Five favorite wine bars in Scottsdale, AZ based on wine, food, atmosphere and location.
Terroir is a very casual place for “real people” with “real taste buds” and “snobs” are not allowed. With the economy we have right now, Terroir offers several interesting events to cater to everyone’s budget without sacrificing the quality of your experience. For instance, ride your bicycle at any given day and time and you’ll get your wine for only $8 a glass! Talk about saving money and doing your part in saving Mother Earth! Economy got you down? Need a new job? Well then come on in every Monday for “Networking Night”! Want to try new wines or several? Join them every Thursday. Tasting start at $8 to $15. You may reach them at (480) 922-3470 and visit them at 7001 North Scottsdale Road, #157, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Kazimierz World Wine Bar
Kazimierz [kaz-MEER-ehz] or the “Kazbar” (but some call it “Kashmere”) is located in downtown Scottsdale. It really isn’t the live entertainment or the signature cocktails and the kitchen that’s open until they close (2 am, a nice find in AZ since most kitchens close at 10pm ) that will get you addicted to it’s charm. It’s the 3200 wines. Yes. You read that right 3200. That is not a typo. I am sure most of you will not believe me that they have 3200 wines, so I took the liberty to help you look at the wine list With that said, it really isn’t shock to find out that they are the only wine bar in Arizona to be awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence from 2001-2007.
For reservations call (480) WINE-004 for parties 6 or larger. Doors open at 6 pm. They are located at 7137 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. As they suggested “from Scottsdale Rd: Stetson is the first right turn South of Camelback. Look for the faux stained glass windows on your left and the two black columns next to them. Head down the outdoor corridor –sign above says Stetson Plaza”.
Artmitage is located in the heart of DC Ranch’s Market Street and offers the Old World feel in a non-smoking atmosphere. With an eclectic vibe Armitge also offers a list of interesting specials. For those who work, live in the area or even just visiting, get 50% your entire bill from 6pm to 10pm on Mondays! Call them for more info at and visit them at 20751 North Pima Road, Suite 120 Scottsdale, AZ 85255
There’s always something going on in Shea and Scottsdale Road amongst my friends and I. A while back, I stumbled at Centro Paninoteca while looking for a karaoke bar on one Friday night. It’s actually easy to miss this place but I found it! I am unusually good in getting lost and finding myself in a more interesting place and have a wonderful experience. Located at 7120 E Becker Lane in Scottsdale, right behind Jack in the Box is where Centro Paninoteca. Literally behind the Jack in the Box. Call them at 480 443 7162 for reservations. So what’s so great about this place? They are open for lunch, dinner and best of all the kitchen is open until 2am! With an unpretentious atmosphere, they seat only up to 40, it is a great place to grab a bite and have a glass of wine.
What’s the buzz about? What’s that sound? It’s the sound of people talking and having a great time as they enjoy their artisan pizzas and carefully selected wines to pair with them. Humble Pie offers you pizza with the traditional ingredients but served with a twist to literally let you taste the good life with great taste in their polished but unpretentious ambiance. Join them everyday from 3-6 for happy hour and enjoy great wine to pair the artisan pizza. Stop by and try it put yourself. They are located in the Hilton Village in Scottsdale; 6149 N. Scottsdale Road, or call 480-556-9900.