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Happy Hour in W. Valley of Phoenix

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hungrygrrl Apr 24, 2007 04:07 PM

I'm looking for a fun place for happy hour on the west side. Something with some good food/drink specials. I seem to only be able to find info on the East Valley. We would probably prefer something a little low key (dives are okay) over one of the "be seen here" types of places.

Any suggestions?

  1. themis Apr 25, 2007 10:22 AM

    Ahh, happy hour. One of the finer things in life. I am right with you on the low-key, but the food & drink specials are a little harder for me to hit. I'm so thrilled if I can even get people to go out for happy hour that I don't much care what I'm paying.

    The corner of Union Hills and -- might be 83rd, something like that; the corner with Cocono's Mexican Island Kitchen -- has a number of patio spots with happy hour specials. Also Firebird's; it's a chain, but nice patio and great food.

    If you want to venture further west there's Park Wines next to the Wigwam. Very low key, good noshes, nice atmosphere. There is another wine place opening next month at Indian School & Litchfield, too. *Way* out west at Verrado is Grazie, twin to the one in old town Scottsdale. Wonderful wine list, pizzas, salads, spiedini, all at crazy prices for what you're getting.

    grrlscout, what's this Rogue place you mentioned?

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    1. re: themis
      grrlscout Apr 25, 2007 10:38 AM

      I've been to the Rogue in Scottsdale (near the Tempe line) a couple of times, and enjoyed it. Kinda funky, without trying to be. Lots of tatted up girls, old punk show flyers embedded in the bar top, and a pretty good juke box.

      I've never been during a show. But I can say, that on the off hours, it's very low key and friendly.

      According to the bartender, they sold Rogue West, and are no longer associated with it, but don't care about sharing the name.

      I came across this review that dissects the differences between the two, and to me, it sound like West would be more my speed. Plus, it's way closer!

      http://www.azcentral.com/ent/nightlife/articles/0322roguereview.html

      And here's their actual site, though rather uninformative:

      http://www.roguebar.com/

      1. re: grrlscout
        ciaogal Apr 25, 2007 10:58 AM

        Has anyone been to Coyote Alley in Surprise?
        16846 West Bell Road -

        Can't tell if they serve food from their website....We have friends that headed that way yesterday for Happy Hour.
        www.coyotealley.com

    2. grrlscout Apr 25, 2007 09:06 AM

      I've HHed at Shabang's (5740 W Peoria Ave) before. The specials are plentiful, the crowd friendly, but the food is meh at best. Also, I don't know if you're a beer snob or not, but the tap selection was rather slim. I quaffed loads of bottled Fat Tire instead.

      I've also stumbled into the Q Bar & Grill on the NW corner of Olive @ 67th. It was late, so I don't remember much. I do remember that it was cavernous, and have lots of junk all around on the walls, big TVs, and the staff were super friendly. My fried shrimp were pretty tasty too.

      One place I have wanted to try is the Rogue west. I've been to the East one, but apparently the west one is more true to its punk roots. And I hear they have LOADS of HH specials.

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      1. re: grrlscout
        Firenza00 Apr 25, 2007 09:12 AM

        Aren't Olive and Peoria parallel to each other?

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          grrlscout Apr 25, 2007 09:14 AM

          Good catch! I meant to say 67th. It's literally fewer than 50 yards from my house. You'd think I'd know. :c )

      2. hohokam Apr 24, 2007 05:12 PM

        It might be a little too fancy schmancy and not low key enough for you, but Rock Bottom brewpub on the NW corner of Bell & 75th Ave had (has?) some pretty decent happy hour specials and food when I went there.

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          AZBconcierge Apr 24, 2007 05:23 PM

          I used to LOVE the happy hour at McDuffy's on Bell and 83rd.

        2. ciaogal Apr 24, 2007 04:47 PM

          We have met friends for happy hour @ Padre Murphy's @ 43rd Ave and Bell
          The food is actually pretty good....the bar is a lot of fun
          http://www.padremurphy.com/index.html

          and Max's at 6727 N 47th Ave, Glendale,AZ 85301
          Also a fun bar at Happy Hour!

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            hungrygrrl Apr 24, 2007 05:09 PM

            Thanks for your suggestions. I actually have been to Padre Murphy's, but forgot all about it. I will have to check out Max's as well.

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