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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Phoenix / Arizona

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes in Phoenix / Arizona? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of BARCOA Agaveria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (84)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Downtown Phoenix
About the restaurant
BARCOA Agaveria is a basement bar that celebrates the spirits of Mexico. Serving imaginative craft cocktails and a vast list of agave spirits, BARCOA is often described as "vibey," "sexy," and "the time of my life" (says some dude from Mesa). Agave spirits such as tequila, mezcal, bacanora, raicilla, and sotol, are the stars here, available as flights, neat pours, or however you like.

Reservations are only available for the basement bar. Please reference the Basement Bar Menu. Above BARCOA, check out the Cantina, a casual back-alley mezcal and tequila bar that serves affordable classic cantina cocktails, and the cheery patio, which features Provecho taco truck. Pop out anytime during your visit and bring food down to the basement.

BARCOA can be tricky to find. We're located on the southeast corner of 1st Avenue & Roosevelt, in the historic red brick building. Don't worry, you're not lost. It's just poor directional signage that the City refuses to fix.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Drinks were great, service was very good! Loved the ambience and they played great music. The mixologists & bartenders serve up great pours! Definitely will be back!!
A photo of Bourbon Steak Scottsdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2161)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Indulge in a tantalizing menu featuring the finest cuts of grilled beef and poultry or the freshest seafood combined with local seasonal ingredients. Pair your meal with modern American sides, complemented by a selection from our 3,000 bottle wine cellar.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 13, 2024
Celebrated our anniversary and Bourbon Steak went above and beyond! Started with a card wishing us a happy anniversary and Complimentary champagne greeting then fries with delicious sauces. The staff were very friendly and professional. Food was outstanding! Bourbon Steak made our anniversary memorable!!
A photo of The Craftsman Cocktails & Kitchen - Tempe restaurant
4.7
4.7 (125)
$30 and under
American
Ahwatukee
About the restaurant
The Craftsman was inspired by a simple, hardworking farmer who loved his family, the land, and working with his hands. His headstone reads, ‘A Craftsman’. Today, his traditions and the spirit of American craftsmanship live on.

Craftsman Distillers creates a wide range of high end, small batch, hand crafted spirits. We produce all of our products on a 300 gallon copper hybrid still built in Idaho. This hybrid still allows us to craft any type of distilled spirit we can dream up. Craftsman spirits are highlighted throughout our cocktail list.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We really like craftsman kitchen & cocktails. It’s always good food and consistent! I just wish there were a few more Cabernet choices but that’s not a big deal! We will be back.
A photo of Wander Speakeasy restaurant
4.7
4.7 (20)
$31 to $50
Speakeasy
Deer Valley
About the restaurant
Discover the Wonders of the World through an immersive cocktail experience at Wander.
Hidden inside Chateau Luxe Event Venue, Wander offers an escape from the ordinary with a chance to experience the world in North Phoenix. Embark on a journey with Wander’s Cocktail Guides ready to transport your senses through various bespoke cocktails and cuisines as you take a tour of tastes from around the world.
From the ancient Great Wall of China to the awe-inspiring heights of Chichén Itzá, Wander’s Cocktail Alchemists have captured the spirit of the world’s most remarkable creations through experiential cocktails. Wander’s Chef acts as an agent capturing the flavors from around the world in culturally inspired canapés.
From date night, girls’ night out, to birthday celebrations, allow Wander to help you celebrate life's adventures.

Reservations are highly encouraged!
We accept all major credit cards. No cash.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Amazingly well done on all levels. I would recommend they implement a dress code of (at least) NO Shorts and a NO standing in the aisle policy. Most patrons embraced the vintage upscale vibe by dressing extremely well, but the few men in shorts (who inevitably are the loud rude people standing and blocking the aisles) did detract from the vibe. Fix that, and it's one of the finest speakeasys in the valley.
A photo of Hash Kitchen - Arcadia restaurant
4.6
4.6 (45)
$30 and under
American
Biltmore
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
The vibe was fantastic, waitress was amazing, and great value!
A photo of Hash Kitchen - Arrowhead restaurant
4.6
4.6 (31)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Glendale
About the restaurant
HOME OF THE ORIGINAL BUILD YOUR OWN BLOODY MARY BAR.
Top review
TeeTee
Dined on May 3, 2024
Really cute place. Food was good. Even with a Live DJ the music wasn’t too loud. Good vibes. I will definitely go again
A photo of Hash Kitchen - Gilbert restaurant
4.6
4.6 (79)
$30 and under
Breakfast
Gilbert
About the restaurant
Home of the Original Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 2, 2024
We got sat at a dirty table. Waitress came up and started asking for the order, didn’t notice that the table was still dirty. So we asked to get the table cleaned first. She said “ok, I’ll be back with a rag..”. Towel she meant, I’m sure, but it was weird. Other than that - we had a great time!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Goodyear restaurant
4.6
4.6 (9)
$30 and under
American
Goodyear
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we’ve continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ’s a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ’s to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back.

We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we’ve put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better.

So in many ways we haven’t just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it’s because of them we’re continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts.

Welcome to BJ’s, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
PhilD
Dined on May 30, 2024
Great professional shown from check in to servers and chef. Awesome place to have a meal and conversation with colleagues . We'll BJs
A photo of Morning Squeeze restaurant
4.5
4.5 (67)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Morning Squeeze: A Must-Try Breakfast & Brunch Spot in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona Are you on the hunt for a delightful breakfast and brunch experience in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona? Look no further than "Morning Squeeze"! Nestled in the heart of this charming desert city, Morning Squeeze is your go-to destination for mouthwatering morning meals that will leave your taste buds singing. Why Morning Squeeze Stands Out: 1. Local Flavor Fiesta: Morning Squeeze proudly serves up a taste of Arizona with locally sourced ingredients, adding an authentic touch to every dish. 2. Instagram-Worthy Plates: Prepare to be wowed by our visually appealing dishes, perfect for your social media feeds. #MorningSqueezeMagic 3. Creative Menu: Our innovative menu is designed to satisfy every palate. From classic breakfast staples to inventive brunch creations, there's something for everyone. 4. Fresh & Healthy Options: Health-conscious diners will appreciate our selection of fresh and nutritious options. Enjoy guilt-free indulgence! 5. Pet-Friendly Patio: Don't leave your furry friend behind! Morning Squeeze offers a pet-friendly patio so your four-legged family members can join in the fun. 6. Top-Notch Service: Our friendly and attentive staff will make you feel right at home, ensuring a memorable dining experience. 7. Weekend Vibes: Dive into the weekend spirit with our bottomless mimosas and creative cocktails. Cheers to a fantastic brunch! 8. Cozy Ambiance: Morning Squeeze's charming and cozy atmosphere sets the stage for a relaxing meal. It's the perfect spot to unwind and savor your morning. 9. Special Occasions: Celebrating a special event? We offer catering services and private event space for your memorable moments. 10. Location, Location, Location: Situated in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Morning Squeeze is conveniently located near shops, galleries, and other attractions. Make it part of your Scottsdale adventure! If you're searching for a delightful breakfast and brunch experience that ticks all the boxes, Morning Squeeze in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona, is the place to be. Join us and discover why Morning Squeeze has become a beloved local gem and a must-visit destination for visitors from near and far. Start your day the Squeeze way! Address: Morning Squeeze, 4233 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Contact: Phone: (480) 945-4669 | Email: info@morningsqueeze.com Don't miss out on the magic of Morning Squeeze - your breakfast and brunch dreams come true!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 30, 2024
Overall a great place but they were out of several menu items because they hadn’t got a delivery. The place had few customers so we go to sit where we liked. The food was great.
A photo of The Beverly on Main restaurant
4.4
4.4 (103)
$31 to $50
American
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
The Beverly on Main is Scottsdale’s elegant and intimate cocktail lounge. With an array of custom and ever-changing cocktails to choose from as well as an upscale gastropub style food menu, (with tons of vegan options) there's a reason why many Scottsdale locals and tourists call this place their “Hidden Gem”. The Beverly on Main encompasses an atmosphere that they describe as “ClassyAF!” With dark intimate lighting, brick walls, and gold pops throughout the building the atmosphere truly is ClassyAF. Of course, we can't forget about the secret room behind the bookshelf but will leave that for you to experience. The Beverly on Main provides an experience for any and everyone from bottle service, to comfortable lounge settings. You can be sure to enjoy yourself, your friends and your family!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
We were there with a group of six friends and family and were provided with a excellent service provided by Kizzy (not sure if I spelled her name correctly)— FYI to the management, she deserves a raise! We tried to recruit her to come back to Wisconsin, but she politely declined. All of our cocktails were very creative and tasty and enjoyed by all. The food was very good, but not outstanding and is the only reason for the lack of the fifth star. But to be fair, I would have given it 4 and 1/2 stars if allowed to do so — nothing was egregiously wrong with the food, but we ate at enough restaurants all week that we felt this one was not quite up to par to be called outstanding.
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