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Phoenix Faces & Places: The Womack

June 27, 2019

The Womack cocktail lounge in Uptown Phoenix is a dimly-lit, retro establishment that attracts a modern crowd. But its cool, sexy vibe is nothing new. Named for Andy and Maureen Womack, owners of Chez Nous – a legendary Phoenix nightclub at Seventh Avenue and Indian School Road – the Womack celebrates the dark and intimate environment of the now-defunct ’60s inspired lounge, complete with no windows, flocked wallpaper and a small dance floor reminiscent of a throwback era.
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Must-Visit Spots and Hidden Gems in Phoenix

February 28, 2019

A generation ago, Phoenix was awash in dark, smoky cocktail lounges, most of which have since shut down. The Womack, opened in 2016 at North Seventh Street and Palo Verde Drive, pays homage to its predecessors (particularly the late, great Chez Nous) with low lights, mirrored ceilings, flocked wallpaper, and cushy booths. The lounge grooves to live music at least three nights a week, and the sleek patio accommodates patrons tempted to fire up a cigar.
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Best Bars in Phoenix to Drink at Right Now

July 19, 2017

There are good times to be had in this dark, sexy hideout, thanks to the top-notch cocktails and live soul music. Imbibe classic martinis, sidecars, and tiki drinks, or order something sweet like the Pink Squirrel, topped with housemade whipped cream. If you’re hungry, the Womack features sharable bites from popcorn and spicy nuts to a lobster caprese board.
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Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Phoenix Bar Crawl

June 20, 2017

Scott Conant knew he wanted to be a chef at an early age. The Connecticut native went to a culinary arts high school program and then the Culinary Institute of America.
After graduation, Conant worked his way through several of the top kitchens in New York before opening his own place, L’Impero, in 2002. It garnered a James Beard Award for best new restaurant and a nod for Conant as a Food & Wine Best New Chef, and launched his career into the celebrity-chef stratosphere. (He now even has a recurring guest judge role on hit Food Network cooking competition show Chopped.)
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This Under-the-Radar City Is Now a Major Design Hub

May 8, 2017

Named for the kitschy couple behind the defunct Chez Nous, a lounge as local landmark, the Womack harkens back to the city’s swinging ’60s heyday. Wet your whistle with retro cocktails like the pink squirrel and sloe gin fizz (appetizers are also straight from the pages of Betty Crocker), while Roscoe Taylor and his band keep the beat for cult followers from their Chez Nous residency.
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Womack’s Side Car

April 2, 2017

Legends never die, especially at The Womack. The hot spot was actually conceived in homage to Chez Nous, an eclectic, eccentric Phoenix bar that first opened in 1963, but closed a few years ago. “Given Chez Nous opened more than 50 years ago, it pre-dated all of the high-concept libations so common today. As a result, our drink menu is a nod to simplicity, full of cocktail classics, with a twist,” says Stevie Raeann, general manager of The Womack.
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The Womack Video Review

March 20, 2017

For this week’s video review, we made our way to a new spot in Phoenix named The Womack. Located on the east side of 7th Street just south of Bethany Home Road. This new addition to the area is actually an old staple revisited. It is a tribute to the historic Phoenix 60’s lounge Chez Nous. The lounge was affectionately known for its classic cocktails and soulful music. Fondly named after the original Chez Nous owners, Andy and Maureen Womack.
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Best new food hubs: 7th Street restaurant row fires up central Phoenix dining scene

March 7, 2017

The former Chez Nous, a legendary Phoenix bar for more than 40 years, is the inspiration behind this sleek cocktail lounge on the southeast corner or Seventh Street and Palo Verde Drive. The Womack’s walnut bar features a unique shape with sharp angles, reminiscent of the one at Chez Nous. Additionally the retro nods include the reflective ceiling and mirrored liquor display shelves.
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The 10 Best Bars to Take Out-of-Towners in Metro Phoenix

February 28, 2017

Step back in time when you visit this 1960’s nostalgia-laden mixology bar. With plush booths, a long bar, and low, mirrored ceiling, the ambiance at The Womack is straight-up sexy and cool. Jive to the sounds of funk, soul, and R&B as you delight in a classic cocktail like a Gin Rickey or Sidecar.
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THE WOMACK: Phoenix’s new ’60s-inspired cocktail lounge

February 20, 2017

The restaurant group behind all of your favorite neighborhood spots – The Vig, The Little Woody, Cobra Arcade Bar (and more) – celebrates vintage Phoenix with its newest project, The Womack Cockatil Lounge.
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Best places to try 15 great fall cocktails around Phoenix

January 18, 2017

This new stylish cocktail lounge, The Womack, features new takes on classic cocktails. Its version of the Amaretto Sour includes Old Forester Signature 100 Proof bourbon, Lazzaroni amaretto, lemon, simple syrup and egg white. Read Full Article

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Best bars in Phoenix: 15 Valley bars you need to visit in 2017

January 11, 2017

The Womack is one of the newest cocktail lounges to the Valley (it opened September 2016) and pays homage to Chez Nous, a Phoenix nightclub that shut down a few years ago. Gold wallpaper and large booths line the walls and a giant mirror hangs over the bar. The menu features true cocktail classics: martini, sidecar, gin rickey, old fashioned and amaretto sour. Read Full Article

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Eat Like A Pro

January 4, 2017

And for the finale of the night, head over to the Womack and enjoy some live tunes, a couple drinks, great atmosphere and if you’re still hungry, grab a few of their snacks. Now you’ve dined around like a pro and you can mark a few of those restaurants off that ever growing list. Read Full Article

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Make it yourself! Where’s My Figgy Pudding, other great holiday cocktails from Phoenix bartenders

December 15, 2016

Jorge Rivera of the Womack in Phoenix shows how to easily make Christmas Thyme, a festive holiday cocktail with bourbon. Read Full Article

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The Insider’s Guide to Phoenix Speakeasies

October 18, 2016

This ’60s-inspired cocktail lounge just swung open its doors — making it the newest spot on this list. The throwback-style bar pays homage to the eccentric Phoenix nightlife of the past and the now-shuttered iconic hotspot Chez Nouz. There are no windows in this dimly lit bar, and the moody space is complemented by rich leather seating and gold-flecked velvet wallpaper. Read Full Article

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The Womack opens in Uptown Phoenix

October 12, 2016

(3TV) -The retro lounge is an homage to the now defunct 1960s Phoenix lounge Chez Nous. Check out their craft cocktails and unique bar food at Read Full Article

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The Womack recaptures the vintage spirit of Chez Nous

October 12, 2016

The Womack recently opened in Uptown Phoenix and aims to recreate the style of Chez Nous, the iconic Phoenix lounge which opened in the 1960s. The name itself is a reference to Chez Nous’ original owners, Andy and Maureen Womack. Read Full Article

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Restaurant openings and closings in September across Phoenix

October 03, 2016

September was a busy month for restaurants in metro Phoenix. Among 18 new spots are Shake Shack at Kierland Commons, Cheba Hut in downtown Phoenix and Slim Chickens in Gilbert. Read Full Article

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Sneak Peek: The Womack cocktail bar in Phoenix opens Sept. 30

September 22, 2016

The bar is inspired by the legendary Chez Nous in Phoenix, and features throwback elements to the 1960s. That’s the idea behind Genuine Concepts’ latest establishment, The Womack. Read Full Article

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The Womack Will Open on Sept. 30 With Performance By Chez Nous House Band

September 14, 2016

The Womack, the Chez Nous-inspired nightspot created by Tucker Woodbury’s Genuine Concepts, will  open its doors on September 30. Now, the plan is to recapture some of the Chez Nous vibe in The Womack by bringing in some of the same musicians that once played the classic Phoenix club. Read Full Article

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September 8, 2016

For many of us, the late, great Chez Nous cocktail lounge on the southeast corner of Seventh Avenue and Indian School in Phoenix was a cool refuge from both the sun and real life, perfect for day or night drinking, conversation, dancing and fun. Read Full Article

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The Womack: Tucker Woodbury to Open 60s-Inspired Cocktail Lounge This Fall

July 28, 2016

Longtime Phoenix residents may remember Chez Nous, a famed Phoenix nightlife destination once located on Seventh Street and Indian School Road. For years, the nightclub and lounge was a destination for those in search of a good drink and soulful music. Read Full Article

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The Womack — A Vintage Lounge and Nightspot Inspired by Chez Nous — Opens in August

July 27, 2016

If ever there was a fan of vintage cool, it’s Tucker Woodbury. After all, many of the bars and nightspots that the local entrepreneur helped launch via his company, Genuine Concepts – including Cobra Arcade Bar, Linger Longer Lounge, and the Little Woody – boast a certain throwback flair and vintage charm. Read Full Article