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Top-Notch Cocktails at Bar Crudo

Bar Crudo is one of the best places to grab a drink in Arcadia. In fact, it was named “Best Cocktail Bar” as a Critic’s Pick by The Arizona Republic. This spot opened two years ago and serves up a lengthy menu of craft cocktails featuring fresh ingredients, house-made syrups, and house-infused spirits.

Bar Crudo

Mixologist and co-owner Micah Olson was the sommelier at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort. …

Second Story Liquor Bar

Second Story Liquor Bar is a relative newcomer to Downtown Scottsdale that is hidden in plain sight, situated atop Gelato Spot on the corner of Scottsdale Road and 3rd Ave. It bills itself as a “world-class restaurant driven by passion and storytelling”, and I have to agree.

Second Story Liquor Bar
I went for dinner with a friend and we started by experiencing a couple of the bartender’s …

Organic Juices + Coffee at Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope Juice is a wonderful spot in Downtown Scottsdale that offers 100% organic smoothies, cold-pressed juices, and coffee. They also have shops in North Scottsdale and at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix.

Kaleidoscope Juice

An array of juice offerings includes Dusti Beet (beet, spinach, celery, green apple, lemon, ginger), Gold (green apple, lemon, ginger, cayenne), and Electro-Light (coconut water, lemon + lime, Manuka honey, Himalayan pink salt, …

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats

We love this little sweets shop in Downtown Scottsdale. Super Chunk has been around less than a year but has made a name for itself thanks to its small-batch treats that are entirely made from scratch. Their motto is “Eat Local Candy”.

Super Chunk

Country Velador, executive pastry chef at Cowboy Ciao, runs this shop with her husband Sergio. Country started making her Chocolate Bacon …

Charming Cafe Monarch

Many of you have probably driven past Café Monarch and never realized it was there. It is one of Downtown Scottsdale’s hidden gems! The building was one of Scottsdale’s first hotels and has been reinvented into a charming restaurant. With the twinkle lights and cozy patios, you’d have a difficult time remembering that you are in an urban neighborhood. They offer a four-course, pre-fixe menu that changes weekly and is the definition of the art of good eating, and their food is …