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‘Your Neighborhood Beer and Wine Bar’: The Whining Pig is growing its presence around...

By Connor Dziawura Someone once called The Whining Pig “the kind of place where you walk in by yourself and leave with 10 friends.” Owner/operator Daniel Caprario considers it to be one of his favorite reviews. “To...

Brewery Beat: SanTan is offering weekend peeks inside its facility

By Eric Newman A stalwart of local beer and whiskey, SanTan Brewing Company is allowing tours at its 35,000-square-foot production facility in Chandler. Patrons can witness the whole process, from grain to canning and distribution, in...
The Womack

The Womack channels a ’60s cocktail lounge vibe

By Heather Copfer When Tucker Woodbury considered opening a cocktail lounge, he felt there was one thing to do: recall the past. Phoenix’s The Womack is a nod to the infamous ’60s lounge Chez Nous,...
Melinda’s Alley

Melinda’s Alley is the best-kept secret in Downtown Phoenix

By Lynette Carrington Behind the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, guests are beckoned by a painting of Malinda Curtis, a wickedly intriguing woman emerging from a fire like a Phoenix from the ashes. Those in the...
Mother Road Brewing Co.

Mother Road celebrates Route 66 with sudsy hospitality

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Michael and Alissa Marquess’ full-time jobs were making them miserable. Michael was a real estate appraiser, while his wife worked in an office. Both were experienced in the hospitality field. Everything changed during...

Dave & Buster’s new menu items are all fun and games

By Niki D’Andrea With multiple locations in all points of the Valley, Dave & Buster’s is never far from Phoenicians. Its sports-bar/arcade model has been duplicated on the local level with independent “bar arcades,” but...
Flagstaff breweries

Untapped: Behind the scenes of Flagstaff’s best breweries

By Madison Rutherford Once you set foot in one of Flagstaff’s breweries, you’ll quickly understand why Arizona Governor Doug Ducey recently recognized it as a Leading Craft Beer City. The formula is simple: The city’s...
Cider Corps

Former Marine joins brother for Cider Corps

When Sgt. Jason Duren returned from Afghanistan, he faced the long medical retirement process. He had suffered two traumatic brain injuries from multiple IED blasts and was facing the end of his career. To keep...

Arizona resorts that do drinks right

By Alison Bailin Batz When people think of “hotel bars,” dark walls, wicker chairs and very basic cocktails come to mind. In Arizona, think again. The Grand Canyon State’s hotels and resorts boast some of...
Cobra Arcade Bar

Cobra Arcade Bar

The sounds of joysticks clashing, coins clanging and beers rattling can be heard throughout the bar. Video game characters are painted on the walls and bathroom doors, and art by Arizona artists hangs on the...

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