Canopy Scottsdale provides Instagrammable views from rooftop lounge

Lifestyle | 26 Mar |

Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale Old Town, the first new hotel in over a decade in Old Town Scottsdale, announced its expansive rooftop bar and lounge is now open daily. Outrider Rooftop Lounge embodies the charm of the surrounding arts district and is home to the city’s best views with unrivaled 180-degree panoramas.

Perched atop the hotel’s seventh floor and offering panoramic Valley vistas, the rooftop bar is open to the public for posh plates, handcrafted cocktails and local beers, all with a side of sky watching magic courtesy of its prime location. Outrider has sweeping views of the iconic Camelback Mountain — making it the most picturesque place to take in the Valley’s skyline and stunning sunsets.

The perfect escape to experience the sights of Arizona, Outrider is the new must-visit spot in Scottsdale. Its chic ambiance is underscored with casual seating, a roaring fire pit, social spaces with turf and a seat at the custom bar that shares the spotlight with an Instagram-worthy mural. Hotel guests will also have access to the rooftop pool.

“Outrider is the place to be for food, drinks and unbeatable views,” said Devin Mahoney, general manager and chief enthusiast of Canopy Scottsdale. “There’s truly no better spot in the Valley to watch the sunset, unwind after a long day or simply enjoy Arizona’s beautiful weather. We hope to offer an outlet for people to see Scottsdale unlike ever before.”

Just in time for al fresco dining season, Outrider has added new menu items to its palatable lineup. With fare from sophisticated shareables including poke ceviche ($14) with ahi tuna, Mexican papaya, cucumber, pickled Fresno, tajin cashews, chile and tortilla chips; spiced meatballs ($11) with house turkey chorizo, shaved Manchego cheese, roasted tomato sauce and toasted sourdough; chili rubbed chicken wings ($12) with shaved celery and lime cilantro aioli; and honey-balsamic glazed pork belly ($14) with queso fundido and tortilla chips to culinary classics such as chicken tenders ($12); pretzel bites ($10) served with Huss Coffee Kölsch-green chile queso; chicken quesadilla ($14); and an assortment of meats and cheeses served with artisan crisps ($16).

Beyond snackable bites, Outrider’s menu contains sandwiches, salads and tacos. There’s the chicken caprese panini ($14) with roasted chicken breast, fresh mozzarella, pesto aioli and balsamic glaze; Cobre burger ($15) with angus beef patty, pepper jack cheese, butter lettuce and remoulade; bison sloppy joe sliders ($15) with house-made pickles and dijonaise; Southwest romaine salad ($12) with green and red romaine, tajin toasted pepitas, croutons, shaved parmesan and green goddess dressing; chop salad ($14) with roasted corn, balsamic honey pulled chicken, crispy black-eyed peas, baby heirloom tomatoes and cilantro ranch dressing; pulled pork tacos ($12) with pickled pineapple, caramelized onion and Momma Lola’s corn tortillas; and roasted Sonoran shrimp tacos ($12) with pico, pickled jalapeño, lime-cilantro cabbage and crispy corn tortillas.

The locally-inspired cocktails celebrate the Southwest with spirits such as the Monte Sparkle ($15), made with Sazerac Rye, rosemary, Montenegro, squeezed grapefruit, black goji berries and champagne; the Sunburnt Whale ($15) is crafted with Gray Whale gin, hellfire bitters, squeezed lemon, lychee and cabernet float; and the Peach Patio Punch ($15) consists of Don Q pineapple rum, St. George Absinthe, vanilla, butterfly pea flowers and house peach lemonade. There’s also a selection of local beers from Valley breweries, including Four Peaks Brewing Company, Two-Time Tap Room, Huss Brewing Co. and The Shop Beer Co. ranging from $6 to $9 per can. Wine connoisseurs will find an array of red and white vinos between $7 and $14 a glass.

Outrider Rooftop Lounge is located at 7142 E. 1st Street in Scottsdale and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are not offered and socially-distanced seating is available at a first-come-first-served basis. For more information, please visit outriderrooftop.com.
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