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2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Marilyn Monroe once proclaimed that her favorite swimming pool was at the Arizona Biltmore. And Irving Berlin, obviously a person who didn’t know how to relax, is said to have written “White Christmas” while a guest at the hotel....
525 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Want to hang where the locals do? Come to The Duce. This place has everything you could possibly want, including a soda pop fountain, a bar serving Prohibition-era cocktails, an old-school clothesline, a boxing ring, hula hoops, a coffee stand,...
815 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
FilmBar is flat-out awesome. With a great, relaxed, but hip vibe, and the work of local artists hanging on the walls: this wine bar is a popular place with a local and culturally savvy clientele. It's also a great place to watch an independent...
3961 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
The Grind grills its burgers in a 1,000-degree coal-fired oven. Choose from nine varieties, including the Peppercorn with charred onion, matchstick fries, arugula, and a whiskey-peppercorn sauce (pictured). Located in a small corner shopping...
Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
With two hiking trails ascending 1,280 feet to its peak, Camelback Mountain is a great option for nature-fiends who like a challenge. Both the Echo Canyon and Cholla trails exceed a mile in length and are accented with steep grades. Average hiking...
2320 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Kevin Binkley is a James Beard acclaimed chef who has wonderful places to eat north in Cave Creek. His new place is in midtown Phoenix. The cocktails are as good as the food is excellent. The photo shows Joesy preparing cannon ball cocktails,...
1514 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007, USA
SideBar, with its cool, mellow atmosphere, is a great spot for a classic cocktail (like a Moscow Mule or a Manhattan) or your choice of more than 40 beers. What sets SideBar apart is the staff's attention to detail when it comes to mixing drinks....
501 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85012, USA
I've been coming to this local restaurant for four years now and it never fails to satisfy my craving for tacos. I usually order three at a time at $2 each and have at least one left over for lunch the next day. They are huge tacos that look like...
3146 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
Rated A+ by Phoenix Magazine for best burgers. These are worth going out of your way to check out, and carry out is a very good option. There is a small patio eating area that looks out on a shopping center parking lot. The inside is cool blue....
702 W Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
It’s not until you’re floating high above the horizon that you truly start to appreciate the magnitude of Scottsdale’s Sonoran Desert. Sailing in a hot air balloon offers a fresh perspective of the towering Saguaro cacti, rolling purple mountains...
5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
The Mix Up Bar is from Kim Haasarud, founder of beverage consulting company Liquid Architecture, and Paul McCabe, the new executive chef at Royal Palms Resort’s T. Cook’s restaurant. Most of their ingredients are locally sourced for a...
603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003, USA
If you'll excuse the pun, CIBO bring a lot to the table—this italian eatery goes well beyond the typical pizza and pasta, offering hot and cold saltimbocca during lunch hours along with freshly grilled bread, as well as a large variety of pizza...
918 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Revolver Records is a local music landmark in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. The front patio is converted into a stage for live music performances on First Fridays. The store is filled with vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and audio equipment—and was even...
914 N 5th St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
In the middle of Roosevelt Row Arts District sits an unassuming 1920s brick bungalow. On the inside, this historic home has been converted into an underground art gallery and live music venue featuring some of the best talent in the area. The Lost...
3930 E Camelback Rd #204, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
The Bistro is adjacent to Vincent's well regarded fine dining restaurant. The Bistro is both indoors and outdoors and has excellent casual dining for a bargain price. This wonderful little spot is for locals, and the Bistro is hidden from the...
1101 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
Restaurants with seasonal menus are all the rage now, and cocktail menus are getting in on the trend, too. Such is the case at The Local, a Phoenix restaurant that opened in spring of 2014. Summer's cocktail lists feature fruit-forward drinks like...
5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, USA
With its palm-lined entrance, oasis-like courtyards, and proximity to the Sky Harbor Airport, the Royal Palms draws both business and leisure travelers, especially business travelers who've managed to work a few days of leisure into their...
1201 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008, USA
Gertrude's Restaurant at the Desert Botanical Garden is a destination in itself. Chef Matt Taylor is making wonderful food in a special setting. You can come to the Desert Botanical Garden and get directly into Gertrude's named for the lady who...
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