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

Happy hours are plentiful in Scottsdale, and the city's restaurants and bars do a good job of offering a nice mix of ambiance, food and drink. 

Citizen Public House hosts a "social hour" that happens daily from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 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. 

Looking for a chic place to spend the happiest hours of the day? Drop by ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho, downtown Scottsdale's long-standing midcentury-chic hotel, for great drinks on food and drink. 

Another chic spot with gourmet nibbles and cocktails is Second Story Liquor Bar, which offers treats like kitchen's popular WTF Biscuits with cremé fraîche butter. 

For a casual spot with good beer and wine on the happy hour menu, swing by Craft 64 in Old Town Scottsdale. Keep reading for more Scottsdale happy hour suggestions. 



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

Culinary Dropout
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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



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



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



Classic American fare gets a gourmet twist at this fashionable cafe, located inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale. The lunch menu is extensive, with the emphasis on seasonal comfort food prepared thoughtfully with a decidedly...  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



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

Jade Bar
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Jade Bar is the sleek, ultra-trendy restaurant and lounge bar located at Sanctuary on Camelback. The emphasis here is on the natural elements of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. The bar has one of the loveliest secluded patios in the city,...  Read More



This story-themed restaurant and bar is a unique addition to the Old Town Scottsdale nightlife scene. The restaurant and bar serves up a fun menu full of creative fusion dishes with an Asian twist. From the "Intro" appetizer meu, try the inside...  Read More


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