ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card
|Housemade sangria is billed on the menu as a hot commodity by touting its "limited availability."|
In terms of cocktails, ZuZu offers options like a Dark and Stormy, a vodka-spiked strawberry lemonade, and a blackberry bramble with Bombay gin. At $6 a pop, we were hoping for a little more balance from the highly sweetened cocktails. Similarly, the housemade sangria (also $6) was a bit too on the sweet side for us to enjoy.
$6 wine by the glass, with two whites, two reds, and a sparkling option, are also available and beer is $4 for select varieties. One of the $4 brews is PBR on draft, which we laughed at out loud when we saw. $4 for PBR might fly in Brooklyn, but we'd probably stick to whatever Four Peaks seasonal beer is on tap for the same price.
You're paying for ambiance and hip digs at ZuZu, but they certainly don't gouge you as much as other hotel bars do. Sure, $4 for PBR is crazy, but we'd pay $12 for an Old Fashioned and that ribeye dip again--especially if we're staycationing at the hotel.