9 Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix

The Nine Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix.
The Nine Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix.
Tina Riddle and Katie Walter

The three months out of the year where you should absolutely not spend a lot of time exposed to the Phoenix sun get way too much press. Three seasons out of four, unseasonable heat and drought conditions are a good thing, especially when it comes time to plan an evening at one of the many rooftop bars around town.

Here are nine of our favorites.

Shade Bar at W Scottsdale.
Shade Bar at W Scottsdale.
Katie Walter

Shade Lounge at W Scottsdale 7277 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale Located near some happening Old Town clubs at the intersection of Camelback and Scottsdale Roads, Shade Lounge is a modern, trendy place Mediterranean-themed rooftop bar at W Scottsdale. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, it offers up a full bar with lavish drinks and a pool. On Friday and Saturday nights, deejays spin euro-inspired house music. Make sure to come dressed to impress--dress code is strictly enforced.

See Also:9 Best Bars For Day Drinking in Metro Phoenix

Poolside at the Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar.
Poolside at the Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar.
Tina Riddle

Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar Phoenix 2 E. Jefferson St. Downtown Phoenix Sweeping views of South Mountain and the downtown Phoenix skyline make Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar one of the go-to open-air lounges for travelers and Valley locals. Lustre boasts ample seating space with sofas and tables, a pool, and a full bar featuring local brews likeFour Peaks Kilt Lifter and San Tan Brewery's Mr. Pineapple on tap, which is reason enough to pay it a visit. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, with $6 drinks from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additionally, the bar offers up some delicious appetizers on the happy hour menu, such as $6 flatbread pizzas with house-pulled mozzarella and basil chili flake.


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