October 4, 2011 | 11:00am
Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Saturdays mark The Saturday Drink of the Day at Switch.
A $3 Blueberry Cosmo at Switch.
The blue color scheme and dapper lounge design gives Switch an incredibly cool atmosphere.
Switching it up every night of the week, the Drink of the Day
specials spotlight a substantial selection of signature and classic cocktails. Saturday nights at the trendy and tucked away bar/eatery are all about the $3 House Cosmo Martini.
Outside Switch's charming patio area on Saturday night.
The Place: 2603 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
The Time: All day Saturday.
The Cover: None.
The Music: Nothing special. A familiar mix of mellower top 40 tunes from the recent past and present.
The Style: Looking like an upscale Pita Jungle, Switch is definitely chic. Those in attendance kept it simple with a casual take on dinner wear.
The Art: Mark Capurso's perfectly printed photos of Southwestern landscapes fit Switch's highly stylized appearance.
The People: A younger crowd comprised of large groups and couples on dinner dates.
What we loved: The menu of $4 bar nibbles with snacks that serve one or two people. This affordable array includes smaller selections such as the delicious bacon jalapeno mac n' cheese and the "Chef's Momentary Whim," which could be anything or nothing. The chef just "might have something else today" according to the menu.
What we didn't love: The front and back signs aren't lit making it a pretty tough spot to notice. Fortunately there is an arrow painted on the ground pointing towards the main entrance.
Are we going back? We kind of want to switch up the day, but we'll be back.
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