TGIF. Celebrate the end of the week (it can be hard getting back to work after a long holiday weekend!) at one of these favorite Valley happy hour hot spots.
From 4:30 to 7 p.m. daily, patrons popping in The Mint in Old Town Scottsdale are greeted with a half-off appetizer menu. For $3 guests can munch on truffled edamame (edamame tossed in truffle butter and sea salt) or The Mint’s lip-smacking sugarcane pork start is a mere $5. Also on the appetizer menu: a variety of sliders, pork dumplings and more more. www.themintaz.com.
Whatever you’re craving, there is a dish on the Z’Tejas happy hour menu to meet it. For a buck off, guests can order up the restaurant’s divine margaritas and are offered $2 off glasses of house wine. Many of the popular dishes are $7 and under: The popular blackened catfish tacos are a mere $5, and chile pork verde is $6. Z’Tejas happy hour times: Monday through Friday, from 3:30 to 6:30; Saturday and Sunday, from 3 to 5 p.m.; and reverse happy hour from 9 p.m. to close (at the bar only). www.ztejas.com.
From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Sushi Roku at W Scottsdale hosts a slew of happy hour deals on its stellar food and drinks. Many of Sushi Roku’s tasty cocktails are $4 or $5 during happy hour, and hand rolls are only $3 at the sushi bar, popcorn rock shrimp is $5 and each Kobe beef slider is $4, to name a few of the specials. Plus, on Sunday, patrons are invited for Red Sun Sundays where the happy hour menu is available in the bar and lounge all evening long. http://www.innovativedining.com/restaurants/sushiroku.
The Rum Bar at The Breadfruit in Phoenix invites locals for its a-RUM-a Therapy punch social hour. Every weekday, the downtown Phoenix bar features a $5 rum punch and a specially priced food menu. Perhaps you’ll catch the Spicy Rumtini with habanero or Pina Colada Redux with The Rum Bar’s house-made coconut liqueur on special? www.thebreadfruit.com.
From 4 to 6:30 p.m., the bar at Renegade Tap and Kitchen welcomes those seeking tasty deals. The happy hour menu features well-priced “snacks,” like fish tacos, a half rack of ribs, a cheese board, jalapeno-cilantro hummus, mussels, wings and more. Plus, the booze is will make your wallet smile (think $2 off pints of beer and $5 sangria). www.renegadetapandkitchen.com.
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