Fourth of July at The Ostrich
Across the street from Chandler’s All-American Bash, The Ostrich is open with special hours offering creative drinks. Celebrate the Fourth of July with $10 dealer’s choice or drinks off the menu. The Ostrich is the speakeasy downstairs from Crust Simply Italian.
The Ostrich, 10 N. San Marcos Plaza, Chandler, 6 to 10 p.m., theostrichbar.com, $10
Fourth of July at Z’Tejas
This Fourth of July, Z’Tejas Southwest Grill will serve a festive margarita to celebrate America’s birthday. The La Bomba is three layers — strawberry, traditional lime and blue curacao — topped with a classic, a bomb pop.
Z’Tejas Southwest Grill, 72210 W. Ray Road, Chandler; 8300 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, ztejas.com, $10
Christmas in July
SanTan Brewing Company is celebrating the halfway mark to the holiday season with Christmas in July. Guests can sip on Santa’s stashed kegs of winter warmer English strong ale along with the gastropub’s house smoked turkey pot pie. Patrons can order a 32-ounce Canzilla of the winter warmer to go.
SanTan Brewing Company, 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480.917.8700, santanbrewing.com
Cork Crafting Happy Hour
On the third Tuesday of the summer months, craft and wine lovers are invited to cork crafting happy hour led by LDV’s “crafty Susan.” Patrons are armed with corks, glue guns and all the inspiration needed to create creative craft projects to take home.
LDV Winery Tasting Room, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Suite B110, Scottsdale, 480.664.4822, ldvwinery.com, $45 plus tax and gratuity
Tequila Tasting Dinner
Tequila experts or newbies are invited to Salt Tacos y Tequila for an intimate dining experience hosted by Don Julio at the eatery’s SanTan Village location. Enjoy a four-course tasting menu paired with Don Julio tequilas and handcrafted dishes.
Salt Tacos y Tequila, 2206 E. Williams Field, Suite 101, Gilbert, santan.salttacosytequila.com, $55
Drink Me! Second Anniversary
JULY 20 TO JULY 31
Drink Me! Tea Room celebrates its two-year anniversary with the Magical World of Afternoon Tea with a “Harry Potter”-themed tea party. Bringing together muggles and wizards, each reservation will include a three-tiered selection of “Harry Potter” curated savory sandwiches and decadent sweet treats. Blends of hot or iced tea will be available for pots to complete the whimsical afternoon experience. The potions master will also make special-tea cocktails and mocktails that can be added to the experience.
Drink Me! Tea Room, 1730 E. Warner Road, Suite 5, Tempe, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday, drinkmetearoom.com, $40-$58
Summer Wine Series @ Bottle & Bean
Bottle & Bean Coffee House and Wine Shop is launching its Tasting with Tom Summer Wine Series. Longtime restaurateur and advanced sommelier Tom Kaufman will lead monthly tasting events. Held in Bottle & Bean’s private dining room, guests will be treated to wine tastings paired with food, along with lively discussion about each wine. July’s tasting will feature sauvignon blanc. Reservations are required.
Bottle & Bean, 2577 W. Queen Creek Road, Chandler, 480.265.9996, bottle-bean.com, $25
Sips of Summer Cocktail Experience
Morton’s The Steakhouse is hosting a cocktail experience inspired by an island oasis. Patrons will indulge in chef-prepared dishes and handcrafted cocktails reminiscent of flavors of the tropics. Cocktails include ocean siesta, gold n’ banana, coco smash and a’uku krush. Dining options include shrimp sugar cane skewer, ahi tuna poke bao buns, lobster mango fritters, kalua pork tostones, shrimp and scallop spring rolls, Hawaiian lamb chops pupu, teriyaki pork belly bao buns and banana macadamia nut bread pudding.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 15233 N. Kierland Boulevard, Scottsdale, 6 p.m., mortons.com, $99
Greenwood Brewing Second Anniversary
JULY 22 TO JULY 24
Greenwood Brewing, a woman-owned microbrewery, will celebrate its two-year anniversary this month. Partnering with food trucks and local restaurants including Il Bosco and Tap That, Greenwood will toast its newly created brews to live music by Sugar Thieves.
Greenwood Brewing, 425 E. Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, 2 p.m., greenwoodbrews.com