For the classy day-drinkers out there, Postino offers $5 glasses of wine every day until 5 p.m., which means its totally affordable to get wine-wasted before the sun's even close to going down. When it's cool outside, there's a great patio to enjoy and during the summer the indoor area is cozy and bright. Of course, if you're at Postino, you're probably going to have to get a board of their bruscetta, which is big enough to share -- but good enough that you probably won't want to. Plus, the middle of the day is one of the only times you can get a table at any of their three locations, which are always busy once the 9-to-5-ers get off work.
This infamous Arizona State University-adjacent bar is located at the corner of Ash and 9th Street in Tempe and is probably the only place you can find a genuine "neighborhood" that feel close the campus. Most of the drinking will be going down on the spacious outdoor patio, though inside you'll find another bar and a few dining rooms. Arriving early for some day drinking is one of the only ways to guarantee you'll have a seat when things really pick up at night -- because they will pick up at night with the usual eclectic crowd. Happy hours on the weekend runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with $1 off well drinks, wines and beers on tap so technically, day drinking at Casey Moore's will save you at least a buck or two.
On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, the Duce opens at 10 a.m. giving it an hour head start on most other joints -- especially downtown on the weekends. The understated exterior hardly does justice to everything that goes on inside, including swing dancing, boxing, and shopping. As far as the drinking goes, The Duce has an impressive selection of old school cocktails as well as few specialties you won't find anywhere else. The Duce offers ping-pong, shuffleboard, corn hole and foosball, so it's practically like you can get a work out while you drink. After all, it is part gym.