Hotel Palomar, a signature Kimpton hotel is now open right in downtown Phoenix.  Near the convention center, Cardinals stadium, and other great hotels and restaurants, this little slice of downtown is a great destination for tourists. Today, however, the hotel is open but still being built.  What is surprising is that your rooftop bar getaway shows no signs or surroundings of construction progress making it a fun destination.

As you walk into the hotel, take the elevator to the third floor where Lustre is attached to the pool area.  Surrounded by cadanas, there is plenty of places to sit and misters to keep you cool.  The bar is actually around a wooden wall on the left side of the pool.  The area is full of ample couches, bar tables, and seats.  What made it a bit less traditional was the attire of your staff - neon tennis gear.  Girls had on full skorts with bright yellow shoes and guys had on graphic shirts with sweatbands and neon tennis shoes.  Fun little detail to add to the outdoor experience.

For those looking for happy hour, Lustre hosts you from 3-6pm for drinks at $6 each.  Their list includes some fun recipes from the Pisco Cobbler with Pisco (a viscous clear brandy), pomegranate, blueberry, and mint to a cucumber cooler served in a martini glass.  I wasn't enamored with any specific recipe here, but I did enjoy their prickly pear if you are looking for a suggestion.  

If food is of interest, the lavendar feta chunks were fun as well as their tomato flatbread.  I suggest heading to their full restaurant the Blue Hound downstairs if you are truly hungry for a much larger selection of delectable menu items.

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