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Bars and breweries featured on Check, Please! Arizona

Arizona has no shortage of bars, breweries, pubs and wineries with incredible food to accompany their drinks. To help you pick a spot for your next night out, we’ve made a list of the ones featured on Check, Please! Arizona for you to check out!

Wren & Wolf

Wren and Wolf

Looking for an upscale dining experience that’s sure to leave an impression? Look no further than Wren & Wolf, a one-of-a-kind restaurant in downtown Phoenix that’s sure to impress even the most discerning diners. Situated on the first floor of the Renaissance building, Wren & Wolf is a feast for the senses from the moment you step inside. The food and drink offerings are truly something special.

Guest Viola Ponce-Vowel suggested Wren & Wolf as her top pick. “I love the atmosphere and the overall vibe,” Ponce-Vowel explained. “It’s in the heart of downtown Phoenix, but you feel like you are transported to this cozy, secluded cabin in the woods.” Whether you’re looking for a romantic date spot, a place to impress clients, or just a memorable night out with friends, Wren & Wolf is the perfect choice. With its unique ambiance, delectable cuisine and innovative cocktail program, it’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

You can visit Wren and Wolf at 2 N Central Ave #101, Phoenix, AZ 85004, or check out their website for more details.

fries from az wilderness

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company isn’t just a brewery; it’s a water-saving, locally sourced culinary haven. The owner proudly shares that they offer 15 to 30 beers every day at both their Gilbert and Downtown Phoenix locations.

Stacy Hettmansperger, a guest on “Check, Please! Arizona,” praised the PB&J burger, noting its homemade taste and delightful combination of sweetness, saltiness, and spiciness. She started her meal with duck fat fries, describing them as perfectly cooked and seasoned with fresh thyme and rosemary.

You can visit Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company at their two locations, or check out their website for more details.

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Ghost Ranch

Ghost Ranch offers a Wild West experience through its rustic bar. Explore an array of spirits, from signature whiskeys to creative cocktails like the Arizona Sunset Margarita. Beer enthusiasts can enjoy local crafts, and non-drinkers can indulge in delights like Prickly Pear Lemonade.

“Check, Please! Arizona” guest Tara Anderson recommended Ghost Ranch, which is conveniently located in her neighborhood. She said she was immediately drawn to the restaurant because every community needs an “awesome Mexican restaurant.”

You can visit Ghost Ranch at 1006 E Warner Rd #102-103, Tempe, AZ 85284, or visit their website for more details.

Bitter and Twisted

Step into the enchanting world of Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Arizona. The drinks menu is a delightful journey through various tastes and textures. From time-honored classics to innovative concoctions, there’s something for every palate. Expect a blend of familiar favorites and inventive surprises, all expertly mixed and presented.

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour is more than just a bar; it’s an invitation to savor the art of mixology in a relaxed and unassuming setting. Whether you’re a cocktail aficionado or just someone looking for a great evening out, this place promises an authentic experience where taste meets craftsmanship.

You can visit Bitter and Twisted at 1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003, or check out their website for more details.

The Boozy Brunch Bar

The Boozy Brunch Bar

If you’re looking for a lively and enjoyable brunch spot, look no further than The Boozy Brunch Bar. With a wide selection of brunch and lunch items and a fun collection of “boozy” drinks, this establishment has something for everyone.

But the real highlight of The Boozy is its extensive collection of drinks. From bottomless mimosas to Bloody Marys and mimosa flights, the options for boozy brunch beverages are endless. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic mimosa or something more creative, like the Pomegranate Sunrise, there’s something for everyone.

“Check, Please! Arizona” guest Mark Lewis loves The Boozy. “I go there every Sunday,” Lewis said. One of the most popular items Lewis orders is the American Cowboy, which is steak, eggs, and potatoes. If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a boozy brunch here in the Valley, The Boozy Brunch Bar is definitely worth a visit.

You can visit The Boozy at multiple locations, or check out their website for more details.

AZ 88 chicken sandwich

AZ 88

As the name suggests, AZ 88 opened in Arizona in 1988 in the Scottsdale Civic Center area. It is a bar with an eclectic menu of salads, chicken sandwiches and martinis that are famously served “to the brim,” meaning servers bring them to the table without spilling a drop.

Dale Jodoin, General Manager and President of AZ 88, describes the restaurant as an upscale bar serving American bar food. With skilled mixologists and an artful approach to drinks, AZ 88 is a must-visit destination for beverage enthusiasts.

You can visit AZ 88 at 7353 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, or check out their website for more details.

Spokes on Southern

Spokes on Southern

Looking for a fun and unique dining experience in Arizona? Look no further than Spokes on Southern, a bike-themed bar and grill offering a little something for everyone. With a relaxed and inviting atmosphere, Spokes on Southern offers a diverse menu featuring everything from turkey sliders to carne asada tacos, salmon salad to pepper burgers. The star of the show, however, is their wide selection of craft brews from Arizona and around the world, including 26 local beers. 

“Check, Please! Arizona” guest Christina McCarty loves dining at Spokes on Southern. “To me, it is a little bit different from a regular bar and grill because everything is very fresh,” McCarty said.

You can visit Spokes on Southern at 1470 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, or check out their website for more details.

Chicken and Falafel Waffle

The Toast Craft Kitchen and Cocktails

An all-from-scratch restaurant in the West Valley, The Toast Craft Kitchen and Cocktails is a neighborhood gem serving up big portions and creative menu items with an emphasis on Mediterranean flavors.

“Check, Please! Arizona” guest Carla Taghvaei recommended brunch at The Toast. She ordered the big cinnamon roll. “It was about the size of your plate! It was really big,” Taghvaei said. “That was kind of my breakfast and dessert; and it was delicious.”

It is a must-visit for cocktail enthusiasts. Their mixologists craft inventive and visually stunning cocktails, such as the Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita and Blackberry Sage Smash. Seasonal offerings keep things fresh, and they also offer craft beer and wine. With a stylish ambiance, it’s the perfect place to toast to exceptional cocktails.

You can visit The Toast at 17058 W Bell Rd Suite 104, Surprise, AZ 85374, or check out their website for more details.

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