Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment.
Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for day drinking in Scottsdale. To see what else made the list, check out the complete Shine guide on our website. Enjoy!
Coach House The dean of day-drinking dives, this half-century-old hub of debauchery is where you go to tipple with both hard-boozing townies and slumming 30K millionaires.
Los Olivos Mexican Patio For a taste of vintage Scottsdale, this Mexican restaurant is one of the best places to kick back for an afternoon of tequila sipping or knocking back a margarita or two.
Closing Soon Saloon Leave your pretensions at the door of this beer-and-a-shot hole in the wall.
Papago Brewing Co. This tavern services both beer snobs and casual drinkers.
The Lodge Chef Aaron May's pub resembles a cozy ski lodge where day-drinkers can while away the afternoon with a honey brown house ale or any of the 15 other brews available.
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