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10 Best Old Town Scottsdale Happy Hour Spots for Stellar Drinks & Bites

May 24, 2022

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Old Town Scottsdale is where you’ll find blue skies, mountain views, biking paths, shops, and amazing restaurants. But you know what else is waiting for you there? A bomb @$$ Old Town Scottsdale happy hour!

Whether at a swanky hotel or a scenic rooftop lounge, happy hour is the perfect excuse to explore the Old Town area and try multiple popular bars and restaurants. 

The best part is that they all offer something a little different, so you’ll have some variety in drinks and bites!

So let’s jump right in! I’m writing this blog based on my local experience, which I also used to write these posts you’d like:

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Let’s begin!

List of Best Old Town Scottsdale Happy Hour Spots

  1. The Canal Club
  2. Outrider Rooftop Lounge
  3. Maple & Ash
  4. Citizen Public House
  5. The Beverly on Main
  6. Diego Pops
  7. Hula’s Modern Tiki
  8. The Herb Box
  9. Bourbon and Bones
  10. Los Sombreros

Don’t worry! We’ll be covering each of these in more detail, so you can choose the happy hour spots for you.

#1 The Canal Club

  • Location: The Scott Resort and Spa
  • Happy Hour Time: 3PM to 6PM, Monday through Friday
  • Happy Hour Special: A few dollars off drinks and tapas
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Coconut Mojito, Ceviche

The Canal Club is located inside The Scott Resort and Spa—a gorgeous Cuban-inspired hotel in Scottsdale.

You’ll love The Canal Club because you’re instantly transported to the Caribbean as soon as you enter the place.

From the natural furnishing to the bright-pink neon sign hanging over The Canal Club, you can’t help but feel like you’re on some island vacay!

Happy hour at the Canal Club is the perfect time to sample their craft cocktails and Caribbean-inspired tapas. The coconut mojito is a must!

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#2 Outrider Rooftop (Best Patio Happy Hour Old Town Scottsdale)

  • Location: The Canopy by Hilton
  • Happy Hour Time: 4PM to 6PM, Monday through Saturday
  • Happy Hour Special: A few dollars off menu items
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Southwest Sunburst, Honey-Balsamic Glazed Pork Belly

Outrider Rooftop Lounge is the place to be. Go here if you’re looking for the perfect setting to enjoy sunset and drinks!

Once you arrive at Outrider, you’ll be seated in a cozy outdoor area with panoramic views of Scottsdale, including Camelback Mountain.

You’ll love it even more as the sun goes down and the whole sky is glittering with vibrant pinks and oranges.

Try to get some seating right by the balcony to enjoy an unobstructed view of Camelback.

After the sun sets, the lounge glows with string lights, making it feel even more magical. When you leave, you can jump on over to Main Street Old Town to bar hop or explore!

#3 Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash screams high-class. As soon as you enter the restaurant, you’re greeted by dark green, luxurious velvet booths, intimate lighting, and an elegant leather bar area.

The environment has a way of making you feel like you’re somewhere extra special, making this one of the best happy hours in Old Town Scottsdale.

The cocktail menu is quite the treat.

Each drink has a clever name and is crafted with love by the bartenders.

And the happy hour menu—ooof! So fun.

You can enjoy unique bites like $2 oysters, a seafood tower, and plenty of rose. It’s boujee!
It’s worth noting that you need reservations to dine at Maple & Ash, BUT bar seating is first-come-first-serve.

And there is a dress code you must adhere to before walking in!

#4 Citizen Public House

  • Location: 7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Happy Hour Time: 4PM to 6PM, Daily
  • Happy Hour Special: Half priced draft, half off small bites
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Bacon Fat Popcorn, Beer Fondue

Ever had beer fondue? You’re about to now!

The Citizen Public House Social Hour is an Old Town Scottsdale happy hour favorite!

You can try items like beer fondue, bacon fat popcorn, and barrel-aged cocktails during said social hour.

Citizen Public House is quaint, flowered in multiple gallery walls, and dressed in a moody interior.

It’s described as an upscale gastropub and has quickly become a Scottsdale must over the years!

If you plan on exploring more of the area, you’ll definitely love that Citizen Public House is just a 3 minute’s walk from landmarks. For example, Instagrammable places in Scottsdale like the Waterfront are just a couple of blocks away!

#5 The Beverly on Main

  • Location: 7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Happy Hour Time: 4PM to 8PM, Daily
  • Happy Hour Special: $5-$8 bites, $4 off cocktails
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Buffalo Wings, Truffle Fries, Pretzel

As you can probably guess, Beverly on Main got its name from its fab location right on Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale. This upscale, intimate, speakeasy-vibe bar does not disappoint!

The Beverly has an extensive cocktail menu AND their “Flexin Cocktails” menu, which features signature drinks ranging from $50 to $500!

Don’t worry, though—their happy hour won’t break the bank like that!

The happy hour menu at Beverly’s features small bites like buffalo wings and flatbreads and $4 off cocktails.

AND most of the small bites can be made vegan, so there’s something for everyone!

But what you’ll probably love most about the Beverly is that…it’s a vibe! the lighting is dim, the chandeliers sparkle, and the leather booths scream “comfy.”

It’ll give you speakeasy feels all the way.

#6 Diego Pops

Diego Pops is an Old Town Scottsdale favorite! Located in the middle of the action, Diego Pops serves up their famous margaritas and Mexican bites in a cute AF taco shop.

If you’re a guac lover like me, you MUST get their dip trio—salsa, queso, and chunky guacamole with plantain chips. It’s a fave.

You can’t beat $5 margs and half-off appetizers!

I should also mention that Diego Pops happens to be one of the most Instagrammable spots in Scottsdale, so if anything, go there for the gram ;).

#7 Hula’s Modern Tiki (Unique Happy Hour in Old Town Scottsdale)

  • Location: 7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Happy Hour Time: M T Th F, 3:30PM to 6PM ; Wed. all night 3:30PM to 10PM ; Sat & Sun drinks only 10:30AM to 6PM
  • Happy Hour Special: $7 appetizers, $2 wine by the glass, $7 drinks
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Mai Tai, Abalone -Style Calamari

Who doesn’t love a tiki bar? If you’re feening a little beach vacay, you won’t get that in Scottsdale, but you can at least pretend!

Hula’s Modern Tiki will make you feel like you’ve just landed in Hawaii in a tropical atmosphere.

The entire space is 60s inspired, and we love some good retro vibes here.

They’re known for their perfect Mai Tai and flaming cocktails with an obvious wow factor.

In my opinion, Hula’s has one of the better Old Town Scottsdale happy hours.

It’s the perfect place to enjoy drinks with friends. Try the Abalone-Style Calamari or sweet potato fries!

#8 The Herb Box

  • Location: 7051 E 5th Ave J, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Happy Hour Time: 3PM to 6PM, Monday through Friday
  • Happy Hour Special: $8 shared plates, $8 cocktails, $5 wines, $3 beer
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Crisp Brussels Sprout Chips, Korean Fried Cauliflower

The Herb Box is a brunch favorite in Old Town Scottsdale, but they also have an excellent happy hour!

During said happy hour, you can enjoy $8 shareable plates of favorites like the Korean Fried Cauliflower—YUM.

And the atmosphere is pretty damn cute.

You’ll wanna go here with all your frans and girlfrans.

We’re talking country chic vibes. Their La La Lavender signature cocktail will feel like you’re in some sort of Southern soiree that Martha Stewart is hosting.

It’s right around the corner from Berdena’s—one of the best Scottsdale coffee shops!

#9 Bourbon and Bones

  • Location: 4200 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Happy Hour Time: 4PM to 6PM, Monday through Friday
  • Happy Hour Special: $10 cocktails
  • Noteworthy Bites & Drinks: Prime Ribs, Crispy Calamari Fries, Old Fashioned

Bourbon and Bones is a classy yet laid-back steakhouse in Old Town Scottsdale.

It’s known for its delicious hand-crafted food, AND their happy hour is fire!

You can enjoy drinks from their extensive bourbon list in an intimate setting. Old fashioned, anyone?

Appetizers include decadent prime ribs, crispy calamari, and steak sliders, among other things.

#10 EVO

Ready for some Italian goodness? Try EVO!

EVO is another Old Town Scottsdale happy hour favorite.

With their chic decor and “cozy” Italian cuisine, you can easily see why it’s adored!

Their philosophy of being a friendly neighborhood eatery will make you feel like family as soon as you step foot through the door.

Pair your drinks with some antipasti plates like grilled octopus or housemade meatballs.

Overall

Overall, Old Town Scottsdale happy hour includes a mix of Italian love, scenic rooftops, Caribbean vibes, and a whole lot more.

But, no matter where you decide to spend happy hour, any of the places on this list will give you an idea of what Scottsdale is all about!

Seriously! You can’t go wrong with any of these.

For more help with planning an epic time in Scottsdale, AZ, I recommend checking out my other guides:

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