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First Draft Book Bar is the only one of its kind in the Phoenix Metro area. Located in the beloved Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix, First Draft is a cafe and bar with an emphasis on craft beer, high-quality coffee and great wines from around the world. There's also a short but tasty menu of baked goods and snacks like olives, hummus and popcorn. First Draft is the perfect place to stop in for a drink before one of the bookstore's many events, or just if you're looking for a comfortable place for a drink surrounded by books.
This gourmet food store, kitchen gadget retailer and deli has served breakfast and lunch fare for over a quarter of a century. Wine and beer tasting events are held here regularly. Enjoy the patio where, often, there is live music. A full line of coffee, tea and baked goods are sold during breakfast hours. Soups, salads and sandwiches are served at lunch. The award-winning wines on offer are not to be missed.
In-the-know locals frequent this unassuming little wine bar in the Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood (there are two others as well, one in Gilbert and the other in Downtown Phoenix). In a city buzzing with strip-mall cuisine, Postino is hidden a residential neighborhood, where the kitchen serves wonderful helpings of the Italian countryside, the Napa Valley, the South of France and the Mediterranean coast. The wine selection rotates every few months but Californian and Italian labels are the most common, with a few French wines and a handful of Argentinian ones added for good measure. Beer lovers can appreciate the selection as well, with the stellar Guinness on draft or the Alesmith IPA.
Timo on Central is a charming wine bar and wood oven restaurant serving small plates and, of course, fine wines. The interior is features classic design, while the outdoor area is charming with string lights and a firepit, creating a magical, romantic ambiance. The wine list represents wine regions from all over the world, from Oregon and California to Spain and South Africa. As for the food offerings, Spanish tapas like and small plates abound, giving you the chance to sample a wide variety of flavors. The knowledgeable staff is happy to help you select the best wine to pair with your food, or vice versa.
Always keeping the local crowds happy, 32 Shea quickly became the preferred spot for breakfasts and quick meals in Phoenix. The contemporary menu starts off the day with specials of croissant sandwiches, espressos to go and homemade granola and the fresh and locally sourced ingredients continue to be highlighted in lunch and dinner menus. The pace of the place winds down towards the evening, converting 32 Shea into a lovely lounge and dinner option popular for its 12 hour long happy hour. The drive-thru facility, catering services and mutt friendly attitude only adds to the charm of this favorite little eatery.