45+ Hot Happy Hour Picks in Tucson

Oh the joys of cheaper drinks in the early evening a.k.a. happy hour.

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 more than 45 killer Happy Hour specials in Tucson.

47 Scott • Scott & Co.

47 N. Scott Ave.

 

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47 Scott needs little introduction — the interior is moody and the quality of food and drinks are exceptional.

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.

Favorites include:

  • Brussels and Bacon ($10)
  • Grilled Cheese ($8)
  • Buffalo Cauliflower ($7)

As of November 20, 2021, the restaurant and bar are temporarily closed due to an unexpected fire. Keep up with their reopening by following 47 Scott on Facebook. For more information, visit 47scott.com.

Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento Ste. 150

 

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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 cocktail specials are $6, house wines are $6, and $1 off all draft beer. Happy Hour runs daily from 3 – 5 p.m.

Favorites include:

  • Traditional or Hibiscus Margarita ($6)
  • Old Fashioned ($6) – Bourbon, angostura bitters, orange bitters
  • Calamari ($14) – Japanese eggplant, jalapeno, lime Thai peanut sauce
  • Garlic Frites ($4)

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Barrio Brewing Co. 

800 E. 16th St.

Barrio Brewing is a local favorite for helping put Tucson beer on the map. They also offer a tasty selection for Happy Hour.

Monday through Friday 3 – 7 p.m., Barrio features $1 off draft beers and a special Happy Hour food menu with plenty of options under $8.

Happy Hour must-haves: 

  • Fried Pickles ($5) – Fried pickle spears served with buttermilk ranch
  • Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower ($6) – Lightly breaded and roasted cauliflower tossed in medium sauce and served with house-made vegan ranch, celery, and carrots
  • Cheese Crisp With Chicken & Green Chile ($7) – Marinated chicken, green chile, and melted Monterrey Jack & cheddar cheese on a fresh flour tortilla

For more on Barrio Brewing Co., visit barriobrewing.com.

Batch Cafe & Bar

118 E. Congress St.

 

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From 4 – 6 p.m. daily, head to Batch for some pretty sweet deals — not to mention Whiskey Wednesday and Thirsty Thursday (can’t forget those!).

You can take 20% off whisky or cocktails, $1 off drafts, or opt for their house Old Fashioned or Moscow Mule for just $5. Cheers to that!

For information, visit batchtucson.com.

Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano

5655 W. Valencia Rd.

The newest addition to Casino Del Sol, Bellissimo Ristorante Italiano, opened in March 2020, and they offered some great Happy Hour specials right out of the gate.

The bar features a selection of draft and bottled beer, highly-rated wines from Italy, and specialty cocktails.

Happy Hour is from noon – 7 p.m. daily and includes $3 “Beer of the Month,” $5 Bellissimo Frozé, $5 FrozenCello, $5 house red and white, and $7 specialty cocktails.

Menu highlights:

  • Sicilian Margarita ($7) – Tequila, lemon, lime, curacao, and Chianti syrup
  • Gin ‘n Elderflower ($7) – Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, and citrus soda press

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

2905 E. Skyline Dr.

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 – 6 p.m. daily, Blanco features $7 margaritas and sangrias, $6 glasses of wine, $5 beers, and $3.50 tacos.

Favorites include:

  • Nachos ($7) – House chips, queso blanco, pico de gallo, black beans, cilantro, sour cream with cotija cheese
  • Roasted Poblano Chile & Tomato Crisp ($7)
  • Guacamole ($7) – Roaster poblano & Anaheim chiles, caramelized onion, and cotija cheese

For more information, visit foxrc.com.

BOCA Tacos y Tequila

533 N. Fourth Ave.

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 – 6 p.m. daily, and until 9 p.m. on Thursdays, Boca offers Happy Hour specials that include $5.25 margaritas, $2 shots of house tequila, $1.50 PBR pints, and $1 glasses of wine and select tequilas.

For more information, visit bocatacos.com.

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Bottega Michelangelo

420 W. Magee Rd.
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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 Tuesday through Friday from 4 – 7 p.m. and offers $4 draft beers, well drinks, and featured wines. If you’re in the mood to munch, you can also get half off on all appetizers.

Look out for:

  • Calamari Calabrese ($4.50) – Spicy Calabrian chili “buffalo style” served with gorgonzola crumbles
  • Porchetta Sliders ($5) – with house-made giardiniera
  • 10″ Margherita Pizza & a bottle of featured wine ($28)

For more information, visit bottegamichelangelo.com.

The Canyon’s Crown

6958 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
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Pub footballs at Canyon’s Crown (Credit: The Canyon’s Crown)

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 Hour from 3 – 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, featuring $1 off all starters, beers, wines, and wells.

Favorites include:

  • Pub Footballs ($9.50) – Jalapeños stuffed with smoked shrimp cream cheese, wrapped with bacon, and drizzled with honey soy sauce
  • Scotch Eggs ($9) – Hardboiled eggs wrapped in breakfast sausage, covered in breadcrumbs, and fried. Served with spicy English mustard or honey mustard
  • Irish Nachos ($11) – Seasoned waffle fries with melted cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream

For more information on The Canyon’s Crown, visit canyonscrown.com.

Charro Steak & del Rey

178 E. Broadway Blvd.
Shrimp Cocktail at Charro del Rey (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Shrimp Cocktail at Charro del Rey (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Now, this is the Happy Hour we’ve been searching for!

Charro del Rey offers daily half off Happy Hour from 4 – 6 p.m. Get half off house wine, wells, drafts, and all aperitivos.

Choices include:

  • Cast Iron Mushrooms ($5.50) – 100% grass-fed chorizo, corn masa, and queso blanco
  • Chile con Queso Mini Chimis ($6) – Mini Estillo Charro-style chimis
  • Prickly Pear-Glazed Albondigas ($6) – 100% AZ grass-fed meatballs, chiles mixta, and tres quesos

Phew, let’s just sip back on a house marg while we think about all of our options, shall we?

For more information, visit charrodelrey.com.

Charro Vida

7109 N. Oracle Rd.

Charro’s plant-based concept is educating us on the symbolism of the number four through its Happy Hour menu:

“In Western traditions and numerology, four is generally a friendly, life-affirming number. It has strong grounding energy, and it will teach us the lessons we need to learn to move forward in life.”

Stop by Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. for $4 off wine, margaritas, and sangria as well as $2 off drafts.

Favorite shareables include:

  • Jackfruit Taquitos ($7) – Rolled corn tortilla taquitos, guaca-hummus, pink onion, vegan taco crema, and golden salsita
  • Vida Brussels ($5) – Charred Brussels tossed in nutritional yeast, balsamic and liquid aminos with golden salsita
  • Hola Hemp Mini Chimis ($4.50) – Queso vegan and chile verde-filled mini chimis made with Hola Hemp tortillas and served with guaca-hummus and pico salsa

For more information, visit charrovida.com.

Cielos at Lodge on the Desert

306 N. Alvernon Way

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 select draft beers are $4 and select wine is $5 by the glass.

For more information and to view their seasonally changing menu, visit lodgeonthedesert.com.

Commoner & Co.

6960 E. Sunrise Dr.
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The menu at Commoner and Co. strikes a balance between style and substance, using exceptional ingredients without being too pretentious.

Stop by any day of the week from 4 – 6 p.m. for $5 drafts, $8 house cocktails, and $5 glasses of house red or white wine. They’ve also crafted a Happy Hour-only small plates menu, and if you make it between 4 – 5 p.m., you can get in on Happier Hour, which will get you $2 off all dishes.

Happy Hour favorites:

  • Commoner Poutine ($11) – Hand-cut fries, gravy, aged cheddar, braised beef, pickled onion, and herbs
  • Strawberry Bruschetta ($8) – Ricotta, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, basil oil, and sea salt

For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Culinary Dropout

2543 E. Grant Rd.

Culinary Dropout is a place where “food and music are life.” How do discounted drinks, cornhole, and live music at a trendy bar sound? Just say yes.

The Happy Hour special offers 20% off all drinks and runs Monday through Friday from 3 – 6 p.m.

For more information, visit culinarydropout.com.

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

 

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Cup Cafe — hidden inside the historic, beautifully preserved Hotel Congress — offers hearty American fare and a desirable rotating dessert case.

Daily from 4 – 6 p.m., you’ll want to get in on their Happy Hour deals. Bring your friends and hang out on the patio or cozy up indoors with $2 off all a drinks and starters.

Tasty temptations to try:

  • Peñasco Paloma ($10) – Canción tequila, lime, fresh grapefruit, bitters, and Jarrito’s grapefruit soda
  • Venison Noisette ($18) – Seared venison, zucchini cakes, cognac demi glace, and crispy parsnips
  • Brussels Sprouts ($13) – Crispy Brussels sprouts, pancetta lardons, olive oil, balsamic reduction, and pickled red onion

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

Dante’s Fire

2526 E. Grant Rd.
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Thai Curry Shrimp at Dante’s Fire (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dante’s is known for taking classic dishes and adding a unique twist. Happy Hour is no different.

From 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and all day Sunday, they offer $1 off craft cocktails, $2 off glasses of wine, $1 off bottled beers, and $4.50 drafts. In addition, six menu items are $7 each until 6 p.m.

Standout choices:

  • Chorizo Sliders (2) ($7)
  • Thai Curry Shrimp ($7)
  • Southwest Deviled Eggs ($7)

For more information on Dante’s drink and dining specials, please visit dantesfireaz.com.

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The Delta

135 S. 6th Ave.

 

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The presence of Southern-style cuisine is expanding here in Tucson as downtown welcomes The Delta, the second concept under the owners of fusion gastropub, The Parish.

Served up Tuesday through Thursday from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Fridays until 7 p.m., you can sip on $3 drafts, $6 Old Fashioneds, and get $3 off specialty cocktails and glasses of wine while you nosh on some tasty dishes from a selection of $3 Honky Tonk Tapas.

A few of our favorites:

Cast Iron Corn Bread – Fresh out of the oven cornbread served with fermented candied pecan honey butter
Pimento Cheese Dip – Served with local honey & Tennessee buttered saltines
Cherry Kool-Aid Pickles – a Mississippi Delta original treat, always available

For more information, visit thedelta.com. Infused with the flavors and rebellion of the south, The Delta’s sister restaurant, The Parish, also offers a Happy Hour full of soul.

El Chinito Gordo

2920 N. Oracle Rd.
Blackberry Cinnamon Margarita at El Chinito Gordo (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Blackberry Cinnamon Margarita at El Chinito Gordo (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The crew at El Chinito Gordo doesn’t just cook authentic Mexican food, they live and breathe it. And that kind of love can be tasted in every bite and every sip, from their salsa to their margaritas y frescas.

Happy Hour is served up daily from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., with drink specials including $5.50 house margaritas, $8 Gorda Marias and specialty margaritas, and $6.50 Aguas Locas. Their food deals are also something to make a fuss about, with $3 off all appetizers and $2 off wings and soup of the day.

Some of our go-to appetizers include:

  • Chori-queso ($9.95) – House cheese blend with melted chorizo, poblano peppers, and green onions
  • Esquites ($6.95) – Fire grilled corn with crema, queso cotija, chili guajillo, onions, garlic, and cilantro
  • Rajas Con Crema ($6.95) – Roasted poblano peppers and sweet corn simmered in a cream-based sauce

For El Chinito Gordo’s full menu, visit their website

Elliott’s On Congress

135 E. Congress St.
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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, with $4 house-infused vodka drinks, $3 wells, and $1 off craft and beers.

Featured items:

  • Jalapeño Boats ($4.50) – Open-faced jalapeños loaded with a mix of cream cheese, cheddar, shrimp, bacon, and drizzled with sweet agave
  • Bacon Rangoon ($5.50) – Wontons stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, jalapeño-bacon, and green onions; served with a mango-habanero sauce
  • Duck Sliders ($7) – Shredded duck sliders tossed in orange-chili sauce and served on brioche buns, topped with onion crisps

For more about Elliott’s On Congress, visit elliottsoncongress.com.

Firetruck Brewing Company

4746 E. Grant Rd. • 9155 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 177 • 9630 N. Oracle Rd. #110

Whether you live in Midtown Tucson, on the east side, or in Oro Valley, worry not — all locations offer Happy Hour specials from 3 – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with discounts on well cocktails, Flagship pints, and glasses of wine.

Oh, you want more?

Menu highlights:

  • Green Chili Quesadilla ($5.50) (east side)
  • House-made Mac ‘n Cheese Bowl ($4.50) (Midtown and Oro Valley)

For more information, visit firetruckbrewing.com.

Flora’s Market Run

2513 E. 6th St.

From the masterminds behind Prep & Pastry and Commoner & Co. has come Flora’s Market Run, housed in what was previously Rincon Market.

Their Happy Hour specials can be ordered up daily from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., with deals like $2 off all cocktails and $5 drafts and glasses of house red and white wine. It doesn’t stop there, also offering a quality selection of food items.

Happy Hour faves: 

  • Meatball Sando ($8) – Butcher shop meatballs, San Marzano marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella, pesto, and house-made bread
  • Potato Confit Wood Fired Pizza ($13) – Mozzarella, ricotta, rosemary, chili flakes, asparagus, and chili crunch
  • Oaxacan Old Fashioned ($11) – Reposado, mezcal, maple, dem, aromatic bitters, cardamon bitters, and torched orange

For more information, visit florasmarket.com.

Harvest Restaurant

10355 N. La Cañada Dr.
Bruschetta at Harvest Oro Valley (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bruschetta at Harvest Oro Valley (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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 openers (appetizers). If you stop by on Monday or Tuesday, you’ll also have the option of half-price bottles of wine, available all day.

Those sweet specials plus their variety of burgers and sandwiches are just the start of reasons to visit, if you haven’t already.

Noteworthy items:

  • White Fish Tacos ($11.50) – Blackened white fish topped w/ mango salsa roja, citrus crema, and pico de gallo
  • Bruschetta ($12) – Crostinis topped with house-made mozzarella, house-made pistachio pesto, a relish of artichoke hearts & capers, freshly marinated tomato compote, and drizzled with aged balsamic
  • Cauliflower Tacos ($10.50) – Seasoned roasted cauliflower, chipotle aioli, pico de gallo, and citrus crema

To learn more about Harvest’s Happy Hour, visit harvestov.com.

The Horseshoe Grill

7713 E. Broadway Blvd.
Shrimp Cocktail at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Shrimp Cocktail at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Though you’ll find steakhouse and barbecue staples such as burgers, ribs, and brisket, their twist on other dishes really helps them stand out. For example, 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. Color us impressed!

Happy Hour runs 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with $2 domestic beers, $5 house wine, margaritas & mules, and $6 bloody marys. They also offer $1 off appetizers if you’re in the mood for something to munch on.

Happy Hour favorites:

  • Burnt Ends ($6.50) – Cubed pork belly caramelized with house-made BBQ sauce and house rub
  • Loaded Potato Skins ($6) – Filled with melted cheese, bacon & green onions, topped with pulled pork and house-made BBQ sauce

For more information, visit thehorseshoetucson.com.

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

266 E. Congress St.
Glory Curds at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Glory Curds at HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Head on over to the bar area at HUB and you’ll find rotating discounts on select appetizers and drinks from 3 – 6 p.m. on Monday – Friday. Keep in mind, you must order at the bar in order to snag the deals.

Popular appetizers: 

  • Fried Calamari – fried pepperoncini, pickled red onions, mixed greens, parmesan, and spiced tomato aioli
  • HUB Wings – choice of HUB spicy buffalo sauce or jerk dry rub, with potato chips and ranch
  • Glory Curds – beer-battered Wisconsin cheddar, and sriracha ketchup

For more information, visit hubdowntown.com

Istanbul Mediterranean Cuisine & Bar

2945 E. Speedway Blvd.
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When it comes to authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine, Istanbul is dishing it out here in Tucson. With quality hospitality also written into the heritage they’re serving up, Istanbul’s daily Happy Hour specials offer something for everyone.

From 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., everything on the menu aside from soups and appetizers is $1 off, from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m all items on their beer and wine lists are $1 off from, and you can get two bottles of Bud Light, Budweiser, or Estrella Jalisco for $6 from open to close.

What time of day will your Happy Hour be?

Learn more at istanbulcafe.com.

The Jackrabbit Lounge

2000 N. Oracle Rd.

The Jackrabbit Lounge is adding some funk and flavor to Tucson, and their Happy Hour deals give you plenty of reasons to check it out for yourself.

Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. -7 p.m., they have $2 off of small plates, $5 wells, $1 off all draft beers, and $2 off signature and draft cocktails. What are you waiting for?

Favorite small plates include:

  • Polynesian chicken skewers ($8) – Juicy marinated grilled chicken on a stick served with Asian slaw
  • Spam Musubi ($6) – Grilled Spam over sushi rice with nori
  • Dragon Calamari ($13) – Lightly breaded and fried, tossed in spicy Dragon Sauce, and served with cucumber and roasted garlic

Check out the rest of the goodies on their menu at thejackrabbitlounge.com

John Henry’s

117 N. Sixth Ave.

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Located near the railroad tracks, the owner of John Henry’s wanted the bar name to be railroad-themed, and when it comes to Happy Hour the specials are rollin’ in daily.

From 4 – 7 p.m., the bar is offering $3 well drinks, $4 draft beers, and $5 glasses of wine and cocktails.

For more information, visit John Henry’s on Facebook.

Jonathan’s Cork

6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
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Sautéed mushrooms at Jonathan’s Cork (Credit: Alexander Landeen)

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 $7 to $10 along with drink specials including $1 off drafts and $5 wells, house cabernet, and house chardonnay.

Happy Hour at Jonathan’s Cork is designated to the bar area and runs Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. as well as all day Saturday. Don’t forget to ask about their additional bar specials if you stop in Monday through Thursday!

Noteworthy items:

  • Blackened Calamari ($7.50) – Calamari steak with lemon butter
  • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp ($10) – Shrimp stuffed with queso fresco, wrapped with jalapeño bacon, and topped with a red chile cream sauce
  • Sautéed Mushrooms ($7) – Mushrooms sautéed in butter with spice and red wine

For more information, visit jonathanscork.com.

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Kon Tiki

4625 E. Broadway Blvd.
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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 Coladas. Make sure to try the Scorpion Bowl, considered to be the “largest drink in the world.”

Happy Hour is 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and includes $1 off drafts and double wells, $3.50 aluminums, and $4.50 glasses of wine. You can also choose from an array of $6, $7, and $8 apps!

Standout items: 

  • Summer Rolls ($6) – Pickled carrots, cucumbers, and tri-colored peppers wrapped in rice paper with baby greens and vermicelli noodles; served with Thai peanut sauce and chili-lime & honey glaze
  • Calamari ($7) – Buttermilk-marinated and lightly breaded, served with a spicy Asian sauce
  • Bacon Wrapped Shrimp ($8) – Mesquite smoked bacon wrapped around Black Tiger Shrimp, sautéed to perfection and served with sweet Asian chili sauce

For more information, visit kontikitucson.com.

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The Monica

40 E. Congress

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Flores Concepts has done it again with their latest addition, The Monica. With a full-service bar featuring cocktails, local craft beer, and wine accompanied by a menu of both pantry and plated recipes, their Happy Hour menu is something to write about.

Offered Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., you can find specials that include $1 off any draft beer, $2 off cocktails and glasses of wine, and $3 off all pantry roma-style pizzas by the brique.

While you’re there, be sure to ask about their board of wine as well as their $5 and dime specials.

For more information, visit The Monica’s website.

Noble Hops

1335 W. Lambert Ln. • 445 S. Alvernon Way
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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 4 – 6 p.m. daily, offering $3 off bottled wine, $4 featured drafts, $2 off craft cans, and $5 margaritas. Hungry? Good! Because they also offer a tasty plethora of $4, $6, and $8 appetizers.

Happy Hour favorites:

  • Pretzel Bites ($4) – Served with beer cheese and stone-ground mustard
  • Cantina Nachos ($6) – Topped with beer cheese, shredded cheese, pico, and guacamole
  • Mini Brewer’s Board ($8) – One craft sausage, two chef’s choice craft cheeses, olives, and dried fruit

For more information, visit noblehopspub.com.

North Italia

2995 E. Skyline Dr.
Chef's board at North Italia (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chef’s board at North Italia (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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, consists of $5 glasses and $16 bottles of red and white wine, $5 glasses and $20 pitchers of sangria, and all beers are $5 beer. Swing by anytime on a Monday and you’ll also find all bottles of wine marked half-off.

They don’t stop at drink specials, though!

Popular Happy Hour eats:

  • Bruschetta ($8) – With the choice of tomato or prosciutto
  • Margherita or Cacio e Pepe Pizza ($10)
  • Bottle & Board ($28) – Choose from pizza, bruschetta, or chef’s board (meats, cheeses, olives), served with a bottle of the featured red or white wine

For more on North’s Happy Hour, visit northitaliarestaurant.com.

Owls Club

236 S. Scott Ave

 

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The warmth and elegance of Owls Club doesn’t stop with their stained glass and chandeliers. They really raise the bar with their selection of whiskeys, wines, well-curated spirits, and modest beer program.

Their Happy Hour doesn’t disappoint either, offering discounted drinks such as $5 Old Fashioneds and Tom Collins.

For a look at their extensive drink menu and more, visit owlsclubwest.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

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. Tuesday to Friday, The Parish’s Happy Hour has $5 noshes, $4 drafts, and $2 off glasses of wine, Parish cocktails, and well drinks.

Popular noshes:

  • Hushpuppies ($5)
  • Bacon Popcorn ($5)
  • Southern Edamame ($5)

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Perche’ No Italian Bistro

46 W. Congress St.

 

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Perche’ No — meaning why not? — has a Happy Hour on its food menu from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and then again at 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday. I mean, why the heck not, right? That’s a double whammy of Happy Hour, giving you more chances to catch some of their discounted bites.

Happy Hour highlights:

  • Lobster Flat Bread ($10) – topped with a zesty tomato sauce, mozzarella, and lobster
  • Waffle Fries ($5) – with melted pepper jack cheese
  • Pollo Parmigiano ($10) – breaded and lightly fried chicken breast topped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese

For more information, visit perchenobistro.com

Postino

2500 E. Grant Rd.

Postino Houston menu items (Photo by Becca Wright)

Postino’s features a variety of Arizona and Tucson craft beer and more than 30 wines by the glass.

They’ve got to have sweet Happy Hour specials, right?

Every day, they have the “$5 ’til 5 p.m.” deal featuring $5 glasses of wine and pitchers of beer. Now that they’re in the brunch game, you can snag that deal as early as 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Also, on Monday and Tuesday only, you can pick up a house bottle of a wine and bruschetta board for $25 after 8 p.m.

For more information, visit postinowinecafe.com.

Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta

4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Margherita Pizza at Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Margherita Pizza at Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Nestled in St. Phillip’s Plaza, Proof is a Happy Hour destination for the Foothills dwellers (we see you up there!).

From 3 – 6 p.m. daily, catch draft beer, prosecco, and house glasses of red or white wine for $5 along with discounted apps and $10 cheese or pepperoni pizzas.

For more information, visit prooftucson.com.

PY Steakhouse

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Oysters with shallot mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce, house-fermented habanero hot sauce (Credit: PY Steakhouse)

Oysters with shallot mignonette, traditional cocktail sauce, house-fermented habanero hot sauce (Credit: PY Steakhouse)

Available only in the lounge, PY’s Happy Hour runs Tuesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Specials include $4 draft beers, select $7 whiskey and glasses of red or white wine, and $7 house cocktails. Baked or raw oysters, $2 each, are also part of their Happy Hour deal.

Happy Hour selections include:

  • French Cowboy – VSOP Cognac, Rothman & Winter Orchard Pear Liqueur, PX Sherry, lemon, honey, absinthe, and egg white
  • Mexican Liberace – Mezcal, Suze, muddled blackberry, vanilla cinnamon, syrup, lemon, and soda
  • Rickhouse James – Rye whiskey, St. George Spiced Pear, passionfruit, lime, and cardamom bitters

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Red Light Lounge at the Downtown Clifton

485 S. Stone Ave.
Brea Brummell at The Red Light Lounge at The Downtown Clifton Hotel

Brea Brummell at The Red Light Lounge at The Downtown Clifton Hotel (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Did you ever think you’d find a bar you really dig tucked away inside a hotel?

Red Light Lounge is conveniently housed in The Downtown Clifton, where both vibe and menus are curated with style.

Happy Hour happens daily from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Drink specials include $1 off drafts and wells along with $5 daquiris. Be sure to ask about the rotating Happy Hour food special, too, said to frequently make an appearance.

For more information, visit downtowntucsonhotel.com.

Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila

4310 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 101

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, $6 house red or white wine, $6 house margs and micheladas, and much more.

Standout items:

  • Guacamole Tropical ($8) – Avocado, cilantro, tomatillo, green onion, jalapeno, grilled pineapple, mango, tajin, and pomegranate seeds
  • Sweet Potato Taquitos ($5) – Corn tortilla, sweet potato, jalisco, lime crema, house salsa, cotija, and cilantro
  • Vampiro ($7) – 100% Blue Weber Agave Tequila, lime, salt, house-made sangrita, and grapefruit soda

For more information on happy hour at Reforma, visit reformatucson.com.

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The Royal Room

450 N. Sixth Ave.

 

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From colorful glass windows to quirky zebra wallpaper, The Royal Room definitely has a vibe. And they mean business with their seasonally-changing menu of signature cocktails and daily Happy Hour deals.

Stop by from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. any day of the week and get $1 any bottled wine or draft beer pour. Not to mention $5 Old Fashioneds, margaritas, and draft red or white wine from open to close, daily.

Talk about getting treated like royalty.

Keep up with The Royal Room on Facebook.

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Snakes & Lattes

988 E. University Blvd.


Snakes & Lattes is bringing the fun! With a concept centered around board games and making memories, there’s no way these guys could bypass Happy Hour.

Gather your pals and stop by from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. daily for $2 off all draft beer, signature cocktails, and appetizers.

Faves to flip a coin for: 

  • Taquitos ($9) – Rolled crispy corn tortillas with choice of ground beef or shredded pork, served with sour cream, tomatoes, and cilantro
  • Nachos ($7) – Crispy chips topped with beans, Chihuahua cheese, cilantro, pico de gallo, and served with sides of sour cream and guacamole
  • Greyhound ($7) – Vodka, fresh grapefruit, and lime

It’s your move!

For more on Snakes & Lattes, visit snakesandlattes.com.

Sullivan’s Steakhouse

1785 E. River Rd.

Steak — that’s all you need to know. Unless you’re in for Sullivan’s Happy Hour.

Happy Hour is from Monday to Thursday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., featuring $7 craft cocktails, martinis, and bar bites. They’ve got a menu sure to impress.

Current favorites:

  • Beef Wellington Bites – Tender puff pastry filled with filet mignon, creamy mushroom duxelles, bourbon peppercorn sauce, and chives
  • Spicy Shrimp Eggrolls – Shrimp, sriracha aioli, sweet & spicy chili sauce, and napa slaw
  • The Knockout – Signature Martini with SVEDKA Clementine Vodka, infused with fresh golden pineapple
  • Smoked Rosemary & Orange Old Fashioned – Knob Creek Bourbon, Regan’s orange bitters, Luxardo cherry, orange peel, and charred rosemary sprig in a cedar-smoked glass

For more on Sullivan’s Happy Hour, visit sullivanssteakhouse.com.

Time Market

444 E. University Blvd.
Time Market

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At Time Market, they believe even simple food can be transformed with quality ingredients. They support that truth with the beers they have on deck.

Happy Hour runs 3 – 6 p.m. with $1 off all pints of beer. Stay tuned as they plan to reintroduce wine into the mix over the next few months.

For information, visit timemarket.xyz.

Trident Pizza Pub & Trident Grill I, II, III, IV 

446 N. Campbell Ave. • 2033 E. Speedway Blvd. • 2910 N. Swan Rd. • 250 S. Craycroft Rd. • 2912 W. Ina Rd.
Trident Pizza Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Trident Pizza Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

From 3 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, take $1 off all 16-ounce craft beers, well cocktails, and draft wine. All locations also offer a food menu with bites ranging from $5 to $10.

Trident Happy Hour Highlights:

  • Truffle Tots ($5)
  • Buffalo Mac & Cheese ($6)
  • Any Slice & Any Pint ($10)

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Union Public House

4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Pretzels at Union Public House (Credit: Union Public House)

Pretzels at Union Public House

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 p.m. –  6 p.m., UPH’s “Social Hour” serves up great drinks and snacks like house-made pretzels, pub chips, and a variety of cocktails.

Favorites:

  • Pub Chips ($8) – Potato crisps with blue cheese, house-smoked bacon, mornay, and chives
  • Mac & Cheese ($7) – Baked cavatappi, leek crema, cheddar, and hand-cracked black pepper crust
  • Moscow Mule ($6) – Vodka, ginger beer, and lime

To find more about Union’s Happy Hour, visit uniontucson.com.

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Vera Amore

2920 N. Swan Rd. • 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. #104

 

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Vero Amore broke ground in the Tucson pizza scene in 2006 and never looked back. With accolades as Authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria #250 worldwide and #28 in the United States, their authenticity is undeniable.

Catch their Happy Hour daily from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. With $1 off all appetizers, $2 off wines by the glass, $1 off all beer, $4 well drinks, and $6 sangria, you can’t go wrong.

Vero Amore HH favorites: 

  • Rustic Burrata ($10) – Creamy burrata mozzarella served with sliced tomato, balsamic reduction, and a lemon vinaigrette; garnished with two crostini
  • Toasted Ravioli ($7) – Spicy, cheese-filled ravioli, served with our house marinara and wasabi ranch for dipping

For more information, visit veroamorepizza.com.

Villa Peru: Modern Peruvian Cuisine

1745 E. River Rd., Suite 165
Pisco Sour at Villa Peru (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pisco Sour at Villa Peru (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Word is out about Villa Peru, and their Happy Hour specials are one of the reasons why.

The Happy Hour runs from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. from Monday through Friday and includes $2 off appetizers and Pisco as well as $1 off drafts.

Peruvian Happy Hour faves:

  • Papa a la Huancaina ($7) – Sliced potatoes topped with aji amarillo-feta cheese sauce, botija olive, and boiled egg
  • Yuquitas Doradas ($7) -Boiled cassava root, fried to golden perfection and served with Peruvian sauces
  • Queso Tequenos ($9) – Fresh cheese stuffed inside a crispy wonton skin and topped with creamy avocado sauce

For more information, visit villaperutucson.com.

Wildflower

7037 N. Oracle Rd.

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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.

Enjoy 20% off drinks and appetizers when you join them for Happy Hour, offered Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. They also have half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesdays!

Go for the:

  • Lebanese Hummus ($9.50) – Topped with campari tomato, za’atar, and olive oil; served with grilled pita
  • Crispy Calamar ($12) – Mizuna greens, yuzu emulsion, and toasted sesame seeds
  • Thai Grapefruit Martini ($9.50) – Ketel One vodka, thai basil, and grapefruit

For more information, visit foxrc.com.

Wild Garlic Grill

2870 E. Skyline Dr.
Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels in a white wine garlic tomato beurre blanc and Roasted Garlic Fries at Wild Garlic Grill (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels and Roasted Garlic Fries at Wild Garlic Grill (Credit: Adam Lehrman)

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.

Happy Hour happens is honored from open to close Wednesday through Sunday, consisting of $1 off appetizers and drinks served at the bar.

Happy Hour favorites:

  • Aged Prosciutto de Parma ($17.75) – Fresh berries, melon, pineapple, baby field greens, and honey Dijon vinaigrette
  • Crispy Soft Shelled Crab ($18.75) – Garden greens, seaweed, and ginger soy beurre blanc
  • Roasted Garlic Fries ($13.25) – Made with Christopher Ranch garlic and extra virgin olive oil

For information, visit wildgarlicgrill.com.

Zinburger

6390 E. Grant Rd. • 1865 E. River Rd.

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Zinburger is an old-school burger joint with a twist.

While using only certified Angus, their assortment ranges from the Zinburger to the Bruce Lee burger, with shakes, salads, and sides also deserving of attention.

From 3 to 6 p.m. daily, they offer a feast of discounted items to craft your ultimate Zin experience. Drink deals include half-priced wine glasses and bottles, $3 draft pints, and $5 wells. Get your food on with $4 sides, $5 premium sides, $6 Zini burgers, and dessert options including $2 floats and $3 pie.

What are you waiting for?

Happy Hour items include:

  • Hand-cut and Sweet Potato Fries ($4)
  • Jalapeno Popper Zini Burger ($6) – Cream cheese, fresh fried jalapeños, lettuce, and chipotle mayo
  • Tres Chiles Spicy Margarita ($6) Jalapeño tequila, mango, habanero, yuzu, bell pepper, and chili lime salt

For more information, visit zinburgeraz.com.

Zona 78

7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
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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 p.m. – 6 p.m. and includes $5 off appetizers, $4 off all cocktails, $3 off any glass of wine, and $2 off draft beers.

Popular items:

  • Wild Caught Calamari ($9) – With fennel, garlic, red chili flakes, San Marzano cream sauce, onion, and served with Beyond Bread grilled ciabatta
  • Bianco Pizza ($8) – Truffle oil, mozzarella, garlic, parmesan, and black pepper
  • TriBeCa ($6) – High West whiskey, sweet vermouth, Luxardo cherries, Amaro, and an orange twist

For more information, visit zona78.com.

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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 on December 13, 2021.]

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