One of my favorite happy hour places to get a nice Tito’s vodka martini, some food and do some people watching is the patio at Blue Martini on High Street in Phoenix. They open at 4pm and happy hour runs until 8pm every day.
Everything is half off drink wise and similar deals with the foodal items. So I can get a Tito’s vodka martini and a sidecar for 7$ as well as most specialty martinis like the gay pink one on the right in the photo above. As far as food goes, I know it’s kinda pre-assembled but I like the BBQ chicken flatbread and the Thai chicken skewers the best. Everything is pretty tasty really, you can’t go wrong especially when it’s half off.
It appears to pack in an older crowd from happy hour until closing time and never disappoints when it comes to characters like 60 year old Harley Davidson biker rich guy or the not-so-easy to look at 55 year old, poorly dressed and overly made up cougar lady. I like the staff and the environment, the only thing I would change would be to remove the bathroom attendant. I hate dealing with that carp when I am trying to take a leak and get back out to the excitement outside. I hate having anxiety. I don’t want anyone handing me a paper towel or squirting soap on my hand. I can do that myself for free yo.
I don’t often stay after happy hour but I know the few times I have it has been packed and rather lively. It’s a chain so you can find them in other states like Florida and Nevada. If you are staying at the JW Marriot at Desert ridge you should definitely take a shuttle across for a few libations.
The Blue Martini gets a 5 out of 5. I am the Duke there after all. 🙂