Now that the weather is near perfection and we can leave our evening jackets at home, try taking your Friday or Saturday night outdoors and up high with these rooftop or high-rise patio hotspots. With Arizona’s dramatic sunsets behind the even more dramatic mountains, where better to enjoy our stunning desert?
Clarendon Hotel’s Rooftop Bar
Whether a guest at this stylish Phoenix hotel in the Midtown Museum district or would just like to drink amidst a spectacular view of the Valley, Clarendon Hotel’s Rooftop Bar is a must-try and must-see. Voted as a favorite local hangout, this particular spot offers amazing views of the Phoenix skyline and surrounding mountain ranges. Guests are always amazed at the amazing sunsets and enjoy relaxing on the posh red couches. The modern design and dim lighting add to the sophisticated yet tranquil feel.
401 West Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix
Compass Restaurant in Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Dine in elegance with a 360 degree view of the spectacular desert in the only revolving rooftop restaurant in Phoenix. Not only will you be amazed at the unparalleled views, but you will die for the award-winning cuisine that has been making headlines for the past 30 years. Compass envites you to begin your dining experience with Coriander beef & wheat beer fondue or Compass Bisque and then select from tempting entrees featuring seafood and meats all prepared with a contemporary regional influence. And of course your decadent meal is accompanied by a fine glass of wine from their highly allocated wine list.
122 North Second Street, Phoenix
Sol y Sombra
DC Ranch’s Spanish gem, Sol y Sombra, is not only popular for it’s extraordinary cuisine and chic décor, but for its top floor outdoor patio and vibrant couches. The atmosphere is energetic yet intimate and the restaurant is said to be “evocative of La Movida,” which is the constant energy and life of the Spaniards. Not to mention the view of the McDowell Mountains is another huge plus.
20707 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale
Located in the heart of downtown Tempe on the corner of South Mill Avenue and 5th Street, the second story New Orlean’s style restaurant has three balconies overlooking the hustle and bustle of downtown. Always a great spot to grab a beer, and with its extensive menu, everyone is sure to find something tasty to nibble on as they enjoy the alluring view.
420 South Mill Ave Suite 201, Tempe
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Hotel Valley Ho’s Sky Line Rooftop
The city’s most dramatic and scenic location is perched atop the seven-story tower at Valley Ho, with panoramic views of Camelback Mountain and Old Town Scottsdale. If you’re planning your next swanky birthday party, cocktail reception or even a scenic yoga class, this is the ideal spot in the Valley.