American TapHouse in Gilbert: Happy Hour Report Card
The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
With a staff clad in clashing plaid, American TapHouse is going for a laid-back, homey vibe. After taking over the BoomBozz Pizza space late last year, the restaurant became one of the few in the Valley that offers food, beer, and wine for delivery within a three-mile radius. The restaurant itself is large, with a sizable full bar with seating and a patio with comfy furniture for relaxing. The setup seems ripe for franchising.
Heather Hoch The queso dip cooled a little too much by the time it got to our table.
With six happy hour food options for $5 each, including wings and carnitas sliders, there's something for everyone. Starting with pretzel sticks and queso dip, which had already cooled by the time it reached us, the pretzels were soft and warm, but the dip didn't have much flavor. To its credit, it had a smooth consistency, unlike the cheese dip at many spots, where it's often slightly gritty.
Next, we tried the eight-inch, two-topping pizza. We ordered artichokes and red bell peppers but were served green bell peppers and artichokes. Aside from the mix-up, the pizza had a nice, tangy sauce but was overloaded with cheese, which became chewy in a matter of minutes.