Holidays

Six Phoenix Venues for Holiday Celebrations

Full-size banquet rooms and smaller spaces can accommodate large and intimate party celebrations at Thirsty Lion Gastropub.
Full-size banquet rooms and smaller spaces can accommodate large and intimate party celebrations at Thirsty Lion Gastropub. Thirsty Lion Gastropub

December is here, and the holiday party season is about to go into full swing. If you want to skip hosting at home, don't worry. There are plenty of venues around town that will take care of the space and all the details so you can making hosting a holiday party look easy. Check out these six Valley venues for your holiday celebration.

STK Scottsdale
7134 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale

Looking for a venue that offers a modern feel and views of the Arizona Canal? STK Scottsdale will help you host your intimate party or large gathering during the holidays. The venue has a modern feel with chic lighting and picturesque views of the canal. There are five event and private dining spaces. The waterfront patio allows up to 50 seated guests, while the side patio accommodates up to 25 guests. If you'd like to accommodate 280 seated guests or 500 standing, you can contact STK for a full venue buyout. Call 480- 581-5171 for further information.

Pedal Haus Brewery
Multiple Locations
Pedal Haus Brewery has options for intimate and large gatherings during the holiday. If you want a chill celebration at Pedal Haus, guests can sip on beers and partake in the bar menu with favorites like burgers and pizza. The Tempe location can host 20 to 500 people, while the Chandler location can accommodate up to 300 people. Contact [email protected]

click to enlarge There are plenty of venues, like STK Scottsdale, that are willing and able to host your holiday party. - STK SCOTTSDALE
There are plenty of venues, like STK Scottsdale, that are willing and able to host your holiday party.
STK Scottsdale
Thirsty Lion Gastropub
Multiple Locations
Celebrate the holidays at Thirsty Lion Gastropub, a mixture of an American and European bar experience. All locations will offer beer and cocktails, as well as items like chicken sliders, cheeseburgers, salmon, and mac and cheese. There are multiple spaces that are semi-private, as well as full-sized banquet rooms for your holiday party celebrations. For holiday party details, call (480) 648-9931.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Multiple Locations
Pizza is always a big hit with crowds. With seven metro locations, Grimaldi's Pizzeria can be an absolute go-to for casual small or larger holiday celebrations. Celebrate the season with a coal-fired, brick-oven pizza or two in a relaxed setting. Book an event via email by contacting [email protected]

click to enlarge The outdoor space can accommodate small and medium-sized groups at Z'Tejas. - Z'TEJAS
The outdoor space can accommodate small and medium-sized groups at Z'Tejas.
Z'Tejas
Z'Tejas
Multiple Locations
If you'd like to host a private gathering, Z’Tejas has the space at the Scottsdale and Chandler locations. Small plates include yuca fries and quesadillas and choose entrees like salmon, trout, and shrimp enchiladas. At the Chandler location, the room can accommodate up to 50 people, while the Scottsdale venue can seat up to 35 people. If you want something exclusive, the chef's dining room at the Scottsdale location can seat up to 12 people.

The Lodge
26 South Farmer Avenue, Tempe
At The Lodge, partygoers can get their game face on. There are options like corn hole, Jenga, darts, and a pool table so guests can play a few rounds and also enjoy their drinks and food. The space accommodates up to 300 people, but if you have a smaller party, the patio can house 150 people, while the game room fits up to 60 people. Call 480-967-0578 for additional information. The Lodge is our Best of Phoenix 2021 winner for Best Bar Food.
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