We will all be taking a deep dive into drinking at the best bars in Phoenix together over the next few minutes. From a tall glass of beer and a shot of vodka to local drink specials and singing karaoke we are going to try and cover it all.
The best wine and cocktail bars near you will get the ball rolling. Once they have been discussed in full breweries and sports bars to watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts will get a shout out.
Those who want to get the party started right after work or just buy some cheaper drinks will learn about the best drink specials in your area next. After they are out of the way we will move on to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights around town.
Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will wrap this all up. Be sure to check out our Phoenix bar map that has every place we mention throughout the post pinned on it.
And you are all welcome to compare the scene here to other cities around the Southwest at that link if you want.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Many would agree that the best Phoenix cocktail and wine bars are:
- Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour at 1 W Jefferson St
- Jamie’s Wine Bar at Wrigley Mansion, 2501 E Telawa Tr
- Timo Wine Bar at 8801 N Central Ave #104
- il Vinaio at 270 W Main St, Mesa
- Peacock Wine Bar at 1525 N Gilbert Rd c108, Gilbert
- The Living Room Wine Cafe & Lounge at 2475 W Queen Creek Rd #1, Chandler
- Kazimierz Wine & Whiskey Bar at 7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale
- Postino Annex at 615 S College Ave, Tempe
Bitter and Twisted has an extensive menu of craft cocktails and unique bar nibbles while providing some great alcoholic drink specials in your area from 4pm to 6pm Tuesday through Friday. Over 25 quality wines by the glass and an 850 item bottle list are provided at Jamie’s as well as daily drink specials from 3pm to 6pm.
Timo is a fashionably rustic wine bar with a patio and wood oven fare. il Vinaio is a restaurant and wine bar in Mesa serving innovative American cuisine along with live music that has happy hours near you from 2pm to 6pm Tuesday through Sunday.
Peacock Wine Bar provides discounts on liquor in Gilbert from 3pm to 6pm on weekdays and also has live music on weekends. The Living Room Wine Cafe and Lounge boasts a global wine selection, American nibbles, and other beverages as well as drink specials from 3pm to 6pm.
An extensive wine list and unique appetizers are offered along with live jazz and Latin music at Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar. Postino Annex is an industrial cafe serving delicious cuisine and fine wines.
Phoenix Breweries & Sports Bars
You and your buddies will have a great time watching the big game at these local sports bars and breweries:
- OBriens Sports Bar at 7829 N 35th Ave
- Majerle’s Sports Grill at 24 N 2nd St
- Time Out Sports Bar & Grill at 1762 S Greenfield Rd #111, Mesa
- Zipps Sports Grill at 211 E Warner Rd #103, Gilbert
- Hob Nob Sports Grill at 7200 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler
- K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar & Grill at 14850 N Northsight Blvd, Scottsdale
- Four Peaks Brewing Company at 1340 E 8th St #104, Tempe
- The Nest Sports Grill at 5134 N 95th Ave, Glendale
OBriens is a local Irish sports bar with pool tables, pub cuisine, and rotating beers every day from 10am to 2am.
You can eat lunch, supper, and light bites as well as watch a variety of sporting events on HDTV’s at Majerle’s Sports Grill from 11:30am to 11pm on weekdays and until 12am on weekends.
Time Out Sports Bar and Grill is a laid back hangout offering traditional American bar meals, draft beers, drinks, and sports on 20 large screen TV’s.
There are fun games to play and lots of TV’s at Zipps who is open from 11am to 11pm Sunday through Wednesday and until 12am Thursday through Saturday. Hob Nob Sports Grill in Chandler is open from 11am to 2am serving delicious pub fare and beverages and provides TV’s, darts, and shuffleboard.
Over 70 TV’s for all sporting events, card games, and a dog friendly patio as well as classic American fare are available at K O’Donnell’s Sports Pub and Grill. Since 1996 Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe has been specializing in high quality beers and delectable pub cuisine every day from 11am to 10pm.
The Nest Sports Grill is a large laid back game day hangout with pool tables that serves typical bar meals, cocktails, and draft beer in Glendale from 11am to 12am daily.
Local Drink Specials
There are plenty of good bars with drink specials in your area and you can get great value if you time your visit properly:
- The Vig Arcadia at 4041 N 40th St
- Gracie’s Tax Bar at 711 N 7th Ave
- Postino Central at 5144 N Central Ave
- What The Hell Bar and Grill at 7303 E Main St #115, Mesa
- Fat Tuesday Glendale at Westgate, 6751 N Sunset Blvd #E113, Glendale
The Vig Arcadia is a sophisticated tavern with great local drink specials from 3pm to 7pm Sunday through Thursday and until 8pm on Friday and Saturday as well as pub fare, a bocce ball court, patio, and DJ’s.
Finger snacks and sandwiches are served at Gracie’s Tax Bar from 4pm to 2am. Additionally they offer board games and a jukebox as well as some of the best daily drink specials in your area from 4pm to 7pm.
Postino Central has a front patio and fire pits and provides light Italian food along with wines and happy hours from 11am to 5pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
Meals are served until late night at What the Hell Bar and Grill plus they have drink specials in Mesa from 4pm to 7pm as well as live entertainment seven days a week. A variety of frozen drinks and daily drink specials are available from 4pm to 7pm at Fat Tuesday Glendale.
Other places in this post offering liquor specials in the Phoenix Metro include Bitter and Twisted, il Vinaio, Peacock Wine Bar, Kobalt, Jamie’s, and The Living Room Wine Cafe and Lounge.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Check out this list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights near you:
- The Casual Pint at 4626 N 16th St 102
- Rewined Beer & Wine Bar at 3308 N 24th St
- The Draft Sports Grill at 542 W Baseline Rd #101, Mesa
- The Hungry Monk at 1760 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler
A large selection of some of the best craft beers as well as bingo on Thursday nights and local bar trivia every Tuesday are offered at The Casual Pint. Rewined Beer and Wine has plenty of board games, a geeky vibe, and bar trivia every Tuesday night starting at 7pm.
The Draft Sports Grill serves burgers and other casual fare along with microbrews on tap in an energetic industrial setting. They also host bingo every Wednesday night and trivia in Mesa every Tuesday night starting at 7pm.
The Hungry Monk is a vibrant spot with a range of local craft beers and a modern menu of elevated pub fare as well as trivia in Chandler every Tuesday and Saturday nights starting at 7pm.
Kobalt and Cactus Jack’s from our next list have bar trivia nights near you too.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
Dance, listen to live music, or sing karaoke at these fun bars around town:
- Cactus Jack’s Bar & Grill at 4747 E Elliot Rd #5
- Kobalt at 3110 N Central Ave #175
- Rusty Spur Saloon at 7245 E Main St, Scottsdale
- Yucca Tap Room at 29 W Southern Ave, Tempe
Cactus Jack’s Bar and Grill is a cool neighborhood pub that is open every day from 11am to 2am offering delicious bar cuisine, drink specials, live music, poker, billiards, karaoke, and quiz nights.
Kobalt hosts theme evenings ranging from bar karaoke to quiz nights in your area and provides discounts on drinks. You can eat Tex Mex and American food while listening to live country music at Rusty Spur Saloon which is open from 10am to 12am Sunday through Thursday and until 1am on Friday and Saturday
Yucca Tap Room serves bar cuisine, beers, and whiskeys along with live music seven days a week and they are open from 6am to 2am. Don’t forget about the live music at bars in Phoenix like il Vinaio, Peacock Wine Bar, and Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar from some different lists.
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Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Phoenix
There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you. Hopefully we were able to fill you in on some valuable info that will make your next night out a little better.
Please use the comments to let us know if any spots have closed down or if any new cool places have opened up in your area so that we can keep our lists fresh. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Phoenix.