Underground Cocktail & Live Music Lounge, Tell Your Friends, Opens in North Scottsdale

Tell your friends to tell a friend: A brand new cocktail and live music lounge is now open in North Scottsdale. Aptly called Tell Your Friends, the underground lounge is located underneath The Americano and can be accessed through a nondescript side door—just like in the movies. 

From lush red velvet chairs and drapes to floor-to-ceiling lights and glistening disco balls, the Gatsby-like lounge is dripping with glamor. The lounge will host live performances from local vocalists to musical acts every night. As music fills the air of the underground lounge, guests can choose from a variety of specialty beverages and luxurious food dishes from two of the Valley’s most awarded culinary professionals. 

The menu is primarily cocktail-driven and includes approximately 20 cocktails. One of the signature drinks is called Friends with Benefits. The drink is made with whiskey, bitters and sugar. The drink is bottled and cured in beeswax. Another signature drink is called Flapper Fizz made with vodka, apple, vanilla, amaro, lemon and champagne. The curation of the beverage menu was thoughtfully overseen by the head bartender Keifer Gilbert. Accompanying the drink menu is a well-curated menu of upscale small bites led by the iconic Arizona Chef Beau MacMillan. 

“At Tell Your Friends, we’re blending simple, snackable dishes with luxurious, memorable touches,” says Chef MacMillan. “Keifer and I collaborated closely to pair phenomenal cocktails with delightful bites that will inspire and excite our guests. Imagine enjoying a great martini with an amazing onion dip on homemade chips or indulging in fried chicken topped with caviar—there’s nothing better. Also, our talented staff embodies genuine hospitality, ensuring every guest feels welcomed and leaves feeling better than when they arrived.” 

The awarded chef adds unique touches to classic dishes, such as TYF Korean Fried Chicken, Fire-Roasted Oysters, Vodka-Cured Salmon & Potato “Pizza,” Caviar D’Aquitaine Ossestra and more. 

Tell Your Friends is open Thursday through Sunday, starting at 5 p.m. Table reservations are highly encouraged as space is limited. Reservations can be made at www.tellyourfriendsaz.com. Walk-ins are available for bar-top seating, but seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Photos courtesy Tell Your Friends

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