By Jamie Killin
Copper Blues Live is much more than just an entertainment attraction — the expansive, modern space hosts a restaurant (Rock Pub & Kitchen), a comedy club and a live music venue, which thanks to the soundproof, top-of-the line room dividers, allows multiple events to take place at the same time without one disturbing the other. The space, which opened in late 2018, is the latest Arizona concept from the creatives behind beloved venues Stand Up Live and Copper Blues, who decided to find a way to bring all three concepts together.
The space incorporates a variety of decor themes for a fun, eclectic atmosphere complete with copper pipes that span the entire ceiling, live moss murals, brick accents and commemorative stylized paintings of music greats like Prince, Freddy Mercury and Jimi Hendrix.
In addition to Copper Blues Live’s long list of top shelf events and entertainment, the Rock Pub & Kitchen’s food cannot be overlooked. While the menu includes many of the bar favorites you’d expect like nachos, pizza and burgers, there truly is something for everyone.
The appetizers range from steak bites with toasted ciabatta, horseradish and creme fraiche to a hummus plate, and even include lighter versions of classic venue dishes, like the grilled copper wings with your choice of dry rub, barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce or sweet chili sauce.
The salads also span a variety of taste profiles, including a cobb and classic Caesar alongside a trendy superfood salad with quinoa, dried corn, roasted bell peppers, avocado and almonds topped with a red wine vinaigrette.
The menu also includes four pizzas, two burgers and three sandwiches, with time-tested options like the pepperoni pizza and the grilled chicken sandwich with caramelized onion, cheddar cheese, bacon jam and avo crema on a brioche bun. For those looking for more unique dishes, they can opt for the pesto mushroom pizza with almond pesto, portobello and shaved brussel leaves or the black bean burger with hummus, shaved brussels and the restaurant’s signature copper sauce.
Bigger Bites include a poke bowl with tuna, sticky coconut rice and vegetables, roasted chicken with risotto, grilled salmon with roasted sweet potato and quinoa, steak tacos with avocado crema and queso as well as veggie tacos with seasoned veggies, roasted tomatillo salsa, pico de gallo, picked red onion and queso fresco.
Diners can finish their meal with one of Rock Pub & Kitchen’s innovative desserts, like the house made brownie with butter crema and Butterfinger crumble, or the chef’s special of the day.
The extensive drink menu includes a dozen cocktails, nearly twenty wine options and over two dozen beers including IPAs, stouts, porters, pilsners and more.
Additionally, the multi-tainment space offers a private dining area as well as large group and venue rentals for parties and celebrations.
The Rock Pub & Kitchen is located inside Copper Blues Live at the Desert Ridge Marketplace, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd. in Phoenix. Enjoy the restaurant seven days a week starting at 11am and closing between 12am and 2am (depending on the day of the week). For more information, call (602) 910-5161 or visit cblive.com.