Happy Hour: Taphouse Kitchen

Leah LeMoineJanuary 19, 2021
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Warm, glossy wood and industrial touches dominate the décor at this elevated brewpub. A North Phoenix outpost joined the original Scottsdale location in January 2019 under new ownershipNewer ownership held a grand re-opening in September 2020. Abundant TVs make it a destination for sports fans.  

Everything on the happy hour menu is $6, and since most dishes are carb-y, it’s easy to fill up quickly and inexpensively. The soft and chewy brewery pretzel is gilded with herb-garlic butter and salt. Pizzas (8-inch pies are on happy hour pricing) have puffy, bready crusts and basic but yummy toppings – we’re partial to the creamy Alfredo and the kicky Buffalo chicken. Freshly cut onion rings have a tasty batter, and The Original Cheese Balls feature globs of mozzarella encased in artisanal dough and fried until golden (shellacked with garlic-Parmesan butter, natch). Even Mama Manzella’s Meatballs come with abundant garlic bread, which makes for easy DIY meatball crostini. At least that’s how we did it. 

Low-carbing? Try the spicy tuna roll (spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado and sesame seeds) and the Cali roll (imitation crab mix, cucumber, avocado and sesame seeds).  

No cocktail deals, but well spirits, house wines by the glass and beer pints are all $6 each during happy hour. 

Happy hour is offered Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. at both locations. taphousekitchen.com 

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