It's said that vice is virtually recession-proof. Meaning no matter how poor one gets (believe us, we're getting there), there's always enough scratch for a smoke or a drink. In fact, we can't think of a better way of escaping all the economic bad news (as well as the summer sun) than in some darkened tavern having a drink or four. So in an effort to make your pocket change go farther, here are some select listings of various happy hours and drink deals around town.
Chez Nous 915 Grand Ave. 602-266-7372 Monday through Saturday, 3-7 p.m., with $5 martinis; $3 wells, $2 Pabst, and $1 off everything else.
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Cheuvront's 1326 N. Central Ave. 602-307-0022 Monday through Friday, 4-6 p.m., with 25 percent off wines by the glass, $6 specialty martinis, and $5 appetizers.
Durant's 2611 N. Central Ave. 602-264-5967 Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., with $4 wells, $5 drinks on the rocks, and $3.75 domestics.
Joe's Grotto 13825 N. 32nd St. 602-992-1007 Daily, 2-7 p.m., with $1.50 domestic bottles, and $2.25 small domestic pitchers and wells.
Postino Winebar 3939 E. Campbell Ave. 602-852-3939 Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, noon-4 p.m., with $5 wine by the glass.
The Roosevelt 816 N. Third St. 602-254-2561 Tuesday though Friday, 5-7 p.m., and Sunday, 5 p.m.-midnight, with $6 select red wine, $5 select white wine, $4 wells, and $3 featured beer.
Rose & Crown Pub 628 E. Adams St. 602-256-0223 Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., with $4.50 drafts and $2 domestics.
Digestif 7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale 480-425-9463 The "Green Hour," daily, 5-6 p.m., with $6 dosages of Lucid and Kübler absinthe.
Drift 4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale 480-949-8454 Tuesday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., with half-price wells, wines, and drafts; two-for-one on other drinks; and a complimentary buffet with drink purchase.
Frasher's 2122 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 480-429-9544 Monday-Friday, 4-7 p.m., on the patio and in the back lounge, with half-priced appetizers, wells, select house wines, and you-call-its.
Geisha A Go Go 7150 E. Sixth Ave., Scottsdale 480-699-0055 Monday through Friday; 4-7 p.m.; featuring $5 specialty drinks, infused shôchûs and sakes; $4 Sapporro; and $3 Kirin drafts.
Sandbar 10050 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 480-998-8845 Daily, 3-7 p.m., with $2.50 beers, $1.50 cocktails, and select half-price appetizers.
Stingray Sushi 4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 480-941-4460 Tuesday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., with $1.50 sake, $3 Bud Light and Kirin Light, $4 vodka drinks, and specially priced appetizers.
Horse & Hound 1320 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe 480-967-7977 Daily, 3-7 p.m., with $1.50 domestic pints and $2 wells.
The Library Bar & Grill 501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-929-9002 Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., with $4 imports, $3 wells, wine, and domestic drafts; half-price appetizers, and $1 tacos.
Mill Cue Club 607 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-966-0068 Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m., featuring $2.75 drafts and $3 Long Islands and Electric Lemonades.
Nate's Place 5235 S. Kyrene Rd., Tempe 480-777-5088 Daily, 3-7 p.m., with $2 bottles and $2 and $3 drafts.
San Felipe's Cantina 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe 480-736-8226 Daily, 4-7 p.m., with half-price drinks and select appetizers.
Zuma Grill 605 S. Mill Ave., Tempe 480-829-6775
Monday through Friday, 3-7 p.m., with $2.50 drafts, wells, and house wines and $4 appetizers.
Bistro at Kokopelli Winery 35 W. Boston St., Chandler 480-792-6927 Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. with half-price appetizers and drinks; and Tuesdays, 3-7 p.m., with $2 glasses of wine and select appetizers.
Bongo's 4080 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 480-831-0000 Daily, 3-7 p.m., with $2.50 domestics, wells, and 12-ounce Red Stripes.
CK's Tavern 4142 E. Chandler Blvd, Phoenix 480-706-5564 Monday through Friday; 3-7 p.m., with half-price select appetizers, $3.50 large domestics, $3.25 wines, and $2.50 wells, domestic pints and bottles, and Heineken pints.
Goat Head Saloon 1423 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa 480-464-8030 Monday through Friday, 1-6 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 3-6 p.m., featuring $2.50 wells, wine, and domestic bottles and drafts.
O'Kelley's 2120 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa 480-756-6069 Daily until 7 p.m., with $2.25 domestic drafts, and $1 off wells, wines, and bottled beers.
Rooster's 3731 E. Main St., Mesa 480-641-2125 Thursday, 8-11 p.m., with nickel beers and music from Harry Luge and Haywire.
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Coyote Hill 12417 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale 623-536-7711 Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., featuring $2 domestics and other specials.
Hell's Half Acre 6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale 623-877-8447 Monday through Friday, 4-7 p.m., featuring $1 off all drinks.
Hurricane Bay 4139 W. Bell Rd., Glendale 602-843-6100 Friday, 5-8 p.m., with $2 wells, wine, and domestics, and a complimentary buffet.
Marc's Sports Grille & Nightlife 4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale 623-842-1053 Daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., with $2.75 Coronas and $1 off domestics and calls. Various drink specials also offered nightly (like $1.75 drafts and $2.25 domestics on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.).