Jade Bar in Paradise Valley: Happy Hour Report Card
The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 4 until 7 p.m.
Since Jade Bar's remodel last year, the plush Sanctuary resort bar has become an even nicer spot to enjoy a craft cocktail. Big, comfy upholstered chairs face toward the large glass wall, providing a relaxing spot to take in the Camelback Mountain views. You can also sit at the bar and watch the top notch bar crew mix up different creations or take a seat on the peaceful patio while the weather still permits.
Heather Hoch The chicken liver was smooth, but needed some seasoning assistance.
Bad news for deal seekers, Jade Bar's "The Pour" happy hour specials is limited to pourable offerings--drink specials only (though an all-soup happy hour is a totally great idea). While the bar currently offers nightly specials Monday through Wednesday, which include $2 sliders, $2 oysters, and $1 wings, we stuck to the regular menu of bar snacks and appetizers, just in case you visit on a Thursday or Friday. Bar snacks, which include biscotti-like cheddar bacon crackers with a sweet and tangy tomato jam, are reasonably priced at all hours for $5.
For appetizers, you're looking to spend anywhere between $3.50 for an individual oyster or $25 for an artisan cheese board. Upscale options like fire roasted bone marrow ($11) and steak tartare with a sunny side up egg ($16) mingle with classics like chicken wings ($12) and hummus ($9). The eggplant and black bean hummus, which came with pita and vegetables, had a great consistency, but was in desperate need of salt. Similarly, the chicken liver mason jar's texture was near perfect, but the flavor was a little underwhelming. Luckily, it had the help of accompanying salt, pepper, and pickled onions to kick it up a bit.