Best 17 Cocktail Bars in Phoenix

Are you on the lookout for the most sophisticated Cocktail Bars in Phoenix?

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Keep in mind, this article is in ascending order. We’ve saved the best Cocktail Bars for last. Enjoy the list!


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Are you looking for luxurious,  inviting, engaging, delicious, and most importantly brilliant cocktails? Phoenix has great cocktail bars to quench your thirst. Every single cocktail here is crafted to deliver an experience. Choosing a great cocktail is highly subjective whether you’re a whiskey connoisseur, tequila enthusiast or game for a straight vodka drink – you probably have a pretty strong opinion when someone asks you what your go-to drink is.  This can certainly make finding a cocktail bar everyone agrees on difficult, but fortunately the Phoenix metro area has a few sports that have mastered their mixing and executed their cocktail recipes so flawlessly they’re able to serve up a menu of beverages even the pickiest drinkers can enjoy.  Cocktail bars in Phoenix feature trend-forward, warm & intimate atmosphere, great delicious snacks, delicious globally recognized cocktails, friendly and attentive staff, innovative bar bites, and amazing service. What wonderful mixology bars in Phoenix.

17. Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

Cute cocktail spot and intimate. One of the best liquor bars with a fantastic selection of whiskey. The mixology is amazing and the food is always on-point. Second Story Restaurant & Liquor is a world class restaurant driven by passion & storytelling.   Offering up fine spirits turned into perfectly crafted cocktails, and fresh ingredients chef driven by Chef Nick Mueller.  Second Story is a hidden gem that is sure to impress your friends, dates and clients.  With over 300 whiskeys to choose from there is adventure down the river of whiskey that will fill your senses with thrilling moments. This place is a super hidden gem located above the Gelato Spot. The indoor area has a luxurious dark ambiance and their second story patio has great views, especially at night.

16. The Gladly

The Gladly

Perfection from the start to finish. Located on Camelback Road & 22nd Street in the Biltmore Neighborhood, The Gladly is a contemporary eatery serving lunch, happy hour, and dinner. Local chef Bernie Kantak creates extraordinarily flavorful new-American cuisine that pairs boldly with an extensive beverage program featuring 285+ whiskies and table-side ice balls. The Gladly is nestled in the heart of Biltmore. A classic venue for working professionals to escape and enjoy a meal and cocktails. The venue is a staple favorite as they are very consistent when it comes to the service they provide.

15. Dapper & Stout Coffee Company

Dapper & Stout Coffee Company

Dapper & Stout takes great pride in connecting with their fans and friends everyday – bringing their values and purpose to life. Dapper is a special place because of the people in communities, at Dapper they don’t have customers,  they have amazing friends. And truly being a good friend is the most important part of who they are.

14. Garden Bar Phoenix

Garden Bar Phoenix

Very unique place to have cocktails. Garden Bar Phoenix is your home away from home and a warm welcoming neighborhood “garden to glass” cocktail bar located in an adapted 1914 California bungalow in the Roosevelt south neighbourhood in downtown phoenix.

13. 36 Below

36 Below

36 Bolow bar is a very cute little bar, tucked away in an equally cute restaurant. 36 Below is the brainchild of Arizona-natives Josh Katz,  and Chiara Katz, and Arizona transparent Moe Murillo.

12. Bar 1912

Bar 1912

Are you looking for a great cocktail bar in Phoenix? Bar 1912 is the place to head to. Bar 1912 Phoenix comes from the hospitality innovators who introduced us to valentine. Much like its culinary counterpart, the vibes at this modern-meets-minimalist hideout are indeed immaculate.

11. Feeney’s Restaurant and Bar

Feeney's Restaurant and Bar

This is a little neighborhood restaurant and bar that has been around for years. The place is very cute on the outside and when you step inside it becomes very comforting.

10. Platform 18 at Century Grand

Platform 18 at Century Grand

If you haven’t experienced Platform 18 for yourself, you’re in for a one-of-a-kind experience that they bet you’ve never had, especially in a bar. Take a trip back in time. You and your party will depart from Platformb18 in a glamorous, presidential Pullman-inspired train car, residing inside Century Grand. The Platform 18 memu exclusively features cocktails, impeccable service, and stunning scenery as a standard. They have an extensive list of over 45 cocktails, you’re guaranteed that you’ll find a cocktail that you love.

9. Killer Whale Sex Club

Killer Whale Sex Club

This is one of the amazing cocktail bars in Phoenix. Killer Whale Sex Club is a buzzing, quirky hangout whipping up sandwiches & finger foods, plus unique cocktails, beer & wine.

8. Little Rituals

Little Rituals

Little Rituals enables guests to celebrate the most special parts of life and create lasting memories of life. It has its own “Little Rituals”, some of which have been gleaned from 150 years of cocktail history and all of which they’ve made their own. What a surprising find! Nestled on the 4th floor of the Phoenix downtown Residence Inn/Courtyard Inn concept hotel is this great speakeasy bar/resto, Little Rituals. They believe the key to creating those memories is offering exceptional hospitality. Located on the fourth floor of Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown, Little Rituals is considered by many to be one of the best cocktail bars in Phoenix.

7. Rough Rider

Rough Rider

This is a great cocktail bar. It’s a 21st century restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the fashions, fare, and libations of the 19th. A Rough Rider is a simple, sophisticated space marked by an Old World love for the finer things in life. Very interesting cocktails that combine very different flavors pleasantly. The menu is worth trying in total.

6. Sidecar Social Club

Sidecar Social Club

If you’re looking for an amazing date night out, please stop by Sidecar Social Club. You’ll definity not be disappointed!

5. MercBar


If you’re looking for craft cocktails, great service, and a wonderful staff look no further than MercBar. One of the best cocktail lounges in the valley. Super sexy, east coast Chicago feel. MercBar is a Swanky, romantic destination for cocktails, and light snacks served to a dressed-up crowd. MercBar Phoenix is an outpost of the original MercBar opened in the heart of Soho, New York. MercBar operates Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 pm – 12:00 am, and Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm – 2:00 am. The place is sexy and mysterious – you feel like you know something

4. Cock N’ Tails

Cock N' Tails

Cock N’ Tails restaurant & lounge is a place to drink, dine, and grab late night eats. Bringing a Sunset Blvd rock and roll vibe to the Uptown Phoenix neighbourhood, Cock N’ Tails is located at Seventh Street and Bethany Home Road. This hotspot is decked out in electric rock memorabilia amidst an elevated chef driven menu packed with classic American dishes and handcrafted cocktails.

3. Highball Cocktail Bar

Highball Cocktail Bar

Highball Cocktail Bar is a luxurious, inviting, engaging, delicious, and most importantly brillant cocktail. Experience Highball Cocktail Bar, Downtown Phoenix’s award winning, cozy yet elevated neighbourhood cocktail bar and lounge. Led by veteran bartenders and industry professionals, Highball’s programming is inspired by unifying avant-garde, playful ingredients and memory-jogging flavors propelled by an inclusive community feel with something for everyone to enjoy. Highball Cocktail Bar operates Sunday – Monday 6:00 pm – 2:00 am,  Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 pm – 12:00 am, and Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm – 1:00 am.

2. The Captain’s Cabin

The Captain's Cabin

Amazing tiki bar if you’re looking for a great cocktail bar in Phoenix. Next door to Hula’s Modern Tiki in Phoenix, the Captain’s Cabin is a craft cocktail bar serving all your Hula’s favorites, plus its own. Set sail from Hula’s Phoenix every Thursday – Saturday from 6:00 pm to close, step through the porthole door to explore, and let the waves carry you away to the Captain’s Cabin, where a late ’40s era Tahitian Sailor’s bar meets the modern day craft cocktail lounge.

1. Don Woods’ Say When

Don Woods' Say When

Well this is a solid surprise cocktail lounge in an up and coming area. Don Wood’s Say When is a delightful rooftop bar with an intimate lounge and spacious terrace featuring fire pits, cozy seating, and expansive views of the Phoenix skyline and Camelback Mountain. Behind the bar is celebrated cocktailian Ross Simon, proprietor of Bitter & Twisted cocktail parlour and little Rituals. Their focused cocktail style features a selection of supercharged highballs, quenchable spritzes, impeccably made classics, and era-inspired modern renditions.

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In Conclusion

At Phoenix cocktail bars you’ll find something you like and it’ll be made expertly with a mix of ingredients that will excite and deliver. They come up with such creative drinks and also expertly craft your everyday favorites. Highly recommended!

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