The Beverly, formerly known as Mabel's on Main, is an Old Town Scottsdale gem full of old-school glamour and sophistication. The exposed brick walls, mahogany wood bar, and leather booths lend a warm and intimate feel, while the busy mixologists behind the bar satisfy thirsty customers by knowing how to pour a stiff drink. The menu is full of creative, delicious cocktails. There is also a food menu full of comfort food favorites like mac and cheese, deviled eggs, gourmet sliders, and special treats like truffle fries and flatbreads. Happy hour happens every day from 4 pm to 7 pm.
This hip Scottsdale eatery, another brainchild from Fox Restaurant Concepts, is described as the city's "rebel child" gastropub where the uniform-free staff is free to create bold culinary experiments in a relaxed yet professional environment. Traditional pub-style appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and entrees receive special treatment here, made from scratch using hard-to-find meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Sample the Antipasti Menu for lunch, one of the best in town. The rustic wood floors, comfy, overstuffed leather benches, deep purple and green chandeliers and velvet chairs, and spacious outdoor patio, all make this a great lunch spot and designated foodie haven. Don't miss the house potato chips with the house onion dip.
Sorso Wine Room is a stylish wine bar and cafe at the posh Scottsdale Quarter shopping center in north Scottsdale. The bar is home to a state-of-the-art WineEmotion wine dispenser, which features an eclectic selection of 32 wines. Simply grab a wine glass, insert your key card (similar to hotel key cards), and pour yourself a glass (or a sip - the dispenser lets guests selection from a sip, sample or full glass). If self-serve wine is not your thing, Sorso also has an extensive cellar list with wines from around the world. The cafe side of the bar serves gourmet charcuterie boards, bruschetta, salads, sandwiches and locally-made desserts.
This elegantly hip restaurant is famous for its burgers, sandwiches, and "galettes," a crispy flat bread topped with cheese, olives, bacon, and onions. Although the fare is simple, the preparation is perfection. Expect to be impressed by fresh ingredients, plentiful sides, and hamburgers that feature over a half pound of choice ground sirloin grilled to order. Located conveniently in Old Town Scottsdale at the Civic Center Mall, AZ88 provides rich ambiance with views of fountains and green spaces. Cocktails are served until 1:30 in the morning, while late-night dining continues 12:30 am. Perfect place for a relaxing nightcap with friends.
Classic American fare gets a gourmet twist at this fashionable cafe, located inside the hip Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale. The lunch menu is extensive, with the emphasis on seasonal comfort food prepared thoughtfully with a decidedly modern and gourmet approach to a range of small dishes, sandwiches, salads, and entrees. Lunch staples include The Famous Zuzu Burger, topped with Virginia bacon, stewed onions, and Maytag blue cheese. For dinner, the filet mignon is prepared to your specifications and served with a savory mushroom ragout. There are plenty of lighter options, too, plus a formidable weekend brunch with an impressive Bloody Mary bar. Happy Hour is generally formidable as well, offering specials on wine by the glass, cocktails and select food.
Citizen Public House is what the English pub concept looks like in Scottsdale: thoroughly contemporary and upscale, yet still managing to retain the homey charm of a traditional public house. Nestled comfortably in Old Town Scottsdale, Citizen Public House has made a name for iself by serving craft beers, classic and contemporary cocktails as well as a full menu of award-winning gastropub cuisine. For cool nights, there is a cozy patio, a semi-private 12-seat dining alcove and lively public space. Mahogany accents, leather booths and a stainless steel-topped bar combine old and new design elements for a sleek, modern look.
Located in the exclusive DC Ranch neighborhood in north Scottsdale, Market Street Kitchen blends unpretentious food and lively ambiance to a tee. The restaurant has a large, friendly communal dining room and some of the best wood fired rotisserie cooking in the city. The distressed wood furniture, bent wood furniture and modern Edison bulb lighting displays lend the restaurant both a rugged, Western feel, as well as creating a thoroughly contemporary space that is warm and inviting. The eclectic menu embraces modern American, classic continental, with a dash of Southwestern flavor. The restaurant has fast become a foodie destination for happy hour and brunch.
Craft 64 has become one of the most popular happy hour spots in Old Town Scottsdale. And why not? The pizzeria and brew pub has an extensive list of craft beers, with at least 36 Arizona-crafted beers on tap at last count. There is also a well-curated wine list with helpful descriptions. If you get hungry, the kitchen makes great wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizzas. Executive Chef Horacia "Lachos" Hernandez worked with Chris Bianco at Pizzeria Bianco for more than 15 years, so he knows his way around a wood-fired oven. During happy hour, there are specials on small plates, including a charcuterie board, pizzette and bruschetta. The kitchen makes fresh mozzarella in-house, so you can count on a high quality caprese salad.
Jade Bar is the sleek, ultra-trendy restaurant and lounge bar located at Sanctuary on Camelback. The emphasis here is on the natural elements of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. The bar has one of the loveliest secluded patios in the city, offering guests unmatched views of the city. An outdoor fire bowl keeps guests warm on cool desert evenings. The extensive drink menu features exquisite, hand-crafted cocktails created from fresh herbs, juices, and vegetables. With a strong emphasis on mixology, you'll find an ever-changing menu of one-of-a-kind, fruit- and herb-infused concoctions, like the Eastern Raspberry Sidecar, Fiery Mandarin, and Blueberry Tarragon Sour.
This story-themed restaurant and bar is a unique addition to the Old Town Scottsdale nightlife scene. The restaurant and bar serves up a fun menu full of creative fusion dishes with an Asian twist. From the "Intro" appetizer meu, try the inside out caprese, featuring a creamy burrata and charred and juicy cherry tomatoes topped with a balsamic reduction, parmesan tuile, and crispy basil. For your entree (or, as its known here, the main plot), try the roasted ratatouille, served with savory white beans and cabbage rolls. The bar side of the venue features a long list of well-balanced cocktails. The head bartender, "Whiskey Man" John Christie serves cocktails with a side of storytelling.