Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment.
Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for craft cocktails in Scottsdale. To see what else made the list, check out the complete Shine guide on our website. Enjoy!
Mabel's on Main Handcrafted cocktails like the Pimm's Cup and the Old Fashioned are at your fingertips at this grand, retro-tastic establishment.
AZ88 This lively, late-night establishment's cocktail program includes top-notch classics like the Moscow Mule and a Brandy Alexander made with Häagen-Dazs ice cream.
Citizen R+D Getting in to this "secret" and serious cocktail bar requires traipsing up a fire escape and dialing a number before scoring one of notable Valley mixologist Richie Moe's exceptional creations.
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The House Brasserie The "remedies" served at chef Matt Carter's new bungalow-turned-restaurant are made with the same dedication to detail as his first-rate, Euro-style fare.
The Mission Tempting cocktails like the Pineapple Ginger Mojito and the Cocobanana, made with Bacardi and banana and chocolate liqueur, are as seductive as this restaurant's modern Latin scene.
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