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Dust Cutter

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel

100 N. 1st Street · Phoenix, Arizona 85004 USA

  • +1-602-333-0000

Dust Cutter

  • +1-602-333-0000

A Dust Cutter once referred to a strong cocktail that would cut the dust from your tongue. Today, Dust Cutter features bold cocktails in a modern urban saloon. With eight regionally inspired beers on tap and four wines on tap there is something to wet everyone's whistle.

Dust Cutter is located in the lobby of Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel and is open daily, 11am - late!



Dust Cutter is a modern take on cowboy culture, slang and life in The Southwest. Dust Cutter's open plan invites interaction between the bar, the lobby, and the street, inviting locals to come together and patrons of Renaissance to be connected to all the action. Authentic experience and community is created as hotel guests mingle with locals.

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A large-scale custom bench, proportioned to the exact detail of a clothespin, sits at the entry to the new bar. While it is a "working" clothespin, it has been latched to secure it from patrons playing "see-saw" after a few curious crafted cocktails. The large sepia-toned mural of a cowboy hat sitting on a metal rail was coincidentally taken by a local East Valley photographer, serving as another reminder of our partnership with local culture and craftmanship.

The feature wall, called The Cabinet of Cocktail Curiosities, includes concrete wall finishes with a diamond mesh fence and a three panel vintage Old English screen, found in a local curiosity shop of antiquities. The modern angled braces on the front of the shelves mimic a barn.

Large over-scaled spurs hang from the over scaled railroad beams above, suspended on a frayed rope and an eyebolt detail. These spurs were made custom from a shop in Old Town Scottsdale.

A large custom "Post and Perch" table made from a Live Edgett tree from the edwoods, is 15 feet long, and includes barstools to sit, or an iron foot rail to perch, while sipping a crafted masterpiece. Above the table are five light fixtures, with large gold construction clamps, suspended and juxtaposed at various random angles, solidifying the casual yet confident mood of this establishment.

The Tenderfoot Corral flanks one end of Dust Cutter by the garage door openings. The other Corner, called Jimmy-Crack Corner, hosts an intimate setting including vintage Cowboy accessories, such as Buffalo Chaps, Silver Bridles originally owned by Bill Tull, an iconic local Architect of Southwestern masterpiece homes, all mounted on barn wood that has been laid in a herringbone pattern.

A twenty five foot long Urban Fireplace sits at the center of the bar, and is open to the exterior and the interior. Flames nested in a streamlined bed of local river rock create a modern campfire to snuggle up to and bask in the warmth of the embers. Large custom iron logs create a sculpture at the center, mimicking a roaring blaze.