A party, a get-together, or a full-blown shindig — no matter the event, big groups need a place to sit, eat, and be merry. Phoenix is a big city with a lot of restaurants, and many of them are perfect for big groups. Of course, you should always plan it in advance — it’s bad form to bring 16 people to a restaurant without a reservation! That said, you can look at this list to begin your planning — whether it’s a reunion, holiday, reception, or a surprise birthday party.
4455 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
This hotspot in Arcadia is set up with a graceful 1920s atmosphere, complete with a full bar, coffee bar, and kitchen that can host celebrations of varying sizes. The Henry sports four venue options for large groups, including a patio, a private test kitchen, and two private dining rooms that can combine as needed to seat up to 125 hungry and thirsty people!
The Capital Grille
2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Book up to twelve people a refined dining experience, including private rooms, at The Capital Grille — delivering lunch, cocktails, dinner, or a delightful wine selection to your table. You can have a guided experience for wine pairing, complimentary valet parking, and even a personal event coordinator when you book an event at this Phoenix dining jewel. Expect any business meeting or intimate get-together to really pop and give your guests an unforgettable fine-dining experience.
The Yard, 5632 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014
Anyone familiar with comfort food or wanting a fun cocktail should be happy with this gastropub. Culinary Dropout is a pub chain offering plenty of room for receptions (up to 130 standing) in their Tribute Room and more intimate seating in lounges, able to seat anywhere from 12–85 people. Their popular bites include the pretzel and fondue combo, which brings large groups to their seats and satisfies the belly enough to add a creative signature drink — or two.
3717 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
This chill space brings with it a vast wine selection, and it can accommodate large parties with no problems — offering New American cuisine in dishes like Becketts Original Grilled Cheese or the Green Chili Pork Stew, among other more international favorites. Regardless of what you eat, you’ll find Beckett’s table offering family-style meals with chef-level quality, all the while bringing wine pairings that add that special touch to your gathering.
The Vig Fillmore
606 N 4th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Pub grub never looked so “Phoenix” as it does at The Vig Fillmore, where they regularly have live music to enjoy and a lively atmosphere to boot. A patio with abundant shade and cozy, private rooms alike make this an easy pick for gatherings of various sizes.