Wednesday, May 27, 2015

happy hourBlog


Southwestern Union

Beyond Wild West shootouts and rugged, cacti-covered mountain landscapes is a culinary culture teeming with flavor and heat. Brave the region's spicy grub while saving pesos on firewater at these three iconic Southwest eateries.


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Game Time

The Valley’s pro sports teams have a passionate following in the stands – and an even bigger one on local bar stools. Make a play for bargain booze and ballpark comestibles at these three fan-worthy bars.


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Pedal Pushers

Whether you’re touring town on a cruiser or freewheeling corners with fellow fixies, these bike-themed eateries can help you refuel for the road.


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Spirited Away

Creaking doors, mysterious voices and pernicious pasts make some local watering holes a magnet for seekers of the strange. But even the staunchest skeptic won’t stand a ghost of a chance against these hauntingly good happy hours.


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New Brew Crew

When it comes to hops hotspots, the Valley’s pint glass runneth over. Check out the sudsy happy hours at these new local brewpubs.

Fate Brewing Company
7337 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale
Word of mouth, a well-trained brewmaster and a touch of kismet have made Steve McFate’s cozy pub a neighborhood success story. At happy hour, bar stools are as limited as Fate’s small-batch beers, so come early. House brews cost $3.75,


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By the Numbers


71 American Grille
28615 N. El Mirage Rd., Peoria
Old Glory was displayed at the Washington Monument only after a 1971 presidential proclamation. 71 American Grille, on the other hand, has been star-spangled ever since opening in mid-2013. Red, white and blue-painted walls and tables coated with U.S. travel memorabilia smack of national pride, as does


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Shots in the Dark

Having embraced anti-booze laws years before Prohibition, early 20th-century Arizona was no stranger to speakeasies. These cozy hideaways are a welcome throwback to an era of secrecy and intrigue.


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