Hop on the light rail and wine and dine your way through the CenPho food scene at these spots.
Greater Phoenix Bars
In Phoenix, the word “bar” just doesn’t paint an accurate enough picture of this city’s options for sipping. Don’t worry, we’re here to break down the beer, wine and cocktail scene so that you know exactly where to head for your next happy hour.
To best narrow down your selection, we’ll begin by posing the question, “what’ll it be?” Meaning, do you prefer a rooftop perch, a beer garden, a speakeasy, a globally renowned watering hole, an Instagram-worthy immersive experience or maybe a drag show to go with your beverage of choice. Whatever you answered, we have a selection for you.
For an unforgettable drink (or two) surrounded by vibey aesthetics or renowned mixologists, look no further. In Phoenix, there are so many ways to sip.
If you're the type that follows food and beverage on social media, you already know you have to check out a Ross Simon concept. Choose from globally recognized Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, located in the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters; Little Rituals, on the fourth floor of Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott in downtown; or Lylo, the poolside/swim-up bar and central Phoenix's newest boutique hotel, Rise Uptown.
For elevated sipping, try out one of downtown's rooftop bars: From The Rooftop at Cambria Hotel Downtown in Roosevelt Row Arts District, 13th Floor in the historic Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Phoenix, or Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix's Lustre Rooftop Bar in the heart of CityScape.
The beer scene in Greater Phoenix is a destination unto itself. Downtown Phoenix is home to Arizona Wilderness Brewing's Beer Garden, the taproom of woman-owned and -operated Greenwood Brewing, Angel's Trumpet Ale House, Grand Avenue Brewing Company, and State 48 Brewery. Plus, Huss Brewing Co. is adding taproom-restaurant concept to the Phoenix Convention Center to it's lineup.
Check out the city's broader brewing scene with Arizona Craft Brewers Guild's comprehensive list, or let Arizona Brewery Tours do the planning for you: Try their HOP'on Beer Tour for behind-the-scenes tastings at North Mountain Brewing, O.H.S.O., and more.