Where are the coolest hotel bars in Phoenix? Here we round up three hotel bars, perfect for people-watching and soaking up the ambiance during your visit to the Valley of the Sun.
The Ghost Lounge at the San Carlos Hotel. If you’re looking for local ambiance and color, the Ghost Lounge at the San Carlos Hotel should be at the top of your itinerary. Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, the San Carlos is one of the city’s oldest and most storied hotels, and the Ghost Lounge has its share of stories to tell. Rumor has it that Marilyn Monroe enjoyed a drink or two here, so add your name to the clientele roster with a visit to this lounge, which features lunch, dinner, specialty cocktails, live music and comedy nights.
Jade Bar at the Sanctuary. Drink with a view, anyone? Music, food and incredible starlight make Jade Bar one of the most coveted hotel bar destinations in the Valley. The secluded patio features panoramic desert and city views, making this the perfect place to cozy up and enjoy the view with some of the best hand-crafted cocktails in town.
Cafe Zuzu at the Hotel Valley Ho. This hip cafe serves American Comfort food with a gourmet twist, but the cafe also doubles as a swanky bar. Enjoy the fun Midcentury Modern setting and order up a retro chic drink such as a fizz or flip. Try the Ricky Ricardo–that’s cherry vodka, lime and ginger ale–for a truly refreshing cocktail.