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Happy Hour Headliners

Savor Some Adult Time With These Signature Cocktails Around Town

Now that the kids are back in school, you deserve a little break. Grab a friend and head to Happy Hour for some adult-only time. Here, some top locale picks—plus one of our favorite featured cocktails from each eatery that you can order to make that Happy Hour extra special. 

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Watch the sun setting against dramatic mountain backdrops from jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain. There's an extended Happy Hour from 5 to 10 p.m. every Sunday through Thursday. Featured cocktails are $10 each, all crafted by Bar Chef Christiaan Röllich and his team. Jade bar also offers sommelier-selected wines by the glass for $10, with sparkling, red, and white options available. You can pair those drinks with delicious bites from the resort's exceptional culinary team.

Featured cocktail: Pistolero with mezcal, ginger, honey, and chile de arbol ($10) 

Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork's Wood Fired Cooking captures the spirit of bold American cuisine, creating flavors with a rugged edge that capture the spirit of the Southwest. The best food was prepared in the Old West on a simple wood fire. Experience those authentic wood-fired flavors during daily Happy Hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Order hand-crafted cocktails for $7 ($8 for the Peach Margarita) or select red and white wines by the glass for $6. Choose from a selection of appetizers, including tacos, flatbread, nachos, Queso con Puerco, and Pork Wings. Happy Hour apps range from $6.50 to $14.

Featured cocktail: Huckleberry Margarita with a huckleberry swirl ($7)

The Montauk

Escape to The Hamptons in Downtown Scottsdale with a night out at The Montauk. Happy Hour is offered all day on Mondays and from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Happy Hour bites include house-made Potato Chips and Dip, Clam Chowder, and Deviled Eggs. During Happy Hour, you can enjoy $4 draft beers, $5 well cocktails, and $6 house wines. If you stay past Happy Hour, you can chill and enjoy live local musicians on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m.

Featured cocktail: Montauk Frosé with Campo Viejo and Ketel One Botanical Vodka ($12)

CRUjiente Tacos

CRUjiente Tacos offers Happy Hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Draft and bottled beers are $1 off and wines by the glass are $2 off. Pair your drinks with Fresh Tortilla Chips and Guac ($9), the Salsa Trio ($5) or happy hour tacos—try the Crunchy Beef Taco for $6.

Featured cocktail: Premier CRU Margarita with 100% blue agave tequila, house agave syrup, fresh-squeezed lime, and muddled oranges ($8)


Zinqué is a neighborhood hot spot and wine bar serving up French-inspired dishes. Enjoy Happy Hour at Zinqué every Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the bar and pod area only. You can sip signature cocktails, $10 wines by the glass, or $6 beer selections. The French-inspired small plates are ideal for sharing during Happy Hour. Try the Ratatouille Quesadilla ($6), Prawn Taco ($6), Pan Con Tomate with Prosciutto ($6), or Frites ($4).

Featured cocktail: La Française with vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, passion fruit, and lime ($11)

STK Steakhouse Scottsdale

STK Steakhouse in Downtown Scottsdale offers Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 3 to 6:30 p.m. There is a $3, $6 and $9 Happy Hour menu. Nosh on STK favorites such as Lil' BRGs and Truffle Fries, Short Rib Croquettes, and Green Goddess Salmon Sliders. Sample from the cocktail menu, which features a mojito, the Perfect Margarita, the STK Strawberry Cobbler, and more.

Featured cocktail: STK Cucumber Stiletto with Grey Goose Le Citron vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, muddled cucumber, and mint ($21)

The Mexicano

Head to the corner of Tatum and Cactus for a high-energy Happy Hour every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (designated area only). For just $5 each, you can sip on well cocktails, sangria, or Modelo draft beer. Pair your sips with some great Mexican flavors, such as Guacamole ($8), Queso Fundido ($7), or the Quesadilla Placera ($9). Order your choice of Chicken Tinga, Pastor, or Carne Asada tacos for $3 each.

Featured cocktail: Classic daft margaritas—try the mango with a spicy Tajin rim ($5)

Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen

Another Happy Hour option at Tatum and Cactus, but with a healthy twist, is Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen. Picazzo's (an Arizona-based, family-owned restaurant) offers Healthy Hour daily from 3 to 6 p.m., with specials on some of their most popular options. Order up Cheese Bread ($6), Hot Artichoke Spinach Dip ($7) or Avocado Toast ($7), Mama's Meat-za balls ($8), and Baked Brie ($8). Pair those bites with local drafts ($4), by-the-glass house wines ($5), house-made sangria ($6), or signature cocktails ($7).

Featured cocktail: Smoky Cadillac with Silencio Mezcal tequila, Mandarine Napoleon, Bittermens Hellfire Habañero Shrub bitters, and rimmed with Arizona's own Shrubwell rimming salts ($7)

  • Pistolero. Photo courtesy Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
  • Huckleberry Margarita. Photo courtesy Roaring Fork
  • Montauk Frosé. Photo courtesy The Montauk
  • Premier CRU Margarita. Photo courtesy Debby Wolvos
  • Le Française. Photo courtesy Zinqué
  • STK Cucumber Stiletto. Photo courtesy STK Steakhouse
  • Mexicano Margaritas. Photo courtesy The Mexicano
  • Smoky Cadillac with Shrubwell rimming salts. Photo courtesy Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen