10 Best Nightlife Destinations in Old Town Scottsdale

Take a walk in Old Town Scottsdale after the sun has gone down and you'll find a city that comes alive with sidewalk cafes, wine bars, gastropubs, dance clubs, and bars and lounges.

If you're in the mood for a classic Scottsdale night out, step into the retro-swank lobby of The Beverly, formerly Mabel's On Main. This mid-century hot spot used to be one of the city's favorite dive bars, but after receiving a lavish makeover, The Beverly is now a vintage-flavored gem that appeals to the young and hip from all walks of life. Of course, Old Town Scottsdale is well known for its historic Western flavor.

Feel the history and enjoy a stiff drink at the Rusty Spur Saloon, one of the oldest bars in Old Town Scottsdale, and also one of the liveliest.

Wine-lovers will want to plan a stop at 5th and Wine, Old Town's favorite wine bar, featuring a 60-seat dining room and 40-seat tasting room.

For some of Old Town's best hand-crafted cocktails, head straight to AZ88, where the martinis are stiff and late-night dining continues past midnight.

Finally, if dancing and mingling is your thing, stop in at the Red Revolver Lounge, a swanky nightclub with no cover charge. 

Pattie's First Avenue Lounge

Eminently laid-back during the day, this no-frills joint transforms into a lively club in the evenings. Locals flock here daily for inexpensive drinks, a comfy heated patio, pool tables, and the latest game playing on the flat-screens. DJs spin...  Read More

Simple food and great wine make for a winning combination at 5th and Wine, one of the most popular wine bars in downtown Scottsdale. The restaurant/wine bar features a 60-seat dining room (which fills up fast on the weekends), a comfy soft...  Read More

This elegantly hip restaurant is famous for its burgers, sandwiches, and "galettes," a crispy flat bread topped with cheese, olives, bacon, and onions. Although the fare is simple, the preparation is perfection. Expect to be impressed by fresh...  Read More

Old Town Tavern
Photo courtesy of Old Town Tavern

If your idea of a great night out is to relax with friends in a quaint, hospitable setting, the Old Town Tavern in downtown Scottsdale is great place to grab a drink, listen to live music, or enjoy Scottdale's patio weather. This is one of the...  Read More

Craft 64 has become one of the most popular happy hour spots in Old Town Scottsdale. And why not? The pizzeria and brew pub has an extensive list of craft beers, with at least 36 Arizona-crafted beers on tap at last count. There is also a...  Read More

Established in 1959, this family-owned bar is one of the oldest nightlife venues in Scottsdale. The Coach House is a friendly neighborhood tavern located in Old Town Scottsdale, where locals and visitors mingle in an unpretentious spot known for...  Read More

Tucked away from the bustle of Scottsdale, this wine bar has a distinctly subterranean feel, thanks to subdued lighting, softly-playing jazz, and wine casks that line the walls. The decor is heavy on stained glass and stone, imbuing the spot...  Read More

This casual, relaxed, C&W spot attracts a loyal following of locals and out-of-towners with live music most afternoons and evenings. Regional and local acts perform primarily country tunes with a little rockabilly and blues thrown into the mix....  Read More

The Beverly, formerly known as Mabel's on Main, is an Old Town Scottsdale gem full of old-school glamour and sophistication. The exposed brick walls, mahogany wood bar, and leather booths lend a warm and intimate feel, while the busy mixologists...  Read More

This story-themed restaurant and bar is a unique addition to the Old Town Scottsdale nightlife scene. The restaurant and bar serves up a fun menu full of creative fusion dishes with an Asian twist. From the "Intro" appetizer meu, try the inside...  Read More


Meet Patricia Escarcega

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...  More About Patricia

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