Happy Hour in Tempe

Are you visiting us from out of town and meeting up for happy hour? We’ve got you covered. Here is your guide to some of the best happy hour specials in Tempe. If you can’t make it in time for the traditional happy hour, note that many of these spots offer great reverse happy hour specials that are perfect for night owls. Keep this in your back pocket, purse, backpack or where ever you keep important information, and impress all your friends with these great finds.

Bar Louie
2000 Rio Salado Pkwy., Ste. 1220
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 658-1600

This fun spot at Tempe Marketplace is known for their happy hour specials including $3.50 drafts, $4.50 wines and $5.50 signature martinis. You’ll all get half price on select appetizers and flatbreads. Happy hour is Monday-Friday, from 4-7 p.m. Reverse happy hour is Sunday-Thursday from 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Culinary Dropout at the Yard Tempe
149 S. Farmer
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 240-1601

A valley favorite and their Tempe location is no exception. Happy hour is Monday – Friday 2-5 p.m. and includes discounts on select menu items, including their incredible soft pretzels and provolone fondue.  From their “Genuinely Cheap Drinks” menu enjoy $4 sangria, $5 vino, $4 well cocktails, $5 Airport Picklebacks, $4 draught pints and $5 double blinds. The large covered patio is a great place to hang out, chill or play ping pong and corn hole.

The Handlebar Tempe
680 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 474-4888

A bar you can ride your bike to? Yes, please. Enjoy happy hour every day from 3-6:30 p.m. with $2 off all beer, $4 well drinks and $6 wines by the glass. They also have daily specials but on Wednesday celebrate hump day with: ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR! Start pumping up your bike tires.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #H102
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 314-2337

Not feeling the wine bar? Step across Mill Ave and head to one the Best 10 Patios in Phoenix. Happy hour is from 3-6:30 p.m. with $2 off appetizers, Pedal Haus beers and well cocktails. Margaritas and select wines by the glass are $5.  Wanna make a day of it? Sunday Funday enjoy half off wings, $3 Pedal Haus beers and mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys and $5 margaritas all day long!

Postino Annex
615 S. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 927-1111

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, they offer $5 wine by the glass and pitchers of beer. If you are still there after 8 p.m. on a Monday or Tuesday, you can order any bottle of house wine and bruschetta for only $20. Deal! This Postino location has a beautiful, huge patio and indoor/outdoor bar. The vibe is perfection.

SakeBomber Sushi & Grill
1705 E Broadway Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 557-9416

For more than a decade SakeBomber has been rolling out great sushi and pouring sake any way you like it (hot, cold, infused or bombed). The happy hour menu is huge and features appetizers, sushi rolls and two piece plates ranging from $3.50 to $10.95. Drink specials include the Sake Bomb, BTLs or draft beer, infused cold sake and house wine all at $1 off. Signature cocktails are $2 off. You can warm up with a small hot sake for just $3, well drinks are $4 and Hakutsuru draft is $6.50. During the summer, their happy hour goes from 5 p.m. to closing every day. When summer ends, regular happy hour times return from 5-7 p.m. daily  and reverse happy hour, 9 p.m. to closing.

Salut Kitchen Bar
1435 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 625-3600

Voted Best Happy Hour in Tempe – how can you go wrong? From 3-6:30 p.m. daily take 50% off bottles of wine, $2 off craft cocktails, house wine and craft beer. All tapas and s’mores are $2 off. There’s a cute, dog friendly patio and a long bar inside to cozy up to. Did you read the 50% off bottles of wine part? One of the best deals in town.

Social Hall
715 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 747-3851

Social Hall is the new destination bar and restaurant located in the old Minder Binder spot. It has a totally new look, feel and menu. Loads of free pub-style games, a beautifully landscaped patio with fire pits, hammock swings, fun signature cocktails and super happy hour will put Social Hall on your favorites list for sure.  Happy hour is offered Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. Highlights include specials on an assortment of small plates and signature dishes, and $5 drafts, wells and house wines. Reverse happy hour is on Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m-12 a.m. and features just the regular happy hour food.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
2000 East Rio Salado Pkwy.
Suite 1041
Tempe, AZ 8528

Located in Tempe Marketplace, Thirsty Lion has been a favorite gathering spot for years, no doubt due to its fun ambiance, creative menu featuring some of the best burgers around, large beer selection and killer happy hours from 3-6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. to closing. Choose from a selection of their amazing appetizers priced at $4.95, $5.95 and $6.95. Well drinks,  house wine and  house margarita are $4.95.

Written Patrick