18 Best Happy Hours in Scottsdale & Phoenix

Here are our picks for the 18 BEST HAPPY HOURS in Scottsdale and Phoenix.  We started from hundreds of happy hours and whittled it down to these 18.  We change them up periodically, so check back every once in awhile for new recommendations.

Now, if you like more of a classy, upscale happy hour and do not mind paying a bit more, then you will like Dominick’s or Eddie MerlotsSometimes a casual, comfortable, and “easy on the pocketbook” place, like Goldies Sports Bar or HopdoddyThen there are the “best of both worlds” places that are just right, like Roaring Fork or Sorso Wine Room. We believe you can’t go wrong with any of these 18 picks.


Now you might be asking, “How did you determine which are the 18 BEST HAPPY HOURS in Scottsdale and Phoenix?”.  After all, there are hundreds of venues available.  A daunting task, I know, but someone had to do it, right?  Exactly!


What criterion makes for “a best happy hour”?  Well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.  Some of the decisions have to do with the mood you’re in. Basics like location (is it near me?), atmosphere, food menu, and wine or cocktail offerings top the decision choices.  Then, is it inside or outside, who’s all is going, do you like a crowd, is entertainment offered.  Lots of factors.  Finally, you have to ask what deals are being offered.  Because, without a deal, there is no happy hour, hear what I’m say’n!  Wow, so many things to think about.


As you might imagine, it is very hard to select just 18 spots.  Where are the best places offering calamari?  How about a good pasta happy hour?  Are wines by the glass a 6-ounce pour or a 9-ounce pour?  Of course, the leads to the question, “Where do I find the best frozen margarita?”.  The quest for the BEST continues.

In conclusion, HappyHourZa-z will continue to refine and update happy hour choices.  Our focus is in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area.  Browse our 18 BEST HAPPY HOURS.  Try a few.  Then, drop us a note and tell us what you think.  Relax, enjoy life, try something new, and by all means, Find Your Happy Place!