9 Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix

The Nine Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix.
Tina Riddle and Katie Walter
The Nine Best Rooftop Bars in Metro Phoenix.
The three months out of the year where you should absolutely not spend a lot of time exposed to the Phoenix sun get way too much press. Three seasons out of four, unseasonable heat and drought conditions are a good thing, especially when it comes time to plan an evening at one of the many rooftop bars around town.

Here are nine of our favorites.

Shade Bar at W Scottsdale
Katie Walter
Shade Bar at W Scottsdale.
Shade Lounge at W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Rd.

Located near some happening Old Town clubs at the intersection of Camelback and Scottsdale Roads, Shade Lounge is a modern, trendy place Mediterranean-themed rooftop bar at W Scottsdale. Open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily, it offers up a full bar with lavish drinks and a pool. On Friday and Saturday nights, deejays spin euro-inspired house music. Make sure to come dressed to impress--dress code is strictly enforced.

See Also:9 Best Bars For Day Drinking in Metro Phoenix

Tina Riddle
Poolside at the Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar.
Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar Phoenix
2 E. Jefferson St.
Downtown Phoenix

Sweeping views of South Mountain and the downtown Phoenix skyline make Lustre Rooftop Garden at Hotel Palomar one of the go-to open-air lounges for travelers and Valley locals. Lustre boasts ample seating space with sofas and tables, a pool, and a full bar featuring local brews likeFour Peaks Kilt Lifter and San Tan Brewery's Mr. Pineapple on tap, which is reason enough to pay it a visit. Happy hour is Monday through Friday, with $6 drinks from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Additionally, the bar offers up some delicious appetizers on the happy hour menu, such as $6 flatbread pizzas with house-pulled mozzarella and basil chili flake.

Location Info


Lustre Rooftop Garden

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

The Grapevine

4013 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Rockbar Inc.

4245 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Music

Bar Smith

130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Del Frisco's Grille

2425 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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I am a fan of Lustre at Hotel Palomar Phoenix - A Kimpton Hotel and the Hotel Clarendon!

Janet Oken
Janet Oken

We have to plan on a night there! ;-)

Luke Hansen
Luke Hansen

Aaron Francisco clearing the dance floor

Jennifer Longdon
Jennifer Longdon

Tell me they all have wheelchair access to these incredible spaces. Lustre Rooftop Garden certainly does.

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