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Why limit happy to an hour?
If you find yourself wanting to quench your thirst at value while enjoying delicious eats, check out our picks for over 40 killer happy hour specials in Tucson.
47 Scott needs no introduction, but we’ll be brief.
The quality of food and drinks is exceptional, the interior moody and en trend, and the service cannot be faulted.
Find out for yourself by hitting up happy hour, offered from 4 – 6 p.m. all week, with $4 craft beer on draft, $6 house red or white, and discounted select cocktails. The bar bites are all fantastic, seriously, order them all.
For more information, visit 47scott.com.
With the lovely outdoor seating, classy but modest interior, creative cocktails, and top-notch local ingredients, AK’s happy hour is a force to be reckoned with.
Happy hour bites start at $4, cocktail specials are $6, house wines are $5, and select beers are $4. Happy hour runs daily from 3 to 6 p.m.
For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.
Barrio Brewing is a local favorite for helping put Tucson beer on the map. They also offer really tasty food to pair with a great happy hour.
Monday through Friday 3 to 7 p.m., Barrio features half-priced appetizers and $1 off glasses of wine, cocktails, and draft beers.
Standout options from the half-off appetizers:
For more on Barrio Brewing Co., visit barriobrewing.com.
Blanco Tacos + Tequila is a modern taco stop serving up a unique twist on Mexican dining.
From their crispy shrimp tacos and red chile chicken enchiladas to grilled salmon and green chile burritos, Blanco brings the heat, especially for happy hour.
From 3 to 6 p.m. daily, Blanco features $6 margaritas, $5 sangrias and wine glasses, $4 beers and tortas, and $3.50 tacos.
For more information, visit foxrc.com/blanco-tacos-tequila.
The name tells you all you need to know. Owner and Chef Maria Mazon offers an assortment of tacos paired with delicious homemade salsas that make it a prime option if you’re nearby and craving Mexican.
From 4 to 6 p.m. daily, Boca offers $1.50 Carne Asada and veggie tacos, $2 tequila shots, and $5 margs. They feature a rotating margarita menu with fruit mixes and a number of tequilas while carrying 30 varieties of craft beer.
For more information, visit bocatacos.com.
Bottega Michelangelo brings in a hip, contemporary breath of fresh air, though it’s still nice enough for a fancy date if you so desire.
Happy hour takes place from 4 – 7 p.m. daily, featuring half off draft beers, wines, well drinks, and appetizers.
Look out for:
For more information, visit bottegamichelangelo.com.
Cafe a La C’Art is a French-American bistro located Downtown with a delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as brunch on weekends.
Check out their happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. The cafe features $2 off all bottled beer, $5 margaritas, $3 off flights, and $5 off glasses of house wine.
Featured menu items:
For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.
A British-style restaurant and bar with an extensive list of burgers, sandwiches, and classic pub fare offering something for everyone. From Irish nachos and pub footballs to fish tacos and a classic Reuben, this spot leaves little to be desired.
The Canyon’s Crown has happy hours from 3 — 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close daily. It features $1 off all starters, beers, wines, and wells.
For more information on The Canyon’s Crown, visit canyonscrown.com.
Walk past the fountain and gorgeous courtyard oasis and you’ll find the restaurant which was the starting point for a few of Tucson’s current notable chefs.
You’ll find the happy hour in the bar area, 3 – 6 p.m. daily, where draft beer is $4 and select wine is $5 by the glass.
Bar menu food items are $2 off. I’d start with a Lodge Margarita.
For more information and to view their seasonally changing menu, visit lodgeonthedesert.com.
Chef Kyle Nottingham — chef and partner at Commoner and Co. and sister-restaurant Prep & Pastry — highlights simplicity in the rustic cuisine on the menu. He strikes the balance between style and substance using exceptional ingredients without being too pretentious.
Select menu items are $2 off. Happy hour runs from 2 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 4 – 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Happy hour favorites:
For more information, visit commonertucson.com.
Culinary Dropout is a place where “food and music are life.” How about a beer and pre-dinner snacks at a trendy bar with live music? Just say yes.
The Happy hour specials run Thursday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m. They offer light bites, larger-portioned snacks, and “genuinely cheap drinks” — consisting of $5 wine, $4 draught pints, and $4 wells.
For more information, visit culinarydropout.com.
Cup Cafe — hidden inside the historic, beautifully preserved Hotel Congress — offers hearty American fare and a desirable rotating dessert case.
From 4 – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, you’ll want to share their happy hour deals. Bring your friends and hang out on the patio or cozy up indoors with $3 pints of draft beer, $4 house red and white wines, and $5 select specialty cocktails. Bar Eats are available in the Tap Room, Lobby bar, Club Congress bar, and on the Plaza.
For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.
Dante’s is known for taking classic dishes and adding a unique twist. Happy hour is no different.
From 4 to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, they offer $1 off specialty cocktails, $2 off house wines, $3 bottled beers, and $4 drafts. In addition, 7 menu items are $7 until 7 p.m. Dante’s also serves happy hour all day Sunday.
For more information on Dante’s drink and dining specials, please visit dantesfireaz.com.
DOWNTOWN is another popular restaurant with fusion tastes from around the globe.
The Calamari — with mango, candied ginger, and peanuts — and their Dark Chocolate Jalapeño Ice Cream Sundae are just two dishes sure to make you stop by even when it isn’t happy hour.
Happy hour is offered daily from 4 to 6 p.m. at the bar and on the patio with $3.50 drafts, $5.50 house red and white wines, $5.50 select cocktails and an entire menu to boot.
For more information, visit downtownkitchen.com.
On the corner of Congress and Sixth, Elliott’s has become a happy hour hotspot.
An assortment of drinks and eats come together for their afternoon and evening lineups. Elliott’s happy hour is from 4 to 7 p.m. daily and again from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, with $3.75 house-infused vodkas, $2.75 wells, and $1 off craft and imported beers.
For more about Elliott’s On Congress, visit elliottsoncongress.com.
This steakhouse in the foothills is an upscale option — if you’d like to treat yourself after an exhausting day. From 5 – 7 p.m. nightly in the bar, there’s a happy hour menu with cocktails, wines, beers, and signature bites to choose from.
For more on Fleming’s happy hour specials, visit flemingssteakhouse.com.
This French eatery is famous for its Eggs Provençal, extensive rosé collection, and hugs from owner and chef Coralie Satta.
Happy hour runs 4 – 6 p.m. every Friday and Saturday with $1 off glasses of wine, $5 off bottles of wine, $5 cocktails, $4 bottled beers, and $6 appetizers and small plates.
For more on Ghini’s happy hour specials, visit ghiniscafe.com.
This cozy space on Congress does not disappoint. Expect the seats to be filled, snaps happening at the photo booth (props included), and orders of specialty drinks.
Happy hour is from 4 – 6 p.m. every day, and 10 – midnight Sunday to Thursday. Beer and wine is half off and cans are $2. Additional food and drink specials are to be announced.
For more information, visit goodoakbar.com.
With a focus on fresh, Harvest has lunch and dinner menus chock-full of delicious dishes.
Happy hour is 3 to 6 p.m. daily, with $1 off well drinks, and $2 off beer, wine, house concoctions (cocktails) and appetizers.
Their variety of burgers and sandwiches are just a couple of reasons to visit if you haven’t already.
To learn more about Harvest’s happy hour, visit harvestov.com.
Though you’ll find steakhouse and barbecue staples such as burgers, ribs, and brisket, their twist on other dishes is what helps them stand out.
They have cherries aging in barrels with Templeton Rye, their bacon is smoked in house, and the beans are soaked for two days before cooking.
For things outside of their kitchen, they keep it local — burger buns are made fresh daily a few doors down at La Baguette Parisienne.
Happy hour runs 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with $2 domestic beers, $4 well drinks, and $5 house wine, margaritas, Bloody Marys, and draught beer.
Happy hour favorites:
Though Jonathan’s Cork identifies as a southwestern steakhouse and seafood restaurant, close inspection of the menu reveals strong Louisiana influence with various blackened items.
Their happy hour includes bites ranging from $5.50 to $9, and draft beer at $1 off. Well drinks and house wines (Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon) are $5.
Happy hour runs weekdays until 6:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. to close on weekends in the designated bar area.
Dine or drink in style at this dimly-lit, quiet spot perfect for date-night. Kingfisher recently launched their fall/winter menu where Vegetable Risotto, Grilled Sea Bass, coconut and apricot flavors come out to play.
In other exciting news, happy hour at Kingfisher is from Monday to Friday, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 6:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Reverse happy hour is from 10 p.m. – midnight, nightly.
They offer $2 off all wines by the glass, specialty drinks, and well drinks. The steamed clams, mussels and shrimp (grilled or chilled) are $5 off, and oysters are $2-2.25 each. Get slurping!
For more information, visit kingfishertucson.com.
Do you remember that Brady Bunch episode where the gang goes to Hawaii and attracts the fancy of a tiki idol? Well, we may have found all the tropical mystique with a serious dose of fun, right here in Tucson.
Kon Tiki offers an extensive menu of drinks including Rum Punch and Pina Colada. Make sure to try the Scorpion Bowl, considered to be the “largest drink in the world.” Happy hour is 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, please visit Kon Tiki.
La Botana isn’t appealing from the street, but holy guacamole it’s a gem with the eats.
Happy hour, which runs weekdays from 2 – 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. – close, will leave you with a sizable food baby.
Bites are $6 and $7, while drink specials range starting from $6.49. However, keep in mind that the items at the higher end of the price range are for a group of people.
For more information, visit labotanagrill.com.
I don’t need to say much to get you through the doors at Maynards.
Seemingly unknown about this Downtown eatery is how great their happy hour is, in both Market and Kitchen sections.
Maynards Kitchen happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A menu full of appetizers, pizzettes, cocktails, wines, and craft beer selections is featured.
If that’s not enough, there’s a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
Happy hour favorites include:
Maynards Market happy hour runs from 4 – 8 p.m. every day. Take $1 off selected beer, wine, and cocktails.
Featured items include:
For more information, visit their happy hour menu at maynardstucson.com.
With over 175 different beers, including 28 draft beers, deciding what’s the perfect drink for your meal can be intimidating.
If you enjoy beer but don’t have the beer knowledge yet, don’t worry — the online menu has suggested pairings and the staff is happy to provide pairings and personal picks.
Happy hour runs 2 – 6 p.m. daily, offering $1 off bottles and drafts, glasses of wine, and well drinks.
Happy hour favorites:
North Italia, or North, is a classic Italian eatery with delicious pizza, pasta, salads, appetizers, and drinks.
Their happy hour, from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day Sunday, consists of $5 wine glasses, $16 sangria pitchers, $4 pints, $5 bruschettas, $8 daily or Margherita pizzas, $10 Chef’s Boards, and a $20 Bottle and Board special.
They also offer half off wine bottles on Sunday as well.
For more on North’s happy hour, visit northitaliarestaurant.com.
This downtown’s sushi and ramen spot is popular with dinner and late-night crowds.
OBON’s happy hour is from 4 – 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday with a variety of food and drink specials, with as reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. – close on Monday – Thursday and 11 p.m. – close on Friday – Saturday. For all-day happy hour, visit on a Sunday.
Get $2 off their bar book classics, $7 for sake bombs, and $5 Soju & Kloud beer during happy hour and don’t hesitate to try their new ’90s-inspired cocktails for some nostalgic sippin’.
“With great new menu comes great new happy hour” — Uncle Ben from Spider-man. We’re paraphrasing a little, but seriously…
Kick back and enjoy:
For more information on the location, hours, and full menus, visit fukushuconcepts.com.
With no shortage of bacon and Louisiana flair, the Parish is a must.
The dark wood furniture, pink and black walls, dainty chandeliers, quirky paintings adorning the walls, and occasional live music maintain the lively vibe.
From 3 – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, The Parish’s happy hour has $5 noshes, $3 wells and drafts, $4 glasses of house wine, and $6 specialty cocktails.
Located on Congress, Playground hosts its fair share of happy hour seekers.
From 4 – 7 p.m. daily, they’re offering a different “Cocktail of the Week” for just $5, along with a new food menu, as well. It’s $1 off draft beer and wine or well drinks coming in at $4 each.
Happy hour items include:
For more information, please visit playgroundtucson.com.
Available only in the lounge, PY’s happy hour offers $4 draft beers, $6 signature cocktails and classics, $5 select whiskeys, $8 select wines by the glass, and half off oysters. Happy runs 4 – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
Special happy hour selections include:
For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.
If you haven’t been to Reforma yet, get going.
This south of the border cuisine features plenty of Mexican classics while hosting a pretty sweet happy hour menu.
Every day from 3 to 6 p.m. Reforma has their “Hora Feliz” with $3 and $4 select draft and bottled beer, $5 house wine, $6 house margs and micheladas, nachos, tacos, and more.
For more information on happy hour at Reforma, visit reformatucson.com.
Reilly has a menu full of delicious entrées from their Pappardelle, an oxtail pasta dish, to their Cavatelli with fennel sausage and braised kale.
They also house terrific happy hour specials. In the dining room, from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, they offer $1 off all beers, $5 house wines, $1 off house cocktails, and $7 mini pizzas.
This is extended — minus the pizzas — from 10 p.m. to midnight and all day Sunday in the Beer Garden.
Beneath Reilly, at Tough Luck Club, happy hour is from Monday to Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., and a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight, and all day Sunday (with $6 cocktails).
For more regarding Reilly’s happy hour, visit reillypizza.com.
In addition to serving organic pizza, pasta, and salad, Renee’s Organic Oven offers happy hour all day on Tuesday and Sunday, and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. every other day of the week.
Drink specials include $2 off beer (excluding Iron John’s), $2 off cocktails, and $3 off wine by the glass. Food specials during happy hour run at $6 or $11.
For more regarding Renee’s happy hour, visit reneesorganicoven.com.
From colorful glass windows to quirky zebra wallpaper, The Royal Room has created a vibe in town. With the launch of their full bar and signature cocktails recently, they mean business.
Get $2 off all classic cocktails during happy hour — until 6 p.m — and don’t shy from the signatures.
Keep up with The Royal Room on Facebook.
Tucked away on the Eastside of Tucson, Saguaro Corners offers live music on weekends and a pleasant indoor (or outdoor) area with desert-mountain views. Happy hour is from 3 – 6 p.m. daily and offers $1 off drafts, bottles of wine, and well drinks. Take $2 off appetizers.
Happy hour favorites:
For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.
Sir Veza’s is known for their tacos while also serving up great Mexican-American cuisine.
Their happy hour is 3 – 7 p.m. and 9 – close Monday through Saturday, and 4 – close on Sundays. They feature $3 – $4 draft pints, half off stock margs, $4 all “stock” well drinks, and half off all wines.
They also have a “Garage Sale Greats” menu with items such as taquitos, skewers, chimis, dips, and veg for $5 – $6. You’ll also luck out on 42 off krisps and quesadillas.
For more information, visit sirvezas.com.
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Steak — that’s all you need to know. Unless you’re in for Sullivan’s happy hour — one of the longer happy hours on the list.
“Swingin’ at Sullivan’s” is from Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. It goes on all day on Thursdays and Sundays in the bar. The happy hour features $7 signature cocktails, select wines, and “to share” bar bites — they’ve got a menu sure to impress.
For more on Sullivan’s happy hour, visit sullivanssteakhouse.com.
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In addition to pizza, happy hour includes Italian small plates and tempting drink specials.
Bites range from $5 to $10 with $6 and $8 cocktails and $4 Italian beers. Wines are mostly Italian with a couple of California exceptions. The Pietro Rinaldi Winery wines are from his brother’s vineyard in Piemonte.
Happy hour runs daily 3 – 6 p.m. in the designated bar and patio areas.
Happy hour favorites:
For information, visit our article on Tavolino Ristorante Italiano’s happy hour. Additional information is available at tavolinoristorante.com.
Thunder Canyon’s happy hour is from 3 – 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, with $1 off beers and $2 off appetizers.
Cocktail Wednesday gives you half off select cocktails and on Saturdays and Sundays, Bloody Marys, mimosas, and micheladas are $5.
Feast on these:
For more information, visit thundercanyonbrewstillery.com.
Simple food can be transformed with quality ingredients.
At Time Market, even a simple baguette can be revelatory. Bites range from $3 to $5. Pints of beer and wine glasses are $1 off. Happy hour runs 3 – 6 p.m. daily.
Happy hour favorites:
With hand-crafted cocktails, over 30 beers on tap and a menu featuring pork chops, pot pie, fish & chips, and chicken & waffles, it’s not unusual to find a crowd at Union, especially during happy hour.
Every day from 3 to 6 p.m., UPH’s “Social Hour” serves up great drinks and snacks like house-made pretzels, pub chips, and a variety of cocktails.
To find more about Union’s happy hour, visit uniontucson.com.
Wildflower was the first of many restaurants opened by Fox Restaurant Concepts two decades ago. They are here to stay and charm locals with beautiful dishes using simple ingredients.
Happy hour is from 3 – 6 p.m. daily with half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesdays. House red and white wine is $5 a glass, and draught beer is $3.
Go for the:
For more information, visit foxrc.com/restaurants/wildflower-american-cuisine.
At Wild Garlic Grill, Chef Steven Schultz lets garlic permeate the recipes with high-end extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs, and wine sauces.
Despite Schultz’s refined culinary background, he’s passionate about having quality food accessible to everyone.
Take $1 off happy hour eats and drink, which runs 3 p.m. – close Tuesday through Sunday at the bar.
Happy hour favorites:
Zinburger is an old-school burger joint with a spin.
While using only certified Angus, their assortment ranges from the Zinburger to the Bruce Lee burger, with shakes, salads, and sides also deserving attention.
From 3 to 6 p.m. daily, they feature half-priced wine glasses and bottles and draft beers, $3 salads, sides, shakes, and fries, $5 burgers, and $6 cocktails.
What are you waiting for?
Happy hour items include:
For more on Zinburger, please go to zinburgeraz.com.
A modern themed Italian spot with artisan pizza and a vast wine selection, Zona 78 combines traditional dishes with unique ingredients giving patrons much to choose from.
They offer happy hour Monday through Saturday 3 to 6 p.m. and includes half-priced appetizers and wells, $2 off beers, $3 off wines by the glass, and $4 off signature cocktails.
For more regarding Zona 78 and their happy hour deals, visit zona78.com.
If we missed your favorite happy hour spot, let us know in the comments!
[This article was originally written in May 2015 and most recently updated in Dec. 2018. Kate Severino contributed to this author.]