8 Best Neighborhood Happy Hours: Best of Phoenix 2012

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Timur Guseynov
Cafe Bink
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.

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Best Happy Hour, North Phoenix: Cafe Bink

A food lover's dream is being able to afford just one six-course tasting from top Arizona restaurant Binkley's. At $96 per person, it probably won't happen for us anytime soon, but now that Binkley's sister restaurant, Café Bink, has a happy hour, we can try a little bit of Bink for just a little bit of cash. From 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you can experience creative tastes from James Beard Award finalist Kevin Binkley without a Binkley price tag. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

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Jackie Mercandetti
Hillside Spot
Best Happy Hour, South Phoenix: Hillside Spot

As far as we're concerned, the only spot to go for happy hour in Ahwatukee is chef Doug Robson's Hillside Spot for a bowl of crispy chips served with his nearly famous extra-hot red sauce for just $1. There's other stuff on the menu, like the absolutely horrible-for-you-but-tastes-so-good fried cheese crisp and an open-face grilled cheese sandwich -- but the real draw is that hot sauce. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

Best Happy Hour, Downtown Phoenix: The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe

After a long day at our 9 to 5, there is nothing we want more than to be drinking a pint of cold craft beer and listening to our favorite old-school jams on the patio of The Main Ingredient. The renovated 1920s Coronado neighborhood bungalow turned restaurant always has an enticing selection of local and craft beers on tap and a glass of wine for as little as $4, as well as cocktail specials. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

Best Happy Hour, Central Phoenix: Christopher's Restaurant & Crush Lounge

When we need more than just a cheap plate of nachos and a room-temperature Coors Light, we call up our favorite happy hour buddies and head over to James Beard Award-winning chef Christopher Gross' restaurant at the Biltmore. See the full Best of Phoenix 2012 entry and download the app here.

Location Info

Christopher's Restaurant and Crush Lounge

2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hillside Spot

4740 E. Warner Road, Ahwatukee, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Main Ingredient Ale House

2337 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Johnny Fox's - CLOSED

16100 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ

Category: Music

Mabel's on Main - CLOSED

7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Canteen Modern Tequila Bar - CLOSED

640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Vintage 95

95 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cafe Bink

36889 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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number6
number6

I guess folks out here in Mesa just aren't happy enough.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

a list of happy hours? well now we know Brewer is on the campaign trail and where she is starting

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