If you’re visiting Arizona and want to uncover some of the coolest hidden gems in Phoenix, you’ve got to check out one of the many great speakeasies in the area. Tucked away in unassuming locations, these spots offer a mix of creative cocktails, intriguing atmospheres, and a dash of Prohibition-era nostalgia. They’re also a fun way to escape the heat during the hot summer months! Here are our favorite speakeasies in the Phoenix area, sure to make your visit one to remember.

Platform 18

Platform 18 speakeasy in Phoenix

Looking for some true Prohibition Speakeasy vibes? Step aboard Platform 18 and be transported to a world of vintage glamor. This speakeasy, located within the Century Grand in Phoenix, is designed to feel like a vintage railcar journeying through the golden age of rail travel. The decor is lavish, the service is top-notch, and the cocktails are crafted to perfection. Our favorite cocktail is the Texas & Her Mob, a beautiful concoction of the subtly sweet Japanese Haku Vodka, bergamot, bittersweet Aperol, and the flavorful prickly pear. If you are unsure of what you want, the award-winning bartenders of Platform 18 will surprise your tastebuds with their recommendations. As you sip your drink, you’ll feel like you’re on a luxurious train ride, complete with beautiful scenery projected on the windows. This immersive experience mixes delicious drinks with a bit of interactive theater ambiance you won’t want to miss it!

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays

Grey Hen Rx

Grey Hen RX speakeasy in Phoenix

Also situated inside the Century Grand, Grey Hen Rx takes you back to an olden day apothecary. Antique medical equipment, mysterious concoctions and enigmatic curiosities line the walls, while dim lighting and lush greenery set the mood. The cocktail menu is a celebration of nature’s bounty, with potion master mixologists whipping up drinks showcasing herbs, fruits, and botanicals. If you’re looking for an intimate experience with a touch of intrigue, this is the spot for you.

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays


Undertow Speakeasy in Phoenix

UnderTow is another gem inside the Century Grand, but this one takes you beneath the waves. The tiki-themed speakeasy is designed to look like the cargo hold of an Old World clipper ship, with wooden beams, portholes showing animated underwater scenes and quirky tiki decor. The exotic cocktails are served in fun, themed mugs, and the overall vibe is both adventurous and relaxing. Head below deck to escape the desert heat with a journey under the sea make sure to stop by the merch counter and take some tiki fun home with you.

Address: 3626 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Tuesday – Thursday, 2:30pm – 12am Friday – Sunday, Closed Mondays

Highball Cocktail Bar

Highball cocktail bar in Phoenix

In the heart of downtown Phoenix, Highball Cocktail Bar offers a retro-chic vibe that’s hard to resist. An unassuming door leads into an intimate space with a mid-century aesthetic think dark wood, leather, and brass. Unique appetizers pair well with delicious cocktails, and the bartenders are true artisans, putting new twists on old favorites. Whether you’re a classic cocktail enthusiast or looking to try something new, Highball has you covered.

Address: 1514 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 6pm – 12am Sunday – Thursday, 6pm – 1am Friday & Saturday

Gin & Reel

Gin and Reel cocktail bar in Phoenix

Gin & Reel is a speakeasy tucked away on High Street that pays homage to the golden age of cinema. Their commitment to the speakeasy concept is real, and patrons are required to find a password to enter. Through the secret door inside The Stir Coffee Bar, you will find yourself at a swanky, dimly lit bar with a Prohibition-era atmosphere and vintage Hollywood photos. The cocktails are sophisticated and expertly mixed, making it a fantastic spot for gin lovers or anyone looking to enjoy a classy evening out.

Address: 5415 E High St Suite #103, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 5pm – 11pm Sunday & Tuesday – Thursday, 5pm – 12am Friday & Saturday, Closed Monday


In the Arcadia area of Phoenix, Pecado is a speakeasy that should be on your radar. Tucked away behind Santo Arcadia, a chic neighborhood bistro serving authentic Mexican food, this “alter ego bar” is known for its bold flavors and creative cocktails. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a beautiful statement bar area and cozy seating in dark corners. Pecado’s drink menu revolves around a theme of the seven deadly sins, featuring daring creations with unique ingredients and imaginative combinations pushing the boundaries of mixology.

Address: 4418 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 6pm – 12am Friday & Saturday

Trophy Room

The Trophy Room is an elegant speakeasy in downtown Phoenix, with the intriguing ambiance of an exclusive hunting lodge blended with Art Deco-inspired modern touches. The warmly lit space is filled with unique decor, from antler art to rifle chandeliers, lending an air of opulent mystique. Bartenders serve up rich and distinctive craft cocktails, while a strict no-phone policy ensures you can truly immerse yourself in the moment. Reservations are required here, which ensures a top-tier private experience you can really savor.

Address: 2 N Central Ave #101, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 5pm – 9:30pm Monday – Thursday, 5pm – 12:30am Friday, 4pm – 9:30pm Saturday & Sunday

Rough Rider

Rough Rider bar in Phoenix

Saddle up to the bar at Rough Rider, a speakeasy that pays homage to the rugged spirit of the American West. As you descend the stairs to the basement of a nondescript office building, you’ll be transported to a world of rustic charm and cowboy-inspired decor. The upscale saloon vibes are on point, with a robust cocktail menu, excellent food options and a cheeky tribute to Teddy Roosevelt you might start asking yourself what year it is. Sipping on their lavish Happy Birthday, Mr. President cocktail a flavorful mix of Pearl vodka, Cointreau, vanilla, passionfruit, hibiscus bitters, lemon, egg, and a champagne sidecar – in leather seats is a truly one-of-a-kind experience.

Address: 1001 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 3pm – 11pm Tuesday – Thursday, 3pm – 12am Friday & Saturday, 3pm – 10pm Sunday, Closed Monday


Pigtails Speakeasy in Phoenix

Embrace the spirit of rebellion and indulgence at Pigtails, a speakeasy that exudes a sense of playful mischief. Plush seating, a lush plant wall and minimalist brass accented decor make this unique spot feel chic without taking itself too seriously. Whimsical names and interesting flavor combinations make up the cocktail menu, with a selection of excellent mocktails to match the lighthearted energy. 

Address: 1 E Washington St #128, Phoenix, AZ

Hours: 4pm – 12am Monday – Thursday, 4pm – 2am Friday, 2pm – 2am Saturday, 2pm – 10pm Sunday, Closed Monday

These speakeasies are just a taste of what Phoenix has to offer! Each spot brings a unique flair, so make sure to carve out some time to explore these hidden gems. If you’re ready to discover the libations lineup, book your Arizona vacation rental with GoodNight Stay and set out on a truly memorable vacation!