PHX Beer Co.

By Jacqueline Robledo

Not only is November filled with changing leaves and pumpkin spice everything, but it is also the month of National Happy Hour Day. Grab your foodie friends and drinking buddies and get ready to celebrate the best day of the year on Thursday, November 12! Here are some happy hour specials around the Valley.


CRUjiente Tacos

Traditional happy hours don’t work for you? Don’t worry! CRUjiente has you covered with its reverse happy hour every Friday and Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. along with its normal happy hour offered every day from 4 to 6 p.m. Grab a $5 Premier CRU Margarita, crafted with 100% blue agave tequila, house agave syrup, fresh squeezed lime and muddled oranges. All draft and bottled beers are $1 off, and wine by the glass is $2 off. Try the tortilla chips and guacamole for $9 or the $5 salsa trio and happy hour tacos like the $3.50 pork belly taco.

CRUjiente Tacos, 3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.687.7777,


Famous 48

Famous 48’s happy hour runs deep and wide; the options are endless. The special menu features a skillet cornbread ($7.50); nachos, everyone’s favorite, for $8.50; Southwest hummus ($7.50); dip trio ($9.50); “Sundeviled” eggs ($6.50); and a famous burger for $10.50. The happy hour drink menu includes domestic pints for $3.50, craft pints ($4.50), Truly Hard Seltzers ($4.50), house wines ($5.50), premium well drinks for $5.50, frozen margaritas ($6.50), and F48 mules for $6.50! Stop by Famous 48 any Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. to check out these delicious deals for yourself.

Famous 48, 8989 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 608, Scottsdale, 480.361.4833,


Kasai Japanese Steakhouse

Sure, it’s known for its teppanyaki tables, but Kasai Japanese Steakhouse in Scottsdale is the perfect place to enjoy a refreshing cocktail while enjoying the beautiful outdoors during happy hour from 4 to 6:30 p.m. daily. The deals include $2 off all beer and wine, $3 off all cocktails and $2 off all appetizers.

Kasai Japanese Steakhouse, 14344 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 480.607.1114,


Nook Kitchen

Check out Nook at Night, the reverse happy hour at this trendy restaurant. It’s offered Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. It offers $3 off appetizers, salads and pizza; $2 off signature cocktails and draft beers; and $5 Tito’s and red and white wine. It also offers a weekly happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.

Nook Kitchen, 4231 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602.296.5655,


PHX Beer Co.

Need a place with a waterfront view? PHX Beer Co.’s Scottsdale restaurant and brewery is the best spot to catch that perfect fall weather in the Valley while sipping a cold brew. The Hayden Road location’s patio backs up to a beautiful lake and green belt. “Hoppy Hour” is from 2 to 6 p.m. during the weekdays, with $2 off PBC Brews, $6 cocktails, $2 off glasses of wine, and food specials.

PHX Beer Co., 8300 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, 480.571.8645,


Pita Jungle

On November 12 only, Pita Jungle will offer a sample platter that will showcase its signature tapas, including hummus and chicken with pine nuts, fresh mozzarella and tomato, baked pita chips, kafta mini pockets, feta, pickles and cucumbers for just $25. If you can’t make it out on National Happy Hour Day, it also has tapas starting at $2 and daily drink specials every day from 3 to 6 p.m.

Pita Jungle, 4340 E. Indian School Road, Suite 17, Phoenix, 602.955.7482, Visit website for other locations.


The Sicilian Butcher

Not called the designated happy hour for no reason. The Sicilian Butcher offers happy hour all day, every day! Craft cocktails are available for $9, red and white house wines are $6, and draft beers are $5. For only $19, you can get a bottle and a board with house-select wine paired with a polenta and meatball board. Other happy hour items feature Italian American favorites and regional Italian cuisine, including spaghetti and meatballs ($8), margherita flatbread ($8) and rigatoni and chicken ($9).

The Sicilian Butcher, 15530 N. Tatum Boulevard, Suite 160, Phoenix, 602.775.5140, Visit website for other locations.


VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen

Locally owned and operated, VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen is a Cajun, Creole and Caribbean restaurant. Enjoy happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and get $4 wells and $3 domestic bottles.

VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen, 1325 W. Elliot Road, Suite 106, Tempe,



Looking for a new high-design, low-key spot? Try Zinqué. It has happy hours every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. It offers $5 specialty cocktails, $4 off wines by the glass, and $2 off beers. The happy hour menu also features $8 sangrias and pinot grigio as well as $5 Lagunitas IPA. French-inspired small plates offered during happy hour include the ratatouille quesadilla ($6), salami toasts ($4) and roasted mini sausages ($6). Check out this Euro-inspired restaurant ASAP!

Zinqué, 4172 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, 623.745.9616,