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Tucson Foodie: 54 Hot Happy Hour Picks in Tucson

Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

Cup Cafe — hidden inside the historic, beautifully preserved Hotel Congress — offers hearty American fare and a desirable rotating dessert case.

From 4 – 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, you’ll want to share their happy hour deals. Bring your friends and hang out on the patio or cozy up indoors with $3 pints of draft beer, $4 house red and white wines, and $5 select specialty cocktails. Bar Eats are available in the Tap Room, Lobby bar, Club Congress bar, and on the Plaza.

Featured items:

  • Mission Street Congress Tacos ($3) – Crispy pork belly, pickled jalapeños, jicama slaw, jalapeño aioli, and cilantro served on Anita’s flour tortillas
  • Lettuce Wraps ($5) – Chickpea fritter, pickled vegetables, smoked cashews, and harissa vinaigrette
  • Ghost Orchid ($5) – Citrus vodka, ginger liqueur, lemon, creme de violee, peach biers, and ginger beer

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.
Pizzettes from Maynards (Credit: Maynards Market)

Pizzettes from Maynards (Credit: Maynards Market)

I don’t need to say much to get you through the doors at Maynards.

Seemingly unknown about this Downtown eatery is how great their happy hour is, in both Market and Kitchen sections.

Maynards Kitchen happy hour runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. A menu full of appetizers, pizzettes, cocktails, wines, and craft beer selections is featured.

If that’s not enough, there’s a reverse happy hour from 10 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Happy hour favorites include:

  • Steak Tartare ($10) – Chopped strip sirloin, house-made potato chips, dressed watercress
  • Chef’s Board ($13) – Chef’s choice of three cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruit, and quince paste (*ask about their cheese board and wine special)
  • Tequila’s Dirty Sister ($7) – Altos Reposado, raspberry habanero shrub, fresh orange juice, and a spray of Bacanora
All-day happy hour (Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen on Facebook).

All-day happy hour (Photo courtesy of Maynards Market & Kitchen on Facebook).

Maynards Market happy hour runs from 4 – 8 p.m. every day. Take $1 off selected beer, wine, and cocktails.

Featured items include:

  • Shrimp cocktail ($8) – five shrimp, classic cocktail sauce, shredded cabbage salad, and pickled vegetables
  • Potato Pizza ($11) – Garlic cream base, yukon gold potatoes, scallions, fresh rosemary, and Grana Padano cheese
  • Red Sangria ($6) – Red wine, peach schnapps, Cognac, gin, apples, fresh citrus