Is it just us, or are food and bevs that much tastier when enjoyed outdoors with friends? Luckily, Arizona has no shortage of impressive patio dining options. Here are three perfect places to grab a bite and a beer with your pals this summer.
Come for the charcuterie and wood-fired pizza, and stay for the 30 beers on tap! At Craft 64 in downtown Chandler, you can sample brews from their extensive beer list before choosing a fave to enjoy with their highly sought-after pies. If you like spice, try the Honey Bee – mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano, pepperoni, jalapeño, honey, and tomato sauce – or go the mild-yet-flavorful route with the Fico – mozzarella, parmigiano-reggiano, ricotta, arugula, truffle oil, and fig sauce. Even better, during happy hour, save $3 on select apps and enjoy $5 beers or $7 wine.
The Hidden House
Add The Hidden House to your must-visit list. The charm of their Euro-inspired patio, coupled with a menu of upscale-but-affordable unique apps and entrees, makes for a perfect date spot or girls’ night. There’s no lack of fancy cocktail options either. To start, we recommend pairing a pisco sour with the shishito peppers appetizer or a French Intervention cocktail with the calamari. Stop by during happy hour for $11 truffle mac and cheese and $4 off their lengthy list of handcrafted cocktails.
Ginger Monkey Gastropub
At Ginger Monkey Gastropub, there’s plenty of seating on the pet-friendly patio – complete with misters, fire pits, and several TVs – making it a local favorite. Here, you’ll find elevated bar food like a prawn caprese salad, fried buffalo cauliflower, and short rib sliders. Wash down your grub with a blueberry Western mule or Tajin Cadillac margatini while you watch the Suns play or listen to live music. On Fridays and Saturdays, reserve VIP seating to ensure you don’t miss the band, and get one free drink with your ticket!
Find more recommendations on where to drink and dine in and around Chandler on the Vive blog.