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This Scottsdale Resort Has One Of The World's Best Hotel Bars

MARK BRODIE: Well Steve, after hearing about all that food, ready to go chill out. How 'bout you?

STEVE GOLDSTEIN: As long as I can join you, yeah.

BRODIE: Of course. Let me take you to one of the best bars in the world. It's not even yet 11 o'clock in the morning, but let's do it.

GOLDSTEIN: As far as I know, that's at your house, right? But I guess probably not, so I probably need my passport or something?

BRODIE: No. Believe it or not Steve, but Scottsdale has one of the best lounges in the entire world.

GOLDSTEIN: Well as you know, because I'm such an imbiber, I know they have some pretty nice happy hour spots. But in the world?

BRODIE: Leave your skepticism at the door there, Steve! The Thirsty Camel inside the Phoenician hotel was picked by Forbes magazine for its drinks and scenic views.

GOLDSTEIN: Well there definitely are world-class sunsets here. That's for sure.

BRODIE: Indeed there are. The Thirsty Camel is one of 44 hotel bars on the list. It rubs shoulders with the likes of Bar Cristal in Macau, the Skyview bar in Dubai, and Caffè Parigi, in Milan.

GOLDSTEIN: Well send the bartender over, so I can have a lime rickey.

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Kaely Monahan joined KJZZ Original Productions as a producer in December 2016.Monahan is a native, and growing up in the East Valley gave her an intimate familiarity with the Valley of the Sun. Eager to experience a new city, she left Phoenix for Tucson to earn her degree in classical studies from the University of Arizona with an emphasis in mythology. Several years later, her focus transitioned from history to history-in-the-making and news. Monahan went on to earn her master’s degree in international journalism from City University of London.In London, Monahan worked with CBS News and The Times covering international news. On her return to Arizona, Monahan was the art and entertainment editor for the East Valley Tribune, before moving into broadcasting, where she worked in commercial radio as an anchor and reporter.Outside of work, Monahan spends her time reading historical novels, exploring new restaurants in the Valley, and watching movies. Her love of film led her to create a movie review podcast and website. Monahan is also the vice president of the Phoenix Critics Circle.