Friday, December 19, 2014

happy hourBlog


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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Three's Company

Why limit yourself to one great happy hour? Sip and savor for less at a trio of tasty CityScape spots in the heart of Downtown.


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It's How We Roll


Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
6770 N. Sunrise Blvd., Glendale 
(other location in Tempe)


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Marvy Margs

On Cinco de Mayo or any day at happy hour, this trio of bars offers marvelous margaritas and south-of-the-border appetizers.

Canteen Modern Tequila Bar
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe

This Mill Avenue hotspot, with its open-air bar and padded-seat patio fronting the main drag, is a fiesta any day or night, but happy hours are especially fun thanks to bargain prices. Coors Light drafts


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Wine Down

Is recession-related stress spiking your blood pressure? Relax with a heart-healthy glass of vino at these wallet-friendly wine bars.

5th & Wine
7051 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale

The contemporary comfort food and courtyard patio at this fun, funky Old Town Scottsdale spot would be tempting enough even if it weren’t for the doozy daily deals.


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