Happy Hour Beat: Happy Hour For All Seasons at Seasons 52
I love a good happy hour where you can get high-end, quality food and beverages at reduced prices in an inviting setting. I prefer happy hours that go past 6pm so I have time to get there from work and relax without checking my watch for fear that the happy hour pricing will end.
I stumbled upon happy hour at Seasons 52 by accident. I was with an impatient friend who didn’t want to wait to be seated at another restaurant for happy hour at Biltmore Fashion Park. We wandered into Seasons 52 and found an attractive bar and an interesting happy hour menu. I had dined there before but had no idea that it had a great happy hour.
Seasons 52 is a national restaurant chain known for its fresh seasonal cuisine. The atmosphere is dark and woody with a professional crowd. Happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 3pm until 7pm in the bar area where patrons can either sit at the bar or in cozy booths.
Seasons 52’s happy hour offers many food and drink selections at reasonable prices, as well as calorie counts for every item for those who are interested. My favorite Seasons 52 happy hour bargain is two glasses of wine and choice of flatbread for $15. There are six happy hour wines which may change seasonally—three reds and three whites to accommodate a variety of tastes from California Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc to a red blend from Chile, an Argentinean Malbec, and a California Cabernet. There are several flatbread options including pepperoni, garlic pesto chicken, and braised short rib with aged cheddar and pickled red onion.
Happy hour beverages include six wines at $5 per glass, a few beer selections for $4, and some of the restaurant’s specialty cocktails for $7 including cucumber basil smash, pineapple cosmopolitan and grapefruit negroni, a spin on the Italian gin cocktail.
In addition to flatbreads, Seasons 52’s happy hour menu includes several delicious small plates for $5 each. While some of the portions are small as the name implies, the dishes are fresh with quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. The Kona-crusted lollipop lamb chops served in a balsamic sauce are so good that you will definitely pick up the bone. Other small plates include wood-grilled meatballs, caramelized scallops, seared ahi tuna in a mango vinaigrette, and grilled chicken yakitori skewers.
I’m very glad I discovered Seasons 52 happy hour. It offers good prices, and a variety of food and beverage options delivered in a sophisticated and pleasant atmosphere until 7 so there’s time to enjoy.
Seasons 52 | 2502 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.840.5252
Happy Hour | 4–7pm Monday through Friday
Favorite items | Two glasses of wine a flatbread ($15); lollipop lamb chops ($5)