In the Press


This is the best speakeasy bar in Arizona

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Hidden in plain sight are some of the coolest and most unique bars

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— Dani Medina

Best Place For A Cocktail

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At The Ostrich, they don't have their head in the sand when it comes to knowing what a sophisticated crowd wants in a fine cocktail

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— East Valley Tribune

The Best Cocktail Bars in Phoenix, Arizona

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Looking to wet your whistle in the Valley of the Sun?

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— Taylor Haynes

The Phoenix Nightlife Guide Everyone's Talking About

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Handcrafted ice, cocktails, food and hospitality is the name of the game at the Ostrich

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— Voyage Phoenix

Crust Simply Italian Opening New Speakeasy with Next Site

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We are thrilled to open our fourth Crust concept in downtown Mesa

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Booze Flash: The Ostrich

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Though Ammon and his colleagues take their craft quite seriously and strive to be the best at what they do, they're remarkably humble about it

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The Ostrich Opens in Downtown Chandler, Serving Speakeasy Classics

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Cocktails have finally come to the East Valley, The Ostrich will be planting a flag and getting some bragging rights in before good company arrives


Best Secret Bars: The Ostrich

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The Ostrich, one of Phoenix's more popular hidden haunts, is the second stop of my three-part speakeasy expedition

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— Dorian Boddie

The Ostrich Bar Eyes New Location in Gilbert

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If you appreciate true Classic Cocktails, you are in the right spot

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East Valley Speakeasy Keeps Expanding

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The Ostrich enters a new era

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— Your Valley

The History Behind Chandler's Newest Speakeasy

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The lounge is designed to cater to those looking to relax after a long day at work, including the staffs at the nearby bars, without the concern of obnoxious and overly drunk twenty-somethings

— Josh Frigerio

Best Underground Speakeasy Bars in Phoenix

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Guests can also order food from Crust, and relax on one of the tufted leather couches and check out the black and white mugshot wall

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— azcentral

The Ostrich Unveils New Menu

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I love the explosion of Phoenix's craft cocktail scene

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Crust Simply Italian is coming to Mesa. And you could name the restaurant's new speakeasy

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Crust Simply Italian is set to open its fourth location this fall in downtown Mesa

— Endia Fontanez

Channel Your Inner Drink Master at 5 Valley Cocktail Bars

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Visitors can choose from a selection of classic concoctions that draw from the rich history of mixology

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— Matt Byrne

Crust, The Ostrich join Verde at Cooley Station; breakfast concept also in the works

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The team behind Crust Simply Italian and The Ostrich, a popular cocktail bar in downtown Chandler, are bringing their concepts to Gilbert

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— Josh Frigerio

The Ostrich embodies passion of drink-making

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The Ostrich serves well-crafted cocktails with a Roaring Twenties vibe

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— Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

The Ostrich bar to open in Crust Pizzeria basement in downtown Chandler

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It's been nearly a year since MXSW broke the news Crust Pizza & Ristorante would open its latest Valley location, along with a speakeasy-style basement lounge, in the San Marcos Resort in downtown Chandler

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— Jess Harter


The Blue Heron opens alongside Crust Simply Italian in Gilbert

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The new Crust Simply Italian will feature a new speakeasy concept that is in line with the company's other speakeasies that are “birds of a feather” theme

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Crust Simply Italian Opening New Speakeasy with Next Site

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We look forward to welcoming families and friends to our restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal in a fun, friendly, and inviting atmosphere.

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November 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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Crust Simply Italian opens 3rd location at Verde at Cooley Station in Gilbert

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Crust Simply Italian, an East Coast Italian food and drink concept, has opened its third Valley location at the Verde at Cooley Station mixed-use development on the southwest corner of William Field and Recker in Gilbert

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— Jess Harter

An Italian Restaurant and Speakeasy are Coming to Downtown Mesa

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The restaurant has grown, adding locations in Chandler and Gilbert, which also include adjacent cocktail lounges The Ostrich and The Blue Heron, respectively

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