Having A One Night Stand in Scottsdale
The Hot Spots When You've Only Got One Night
It's a hot scene in hot and happening Scottsdale.
So,you've only got one night (or so) to spend in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
No sweat, though. Not even in the desert. PubClub.com has the best bars to hit to maximize your time in this happening hotspot. In fact, metro Phoenix is one of the most happening places in the entire southwest U.S.
Actually, it's a series of hotspots It is comprised of three different areas:
• And each Super Bowl weekend, the area's biggest party is the Phoenix Open!
Scottsdale has tons of gorgeous girls, one reaon the nightlife is so great.
Just to offer further proof of gorgeous girls in Scottsdale.
Central Phoenix covers a large area and sports many more bars than restaurants. Around the Biltmore area try the Merc Bar or Rosie McCafferty's for Friday happy hour; Aunt Chiladas at Squaw Peak can't be beat. If you find yourself downtown check out the Arizona Center or Alice Cooper's AliceCooperstown.
Dan Majerli's is a happening sports bar between Arizona Center (a shopping center) and the America West Arena Phoenix Suns' NBA basketball arena. Bank One Ballpark – which has a pool in the outfield and a lot of bikini tops to distract the opposition as well as the host Arizona Diamondbacks – is bringing bars and baseball close together.
The happening party in Phoenix is in Scottsdale.
This is by far the most happening area in Phoenix. The beautiful and upscale crowds bounce around from bar to bar in the Old Town Area. The best place to start the night, regardless of the day, is Kona Grill in the Scottsdale Fashion Mall.
After Kona the choices get tougher. For dancing head to Axis-Radius or around the block to Six. Some other great bars in the same area are; The Drift (with the coolest wooden patio chairs in town), Suede, MickeyÕs Hangover, Devil's Martini (nice patio, combines dancing with a nice bar area and scene, crowd is late 20s to late 30s), Sand Bar (more casual dress becuase of its a beachy bar/club and is generally considered a "younger" bar), Sugar Daddy's and Dos Gringos whose slogan is "a great place to day drink."
Other, more "relaxed" choices with a 10-15 minute walk or short cab ride are Mickey's Hangover, a dive lounge with couches, big screens and porch. It's around the corner from a cantina called Giligin's, which has goldfish races on Tuesdays and offers shots from a large spin wheel (3 for $5).
This dive is a real hangout for the bartenders.
And speaking of dives, if ever a name described a place it is the Dirty Dogg Saloon. It may be across the street from the semi-elegant Devil's Martini, but this is a whiskey-swilling, beer-drinking rock 'n roll honky tonk that just happens to feature scantily-clad bartenders swinging from the rafters. As well as well-lubed female patrons jumping up to dance on the bar as if it were Mykonos. The crowd is about what one would expect but there are the occasional later-night prizes on patrol.
And then there's the Coach House, the oldest bar in the area. An old, well, coach house, it's a cool dive with lights hanging from the ceiling and, a patio. This is a Scottsdale tradition. It's in Old Scottsdale, an area with a number of small and casual bars. The Salty Senorita is always worth a stop for a beer. Or a shot. Especially on weekend afternoons.
On Sunday night hit Cateye, which is co-owned by Jenna Jamison and is where all the freaks show up.
For a little something out of the ordinary, head to north Scottsdale to Greasewood Flats. This cozy outdoor old western bar has been around since the early 1900's and still has the same feel as it did in the old days. The Satisfied Frog out in Cave Creek has an incredible Bloody Mary bar and is worth the trip to hang out for a long brunch.
The Devil's Martini turns devilish after the diners have departed.
Scottsdale nightlife has it all, from live entertainmment to dancing to dives.
'O' short for opium, is an upscale lounge with very little clothing being worn and very snotty but beautiful inside (people and decor).
For bars on specific nights of the week, Sundays afternoon at Dos Gringos patio goes off, Sunday night the place is Cateye. Wednesday nights at Six and Thursdays at Suede rock. The other nights are a bit more calm, but on the weekend all these places are packed.
An up-and-coming area is North Scottsdale. Jetz Americana, San Felipe Cantina just opened next to Flemings in DC Ranch, Eli's (an older crowd) are all good It's just that the drive is difficult. Jetz is the new attempt at recreating the old Stix/Jetz that was all the rage a few years ago.
While people dress stylish in Scottsdale, there is no formal dress code. That's because it's usually so warm. Once in a while a place will require slacks, but jeans work most of the time. The bar crowd varies by location – some places are the 21-30s while others are more upscale and cater to the 28-40+ patrons.
Most of the Scottsdale bars are within close cab proximity. Anything else, North Scottsdale, Central Phoenix or Tempe are pretty far away. Its a bitch too, because there are not that many cabs around.
Tempe is the usual college town with fairly young crowds that roam along Mill Ave. and University in downtown Tempe. A couple of worthwhile bars are The Library (where the waitresses dress like school girls and dance on the bar) & Have a Nice Day Cafe because of the atmosphere and strong drinks.