Valley resorts are not the only ones offering sweet Summer deals. Though some Phoenix restaurants shut their doors for the summer slump, others just pump up the discounts. Get wild and venture out to these Phoenix spots before the sun goes down to score cheap eats & drinks! Because sweat is actually just your body asking for some tacos & a margarita (at least that's what I tell myself).
- Phoenix Public Market Cafe Summer Happy Hour 3-6pm Every Day
First of all, drink specials start at 3pm and go on until CLOSE. Yes, I said close. These include select cocktails (hi, sangria), glasses of win and pitchers of beer for $5. Eats include tostadas, house pretzels, and a pulled pork sandwich. Also, the Cafe offers a $10 Burger and Beer special during D-Backs home games.
For the cheap chica (or chico!)- grab your $5 drink and my PPMC favorite... the sweet potato side with almond butter! If it sounds weird it's because you haven't tried it. They may look at you funny and tell you almond butter is not BUTTER. Just insist, insist and enjoy your under-$10 goods.
721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 www.phxpublicmarket.com/
- St. Francis Happy Hour 3-6pm Every Day
This Downtown Phoenix eatery buys from and supports local farmers. HH cocktails are $5 like the Mezcal Mule, Dark and Stormy and Cucumber Cooler with gin, muddled cukes and fresh lemonade. Bottles, cans and glasses of wine are 1/2 off and food ranges from $2-$11. Choosing can get difficult with options like Morrocan meatballs, French Onion burger, crispy fingerling potatoes and a forbidden rice bowl.
111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012 stfrancisaz.com
- Cibo Happy Hour 3-6pm Monday-Friday
Cibo is housed in a cozy restored bungalow, a perfect spot to unwind. Nibble on plates such as the arancini, deep fried rice and mozzarella, meatballs with crusty bread, potato gnocchi, and little donuts with nutella for $3-$6. Drink specials include $4 glasses of wine and $2.50 Peroni.
603 N 5th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://cibophoenix.com/
Cocina 10 @ Crescent Ballroom HH 11-6pm Mondays, 3-6pm Tuesday-Friday
Definitely not your average venue fare. This place serves pretty killer tacos and burritos ($2-$4) as well as a $5 Sonoran hot dog, $4 glasses of wine, and $1 off cocktails and draft beers.
308 N 2nd Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://www.crescentphx.com/kitchen/
- Taco Guild Summer Happy Hour 4-7pm Monday-Friday, all day Saturday, 2-close Sundays, and late night 10pm-close
$5 Margaritas, beer and glasses of wine and $1.99 daily tacos. Taco Guild has an wide variety of tacos in categories of "Old World" (pork, coffee braised beef, grilled chicken and veggie) and "New School" (Yucatan shrimp, lamb, and thai snapper), so you can be sure the daily choice will be a creative one.
546 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012 tacoguild.com
- The Clever Koi Happy Hour 4-7pm daily, 10pm-12am Friday & Saturday
Sip on $8 "Keep it Classy" cocktails, $7 glasses of wine, including organic options, and $3 beer. Bites include a wood fired grille plate, Sriracha wings, pork ramen and corn dog bites.
4236 N Central Ave #100, Phoenix, AZ 85012 thecleverkoi.com