Club Candids

Patio Party

It seems like ages since we've been able to sit at a bar and enjoy a cigarette with our booze. This weekend, we may well have found the coolest patio in town. Bar Smith in central Phoenix has a real city vibe with its open-air bar, wedged between two other clubs. On Saturday, June 9, we felt like big-city clubbers as we drank our frou-frou drinks with the breeze flowing through our hair at Bar Smith's Solstice Saturdays. Two projectors played movies on the wall across the street and above the bar, while the DJ spun some killer dance ditties. (Click here for more photos.)

The decent drink specials got us sauced quick on the cheap. And with a downstairs kitchen open until late at night, a hungry crowd rolled in to grub on greasy tidbits. Soon enough, the small club filled up fast with well-dressed downtowners looking to avoid heavy crowds and embrace heavy drinking.