The Phoenix suburb of Chandler is home to one of the most unique eateries in the region. The Perch is a pub and brewery that has its own bird sanctuary. A lush courtyard serves as the aviary for 50 brightly colored, tropical feathered friends, all of them rescues. It also happens to feature an amazing rooftop lounge, literally offering bird’s eye view of historic downtown Chandler.
Even if you aren’t all that excited to ogle, or be ogled by 100 beady little bird eyes, you’ll be impressed with the food, with nearly everything made in-house. Fortunately, there is no Bird Poop Salad on the menu, but you will find Bird Food, a perfect snack to go with one of the 40 craft beers on tap and an ever-changing selection of Perch beers. It includes a mixture of candied nuts, fried jalapenos, bacon brittle and caramel popcorn.
Main dishes vary from Beer Cheese Pizza and Fish Tacos to the Brick Oven Tamale and Hammered Bird – a grilled chicken sandwich served on beer bread.
This likely one-of-a-kind pub packs them in, bringing a diverse crowd of all ages who seem to be flocking here in droves.
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Alice Cooper’s Town
Fans of legendary rock star Alice Cooper, and anyone who appreciates pop and sports culture, shouldn’t miss the chance to dine at Alice Cooper’s Town in downtown Phoenix. Here, school’s out forever in the jock-meets-rock restaurant where everything is all about the shock-rocker, with servers wearing Cooper-style eye makeup, and his image can been seen around nearly every corner. The walls are lined with prized items like old concert posters and Fender guitars that have been signed famous rockers and bands like Eric Clapton and Black Sabbath, as well as a collection of sports memorabilia. With huge TV screens facing just about every angle imaginable, this is also a popular spot to watch the game.
While the menu is typical pub grub, it’s highly rated, with everything from BBQ to burgers, “Nightmare Chili,” nachos, sliders, wings and dogs.
Casey Moore’s Oyster House
In a landlocked state you wouldn’t expect to find an eatery that specializes in oysters, but this Irish haunt that sits within a home built in 1910, delivers that and a whole lot more. The original owners, William and Mary Moeur, both passed away in the house. After that, it took a turn as a boarding house, though some say it had a brief stint as a bordello. In 1973 it became a restaurant, but some of its original inhabitants still remain. A couple, believed to be the Moeurs have been spotted multiple times by various neighbors, and strange occurrences like forks flying off the table almost common place.
While many come in hopes of a paranormal experience, most head here to enjoy fresh oysters and seafood, an extensive selection of draught and bottled beers, and the eclectic crowd that gathers here.
If you’re looking for a place that will fill and satisfy the entire family, keeping kids entertained while grownups enjoy an adult beverage (the house margaritas made with huckleberry juice are the favorite), Rustler’s Rooste is the go-to spot. Situated on a hill adjacent to the Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, the experience begins at this huge western-themed restaurant when you’re greeted by a live steer. That’s followed by a walk through a mine shaft, winding past a waterfall and sliding into the living room.
At your table, you can enjoy dramatic views that get even better at sunset, along with typical country eats like ribs, chops, fried chicken and steaks, along with more unique bites, like rattlesnake. Afterward, you can work off all those calories dancing to live country music.