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Those Phoenix sunsets hit different from a rooftop.
Now is the perfect weather to dine in the sky. From a restaurant that spins to cozy vibes in a historic hotel, grab a drink and get the best view of downtown’s evolving skyline at these four rooftop bars and restaurants.
Many of these establishments host special events and live performances throughout the month, follow them on social media to stay in the loop.
Floor 13 Rooftop Bar
While most hotels skip the 13th floor, this downtown bar embraces it, and the cameo the hotel played in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film “Psycho.” Located on the top of the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Floor 13 is a cozy rooftop with craft cocktails, a fire pit and light bites. Some evenings you can catch a live performance from local musicians.
Details: Floor 13, 15 E Monroe St., 602-343-0006. Open Monday through Thursday 5-10 p.m. and Friday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Closed on Sundays. floor13rooftopbar.com.
From the Rooftop
Atop the Cambria Hotel in the Roosevelt Row Arts District, the massive From the Rooftop bar has a 360-degree-view of Downtown Phoenix and beyond. Fun during the week or Beats & Brunch on the weekend, the bar offers drinks, small plates and a pool. Local muralists have also adorned the walls with unique designs.
Details: From the Rooftop, 222 E. Portland Street, 602-675-3500. Open 4-10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 10-1 a.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. ftrooftop.com.
Compass Arizona Grill
On the 24th floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix is the only revolving bar and restaurant in Arizona, Compass Arizona Grill. Get a 360-degree-view of Phoenix while enjoying a full menu of steaks, salads and pasta. Compass also has an extensive bar prepared to make any drink your heart desires, and you may need one after the glass elevator ride to the top.
Details: Compass Arizona Grill, 122 N. Second Street, 602-440-3166. Open 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Monday and Tuesday. compassarizona.com.
Grab a drink and chill by the pool at Lustre, the rooftop bar at Hotel Palomar in CityScape. The large patio area offers dozens of seating options and there’s even an adult Capri Sun on the drink menu. The bar also has a variety of tacos, wraps and shareable plates.
Details: Lustre, 2 E. Jefferson Street, 602-258-0231. Open Friday 2-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. lustrerooftopbar.com.