1. Little Rituals
Downtown Phoenix

This elegant cocktail bar was meant to be great with Bitter & Twisted co-owner Ross Simon at the helm, and it’s lived up to the hype with high-quality cocktails crafted with house-made elements and seasonal flavors. Even better—thanks to their daily lineup of specials you can always get a deal, from 20% off cocktails to a complimentary chef’s board with a bottle of wine.

2. Ainsworth Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix

Even if you can’t escape to a tropical island this summer, we guarantee a frozen pina colada served in a pineapple or a fruity tequila mixture in a watermelon will make you feel like you’re on vacation—even in the middle of downtown Phoenix. Plus, you can add an extra element of luxury with an order of 24 karat gold-coated wings.

3. AZ88
Old Town Scottsdale

AZ88 has been the Valley’s go-to for a great martini, since well, ’88. And while the giant martinis are reason enough to visit (take it from us and opt for the Pornstar Martini for a sweet vanilla cocktail with a shot of champagne) their art installations are just as alluring. The ‘Gram-worthy bar even recently unveiled a can’t-miss new disco ball art piece.

4. Highball
Downtown Phoenix

Positioned on the corner of McDowell and 7th Avenue, Highball, a contemporary, swingy upstairs speakeasy-style bar undoubtedly pays homage to the classics while seamlessly providing a more modern twist to the time-tested iconic boozy sippers. Consult their menu of New Vintage, Nightcaps, Spirit-ual, and 'Gram-worthy drinks and decide for yourself. Snacky things like the kimchi popcorn or pistachio brittle provide a welcomed balance to the menu—and are definitely worth the order.

5. Greenwood Brewing
Downtown Phoenix

This woman-owned brewery is one of the latest spots to open in Downtown Phoenix’s buzzy Roosevelt Row neighborhood. The space is outfitted with comfy green chairs, gold-toned accents, and a stylish wood bartop that you can pull up to and order a pint of the brewery’s flagship beers or seasonal brews like the raspberry wheat or spiced ale. The brewery is BYOF (bring your own food). And you can always snag a bite from the visiting food trucks, too. 

6. Lylo Swim Club

A fixture of ARRIVE Phoenix, Lylo Swim Club offers a poolside escape for visitors and locals alike. A rotation of chilled sippers including sorbet bellinis and rum-spiked pineapple soft serve, best enjoyed poolside, of course, are just a couple of the boozy delicacies you can order.