famous for its burgers, sandwiches, and "galettes," a crispy flat bread topped with cheese, olives, bacon, and onions. Although the fare is simple, the preparation is perfection. Expect to be impressed by fresh...  Read More

Sorso Wine Room is a stylish wine bar and cafe at the posh Scottsdale Quarter shopping center in north Scottsdale. The bar is home to a state-of-the-art WineEmotion wine dispenser, which features an eclectic selection of 32 wines. Simply grab a...  Read More

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This hip Scottsdale eatery, another brainchild from Fox Restaurant Concepts, is described as the city's "rebel child" gastropub where the uniform-free staff is free to create bold culinary experiments in a relaxed yet professional environment....  Read More

Located in the exclusive DC Ranch neighborhood in north Scottsdale, Market Street Kitchen blends unpretentious food and lively ambiance to a tee. The restaurant has a large, friendly communal dining room and some of the best wood fired...  Read More

Craft 64 has become one of the most popular happy hour spots in Old Town Scottsdale. And why not? The pizzeria and brew pub has an extensive list of craft beers, with at least 36 Arizona-crafted beers on tap at last count. There is also a...  Read More

The Beverly, formerly known as Mabel's on Main, is an Old Town Scottsdale gem full of old-school glamour and sophistication. The exposed brick walls, mahogany wood bar, and leather booths lend a warm and intimate feel, while the busy mixologists...  Read More

Simple food and great wine make for a winning combination at 5th and Wine, one of the most popular wine bars in downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant/wine bar features a 60-seat dining room (which fills up fast on the weekends), a comfy soft...  Read More

Citizen Public House is what the English pub concept looks like in Scottsdale: thoroughly contemporary and upscale, yet still managing to retain the homey charm of a traditional public house. Nestled comfortably in Old Town Scottsdale, Citizen...  Read More


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