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9 Great Places to Drink Outdoors in Metro Phoenix

It's March. The weather is as damn near perfect as it's ever going to get, and most of us want to be outside doing something -- or better yet, nothing -- every gloriously balmy minute. You've probably already run through a mental Rolodex of restaurants with great dining patios, but where do you go when you just want to drink?

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Here are nine places that seem just right for relaxing in the Great Outdoors over a beer, a glass of wine or a cocktail. Five of them feature outdoor bars, a trend so spot-on for Phoenix it's a wonder someone didn't think of it sooner.

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