Just in time for cooler weather, the highest outdoor rooftop bar in the Valley has opened in Tempe. The Skysill Rooftop Lounge on the 18th floor of Westin Tempe, 11 East 7th Street, has been welcoming guests on weekends since August 11, but is now open every day of the week.
The rooftop lounge has a heated pool, jacuzzi, daybeds, cabanas and a large video screen. According to a press release, an expanded list of seasonal events at the lounge will be announced soon, including fashion shows, holiday celebrations, and college and pro football viewing parties. One of the popular promotions currently being offered is $5 and cocktails for Arizona football games on the big screen bar.
The Skysill Rooftop Lounge is open Monday through Thursday from 4 to 10 pm, Friday from 4 to 11 pm, Saturday from 11 am to 11 pm, and Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits opens in a modern American style on the ground floor of the Westin Tempe on August 11th. The restaurant serves breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. with extended hours on weekends.
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Both the ground floor restaurant and rooftop bar will be managed by Chef Alexander Robinson, who has over 20 years of experience in the luxury hotel scene, including stints at the Royal Palms and We-Ko-Pa Resorts in Scottsdale.
Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits menu culls tastes from a variety of cultures, including Spanish, Native American, Mexican, and early American. The dinner menu includes common dishes, soups, salads, fish, chicken and beef dishes. One of the most requested menu items is the baked horach, a Mexican dish made of masa paste, pinto beans, sauce, onions, potatoes, cilantro, and a protein such as beef or chicken. Huaraches are similar to peduncles and tachycardias, but they are of a different shape.