Best Happy Hour, South Phoenix - 2013
The House at Secret Garden
2501 E. Baseline Road
Phoenix, AZ 85042
Not every happy hour has to be so dang hip, ridden with experimental cocktails and a flavor-of-the-week menu. The House at Secret Garden proves this with a quaint, charming setting that is relaxed and entirely unpretentious. While the happy hour offerings are only available from a narrow 5 to 6:30 p.m. time slot Tuesday through Friday, it's definitely worth it to snag a $10 bacon cheeseburger or $3.50 golden polenta fries. If you're looking for something a little healthier, the citrus marinated olives skimp on fat, but not flavor. Or you can just ignore your diet altogether and get the addicting sweet potato planks with crème fraiche and pancetta. The beer, wine and cocktail list offers a dollar or two discount (depending on what you pick), as well. Your best bet with drinks definitely lies with the sage-tastic Secret Garden gin and citrus or the cactus fig margarita, which is a tasty and simple prickly pear marg with a tart twist.