Gilbert's ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen prepares to open after COVID-19 delay

ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen
The Heritage District is seen along Gilbert Road from the rooftop patio of ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen. The bar had to postpone its opening, which was scheduled for April, but opens Dec. 28. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Heritage District is seen along Gilbert Road from the rooftop patio of ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen. The bar had to postpone its opening, which was scheduled for April, but opens Dec. 28. (Tom Blodgett/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert's ile.gal Modern Cocktail Kitchen plans to have a grand opening Dec. 29 as a rooftop bar at 313 N. Gilbert Road. The bar originally planned to open in April but postponed because of the pandemic, and additional health protocols will be in place. It has an artistic craft cocktail program, a full scratch kitchen that uses fresh flavors found throughout Arizona, and views of downtown Gilbert and the San Tan Mountains. The menu offers locally inspired artisanal dishes infused with desert flavors, fresh ingredients and small-batch products. The full craft cocktail bar focuses on an assortment of agave spirits, including mezcal, tequila, bacanora, raicilla and many more. http://ilegalaz.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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