Looking for a good reason to get out of bed on Mondays? Here's a look at some things to do after work, or perhaps instead of it.
Monday drink specials
The best happy hour deals and cheap drinks at bars and clubs around PhoenixMetromix
October 31, 2008
Located in the Fairmont Scottsdale, this lounge has an indoor bar with panoramic windows and plush seating and an outdoor bar that “floats” on a blue-glowing square pool below. Its clientele consists of hotel guests, stylish locals and even celebrities during event nights. (It's owned by Rande Gerber, nightlife entrepreneur and Cindy Crawford's husband, who also owns locations in Los Angeles and New York City.) The 5 to 7:30 p.m. happy hour is the ideal time to visit and try the broad range of sophisticated signature cocktails and small plates, as everything is half price.
The colorfully decorated Old Town eatery, with bright Mexican-style paintings, sparkly ceiling decorations and cushy booths, has a total party vibe. The food and drinks here are exceptional, with a dozen taco options—even meat lovers enjoy the veggie taco, made with a blend of seasonal vegetables and cheese—and the drinks here are strong. On Mondays, you can nosh on half-price appetizers and sip on $3 margaritas all day. During the 3 to 7 p.m. happy hour, tacos are just $3 each. Wine and well drinks dip to $3, too.
Monday night is movie night at Chandler's SanTan Brewing Co. Catch a B-flick at 9 p.m. and sip on $3 3 Olives vodka you-call-its and $3.75 beers until close. All other drinks are a $1 off during the reverse happy hour. To get in the movie mood, you can munch on free popcorn or try one of the bar's signature pizzas or even the somewhat-exotic raspberry-stuffed mushroom appetizer. Beer lovers can savor a number of special brews from the Capricho Oscuro to the Big Red to the Sunspot Gold.
Award-winning microbrew beers, gourmet pizza and 19 wide-screen televisions showing the best in sports? Sounds perfect. Check out one of the delicious sports-named pizza creations, like the March Madness (a five-cheese pizza) or the Great One (Wayne Gretzky's favorite) and wash it down with a Sunset Amber Ale, the silver medal winner at the 2005 Great American Beer Festival. From 2 to 6 p.m., all drinks are buy-one-get-one-free with the purchase of a food item. Night owls can also down $1 brews from 6 p.m. to close.
You know that house across from Pizzeria Bianco in Heritage Square, the place that happily dispenses drinks to those sad and lucky Bianco diners while they're waiting in line? It's called the Rose and Crown, and it's a dope little English pub. If you've never been there, now's the time to go. Try traditional English grub like fish and chips and bangers and mash, or taste one of 14 beers on tap, including Bass, Harp and Guinness. On Mondays, enjoy $2 domestic bottles, $3.50 well drinks or $4.50 imperial and imported pints from 4 to 7 p.m. London is calling.
Located in the heart of Old Town, Giligin's isn't your average chic Scottsdale nightspot. It's loud, it's raucous, it's casual and it's famous for a bartender named Chuey the Rock and Roll midget. The place has plastic skeletons hanging from fans, a drink wheel of fortune and weekly goldfish races. It also has some wicked daily specials and unusual entertainment for folks to enjoy whilst they get their drink on. Monday kicks off with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Score $1 domestic pints, $1 wine and $1 single well shots. After 7 p.m., you can indulge in $2 you-call-its and “White Trash Karaoke.”
You come for the cheap drinks, but you stay for the TVs. You can score $3 22-ounce domestic drafts, $2.50 domestic bottles and pints, $4.50 22-ounce imports, $3 half-pint imports and $3 well drinks from 3 to 7 p.m. But the 28 TVs, seven of them high definition, feature NTN for live interactive sports and trivia, and all the major sports packages, including NFL Sunday Ticket, so there's always something sporty to enjoy.
Admit it: You know all the words to “My Heart Will Go On." You've pretended your hairbrush is a microphone. You love Journey. It's OK, you're not alone. We'll get through this together. Indulge your inner rock star (with a little liquid courage) at Geisha A Go Go from 4 to 7 p.m. Half-price sake bombers, sake infusions, specialty drinks and seasonal wines will get you in the mood for a little (or a lot of) karaoke. Plus, you can nosh on half-price appetizers during the three-hour slot.
To celebrate the cuisine of Cafe ZuZu, chef Charles Wiley hosts Monday Night Chef's Tables at the upscale retro restaurant. The three-course meals, paired with wines, offer a chance to taste, and discuss with the chef, the classed-up comfort food ZuZu has become known for. The dinner happens every other Monday for $52 per person; tax and gratuity not included.
Get a little exotic on the cheap at this trendy, flashy sushi joint. Food and drink specials abound from 3 to 7 p.m., and the sushi menu is perfectly priced for sampling. The menu includes California and spicy tuna rolls for $3, shrimp tempura rolls for $4, and crispy spicy tuna, dragon and Las Vegas rolls for $5. Sip on half-price cold sake and specialty drinks or $4 seasonal red wines. Sake Bombers are also half-off.
Well worth the drive, wine is the drink of choice at this bustling, chic lunch and dinner destination. Postino has a carefully edited and often-updated international selection, and is staffed with servers who know how to recommend based on guest preferences. Even though this happy hour is only offered two days a week, and isn't at the usual times, it is so amazing it made the cut. For just $20, from 8 p.m. until close on Mondays and Tuesdays, guests can enjoy a board of bruschettas and a bottle of wine. Guests can pick from more than eight kinds of bruschetta and from any of the wines sold by the bottle.