Sometimes described as "South Beach in the desert," Scottsdale's nightlife has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the Southwest's top destinations for late night revelry. Downtown Scottsdale, which encompasses pedetrian- and tourist-friend Old Town as well as the club-laden Camelback Corridor, is the place to be when the sun goes down. Visitors may be surprised to see just how eclectic the Scottsdale nightlife scene really is. Although dance clubs and swanky lounges dominate, Scottsdale nightlife also hosts a growing roster of bustling wine bars and Western-style saloons. So whether you're in the mood to don cowboy boots or dancing shoes, the diverse Scottsdale nightlife scene offers something for all.
Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats.
She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.