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Century Grand: Sip, Savor, and Step Back in Time in Phoenix

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Grace Stufkosky

Taste These Award-Winning Cocktails at Phoenix’s Century Grand

In the heart of Phoenix, beneath the golden desert sunsets, an undiscovered treasure beckons those seeking adventure. Century Grand, a turn-of-the-century-inspired cocktail haven, emerged on the scene in 2019, enchanting patrons with its award-winning cocktails and immersive atmosphere. This masterpiece of mixology, brought to you by the renowned team at Barter & Shake, transports you back to a bygone era while tantalizing your taste buds with meticulously crafted concoctions.

Century Grand: A Glimpse into Phoenix’s Cocktail Royalty

Step inside Phoenix’s Century Grand and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the opulence of yesteryears. The ambiance is an ode to the early 1900s, when temperance battles raged across America, and Prohibition was the law of the land. Yet, here, more than a century later, life’s simple joys are celebrated with resplendent cocktails, rare spirits and unforgettable stories.

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The bar takes you on a journey through time, paying homage to the era when “The West was won.” It was a time when America was united, coast to coast, thanks to remarkable achievements like the transcontinental railroad system.

What sets Phoenix’s Century Grand apart is not just its luxurious decor but also its exceptional mixology. This Phoenix gem has earned its place on the national stage, their award-winning cocktails have clenched the title of “Best Cocktail Bar in the U.S.” at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail Foundation’s Spirited Awards. This accomplishment is akin to winning an Oscar in the world of mixology.

But, Phoenix’s Century Grand is more than just a bar; it’s an immersive experience. The establishment houses three distinct bars, each with its own unique charm. Platform 18, styled as a Pullman train car, Grey Hen Rx, reminiscent of a New Orleans apothecary, and the award-winning UnderTow, housed within the hull of a ship. These bars immerse guests in captivating stories as skilled bartenders concoct libations that are nothing short of artistry.

Platform 18: A Journey Back in Time

Platform 18 invites you to step back in time and embark on a unique adventure. Picture yourself in a glamorous, 36-seat Presidential Pullman-inspired train car, nestled within Phoenix’s Century Grand on Indian School Road. To join this extraordinary experience, all you need to do is make a reservation.

Once on board, you’ll be transported on a 90-minute journey following the fictional character Hollis Cottley Pennington, a railroad tycoon and bootlegger, as he conducts business in the bayous of Louisiana. As you savor this opulent adventure, you’ll be treated to award-winning cocktails crafted by the master mixologists behind the bar, including exquisite creations and beloved classics from the 1930s and 1940s.

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Grace Stufkosky

Grey Hen Rx: The Cure for Your Thirst

Inspired by the history of New Orleans, where the first professional pharmacist in the United States was licensed, Grey Hen Rx offers a unique twist on the cocktail experience. In the mid-1800s, pharmacists were the go-to source for remedies and advice, catering to various social classes.

Nestled in the corner of Phoenix’s Century Grand, Grey Hen Rx epitomizes fine spirits and elevated cocktails. The seasoned spirits professionals curate a selection of the finest bourbons and whiskeys, complemented by cocktails from a New Orleans-inspired menu. This innovative menu, developed by award-winning mixologist Jason Asher, includes experimental non-alcoholic “spirits,” low ABV options and classics like the Roffignac, Sazerac, and Vieux Carre, along with sorbets and ice creams.

Additionally, they offer an extensive range of whiskey and spirits available for retail purchase, with convenient local curbside pick-up at Phoenix’s Century Grand for when you want a night in!

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UnderTow: A Nautical Escape

Opened in August 2016 at Phoenix Century Grand, UnderTow, another place to enjoy award-winning cocktails, is a nautical-inspired craft cocktail bar that whisks you away on a 90-minute journey aboard a spice trader’s turn-of-the-century Clipper ship. Captain John Mallory and his crew’s adventures serve as your backdrop to your one-of-a-kind experience. 

This world-class cocktail destination specializes in exotic and tropical cocktails, highlighting rare rums from around the globe. But UnderTow offers more than just extraordinary libations; it provides an immersive atmosphere that transports you to the high seas. Every detail is meticulously designed, from the faithful recreation of the ship’s hull in the interior to the custom soundscapes and video loops displayed in porthole windows.

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A Taste of the Phoenix Century Grand Experience

Century Grand isn’t just a destination for the elite; it’s a place where all are welcome to experience the allure of the past in a setting of luxury and sophistication. The journey through time is complemented by an approachable atmosphere, making Phoenix’s Century Grand the ideal spot to revel in life’s simple pleasures and indulge in award-winning cocktails, albeit in grand style.

So, come join the ranks of the connoisseurs, explorers, and cocktail enthusiasts who have discovered this treasure in Phoenix. Century Grand invites you to raise your glass to the past and toast to a future filled with award-winning cocktails and timeless memories.

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