Ever get the feeling that there are so many sweet spots you just don't know about? We are here to help! These hidden bars in Phoenix are usually only frequented by locals, but if you know, you know.
The Valley can sometimes feel like a ghost town because so many of the coolest bars are tucked away. So wandering the streets provides little to no help in finding a cool spot for a cocktail.
Some of these bars are such well-kept secrets that you'll need a password to get in. Others have such small spaces that you'll likely want a reservation before going because it can be so difficult to find seating.
These bars are well worth the visits though. From the incredible cocktails to the impeccable atmosphere, you'll likely want to keep these secret spots to yourself.
Don't worry if you can't find some of these hidden gems immediately, they're supposed to be difficult to locate. You've got this!
Address: 130 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This alley bar is half night club and half chill speakeasy. Check out a show or relax at one of their tables in the other room.
Address: Renaissance, 50 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This hidden hotel bar has a rotating menu of four cocktails each week, plus the staple old-fashioned that's always available.
The Little Woody
Address: 4228 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This tucked-away bar is full of games and has a lively atmosphere, plus a huge whiskey list.
Address: 3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ (Inside/Underneath Sip Coffee & Beer)
Why You Need To Go: Underneath an actual coffee shop lies this tiki bar that feels like you're on an old ship.
Honor Amongst Thieves
Address: 5538 N. 7th St. #100, Phoenix, AZ
Why You Need To Go: This swanky 1950s speakeasy bar serves up craft cocktails in their cozy lounge. Find it in the back of Stock and Stable.
Address: 718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ