It’s that time of the year again: the time to give thanks, give back, and to celebrate your loved ones by breaking bread and explaining to 15 different family members why you’re still single. It’s also the time of year for our favorite social holiday of the year: Friendsgiving.
What’s Friendsgiving? It’s all the things you LOVE about the holidays, without the explaining-why-you’re-single part. Most of all, you get to celebrate with all your closest friends and, often times, drink. A LOT.
This year, we wanted to do something special for our friends to celebrate the start of the holiday season and the kickoff of our new podcast, all in the spirit of Friendsgiving.
Enter: the Boozy Brunch Trail, where the bar crawl meets Sunday brunch.
The Trail features 4 pre-selected venues featuring only the best (and cheapest) Brunch specials in Scottsdale, 14 of our closest friends, and lots and lots of booze.
Here are our quintessential Scottsdale Boozy Brunch venues that are sure to keep your bellies full and spare your wallets.
Stop #1 Old Town Tavern
We’re starting our day here at 10am to pre-game before the pre-game, and you’re about to learn why…
A staple in Old Town, the Old Town Tavern gives you everything you need from ladies nights, open mic nights, live music and even discounts for golfers, if you’re into that sort of thing. You can also order food from the nearby Park Place Bar and Grill. However, what we care about most at The PHX are the drink specials, and there are a lot of them. $5 Grey Goose, $5 Craft beers, $4 Mexican beers, $3 domestics and an extensive Whiskey/Bourbon list will keep you sauced ALL. DAY. Maybe you should order some food – you’re looking a little wasted.
Stop #2 Hula’s Modern Tiki
Welcome to the official pre-game.
Hula’s Modern Tiki has garnered quite the reputation in Phoenix, and it’s totally justified. With their Tiki inspired decor, great service, food options, and rotating drink specials at both Valley locations, they’ve quickly become a staple for the happy hour crowd. What makes them great for brunch you ask? Aside from their dishes like their Hula’s Hangover Hash and Loco Moco, they serve up $2 Mimosas. Guys. TWO DOLLARS. @ us with a better deal in the U.S. RIGHT NOW.
Their Happy Hour menu notes $3 off Signature cocktails, but even on Sundays when Happy Hour isn’t in effect, their potent Tiki drinks are no more than $8. What is this sorcery?
Stop #3 Social Tap Eatery
Ok, I know what you’re thinking: “I thought this was a Brunch Trail? Where’s the food you lush?” Look no further.
One of the newer additions to the Scottsdale food and drink scene is Social Tap Eatery. With roots in San Diego, Social Tap is bringing their love of progressive pub fare with an emphasis on seasonal, local ingredients and craft beer. Who wouldn’t love this? They also have a huge patio, tons of TVs, and accommodate large parties (they might even toss in a bottle or 2 of champagne for free).
Monthly specials and weekly “social hours” keep Social Tap going, which all include various discounts on food, beer and cocktails. We’re excited to try their Pineapple Mule, Brown Butter Whiskey Sour, Baked French Toast and Filet Mignon Truffle Tacos. Seriously.
Check them out on Facebook for updates on events and specials.
Stop #4 Coach House Tavern
What’s a trail/crawl/stumble without a dive? Nothing.
Coach House Tavern, established in 1959, is no bullshit. And that’s why it’s our choice to close out what will be a successful Boozy Brunch Trail. Boasting the lowest prices possible, patrons can find the staples needed to take their brunch bender over the edge, all accompanied by the most amazing Christmas light display you could ever imagine. I mean look at this shit:
Like them on Facebook here. They’re nice folks.