It’s been a long week, and working hard has paid off, so why not celebrate in style with friends and colleagues? Here is a listing of some of the Valley’s great Friday (late) afternoon hot spots:
Cork — Chandler
Wines, beers and specialty drinks (and great food) are what come to mind when heading to Cork. On its Euro-style patio, which is cool and generally packed with people, try a Champagne happy-hour-priced creation or a chilled white wine.
4991 S. Alma School Road, Chandler
Tommy Bahama — Scottsdale
The Island Time Happy Hour (3-6 p.m. daily) is not to be missed. This adventurous, casual, luxury retail store at Kierland Commons is home to a two-story bar and patio that will whisk away the pressures of the office and start the weekend off right. With its signature tropical drinks, this is where rum will be the ingredient of the day.
15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale
Windsor — Phoenix
Crowded and worth it, Windsor is a hip hot spot on North Central Avenue where one is likely to see a state legislator, a local artist or a barfly. This English pub-like joint is fun and eventful.
5223 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix