Whether you’re entertaining visitors from out of town or just in the mood to unwind from a day’s work, there’s no better place to go for happy hour in Tucson than La Encantada. Here’s a few of my favorite spots to grab your an adult beverage and kick-back in the Catalina Foothills.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila


When the mood for a margarita strikes my go-to is always Blanco Tacos + Tequila. Not only does their prime positioning give you incredible sunset views but their happy hour is top-notch, with an awesome selection of small bites and cocktails (and churros!). Get one of their best-selling margaritas like the Hibiscus Flower or do a little Instagram-stalking to find out what the margarita of the month is. Either way, you can’t go wrong with any of their margaritas, some guacamole and a taco or three. Happy hour is from 3–6 PM every day and you’ll want to get there as early as possible because this place gets packed.

Living Room Sangria


If you’re feeling a little more refined in your happy hour needs, then wine is the answer (wine is always the answer!) Luckily, the Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge is located directly below Blanco and, while it is relatively newer to La Encantada, it’s quickly become a favorite local spot for grabbing a glass of wine with your girlfriends. Their happy hour drink menu starts at 11 AM and runs until 6 PM on weekdays and the vibe is super relaxed. Whether you’re in a mood for red or white, Vino has something to offer. They also make a really great sangria which you can never go wrong with!

Blushing Geisha and “Shiso” Naughty

Craft Cocktails

Sometimes, when a glass of wine just won’t do, it’s time to look towards cocktails. Personally, I’m always a sucker for a cleverly named cocktail and RA Sushi has no shortage of them. The “Blushing Geisha” is one of those drinks that just screams to be ordered and you won’t be sorry you did. But the gold-star must go to their “Shiso Naughty,” which blends exotic fruit flavors with the traditional taste of sake. Another key note: their happy hour drink specials are available daily. #SundayFunday here we come!