There’s A Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Basement Restaurant Hidden In Phoenix

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There’s A Teddy Roosevelt Inspired Basement Restaurant Hidden In Phoenix

The Rough Rider Bar will give you speakeasy vibes.

Take an elevator and travel back in time at the Rough Rider, an underground bar and restaurant inspired by Teddy Roosevelt.

Located on the Phoenix street to which Roosevelt lends his name, the restaurant offers Victorian-era cocktails with an edgy touch paired with modern American southern cuisine. The menu is inspired by classic food from the 1800s and early 1900s.

Cocktails are divided into:
Punch drinks – Traditional tea punches made with local tea from Loose Tea Market. Cocktails – Traditional recipes dating back to the era of the 1800s.
Cobblers – Traditional cobbler-style cocktails made with house-made jams.
Classics – With modern recipes.


The food menu includes:
Raw bar eats- A selection of fresh seafood.
Shared eats
Main eats – Include a lobster roll, house burger, wild mushrooms, and cajun jambalaya.
Sweet eats – That includes cheesecake, bread pudding, and flourless torte.

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Prepare yourself for an amazing atmosphere. With decorative wood panels, a warm orange glow, and a marble bar where you’ll feel like you’re in a speakeasy.

Where: 1001 Building on Roosevelt and Central, N Central Ave.
Hours: Monday – Closed
Tuesday-Thursday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-12:00am
Sunday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Happy Hour: Tuesday-Saturday 3:00-5:00 pm
Sunday 3:00-5:00pm


Featured image by Rough Rider @roughrideraz.

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