Best Of Tucson®

Best Happy Hour

Zona 78

At long last, locally owned Zona 78 has left heretofore perennial winner Applebee's in the dust (or at least in second place). Zona 78 is hip and happening, with a warm, friendly, attentive vibe for unwinding after work or classes. That happy hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For patio diehards, misters will keep you cool, as will the chilled cheese and fruit plate. Enjoy half-off appetizers, like the apple and brie bruschetta, the antipasti platter and the gooey bianco pizza with aromatic white truffle oil. Classy! Imbibe on glasses of wine for only $5, half-off cocktails and $2 draught beers. Those are all great reasons to stay happy.

Runners up:

2. Applebee's, Various locations,

3. TIE

Cuvée World Bistro, 3352 E. Speedway Blvd., 881-7577,

Kon Tiki Restaurant and Lounge, 4625 E. Broadway Blvd., 323-7193,