Celebrate the start of the weekend at one of these happenin’ happy hour spots in Chandler. Or, at least raise a glass or two before the in-laws start making their way to town for Christmas.
Monday through Thursday, head to Benihana, near Chandler Fashion Center, for specials on sake, beer, wine and the restaurant’s stellar lineup of cocktails. Benihana Bites, hand rolls and specialty rolls are also available at special pricing. Plus, who doesn’t love watching the chefs do their thing at the teppanyaki grill? This is a top spot for kiddos, to boot. www.benihana.com.
Chandler’s Elephant Bar knows that happy hour means delicious deals. From 3 to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 p.m. to close daily, the bar dishes up wallet-friendly specials that are too good to miss. There are big-time drink specials from $5 and under (and Elephant Bar doesn’t forget the designated drivers, either–they dish up $2 green tea-ginger spritzers and strawberry lemonade for non-drinkers). On the menu, sweet potato fries for $3.50, buffalo chicken tenders for $4.50 and lettuce wraps for $5.50–and that is to name just a few of the Elephant Bar happy hour eats. www.elephantbar.com.
Happy hour starts early at Downtown Chandler’s SanTan Brewing Company. Starting at 2 p.m., until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 p.m. to 12 a.m., Monday through Thursday, the brewery doles out awesome drink specials–especially on beer, natch: $3.75 pints, $4 house wine and $1 off everything behind the bar. To eat, select appetizers are a mere $6. www.santanbrewing.com.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, in Chandler, dishes up a fab “5 For $6 ‘Til 7″ bar menu for the after-work crowd. Diners can order up five premium cocktails, five distinctive wines by the glass and five nice-size appetizers. Each selection is priced at just $6 and served nightly at the bar until–as the name of the deal suggests–7 p.m. www.flemingssteakhouse.com.
Historic Downtown Chandler is home to El Zocalo Mexican Grille, where diners can get delish south-of-the-border eats for $3, $5 and $7 during happy hour. At the bar, those looking to wet their whistle can order $2 Cuervo shots, $3 Coronas, $3 Sol and more. Happy hour is Monday through Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m. P.S. El Zocalo also happens to have one of the prettiest patio in the Valley. http://www.elzocalo.com/.