The Best Cocktail Bars In Phoenix

Are you looking to discover the best bars in Phoenix?

Then we have you covered!

On this page, you’ll find the official shortlist of all the bars in Phoenix. (More in-depth further below). And, each with why it’s best to go.

Feel free to check out each bar’s official profile to find out more and to find out which is best for you.

We’ve also created separate shortlists for each genre you might like to visit on your time out.

Furthermore, you can get on the guest list or book a table with bottle service on some of the more exclusive bars. We are happy to help you out with either.

1. Gin & Reel Phoenix

Gin & Real is a fun hidden little bar! Great little speakeasy tucked behind the coffee bar. 

2. Rum Runner’s Phoenix

Dive bar in central Phoenix. Rum Runner’s was founded in 2012, Rum Runners Bar is a friendly neighborhood bar located on 7th Street just South of Butler Road. Pool & shuffleboard entertain patrons at this low-key watering hole with a menu of bar bites.

3. The Well Bar Phoenix

The Well Bar is a locally owned neighborhood bar. The Well Bar is Scottsdale‘s staple for being a neighborhood bar that features entertainment for locals. As a locally owned neighborhood bar, they appreciate the support of their loyal customers by hosting special events such as their annual golf tournament, anniversary parties, and much more. The Well Bar operates Monday to Thursday 6:00 am – 2:00 am, Friday – Saturday 6:00 am – 2:00 am, and Sunday 6:00 am – 2:00 ..

4. The Bar Phoenix

Best little bar in Phoenix. The Bar is an amazing place! The Bar serves Artisanal local food and craft beers, wines and spirits served in a warm neighborhood. Newer local hangout, themed after the Big Lebowski! Small menu but done to perfection, also made it quick to choose, which is better for everyone! Lol. The staff is super friendly and can give great cocktail and beer advice. The Bar is known for its elevated comfort food and Midwestern hospitality served up in a Big Lebowski setting.

5. Coach House Phoenix

Recommended to anyone who is in town looking for a chill place with good drinks and fun time. Dating back to 1959, this revered destination offers drink specials, and more in an open-air setup. It’s an Old Scottsdale Dive Bar. Coach House is the original Old Town Scottsdale bar and also the original over the top Christmas decoration bar in Old Town Scottsdale.


AiNT NICK’S TAVERN is a chill local hangout & biker bar featuring American eats and a patio, plus pool, darts, and karaoke. It’s an indoor and outdoor seating dive bar with karaoke. This place is great for veterans. They really take care of you. The staff is always great, friendly smiles, Cold AC, big smoking patio swamp coolers on the patio. This place is top-notch!!!

7. Linger Longer Lounge Phoenix

This lounge has a dive bar feel, but is also roomier and more comfortable than a dive. Interesting layout and it’s an awesome place to enjoy cocktails. Small and cozy with booths, chairs at the bar, and outside smoking patio, and an additional space with pool tables. The size of this place is cozy and the crowd that attends seems electric. The Linger Longer Lounge is a very hip place that has very great interior design and a sort of low light multiple light feel to it.

8. Thunderbird Lounge Phoenix

Are you looking for a great place to just hangout, kick back, and enjoy conversation with friends. Thunderbird Lounge operates Monday to Friday 4:00 pm – 2:00 am, Sunday & Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 am. Thunderbird Lounge is an excellent neighborhood bar & a safe space for all.

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