VIP restaurants, bars near the stadium


The Super Bowl will kick off in Glendale — a suburb of metro Phoenix — on Feb. 12. Which means that in just a few weeks, swarms of celebs and athletes will land in the Valley of the Sun for the Big Game. 

If you’re looking to see one of them, we’ve rounded up some of the valley’s most exclusive spots where that just might happen. What’s more is that the Waste Management Phoenix Open — a stop on the PGA Tour — is taking place simultaneously, meaning that your chances of spotting a celeb are even higher.

Notably, former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal hosts a legendary Super Bowl party every year, and 2023 is no exception. Head to Talking Stick Resort on Feb. 10 in Scottsdale and see Diplo, Snoop Dogg, Myles O’Neal and DJ Diesel as part of Shaq’s Fun House. Attendees also can enjoy carnival rides. 

If that wasn’t enough, Sports Illustrated is hosting its SI The Party Presented by Captain Morgan on Feb. 11. Past attendees include O’Neal, Ciara and Russell Wilson, and others, according to the publication. The Chainsmokers and Machine Gun Kelly will headline this year’s bash that’s also taking place at Talking Stick Resort. 

Luxury hotels near the Super Bowl

For decades, celebs have flocked to Phoenix to seek out its resorts and hotels for luxury and privacy. Here are a few top options.  

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain  

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, A Gurney's Resort and Spa

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, a Gurney’s Resort & Spa, is one of a kind. Built into Camelback Mountain, this luxurious hotel provides seclusion and desert views. The resort is also located in Paradise Valley — comprising Arizona’s wealthiest neighborhoods where many athletes and celebs reside. The hotel has plenty of draws. The onsite restaurant elements is renowned for its fine fare. Jade Bar is a top spot for custom cocktails. Sanctuary also has private, luxurious villas for VIP guests.  

The Arizona Biltmore

The Arizona Biltmore

The Arizona Biltmore

Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Located in central Phoenix, the Arizona Biltmore team says it has hosted the likes of Marilyn Monroe, George Clooney, Tom Cruise and every president since Herbert Hoover. The resort’s amenities are top-notch. Guests can hit the links on two scenic golf courses, enjoy Latin fare like the roasted Chilean sea bass at Renata’s Hearth and pamper themselves at Tierra Luna Spa. Many also spend hours soaking up the sun at the resort’s seven pools. 

The Royal Palms

Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Historical and charming, The Royal Palms is a 1930s desert mansion turned hotel. Stroll the lush grounds as you admire the Spanish Colonial architecture and appreciate the private spaces. The resort boasts six villas with fireplaces and furnished patios. T. Cooks serves up stellar Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can even book a romantic dinner for two on a private patio or garden.

The Phoenician Resort Scottsdale, Arizona

The Phoenician Resort Scottsdale, Arizona


The Phoenician 

The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale

The Phoenician is perhaps the valley’s grandest hotel. Since 1988, locals and visitors have flocked to this luxurious resort that was intended to “display the elegance and sophistication of Europe,” according to the hotel’s website. The resort boasts multiple pools, an award-winning spa with a rooftop pool, an 18-hole golf course and stellar restaurants on a sprawling 250 acres. Located on the fifth floor of the hotel’s main building, J&G Steakhouse serves up classic steak dishes along with stunning views. The luxe Canyon Suites offer seclusion and opulence.  

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Sheraton Phoenix Downtown

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown  

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The Sheraton Phoenix Downtown is near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, making it an ideal place to stay for those making a quick getaway. The well-lit lobby bar with its soaring ceilings and striking art hanging from them is stunning. The 7,000-square-foot Carcara restaurant boasts private dining and indoor and outdoor spaces. The decor and food are meant to evoke Phoenix. That influence is evident in desserts like the S’mores Brulee that’s topped with prickly pear marshmallow.

W Scottsdale

W Scottsdale

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W Scottsdale

W Scottsdale

The contemporary W Scottsdale is known as a party destination (the pool is a hot spot on the weekends), and the hotel will be celebrating Super Bowl weekend in style. To kick things off, the Old Town Scottsdale hotel will host a “Suits & Sneakers” event where athletes and celebs will walk down the runway. On Feb. 10 and 11, a top artist will perform. Celebs like Drake, Jamie Foxx and Nelly have performed at the W hotel in the past. The hotel has lavish, spacious suites where many VIP guests will stay.  

JW Marriott Camelback Inn

JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa

JW Marriot Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa combines Southwestern style with modern amenities. The hotel features a soothing 32,000-square-foot spa, two 18-hole golf courses and a heated outdoor pool with a mountain backdrop. Rooms are all casita style, and the resort is also home to impressive suites and lodging options — like the two-bedroom suite manor house with a private fireplace and pool — that all offer privacy. 

Pro tip: Lincoln Steakhouse & Bar serves a cheesecake that’s one of the best desserts in town. Plus, the patio views of Camelback Mountain are worth savoring as much as the food. 

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix 

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Swank Hotel Palomar features suites with sweeping views of downtown Phoenix. The 1,325-square-foot Presidential Suite in particular boasts two separate bathrooms along with a butler’s pantry with a private service entrance. The hotel is also home to New American restaurant Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails. 

Restaurants near the Super Bowl 

Here are some of the valley’s swankiest restaurants that serve haute cuisine in chic settings. Don’t forget to make reservations. These places will likely fill up. 

Arrowhead Grill 

Arrowhead Grill

Located about 12 minutes from State Farm Stadium where the Super Bowl will take place, Glendale’s Arrowhead Grill beckons with a luxe setting along with high-quality cuts of steak and an award-winning wine list. The menu also features decadent offerings like lamb chop fondue, Kumamoto oysters and artisan mac and cheese. The restaurant even has a separate whiskey menu. Pro tip: Don’t miss the signature butter cake.

Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion 

Christopher’s At Wrigley Mansion

James Beard award-winning chef Christopher Gross has served French cuisine at his eponymous restaurant for decades. His location at the Wrigley Mansion opened in 2021. Christopher’s features an open kitchen along with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that showcase Phoenix’s glittering skyline after the sun sets. Guests can indulge in an eight-course tasting menu or order off the classics menu — either option provides food that is as gorgeous as the restaurant’s surroundings. Christopher’s also features an award-winning wine program. Pro tip: Be sure to try a chocolate tower, the chef’s signature decadent dessert. 


Hillstone Restaurant

The Phoenix outpost of this restaurant group is known for its stellar cuisine and high-end atmosphere. A dress code is in place. Food is made from scratch. Enjoy sushi, salads, burgers and sandwiches in a modern setting. Specialties include the ahi tuna tartare, true Dover sole and Carolina-style beef ribs.  

Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash

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Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash

Scottsdale’s Maple & Ash (the first location is in Chicago) is a sophisticated steakhouse that serves fine fare in an upscale environment. Think low lighting, real flickering candles on tables and a happening bar. The steaks are stellar, but one of the restaurant’s best-known offerings is the fire-roasted seafood tower that includes a selection of king crab, wild blue prawns, oysters, scallops, clams and Maine lobster. For $200 per person, guests can order the I Don’t Give a F*@k tasting menu where chefs select the evening’s dishes. Private dining is an option.

Fat Ox

Fat Ox

Scottsdale’s Fax Ox sleek atmosphere and fresh Italian fare are what keep diners coming back. At top local chef Matt Carter’s restaurant, most of the dishes contain just four to eight ingredients. Pasta is all made in house. Mozzarella is hand pulled and a wood pecan grill is used to prepare certain dishes. Fat Ox is well known for its Bistecca Fiorentina, a 40-ounce reserve porterhouse. Sliding wooden doors open up to a private dining room that seats up to 60 — ideal for a VIP customer.

Dominick’s Steakhouse

Dominick's Steakhouse

Lively and chic Dominick’s Steakhouse is a swank destination where diners can enjoy steaks, seafood and an impressive wine list. The two-story, 10,500-square-foot Scottsdale restaurant has a celeb following. Former NFL star Larry Fitzgerald hosts a fundraiser for his foundation here. The top floor features a reflecting pool and an open-air roof that’s unlike any other in the valley. VIP guests can even access the second floor via a private elevator and can even book the entire second floor for private events. Over Super Bowl weekend, Dominick’s will host special parties with the NFL and certain teams.