Thursday, May 07, 2015

happy hourBlog


Beach Cruisers

An easy alternative to a 215-mile drive to the coast, these happy hours offer an instant seaside vacation with no sunscreen required.


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Thai One On

Take your mouth on a 
Southeast Asian tour while getting more Bangkok for your buck at these flavorful happy hours.

Sa Bai Modern Thai
4121 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix

First-time restaurateurs Eric and Atchara “Holly” Willis bucked convention when they transformed a cookie-cutter fast food building into a chic Asian bistro. Happy hour brings soft candlelight and $2 off


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Phoenix is home to a cadre of celebrity chefs. Rub elbows with a James Beard Award winner or a Food Network host at these star-studded happy hours.


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From Paris, With Love

Breaking baguettes at a café on the Seine may be out of reach, but you can experience joie de vivre on the cheap at these local Francocentric restaurants.

Café Bink
36889 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree

As the casual outpost of Kevin Binkley’s eponymous fine dining restaurant, Café Bink boasts panoramic views of Carefree’s boulders breathtaking enough to rival the scenery at a Parisian


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Half the Calories, All the Buzz

Skinny cocktails, healthy sliders and organic ingredients make for happy hours that do a body good.

The Duce
525 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
The ghosts of blues legends and schoolgirls mingle at Steve and Andi Rosenstein’s hip warehouse hangout, where you’ll find a vintage resale


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Holiday Spirits

When family or friends visit this winter, give the gift of old Arizona hospitality with happy hour at these three classics.


2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
Pull open the back door, pass through the kitchen, and step into the culinary time capsule that is Durant’s. Since opening in 1950, this steakhouse hasn’t changed much – the red vinyl booths, bordello-burgundy wallpaper, dapper staff


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Two If By Sea

Ahoy matey! Order a pair of plates (or three or four) when happy hour docks at these seafood-centric eateries.


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