Culinary Dropout has found a home inside the massive 53,000-square foot Fox Restaurants Concepts compound that is the Yard, making it the ultimate midtown Phoenix location for food and entertainment. The restaurant prides itself on being “undefinable”: gastropub food options and cocktails that are a result of the most creative mixologists make for a memorable and unique experience. Culinary Dropout’s space has a designated area for live music, with dark wood tables and a sizeable bar allowing for a perfect view of the stage and open kitchen. Favorite appetizers include the soft pretzels and provolone fondue and the black mussels complimented by spicy sausage and a Stella Artois reduction. Guests can then move on to hearty options like the fried chicken with homemade buttermilk biscuits, pork belly ramen and 36-hour pork ribs with jalapenos and molasses. Not to be outdone, cocktails like the Velvet Death, with an exciting blend of Death’s Door gin, Velvet Falernum liqueur and absinthe, as well as the Partly Cloudy with Pink Pigeon rum, fresh lime and ginger beer promise something for even the most adventurous of palettes. If games are on your agenda, the Yard side is dotted with ping pong tables and a cornhole arena. culinarydropout.com.