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1. SumoMaya6560 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
2. Little Miss BBQ4301 E University Dr, Phoenix
3. Cuff5819 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix
4. The Gladly2201 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix
5. Bitter & Twisted1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix
6. The Newton300 West Camelback Rd, Phoenix
7. Bottled Blonde7340 E Indian Plz, Scottsdale
8. Livewire7320 E Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
9. The Yard149 S Farmer Ave, Tempe
10. Southern Rail300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix
11. Sip Coffee & Beer House3617 N Goldwater Blvd, Scottsdale
At this Scottsdale spot, you can go for a traditional sushi roll or mix it up with house creations, including a crispy pork belly roll with sweet and sour plums, chicharron, and a Brussels sprout slaw. Add that to a great brunch and late-night menu and craft cocktails, and you have the recipe for a diverse and interesting restaurant.
With nods from Phoenix Magazine, Arizona Republic, and Phoenix New Times, it's no wonder that this Okemah Haven 'cue joint is one of the best in country. At Little Miss', the Central Texas-style BBQ is cooked up daily -- with Arizona oak and pecan on a giant smoker -- along with the from-scratch sides. Most impressive are the Lone Star-state inspired jalapeño cheddar grits and the pulled chopped sandwich.
At Cuff, you can find standards like sliders, charcuterie boards, flatbreads, deviled eggs, and more on the menu. For barbecue fans, check out the smoked brisket or pork shoulder (served in sandwich form), and of course, Cuff is also about the libations with a seven-drink list of house specialties and some of your old favorites.
The Gladly offers an unbeatable kitchen/bar team with Chef Bernie Kantak and bartender Brian Goodwin. Goodwin serves up a five-drink specialty brunch cocktail menu on Sundays, including curious combinations like vodka, aquavit, watermelon simple syrup, bitter lemon soda, and a Chinese five spice pickled watermelon rind. From the kitchen, Kantak offers brunchers house-smoked pork butt pastrami hash, cornbread waffles, brioche French toast with berries, and, of course, Kantak’s signature chopped salad.
Located inside the historic Luhrs building -- the same building that housed Arizona’s Prohibition headquarters years ago -- is one of Phoenix’s most unpretentious cocktail bars, Bitter & Twisted. And in addition to slinging a number of incredible libations (such as Born Tequila, crafted with fresh sage, pineapple, lime, and mango), an out-of-this-world ramen burger, B&T is also one of the city's most beautiful bars.
Booze, books, coffee, food, and a fireplace. We all live busy lives and the Newton completely embraces this. Pick up a random gift, find your next literary adventure, plug in your computer and cram for an exam armed with a double espresso; or escape one afternoon in a comfy chair diving into a new book and a cold beer. The concept is genius and pulled off with style thanks to the Changing Hands Bookstore, Southern Rail, and the historical location that was Beef Eaters.
This massive Scottsdale venue features multiple bars and a lively atmosphere of bar games and drinking. Dress down or dress up and you’ll fit right in.
This 1,200-person Scottsdale concept is a one-of-a-kind nightclub, bar, concert venue, and catered private event center all rolled into one.
We humans enjoy two things: fun and food. Meeting up with friends at The Yard means a guaranteed good time and an outstanding food and drink menu, thanks to the experts at Culinary Dropout. And it also means a bunch of extra entertainment, with cornhole and ping pong, not to mention dozens of TVs.
You cannot possibly leave this Uptown spot unsatisfied. Its brunch menu puts most others to shame, and in addition to fantastic lunch and dinner options with American Southern flavors, you can pop into the Changing Hands bookstore connected by no less than a completely stocked bar!
Exposed cinder walls and beam ceilings never felt so cozy. This Old Town Scottsdale spot is furnished with vintage mismatched furniture identical to the stuff in your Grandma’s storage unit, and it features a super-chill vibe typically reserved for the Downtown Phoenix or Tempe area. Sip Coffee and Beer House has partnered with local roastery Cartel to bring coffee drinkers something a little different. Get your espresso or coffee infused with a little liquor by ordering off the speciality craft cocktail menu. They also brew regular coffee to order, even for those who have to have coffee made via Chemex, AeroPress, or French press. If you're not into the alcoholic coffee selection, this place offers more than a dozen craft beers on tap from breweries like Barrio Brewing, Papago, and Dragoon, and has 100 bottles to choose from on any given day.