5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Weekend Eats

William Westfall
This year will be the 14th annual Strong Beer Festival.
Strong Beer Festival
Saturday, February 15

This weekend kicks off both Arizona Beer Week and Arizona Cocktail Week (really, organizers? Do we have to do this every year?), so as you can imagine, there's a whole lot of drinking to do. On Saturday, beer lovers will want to hit the 14th annual Strong Beer Festival at Steele Indian School Park, where scores of breweries from all over the state and country will gather to sample rare brews and other craft concoctions. The fest starts at 1 p.m., and you'll want to get there early if you plan on tasting that hard-to-find beer you've been eyeing on this huge list. Tickets can be purchased online and cost $50. That gets you a 4-ounce tasting glass and 15 tasting tickets.

For additional guidance, be sure to consult our Strong Beer Festival Itinerary.

See also: 20 Valentine's Day Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

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Tiki drinks and tequila face painting are on tap at the AZ Cocktail Week carnival.
Cocktail Carnival 2014
Saturday, February 15

If you're still standing after all that strong beer, you can then get your cocktail on at the Arizona Cocktail Week Cocktail Carnival 2014. The party starts at 7 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at the Hotel Valley Ho pool. The Cirque du Soleil-themed event will include aerial dancers, mermaids, music, tequila face-painting, and tiki drinks -- lots and lots of tiki drinks. Tickets cost $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Attendees must be over 21. For more information or to buy your ticket visit the Arizona Cocktail Week website.

Location Info


Steele Indian School Park

300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Maya's Farm

6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Hotel Valley Ho

6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

The Grilled Cheese Truck Phoenix

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant


3603 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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