Embrace the vibrant spirit of the city while indulging in its outdoor drinking havens! Our article is your curated guide to the best outdoor bars in Phoenix, where refreshing libations come with a side of breathtaking views. From rooftop escapes to charming patios, join us as we explore the synergy of sun, spirits, and scenery that makes these outdoor bars a must-visit. Whether you’re seeking relaxation or revelry, get ready to sip, socialize, and savor in style!
822 N 6th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 824-2385
Garden Bar Phx is right off I-10, so it’s easy to stop by as I pass downtown. The cute house has plants inside to continue the garden vibe, but I prefer sitting outside at picnic tables or in the Adirondack chairs. They serve seasonal cocktails using fresh local ingredients, so there’s always something new to try. My favorite is the cucumber gin and tonic, but I also like to try their local beers on tap.
Arizona Wilderness DTPHX
201 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (480) 462-1836
Arizona Wilderness DTPHX is across from M.O. Best Mini Park, off North 3rd Street, in the heart of downtown Phoenix. I love sitting on the outside patio and checking out the surrounding murals. Water conservation is a major concern in Phoenix, so I appreciate this brewery is using drought-resistant hops requiring less water and promotes sustainability. The brewery also sources local ingredients for its beers. I especially love the unique tastes in their slushie-inspired IPA and rich Russian imperial stout.
5532 N Palo Cristi Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Phone: (602) 955-7878
After watching the bats soar during sunset at the Phoenix Bat Cave, I think about where to get a drink. Thankfully, LON’s at The Hermosa Inn is blocks away. The outdoor tables are under shade trees and have umbrellas to make the experience more comfortable. The bar is the patio of the boutique hotel, so there’s a sense of luxury here. I typically order The Last Drop, a craft cocktail, but tons of Arizona beers are on tap.
711 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 366-0111
Just a few blocks from Garden Bar Phx is Gracie’s Tax Bar, making this area a great place for bars when you want to find places to go out without driving and parking. The name comes from the location, which used to be a tax office. It now boasts a killer outdoor space with a jukebox and games. The happy hour deal includes $7 mini pitchers, so I like to stop in and have drinks and their homemade food, like the buffalo chicken sammie.
110 E Roosevelt St ste c, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 675-2013
The Theodore Beer + Wine Bar and Bottle Shop might sound fancy, but it’s a funky place to grab a drink. The tall outdoor tables have tons of stools to pull up, so I can join a group with community-style seating. They have the best draft beer selection I’ve seen locally, with plenty of local offerings plus unique drinks from around the country. They also have outstanding non-alcoholic options for when I want the taste of a drink without the buzz.
3243 N 3rd St Suite A, Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 842-7181
I love themed bars, and Sidecar Social Club is one of the best outdoor bars in Phoenix. It’s open daily with a massive serving window opening into a courtyard with outdoor seating. The interior bar is sleek and upscale. My go-to order is, of course, a sidecar, which is a shot and beer combination. Combustion is one of my favorites, which pairs Angry Orchard with a Fireball shot. There’s also a lot of beer on tap, including craft and domestic.
5114 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 265-8454
When I think of fun places to go out, a tiki bar is definitely on the list. HULA’S Modern Tiki Uptown has industrial garage doors that raise to let in light and fresh air, but the outdoor seating and patio are my favorite spots to hang out. I like getting custom drinks in the tiki head glass to fully commit to the bar’s theme. They make amazing Mai Tais, Hurricanes, and my favorite—the blood orange martini.
901 N 1st St suite 106, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 376-0166
The Brill Line is downtown, off North Central Avenue, near the Japanese Friendship Garden of Phoenix and Portland Parkway Park. It’s a compact open-air food court built from storage containers, serving strong cocktails and plenty of beer. They have local beer on tap, including offerings from Scottsdale, Gilbert, and Aloy, Arizona. They also have some of the best ales from nearby Carlsbad, California. I always try local seasonal beers because I know I can’t get them elsewhere.
821 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 334-1626
This bar isn’t far from The Brill Line in downtown Phoenix. The interior combines the speakeasy aesthetic with trendy neon lights, but I love sitting out in the courtyard. They have tables and bars around the garden and a cornhole court. As their name implies, they have unique takes on classic cocktails, including sazerac, gimlet, and old-fashioned. I typically order one of the craft beers they have on tap to enjoy local Arizona brews.
1 W Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 340-1924
Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour is at the corner of South Central Avenue and East Jefferson Street, in the lobby of the Luhrs City Center. The interior is a sleek cocktail bar with outdoor seating on the sidewalk. I love to sit outside and people-watch while enjoying innovative drinks. While I love trying local beer when I travel, I always get cocktails here because Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour serves them in fun ways. For example, the sharable Duck Bath Punch comes in a cute bathtub with straws.
6522 N 16th St #6, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 694-0342
While I’m on the subject of fun places to get drinks, Linger Longer Lounge has a game room—literally, offering board games to play with others. I like to take a game outside to the patio, with lights draped around and fans overhead. The bar is just off the Piestewa Freeway, in a shopping center on North 16th Street. My favorite house cocktail is the Blackberry Collins, a fruity interpretation of a Collins.
606 N 4th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 254-2242
This bar is in the heart of downtown Phoenix on North 4th Avenue, near several other places on this list, making a fun night of bar-hopping. It’s not far from several parks, and the outside resembles a park. There’s a bar, picnic tables, and Adirondack chairs. There’s plenty of beer on tap, including a rotating selection of local brews. They also serve strong custom cocktails.
5640 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 680-4040
I can only mention the best outdoor bars in Phoenix if I talk about The Yard! This bar is on North 7th Street, serving some of the best food and cocktails I’ve ever had. I try to stop by for a happy hour and order a Long Afternoon Iced Tea. The Dublin Green is my favorite, made with Jameson Irish whiskey and peach liqueur.