Royal Palms Mix Up Bar Phoenix, Arizona restaurant

Restaurant of the Week: Mix Up Bar

Once dubbed as the “coziest restaurant in Arizona” by Food & Wine, Mix Up Bar is a charming resort lounge that specializes in decadent cocktails, New American fare and seasonal menu adaptations that bring a unique flair to the Valley’s culinary scene.

Located within the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the aesthetic of Mix Up Bar is likened more to that of a hip, underground European lounge, rather than that of a desert-based, resort bar.

The moody interior space is rooted in a neutral color palette that’s accented with golden light fixtures, chocolate leather sofas, nostalgic chandeliers and thoughtfully placed décor pieces that pay homage to the western vibe of the Valley.

Royal Palms Mix Up Bar Phoenix, Arizona restaurant

For as relaxed and quaint as the lounge space feels, its food offerings—and expansive cocktail menu—really solidify Mix Up Bar as one of Arizona’s finest dining establishments (especially with its revamped seasonal menu).

From refreshing garden-to-glass libations like the Flora Collins cocktail—composed of Tito’s, elderflower, passionfruit and sparkling lemon soda—and the Verao Sangria—made up of Pinot Grigio, peach liqueur, white rum, Twisted Alchemy Watermelon and seasonal fruit—to flavorful bites like the savory T. Cook’s burger, cumin and coriander grilled lamb ribs and Salt Spring mussels—a particular favorite, elevated by spicy sausage, heirloom tomato, spinach, Pernod, parmesan cream and noble bread—there’s something delicious (and totally memorable) on the menu for every foodie to enjoy.

Royal Palms Mix Up Bar Phoenix, Arizona restaurant

Those looking to sit back and unwind in one of the most romantic corners of the Valley will find elevated comfort food, cozy views and so much more at Mix Up Bar.

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