RnR: Happy Hour Report Card

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The Spot: RnR, 3737 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-945-3353 http://rnrscottsdale.com/

The Hours: Enjoy a little rest and relaxed prices Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 pm.

The Details: RnR offers generous half-priced draft beer, wine, wells, and margaritas, with a handful of appetizers priced at 5 bucks each.

(the happy hour break down after the jump)

The Interior: RnR could stand for rest 'n' relaxation or rock 'n' roll, based on the interior. It's a sleek and polished bar and restaurant that also happens to have plenty of overstuffed chairs and couches for you and your group to kick back after a long day of work. Upper and lower patios are available if you would prefer to see and be seen during your night out in Old Town, and the interior is uber chic with its vaulted ceilings and modern décor.

The Cost: Two appetizers and a round of three drinks came in just around twenty bucks.

The Conclusion: Four whole hours of relaxed pricing during the week is nearly unheard of around the Valley, and the good news is that at RnR the appetizers and drinks are worth every one of your hard-earned pennies.

The drafts were cold and frosty, with a variety of domestic and premium beers. The wine was a consistent pour, with plenty of red, white and bubbly to choose from. The frozen margaritas were just as strong and respectable as Z'Tejas' face-planting variety, and we even saw a couple float by with splashes of Chambord. Both well and call liquors were also at half-price, so those of you out there with bottom of the barrel or mid-shelf tastes will be in good hands.

Several appetizer options were available for a flat 5 bucks, and included a variety of tacos to sliders, along with the intriguing animal fries and chicken lollipops. The lollipops were available in either buffalo or bbq flavor, and were a plump and delicious take on the traditional hot wing. They even came with a side of veggies and ranch for dipping.

The aforementioned animal fries were another messy but satisfying option. One pile of crisp fries topped with real cheese, pulled pork and bbq sauce. You will need a fork to consume this massive pile of blissful carbs and tender shredded meat, and it's likely that you'll still end up covered in bbq sauce, but it is totally worth it. And at just five bucks, you can get away with only minor guilt.

Overall Grade: A

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