Inside Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour in Downtown Phoenix

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The highly-anticipated Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour opened its doors for a few hours Thursday night to give guests a taste of downtown's newest hotspot before officially opening Friday, May 30.

Saying that people were eager to get in would be an understatement. The bar area was full before the event began at 6 p.m., some guests were turned away when the restaurant became too packed as the night progressed, and the chicken and dumplings dish was sold out about an hour into the event. See the full story here.

Photos by Evie Carpenter