Now You’re Looking Pretty in a Hotel Bar: Top Spots to Sip

Mbar at Omni Montelucia

Toast to the good life at these five resort bars offering great deals, events, upscale vibes and delicious drinks.

Mbar at Omni Montelucia

Mbar at Omni Montelucia

Cozy up at Mbar where they have communal seating and outdoor fire pits, perfect for enjoying the Andalusian-inspired tapas, fruit-infused sangrias, Spanish wines, a new cocktail menu and more. Visit for happy hour Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. or push through that mid-week slump with Wednesday Wine Down, from 4 to 10 p.m. For live jazz music, visit Thursday through Saturday from 6 to 11:30 p.m. or on Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon. Click here for more info.

jade bar at Sanctuary Camelback

For a hands-on cocktail experience, visit on Saturdays for the bar’s Mixology 101, hosted by Sanctuary’s best barmen. Each week features a different spirit and guests will learn the ins and outs of how to concoct a drink, the history of the spirit and tons more. Sundays in Paradise feature live music from local musicians from 1 to 5 p.m. plus 50-percent off bottles of wine and a special $7 Sunday Sipper. Click here for more info.

Thirsty Camel at The Phoenician

Sip handcrafted beverages while enjoying live entertainment Monday through Saturday evenings. Find a great selection of bourbons, whiskies and other premium spirits, all accompanied by Sonoran-inspired eats and panoramic views of the resort. Bubbly-lovers will enjoy the resort’s newest Champagne Saturdays, held in the Afternoon Tea room every first and third Saturday of the month. Enjoy live entertainment, small bites and selections of Perrier Jouet, Ruinart and Dom Perignon before heading out on the town. Click here for more info.

The Plaza Bar at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Perfect for enjoying the outdoor weather, guests can cozy up next to fire pits or relax on outdoor patios while enjoying mixology driven cocktails, craft brews, seasonal beers, wines by the glass and fine cigars. Expect fun cocktail ingredients like flavorful tinctures, infusions, shrubs, syrups and powders. Visit for Sundown Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. now through May 19 for select cocktail samplings for two or a hand rolled cigar and music by a live DJ. Click here for more info.

The Bar at Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows

For a glam, mid-century vibe, post up at Hearth ’61’s oval-shaped bar. Perfect for pre-dinner drinks or a long relaxing night, stop by weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. for select $5 wines, cocktails and draft beers. Add some tunes Thursday through Saturday with live music. And during 2019 be sure to try the Bold Botanist, in honor of the Grand Canyon National Park’s centennial year. The drink is a mix of Tanqueray, fresh lime juice, simple syrup, egg white and mint and topped with angostura bitters. Click here for more info.

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