By: Katy Engels, Director of Downtown Development, Glendale Chamber of Commerce
When you make plans to visit a restaurant you think of how delicious the food will be and if the atmosphere will be exciting enough to lure you back. That is what you will find when you come to downtown Glendale to dine, shop and just have fun. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @experiencedowntownglendale and be sure to tag us #experiencedowntownglendale on your photos to be featured in our monthly e-newsletter.
Desert Rose Steakhouse, Pizza & Gastropub, and Cigar Lounge
6729 N. 57th Drive
www.desertrosesteakhouse.com / www.desertrosepizzaandgastropub.com
Three years ago, owners and general managers Teresa Outzen and Pete Gliniak opened Desert Rose Steakhouse; the next week the Pizza & Gastropub; then a few weeks after that, the cigar lounge. All three set on 2 acres with plenty of parking at Grand Avenue and 57th Drive.
The steakhouse has a scratch kitchen where the highest quality of fresh steaks and chops, fish and vegetables, never frozen (exceptions are the French fries and onion rings), are prepared. Soups and salad dressings are homemade. The Pizza & Gastropub serves the highest level of fresh pub food including handshaved prime ribs and pizza crust made fresh daily. Fine wines and locally crafted beers are also served as well as an all-you-can-eat Sunday Champagne Brunch.
Music and Entertainment:
Experience musical entertainment from DJs to local bands, karaoke and open mic night. Most of the entertainment is free, although some nights may have a cover charge. Maybe classic cars are more your speed, then you are in luck. Twice a month a local Mopar club meets at Desert Rose. Feeling a bit crafty? Such classes as Paint Night, Plant Night, Flower Arrangement and Pottery Painting are offered during the year.
Sports and Games:
Can you say 37 TVs? Every major UFC fight is streamed on the TVs and giant screens as well as a few major boxing fights. Desert Rose proudly sponsors local sports teams and also hosts charity events. The outside patio hosts giant checker and chess games, life-sized Connect 4 games, giant Jenga and giant peg table top games. There is a professional pingpong table, air hockey, billiard tables and corn-hole games. Inside there is a 22’ tournament shuffleboard as well as a foosball game.
Military and Veteran Discounts:
Pete and Teresa proudly display the American, Arizona and POW flags. Flags of each branch of the military are proudly flown. Active service and veterans receive military discounts.
Desert Rose has a private multipurpose and presentation room that can host up to 30 guests. The steakhouse can hold up to 120 guests, and the gastropub can hold up to 65 guests. The outside patio can hold up to 150 guests. For picnics, there are 12 Redwood picnic tables for up to 120 guests. The covered outdoor pit area can host up to 300 guests. This area is set with misters, dance floor ad area for a band or a DJ.
The I Spy Cigars Club is designed to look like an authentic Cuban lounge. There is a retail shop, humidors, leather furniture and, of course, TVs. Outside the north wall has a mural painted to look like a Cuban street scene. Call for hours - (623) 937-0887.
Fido can enjoy a fun experience on the dog-friendly, health-department approved patio. Don’t forget to order the two special menu items for your four-legged friend.