Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, there is an array of spots available around the Valley to host holiday parties, events, and celebrations. We’ve included several fantastic festive venues below to give you a glimpse of what these special spaces have to offer!
7042 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Blue Clover Distillery has a stunning tasting room that accommodates 100 guests for indoor events and 100 or more on the outdoor patio with a total of 3,200 square feet of indoor and outdoor space combined. Food and beverage options include a buffet menu for groups of 20 people or more, and guests can enjoy craft cocktails with Blue Clover’s gin and vodkas handmade right on their premises, as well as a lineup of from-scratch favorites like hand-tossed pizzas and New Mexico-inspired eats like green chile burritos. In addition to event buyouts, Blue Clover offers mobile bartending for off-premise events, customized bottle labeling for event favors, and educational microdistillery tours and tastings for event buyouts.
3961 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
The award-winning modern taqueria is recognized for its globally-influenced, refined tacos and a fine selection of tequila, mezcal, bourbon, whiskey, beer, and wine. The 2,100-square-foot festive venues space has various seating types for group dining including a chef’s table for groups of up to 20 guests. Thoughtful renditions of classic Mexican street tacos can be ordered for events and the menu extends to sharable, Latin-inspired dishes such as ceviche and dessert empanadas.
8777 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, AZ
Intermixing eats, drinks, and beats, the elevated brunch party aesthetic hosts a stylish dining atmosphere to get in the holiday spirit. Hash Kitchen features its legendary build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, creative remixes on brunch classics, playful cocktails, and a DJ booth for rotating guest DJs. All Hash Kitchen locations in the Valley accept groups for holiday parties, and the Hash Kitchen Gainey Village is the only location with its own Champagne Room which is a semi-private room ideal for holiday gatherings.
15530 N. Tatum Blvd. Suite 160, Phoenix, AZ
The Sicilian Butcher is centered on a build-your-own meal experience with hand-rolled meatballs made daily, made-from-scratch pasta, and Sicilian-style charcuterie boards. The restaurant features an indoor-outdoor bar, a large outdoor patio for open-air dining with an idyllic backyard garden vibe, and plenty of indoor dining spaces, ideal for any holiday celebration.
3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
Tarbell’s is highly recognized for hosting the best catered private events and parties, especially with their beautifully-designed dining room, outdoor patio embellished with fairy lights and a personable touch of curating customized menus — perfect for a night out in the desert. Each white tablecloth experience takes place in the contemporary dining room at Tarbell’s and features plates of art highlighting the season’s freshest bounty and top-quality ingredients plus, carefully-selected wine paired with each dish.
55 E Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ
With over 25 years of experience in bringing Mexican cravings to the U.S., this family-owned and operated fast-casual restaurant is here to help you host and celebrate your holiday event. Whether it’s with family or a corporate holiday event, Taqueria Factory has a designated 600-square-foot private dining area that can comfortably host 50 people who are ready to get their taco or margarita on. Made with local ingredients that are sourced from local businesses, Taqueria Factory is ready to satisfy your Mexican meal cravings by serving you and your guests freshly made tacos, burritos, nachos, and their mouth-watering quesabirria.
23655 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite #120, Scottsdale, AZ
The Italian Daughter is an Italian restaurant and piano bar concept in North Scottsdale with elevated Italian cuisine and cocktails that’s a perfect for your festive venues options. The 5,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor space includes an open dining room that can accommodate 165 seated guests, an indoor bar and lounge area, and an outdoor seating area with an inviting fireplace for full and partial buyouts such as private events and holiday parties. The menu features charcuterie and bruschetta boards, stone-fired pizzas, handcrafted pasta dishes, and specialty Italian entrees like surf and turf, chicken parmigiana, and slow-braised short rib. The beverage program includes premium cocktails and an extensive wine selection to complete any event.
4801 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix’s brand new restaurant, The Mexicano, by The Maggiore Group brings a next-level, day-to-night dining experience to Phoenix with elevated, reimagined Mexican cuisine, a premium spirit selection, made-to-order cocktails, rotating DJs every weekend, and a vibrant social ambiance. Guests can expect family-style, small plate dining that is perfect for all to share and menu items like salsa and guacamole served in a Ferris Wheel, lava rock fajitas served on sizzling lava stones, 36-inch quesadillas, and a molcajete. The Mexicano features a build-your-own Margarita bar and an interactive tableside tequila cart with an ice luge and shot glasses.
3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
Tomaso’s has been a staple in the Valley’s dining scene for over four decades, serving high-quality, traditional Italian food in a beautiful, upscale space with classic Italian design elements including murals and brick accents. The restaurant has a full-service bar, dining room, and private dining space with large tables that can accommodate up to 175 people for business functions and festive venues spots. Tomaso’s makes all their sauces and pasta fresh daily and features only the best quality steaks, seafood, and wine on its fine dining menu.
4712 N. Goldwater Boulevard, Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ
French-inspired haute spot, Zinqué, at shopping and dining destination Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall has mixed indoor and outdoor spaces for all kinds of events. The day-to-night café and wine bar serves guests for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fresh, light French fare and a globally-inspired cocktail and wine program as well as a craft coffee. The 2,930 square foot restaurant features a main dining room, wine bar, a 620 square-foot semi-private dining and event space, as well as an outdoor patio complete with a living oak tree, fireplace, and plush lounge seating.