10 Best Cocktail Bars in Metro Phoenix
|Windsor's simple, flavorful cocktails go by numbers only.|
Although Windsor is known to be an uptown hipster watering hole, that's no reason the bartenders can't stir up some tasty, drinkable cocktails between ironic mustache combs and bowtie adjustments. Known simply by numbers, the house specialty drinks ($9.50) are eight of the most straightforward yet deliciously creative craft drinks in Phoenix. The No. 04 is a mix of gin, grapefruit, hop bitters, and cardamom syrup, served over a large rock with citrus frozen in the center, that just blows us away with its unique flavors augmenting the gin, rather than trying to hide it away. Its whiskey cousin, the No. 63, offers quite a different experience with bourbon, grapefruit and honey syrup.
Barrelhouse American Kitchen and Cocktails
Heather Hoch The Good Goddess might sound odd, but Kenta Usuzawa knows his stuff.
Get ready, Chandler, things are about to get a little weird. Over at the Barrelhouse, Kenta Usuzawa (formerly of Petite Maison and Tottie's Asian Fusion) made sure the cocktail menu is as robust and experimental as the food menu, using hip ingredients and unique flavor combinations. One such drink you'll just have to try to believe is the Good Goddess ($9). Featured on the menu's "bitter and herbal" section, the drink combines anisey aquavit and rosemary simple syrup with frothy egg white and a hint of celery, garnished with black pepper. It might sound odd, but it totally works.
2050 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ