Where are the best nightlife spots in Phoenix? Although most of the city's thumping dance floors are heavily concentrated in the Scottsdale and Tempe areas, there are plenty of places to enjoy the nightlife in Phoenix.
Downtown scenesters and hipsters can be found crowding the dance floor at Bar Smith, where the views from the rooftop bar are enough reason to make a stop at this popular nightlife spot.
Ready to try something different? Pay a visit to FilmBar in the city's artsy Roosevelt Row district. This arthouse cinema lounge has brought independent cinema to downtown, but it's also a nice wine bar.
If you're looking for great live music, music aficionados gather nightly at the Crescent Ballroom, where free live music in the lounge, and national touring acts inside the ballroom, make this the perfect spot to mingle and discover new sounds. The kitchen at Crescent Ballroom features gourmet versions of Southwestern classics, perfect for noshing in between acts.
Valley Bar, the sister club to Crescent Ballroom, combines the speakeasy appeal of a classic basement bar, with the ambiance of an indie club and bar. There's live music inside the ballroom, a colorful lounge, and a small game area where you can play skeeball and other vintage games with friends.