Craft a beer-forward happy hour at these top-flight Valley taprooms.

Tap Dancing

Written by Kevin Barry Category: Happy Hour Issue: January 2017
Group Free
Pin It
Angel’s Trumpet Ale House
810 N. Second St., Phoenix
602-252-2630, angelstrumpetalehouse.com
You won’t find 99 bottles of beer on the wall at Angel’s Trumpet, but there are 37 taps behind the bar. Six of them pour out rotating wines – on one visit, we had a licorice-like Tempranillo and a soft, buttery-as-brioche Chardonnay, both from Paso Robles – while three taps remain revolving doors for easy-drinking ales from local breweries ($4). You could sport a sunny, golden Au Pale from Scottsdale’s Goldwater Brewing Co. on one round and a heavier, maltier brown ale from Central Phoenix’s SunUp Brewing Co. on the second. Combined, these nine, ever-changing spouts are your happy hour options on any given visit to Angel’s, which will feel a bit like beer heaven when you find out that the 10-inch flatbreads – sausage with onion or classic Margherita – are knocked down to $7 each. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tu-F
 

 

 

 
Scapegoat Beer and Wine
7150 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale
480-292-7605, scapegoatbar.com
Blame it on the booze when a quick rap turns into an all-night jam session at Old Town Scottsdale’s newest neighborhood hangout, Scapegoat Beer and Wine. Stow away in style with a White Rascal wheat beer ($6) from Avery Brewing Co. – pillowy and refreshing, with the faintest hints of banana – off a menu that appears to be etched into a huge sheet of brass (astonishingly, it’s handwritten). During happy hour, beer pints are $2 off and glasses of wine are knocked down $3 – such a generous discount, you won’t mind full-priced snacks, including our favorite, the indulgent Gruyère cheese puff pastries ($8), with romesco sauce for dunking; or the house-made peanuts and crackerjack ($5).
3-6 p.m. Tu- Sa
 

 

 

 
Sip Coffee & Beer Garage
3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
602-900-5188, sipcoffeeandbeergarage.com
Garages in American households are traditionally places of perpetually packed boxes, thrice-used bench presses, twice-used French presses, and many a bottle of warm, cheap beer. Sip Coffee & Beer Garage is a little different. The swill, for starters, is considerably better – a diverse 22-beer selection expressed on a hand-written chalkboard where change is the only constant. Beers and glasses of wine are a dollar off during HH – all of them – so go wild with something like the Wouch, a cherry-tinted sour beer from Scottsdale’s Two Brothers Brewing Co., or double down on one of their many double IPAs. To stay fueled, you might spring for a big plate of hummus and fresh pita bread ($5, kick it up a notch with jalapeño) or the heartier, classic sliders at $2.50 a pop. 4-7 p.m. M- F
 
 

 

Search Restaurants

Search our directory from over
400 restaurants in over
20 culinary categories!