Tucked away in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ/88 is a great local spot that features classic cocktails and upscale bar eats. With sleek furniture and floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the building, AZ/88 seems like a modern art museum cafe. Rotating art exhibitions are displayed throughout the restaurant; there’s always something new and unusual to see.
Starting with cocktails, this local bar specializes in martinis – a classic dating back to the Prohibition era. From the classic Lemon Drop Martini to the Espresso Martini, any vodka or gin aficionado is sure to find something they’ll enjoy. The cocktail list continues on, featuring classic cocktail recipes and craft spirits.
Food is served until 12:30 a.m., seven days a week. With items including Hell’s Fire Chips, Burger Las Brisas, AZ/88 Chicken Salad, and Chicken Calabrese, there is something for everyone. While the sign for the restaurant isn’t easy to find, once you do find it, you’ll be happy to be “in the know” as AZ/88 calls it. It’s located at 7353 Scottsdale Mall in Scottsdale, open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.