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Instagrammable Spots Around Phoenix
By Claire Natale - Monday Dec 19, 2022
Looking to bring your Instagram game to the next level? Check out these spots around the Phoenix metropolitan area for unique, picturesque backdrops!

ComicX

Did you know that America’s first comic book-themed restaurant is located right here in the Valley? Originally a chain from Mexico, ComicX encapsulates the color, excitement and community of comic conventions within its two-story homage to popular movies, comics, literature and video games. Take creative photos with any of the restaurant’s life-sized statues of superheroes, villains and beloved characters like the Simpsons, Iron Man and more. Snap photos posing with your favorites, unwind and relax in the restaurant’s Star Wars-themed memorabilia bar with friends, and dabble in the magic of faraway worlds.

ComicX is located at 21001 N Tatum Blvd #95 in Phoenix.

Recreo

Recreo is a school-inspired restaurant and bar located in vibrant Downtown Chandler. Guests have photo options as soon as they walk in the door with an entire wall full of etch-a-sketch toys as the perfect backdrop for a large group picture. Looking to unleash your inner child? Guests can pose for fun pictures with the swing chairs at the bar or next to one of the giant childhood games. But for the main photo attraction, head outside to the courtyard for a selfie next to the life size school bus art installation. In addition, Recreo serves specialty cocktails and a wide variety of menu items.
For more information, visit http://www.recreoaz.com.

Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter caters to one of the country’s wealthiest communities with luxury retail and one-of-a-kind eateries set within a beautiful backdrop that has won both local and national design awards. The town center is home to more than 90 national and local retail, dining and entertainment options, as well as numerous events and activities throughout the year. Scottsdale Quarter is open seven days a week; Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday noon – 6 p.m. Holiday hours vary. For more information, please call (480) 270-8123 or visit scottsdalequarter.com.

Stemistry

Stemistry is a reimagined and reinvented flower store and coffee lab located in Scottsdale. Several elements in the shop make it photo-worthy – the bouquet bar that allows guests to choose stem-by-stem the flower bouquet they want to build, the coffee bar that features drinks beautifully garnished with fresh flower petals or edible delights like a torched marshmallow and the green wall.

In addition to the in-store retail, Stemistry offers regular events throughout the year and changes its food and drink menu seasonally. For more information visit http://www.stemistryaz.com

STK Steakhouse

Scottsdale's go-to spot for craft cocktails and crave-worthy steaks comes with an insta-worthy interior including fluorescent lights and boutiques of beautiful flowers. If the lighting is better outside – take your photo on the patio next to the flower wall with a view of the waterfront. Take part in their weekday happy hour from 3 to 6:30 p.m. or one of their weekly specials, Glitz & Glam Sunday Brunch and Magnum Monday's. For more info visit stksteakhouse.com
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Tipsy Egg

Tipsy Egg is a cocktail-forward concept, perfect for all types of celebrations in the heart of Downtown Chandler. Filled with tall colorful booths to match every mood, guests can snap a quick photo clinking the signature mimosa flights. The outdoor patio is the perfect backdrop to capture a sun-soaked picture with your girlfriends. Featuring a “liquid brunch” theme, Tipsy Egg serves unique drink combinations paired with elevated culinary offerings.
For more information, visit http://www.tipsyeggchandler.com.

Tortilla Flat

Tortilla Flat is a piece of Arizona’s western history nestled in the Superstition Mountains. It is one of Arizona’s most historic sites that was first established as a stop along the Apache Trail and as a settlement for workers who hand-built the Roosevelt Dam. The town is complete with a mercantile, restaurant and saloon, and museum. Snap photos in the town’s jail or hanging toilet seats on the boardwalk!
For more information, visit http://www.tortillaflataz.com.

The Uncommon

A nostalgic blast from the past, The Uncommon brings partying like the 80’s to a whole new level. Located in Downtown Chandler, the retro-style restaurant and bar has an assortment of vintage arcade games, perfect for leveling up your Instagram game. The neon lights and psychedelic artwork give your profile a splash of color it needs. The Uncommon offers a playful and creative menu filled with familiar items paired with unfamiliar spins.
For more information, visit http://www.uncommonchandler.com.

Twin Peaks

If it’s rustic décor and log-cabin vibes you seek, head on over to any of Twin Peaks’ four Valley sports lodges. Noteworthy for its friendly Twin Peaks girls, from-scratch food offerings and perfectly chilled beers, each location boasts massive wooden animal statues near the entry of each lobby. The warm amber and mahogany color palette of each restaurant’s décor makes it the perfect spot for capturing fall photos!

Twin Peaks operates locations at the following addresses:

• 2135 E Camelback Rd. in Phoenix
• E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. in Scottsdale
• 6922 N. 95th Ave. in Glendale
• 2050 E Rio Salado Pkwy in Tempe

For more information, please visit twinpeaksrestaurant.com.