Where to Drink in Scottsdale
Collected by Tommy Alexander , AFAR Staff
7135 E Camelback Rd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
It’s funny that Culinary Dropout bills itself as being the “rebel child” in Fox Restaurant Concepts’ family of restaurants because there’s nothing too rebellious about this place. It’s obvious that everything in it – from the fashionably grunge...
15745 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA
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...
7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Owned by the same people who are behind Cowboy Ciao, Kazimierz World Wine Bar is a clandestine speakeasy with more than 2,000 labels on its wine list. (Er, book.) I admit that kaz bar (as the locals call it) first stole my heart because their...
7353 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
You can go to AZ 88 before a night out, you can go to AZ 88 after a night out…heck, AZ 88 could be your night out because no matter when you visit, the martinis are always good and the crowd is always entertaining. It definitely draws in a trendy...
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
The Hermosa Inn, first opened in 1936, has the kind of history that a cowboy keeps under his hat. With 43 rooms and casitas spread across six acres of Arizona desert in the upscale Phoenix suburb of Paradise Valley, the inn was originally the home...
5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253, USA
Jade Bar regularly tops the local “Best Of” lists for places to drink. It’s a modern, cocktail-focused bar with sips like the Old Fashioned Whiskey, bourbon, simple syrup, bitters and citrus oils, and the Honeydew Liverthump made from gin, fresh...
3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Arizona beers at Brat Haus near downtown Scottsdale go for just $5 a glass. On tap are the Four Peaks Nitro, an oatmeal stout, and the amber SanTan Epicenter, but there are plenty of local Four Peaks bottles and cans to choose from: Hop Knot,...
7111 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
A contemporary take on a traditional pub, Citizen Public House is known for its craft beers, classic and modern cocktails, and interesting pub grub. Snacks include bacon-fat popcorn and a beer fondue made with the local Kilt Lifter brew. Main...
10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
This is my favorite Scottsdale resort because it gets Southwestern style down without being kitschy or over-done. There are no cheesy dream catchers or Kokopelli statues here – just a color palette as bright and breathtaking as a desert sunset....
7213 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
This Central Phoenix staple now has a second location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Boasting “an urban twist on the classic tiki restaurants and bars of the 50’s & 60’s,” Hula’s takes diners back in time with classic cocktails, amazing food...
7116 E Becker Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, USA
A local favorite, Handlebar J Restaurant and Saloon has been owned and operated by the Herndon family since 1975. There’s live music every night of the week—including The Herndon Brothers Band every Wednesday through Saturday—and free...
4121 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Tucked amongst the galleries in downtown Scottsdale’s art district, Frank & Lupe’s is a charming hacienda with delectable, down-home Mexican food. Its shaded back patio is one of the best places to sip ice-cold Tecate or margaritas on a nice day....
6850 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho is a sweeping glass-lined space with a fun retro vibe. Cocktails like The Haboob – a tongue-in-cheek Arizona take on the Dark ‘N’ Stormy – are handcrafted and creative. ZuZu’s happy hour, called Cool Redux, is one of the...
7150 E 6th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Geisha A Go Go caters to Scottsdale’s trendy, club-hopping crowd with DJ-spun Top 40, fruity-infused sakes and a list of cocktails like the strawberry-infused Hello Kitty. (There’s a full bar, too.) Even if the club scene isn’t your scene, Geisha...
6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
Craft 64 takes local beer to a whole new level: this recently opened spot serves up more than 36 made-in-Arizona craft beers. The Smooove Hoperator, brewed on-site, is an especially delicious IPA: grab a growler to take home if your travel plans...
17025 N Scottsdale Rd #140, Scottsdale, AZ 85255, USA
Thankfully I worked in North Scottsdale so I had plenty of great options for an adult refreshment after a long, hard day at work. Uncorked is in a bit of an obscure location compared to other Scottsdale standouts. It offers a nice low-key vibe...
3815 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
You will want reservations to get into this place. The Mission Restaurant and Lounge serves modern Latin cuisine in a fantastic bar restaurant with a wonderful outdoor back patio (seen here). The chef is Matthew Carter, also known for the House...
7134 E Stetson Dr Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA
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