Bustling Seventh Street in central Phoenix is about to get even busier, but in a laid-back kind of way.
Camp Social, a camping-themed restaurant, is scheduled to open June 18 on Seventh Street north of Bethany Home Road, in one of the the Valley’s hottest dining hubs.
The roughly 5,500-square-foot restaurant is designed to look and feel like a cabin with a patio. Rustic furnishings and decor include:
- A retro camper serving as a hostess stand.
- Chandeliers created from canoes.
- Seats crafted from tire swings at the main bar.
- A game room with ping pong, giant Jenga blocks, Big Buck Hunter arcade game and shuffleboard.
Glass Half Full Restaurant Group is behind the project. The company, which was based in Chicago before relocating to Phoenix, is run by Jim Neumann, Doug Calvert and Anthony Georgoulis.
The head chef is Dirk Flanigan, who created dishes inspired by the outdoors, such as:
- Fried pickly poutine with Cheddar curds and elk gravy.
- Wood-fired pizza with smoked trout, Brussels sprouts and a fried egg.
- Spicy pork wings with gochujang sauce.
The drink menu includes 13 beers, two wines and a cocktail on tap. Signature cocktails include the Lazy Sunday (Old Camp Peach Pecan Whiskey, black tea, lemon and peach syrup); and the Best Little S’more House in Phoenix (marshmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur, melted chocolate, graham cracker and flaming marshmallows).
Details: 6107 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. 602-451-9915, campsocial.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays (food served until 1 a.m.). Happy hour: 3-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays.