Lux is a coffee lovers' ultimate paradise. Unique, exotic, local and international blends are all available at this coffee bar located at the North Central Avenue. Although coffee is the highlight, enjoy fresh baked goods every morning as well as light bites and savory mains for lunch and dinner. On the walls, find works by local artists that change every week giving the place an art-gallery like feel. Free Wi-Fi allows you to catch up on work while on your coffee break and the friendly staff makes every customer feel at home. They also have an outdoor seating area. Open till the late, Lux is one of the best places in Phoenix for your caffeine fix.
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.
For expertly crafted cocktails in a trendy, contemporary space, head Downtown to Bitter & Twisted. The regular cocktail menu is a true masterpiece but they also feature drink specials like a weekly cocktail and "punch of da month." Don't worry if all these incredible cocktails start to make you a bit hungry, there's also a gourmet food menu with items like a meat and cheese board, the ramen "momo" burger and Seoul fried chicken. So whether you're looking for a classic Manhattan or something truly unique, you can find it on a night out at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlor.
Replacing the PHX nightclub, the Monarch Theatre provides a much needed boost to the underground electronic music scene in Phoenix. Complete with an amazing sound system, the club hosts some of the best local DJs and award winning performers attracting large crowds through the week. Although focused on electronic music, the club also hosts nights of hip hop, dub step and old school music to bring in a change in routine. If you want to experience the best then make sure you visit the club on UK Thursdays where you can dance to music ranging from UK garage and grime to drum 'n' bass.
Located next to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ/88 has some delicious American fare on offer. The menu offers a good selection of entrees, burgers, salads and desserts. Try the Las Brisas burger with jalapenos and avocado, or Elsa's chicken, which is smothered in bell peppers, pecans, and honey/mustard sauce. Salads include Cobb, shrimp, spinach, Caesar or chicken salad varieties. Team these up with their delectable martini. With an intention to shock patrons, AZ/88 displays bold art pieces which are conversational starters in themselves. Do check website for more.
Oregano's Pizza Bistro in Old Scottsdale keeps growing by leaps and bounds. A full range of creative pizzas, pastas, salads and appetizers are served in a setting that draws people like a magnet. Their oven fresh pizza cookie dressed with vanilla ice cream is a must have when you are here. There is definitely something for everyone here at this inventive pizza bistro.
Situated inside the DeSoto Central Market is the DCM Burger Joint. Serving up a delicious variety of burgers along with crafted cocktails and beers, this is one chic eatery that you will absolutely love for the taste as well as the fun and unique ambiance. Burgers like the The Phoenician (beef, French cheese, mushroom, caramlized onions, brioche and bone marrow) and the Garden Burger (Portobello, black bean, piquilli pepper, goat cheese, tapenade, arugula and brioche) are popular favorites here. Try cocktails like the Fountain of Youth and the Take the Wheel or one of the local craft beers on tap.
Managed by Chef Leo Madrigal, Cocina Madrigal which was established in 2018 has successfully appealed to the taste buds of people through its vibrant menu consisting of beloved delicacies such as Oaxaca Fundido, Guacamole de Casa, Grilled Elote, Madrigal Burger, Pepper Turkey Sandwich, Jamaican Chicken Sandwich, Tropical Fish Taco, Crispy Salmon and many more. If you wish to while away a few hours peacefully, seat yourself at Cocina Madrigal’s patio or sip a signature cocktail at the bar. At Cocina Madrigal you can tuck into your heart's content without burning a hole in your pocket.
Set on North Scottsdale Road in the state of Arizona, Wine Collective of Scottsdale is a cozy wine bar and store. They are known to represent various wineries that are located in the state. They often host wine tasting sessions to educate wine connoisseurs and guests about the various wines that are available in the state. Along with wines, they also serve a selection of shareables like charcuterie boards, chocolate platters and more. In addition to wine tasting sessions, they also host pilates classes here.
With a mission to provide comfort and nourishment to all, Café Monarch does not have an a la carte menu like usual restaurants. Guests can select their courses as per preferences and allergies, and these will be prepared fresh by the experienced chef. Known for its inviting ambiance, their patio area is a favorite among patrons. Mostly focusing on American soul food, this is one place where taste meets quality.
Opened in 2006, this intimate restaurant and bar is a popular spot among locals for their delightful Latin American cuisine and happy hours. Fuego Bistro has a warm and appealing ambiance with its buttercup yellow walls, rotating local artworks and a minimalist decor. You can also dine alfresco in their lovely brick patio. Their ingredients are sourced daily from the market and everything on the menu is made from scratch. Start off with their tantalizing appetizers like their signature empanadas and salmon croquettes. Savor their dishes like Pork Medallions, Pernil Asado, Short Rib Enchiladas and Panko Crusted Tilapia. Round it off with decadent desserts such as Ancho Chile Chocolate Torte, Key Lime Pie and Banana Burrito. Enjoy their happy hours with drinks like Sangra-rita, November Rain, Captain Jack Sparrow and Boss’s Wife. The nightly live music gigs add to the character of this place. A bit expensive, but it is worth the experience.