The Spot: Bonjour Vietnam 202 North Central Avenue 602-252-1223 www.hotelsancarlos.com/dining See Also: - La Condesa in Phoenix: Happy Hour Report Card - Pallets, a Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese Restaurant, Opens on Roosevelt Row - 10 Favorite Vietnamese Restaurants in Greater Phoenix The Hou ... More >>
Every week, there's a cornucopia of Phoenix food news, features, and reviews to report here at Chow Bella. If you're like most people, you probably just don't have the time to get to all of it. It's kind of like those burgers at Old Town Whiskey; it just won't all fit in your mouth ... or in this ca ... More >>
Bistro 202, the cafe inside the Hotel San Carlos, downtown's historic boutique hotel, hasn't exactly been destination dining for the city set, but San Diego sisters Lan and Hue Tran are hoping to change that. The owners of Rice Paper, the Vietnamese restaurant in midtown which opened last summer, a ... More >>
Author conjures forgotten Phoenix
Name: Elizabeth Quintanilla AKA: Alkemé Current club nights: Thursdays: Azúl at San Carlos, Fridays: Fuse at Bar Smith, Saturdays: Z Girl Club. Guest spots at other venues such as Cream Stereo Lounge. Genres spun: All that encompasses sexy...mmm, I love me some sexy. Yet, I love what gets ... More >>
Adriane GoetzComedians and Baseball fans and hip kids, oh my!.A lot of folks fell down the rabbit hole Saturday night at Hotel San Carlos, but that's what happens when you offer $3 cocktails.... See what transpired in our slideshow.
Benjamin LeathermanSome of the fashionable attendees at Adult Swim's kickoff party last month. Click here to revisit our slideshow. How did Adult Swim's Memorial Day edition at the Hotel San Carlos fare? To hear co-promoter Jen Deveroux describe things, it started sounding like déjà vu all ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Ray Stevens' Dumb, Anti-Immigrant Song "Come To the U.S.A." Jackalope ... More >>
Adult Swim Finds A Temporary Home For Memorial Day Weekend
Benjamin Leatherman Adult Swim's launch party from earlier this month, which pretty much turned into a one-off.After a few weeks of searching for a new home, the promoters of Adult Swim have finally found a new location to host their popular hipster pool party this weekend. And in a huge ... More >>
Downtown Phoenix's music scene might (or might not) be "ovah," but at least its club scene is continuing to thrive. For instance, the Hotel San Carlos is opening its new Ghost Lounge tonight with a boffo benefit and party. The bar/club is located in the lobby of the vintage hotel, replacing ... More >>
There is a fairy godmother at work in Phoenix, and like all fairy godmothers she often works behind the scenes and outside of the spotlight. Yet her presence can be felt by the sparkle she adds to the places she goes, or in this case, by the bundt cakes she brings. For this fairy godmother, w ... More >>
Famed Phoenix haunt capitalizes on its phantoms
Listen up, downtown watchers. A brand-new, independently owned restaurant is in the works for a Phoenix landmark. It's an Italian eatery called Via Roma Ristorante, set to take over the space inside the historic Hotel San Carlos that used to house the often-dead-seeming Copper Door ... More >>
Fake girl-on-girl action...HOT, HOT, HOT!We've been to Star Swim and we've been to Cheap Thrills. So our Saturday nights seemed pretty packed with options already. But now, we've got one more to add to the list. It's called Tune in Tokyo, it's at the Hotel San Carlos' Copper Door Bar and it's the la ... More >>
Adriane GoetzChillin' pool side. See more shots in our Club Candids slide show. Star Swim and Adult Swim, two of the most popular pool parties from last summer have really amped up their game. Walk into the lobby of the Wyndham Hotel where they are both booked for the rest of the summer and prepare ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraThe scene at last summer's Star Swim. Last summer, one of the coolest (and indeed, hottest) places to be seen was at the Hotel San Carlos for the weekly Star Swim party. An absolute throng of hundreds of hepcats and kittens crowded the tiny pool area at the vintage auberge in down ... More >>
Things are starting to perk up downtown. Randall Denton, who managed the Willow House for three years, has a two-month-old coffee roasting business called Xanadu Coffee Co., located behind the former "new" Willow House space on Van Buren (call 480-220-8779 for info). His clients include the Hotel Sa ... More >>
Where: Copper Door Restaurant and Bar at The Hotel San Carlos (202 N. Central Avenue). Jump off the train and head East on Central toward the historic Hotel San Carlos. It should take you about two minutes on foot. Drink: The Humphrey's Palm Room Mojito. Bacardi Razz combined with fresh black rasp ... More >>
The City of Phoenix has shut down all pool party events on the rooftop patio of the Hotel San Carlos. The reason? According to the fire marshal, maximum capacity on the third floor rooftop patio of the hotel is 40 people. And Star Swim was drawing hundreds.
By Jonathan McNamara Star Swim at Hotel San Carlos What Laura Says Thinks and Feels and Miniature Tigers played to a roof top pool full of bathing suit-clad guests during Hotel San Carlos' continuing event Star Swim. One DJ Night at The Ruby Room The Ruby Room in downtown Phoenix was filled ... More >>
Relief is in sight, my friend
This weekend, I checked out a new weekly event and a groovy local music show, both in downtown Phoenix.
Bust out the bikinis at San Carlos
By Jonathan McNamara While I'm sure all of you are planning to spend the weekend reading biographies on our founding fathers and saluting the flag, here are a few less patriotic suggestions you may wish to employ. Friday: First Friday Just because it's Independence Day doesn't mean the monthly ... More >>
Skeletons come out of the closet for poolside affair
Hotel is hardly haunted
. . . and put a stake in it!