Looking for a way to celebrate this holiday weekend while staying safe? These twenty Scottsdale-based eateries, taverns, and bars offer a wide variety of cuisine, cocktails, and experiences for both those who wish to stay in, and those who hope to go out. All of the following establishments enforce strict mask-wearing and social distance policies, ensuring the safety of their patrons and staffs. From burgers to pizza, tacos to poached-pear salads, there’s something for everyone this Labor Day weekend.
Serving modern yet approachable new American cuisine with plenty of local flair, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar is a favorite neighborhood hangout in Scottsdale. Brought to you by the creator of Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Wally’s American Gastropub and Sweet Provisions, Twisted Grove’s menu is best described as from-scratch modern American cuisine that’s both approachable and surprisingly affordable. At Twisted Grove, this means shareable small plates, hearty sandwiches, farm-fresh salads, stone oven flatbreads and delicious entrées.
Combining craft beers, carefully sourced burgers, and creative flavor combinations, Hopdoddy is dedicated to serving you the best handmade burgers made only from the freshest ingredients. All Hopdoddy burgers are made fresh in house every day with all natural, hormone and antibiotic free Angus beef, chicken, sushi grade ahi tuna, and spiced grain and veggie patties for those with vegetarian diets. With fries cut in house and condiments made in each location, everything in your take-out box will be made just for you when you order it.
North Scottsdale’s Chauncey Social boasts chef-crafted American fare with a welcoming vibe; their open-air eatery and bar is perfect for a socially distanced gathering, and their wraparound patio along Scottsdale Road ensures a striking view of the spectacular Labor Day sunset. Enjoy sharable plates before diving into their in-house chef’s creations — American classics with a unique Asian or Italian twist — and end your meal on a sweet note with a decadent sharable confetti cupcake filled with strawberry filling that feeds eight. Click here to view their take-out menu.
Known for its spacious, modern sports bar and dozens of high-definition televisions, Social Tap offers excellent upscale pub grub for take-out this holiday weekend. The combination of high quality ingredients, creative cocktails, and an emphasis on local craft beer ensures there’s something for everyone on their menu. Everything that comes out of the Social Tap is scratch made, from their signature sandwiches to their braised tacos and wing sauces.
Simon’s Hot Dogs is a low-key spot for the best beef & veggie hot dogs in Scottsdale. Experience all the wild flavors of a Perro Caliente, or a Colombian Hot Dog, topped with all kinds of tasty and unusual ingredients, from pineapple to mozzarella cheese to crushed potato chips, all served on a fresh steamed bun. Available in beef, pork, and vegan, Simon’s hot dogs are a delight for meat eaters, vegetarians, ad vegans alike, so the whole family can enjoy this quick and delicious option this holiday.
Old Town Scottsdale’s Latin beating drum is now brightening the restaurant scene in the Kierland Commons. Chef Matt Carter, from the renowned Zinc Bistro which is just a few yards away, has brought his modern Latin cuisine blending influences from Spain, Mexico, Central America and South America with The Mission Kierland. Home made tortillas, sauces, and salsas are made fresh daily and all meats are prepared on a Plancha or a grill using pecan and mesquite wood that instills a rich flavor. Available for curbside pickup, both locations offer curbside pickup and a take-out menu perfect for the last days of summer.
Jalapeño Inferno is a modern Sonoran Mexican restaurant concept, with two locations in Scottsdale, Arizona. Family owned and operated for over 15 years, Jalapeño Inferno is known for their award winning customer favorites, like their extra fluffy flour and corn tortilla chips & salsa and their creative margaritas. Terry and Laura Craig, the founding team behind Jalapeño Inferno, provide outstanding service, consistency, and truly exceptional flavors to their guests, at a reasonable price point.
Family owned and operated, Hacienda’s Mexican Grill specializes in a variety of gourmet and authentic Mexican cuisine prepared with the freshest ingredients. Modeled after family recipes from Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Cozumel, this classic Mexican cuisine is served in a roomy, contemporary space with a bar and patio — currently available for dine-in — as well as available for curbside pickup.
Inspired by taco and tequila-fueled conversations on the beaches of the Yucatan, Diego Pops takes a modern and playful twist on authentic Mexican favorites. All dishes on the unique menu are made fresh and from scratch, including their classic and reimagined tacos, Brussels Sprout Nachos, and creative cocktails. Adhering to the City of Scottsdale’s mask and social distancing guidelines, Diego Pops is the perfect spot for s family outing this weekend.Set within the walls of a historic Southwestern pottery shop, their open kitchen, playful décor, and charming patio provide for a friendly, fun, laid-back dining experience still available for dine-in as well as take-out.
Voted Scottsdale’s finest pizzeria, Il Bosco‘s wood-fired pizzas are as delicious as they are authentic. Even curbside, the aroma of crusty artisanal pizza cooking in the 900 degree, hand-tiled Valoriani wood fired oven is quite literally mouthwatering. Every pizza is hand-made in an open kitchen and topped with a fresh assortment of imported cheeses, house-made sauces, and seasonal, local, veggies and meats. Gluten free crust and vegan cheeses are also available. Click here to explore the take-out menu.
Il Capo Pizzeria is a relaxed, family owned pizzeria in North Scottsdale featuring wood-fired Neopolitan style pizza and authentic New York style pizza. A local favorite, Il Capo offers hand made pasta, gelato, antipasti, house made desserts, craft beer, boutique wine and specialty cocktails, all with only the finest ingredients either imported from Italy or locally grown. Click here to explore the take-out menu.
In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, La Locanda Ristorante Italiano offers a slice of mediterranean authenticity. A distinctive Italian dining experience, Locanda chefs offer a menu that is simple and direct, built on fresh original recipes from the North regions of Italy. Pasta is freshly made in house, while the wine and cocktail lists offer a range of options for every palate and budget. Hearty, flavorful entrees, comprised of fresh organic local ingredients, include both meat and seafood selections.
This downtown Scottsdale wine and craft beer bar tucked into a small storefront in Old Town, is at once chic and laid-back. Instead of an exhaustive craft beer list or encyclopedic wine menu, the beer and wine list are carefully curated, offering a satisfying selection of rotating craft beers and a seasonal wine list. Although renowned as a local bar, Scapegoat’s small, playful food menu includes everything from oven-roasted meatballs, Cracker Jax, avocado toast to a burrata bowl. Available for curbside pickup.
Goldwater Brewing Co. is a family owned and operated Brewery with over thirty years of brewing history, knowledge, passion and skill infusing every one of their specialty craft beers. With their two Tap Rooms in Old Town, Scottsdale and East Mesa re-opened for on-site consumption, you can enjoy a few beers on the patio, or grab a few beers to go. With a distribution to over one hundred bars and restaurants, “the dudes behind the beer” make it convenient for their customers to enjoy great beer all around the Valley. A perfect cap to the long weekend!
Sorso Wine Room, located in Scottsdale Quarter, features global wines, craft beers & gourmet Italian nibbles served in a chic bar with a cosmopolitan vibe, currently available for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. With over 150 spectacular wines — 125 of which are by the bottle — specialty cocktails and craft beets, Sorso Wine Room is a perfect respite from the heavy heat expected this weekend. More than just alcohol, choose from their menu of delectable salads, sandwiches, bruschetta, flatbreads & more.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Uncorked in Scottsdale will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds). Beer, wine, and more are also available from this restaurant’s extensive drink list. The comfortable atmosphere and spacious patio are available for dine-in, and is a perfect choice this holiday weekend.
Aridus Wine Company is a family-owned winery located in the heart of Scottsdale. Named after the Latin word for dry or arid, Aridus Wine Company was founded with the specific goal to connect locals with the Valley’s unique high desert climate. As one of the largest winery facilities in the state, this tasting room offers some of the best wines in the region, as well as some of the best views: stop by this Labor Day to enjoy the striking mountain views of this modern rustic-style winery.