With a mantra of “love, laugh, lounge,” patrons of The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge know when they arrive at one of the three Arizona locations that they’re in for a fun-filled time. Owner Tom Kaufman states that it was his goal to create an innovative new wine bar concept in the Valley, where a neighborhood comfortability was the norm and guests were encouraged to stay awhile. The DC Ranch location is marked by whimsical orange and navy plush couches, gorgeous chandeliers and a selection of over 35 wines and sangrias by the glass to choose from. The food is another focal point; The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge has a menu spanning from traditional Italian options like bruschetta and pizzas as well as fondues, burgers and even a pan seared Scottish salmon dish. A lively weekend brunch includes a Bloody Mary bar where guests can “design their own,” with delicious accoutrements such as prosciutto and salami, hand-pulled mozzarella and pickles available to add. The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge’s happy hour is a weekday offering from three to six p.m., when glasses of their revolving selection of wines are $5 and draft beers are $3. livingroomwinebar.com.