August 23, 2011 | 10:15am
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. Fridays mark Fez Fridays at Fez.
The ultra-stylish Fez is a great spot for casual lunch and dinner, late-night drinks, and chill music. But if you can only make it out once a week, be sure to stop by on Fridays, when the Downtown bar hosts Fez Fridays with menu including more than 20 specialty cocktails.
Fez Fridays is all about the $3 Vodka Pomegranate Press.
The Place: 3815 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012
The Time: Every Friday, All Day.
The Cover: None.
The Parking: Lot.
The Bar: The feature drink of Fez Fridays is the $3 Vodka Pomegranate Press, a strong but not too tasty mix of vodka, pomegranate juice, club soda and Sprite. The seriously swanky bar offers 22 different $8.95 specialty martinis.
The fixture of the Fez menu is the fresh and fruity g-spot, which includes three versions of grapefruit flavors. The g-spot is only $3 during Fez's weekly Thirsty Thursday promotion.
The Music: The music in the food, drinks and music slogan is strictly canned dance club beats.
The Style: A highly stylish crowd that fit right in with the modern and urban surroundings. Make sure to don your coolest and most current couture before fezzing it up.
The People: The crowd included a diverse mix of ages and styles. The comfortable co-mingling of so many of aspects of Phoenix city life was one of the highlights of the evening.
What we loved: Shortly after 10 p.m. the rather tiny bar area started filling up with a warm and welcoming group of regulars. The well-designed decor in combination with the inviting atmosphere gave Fez the feeling of a much larger space.
What we didn't love: Fez fancies itself a live music space, yet there is really no space for live music at the bar. This is definitely more of a place to grab a snack and a couple of drinks with some friends rather than a place for musical appreciation.
Are we going back? Yes, but maybe next time we'll check out Thirsty Thursday.