10 Best Live Music Venues in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a nightlife kind of town. When the sun sets over the desert hills, the city's hip constellation of dance clubs and live music venues come alive.

If you're goal is to relax with friends on one of the city's best outdoor patios, head on over to the Old Town Tavern in downtown. It's a great place to enjoy a drink and listen to live music in a relaxed setting. 

Country music lovers also won't want to miss the Rusty Spur Saloon. It has the distinction of being the oldest saloon in town. Along with great food and drinks, you can count on a toe-tapping country band taking the stage every weekend.

For free dance lessons on Wednesday nights and live music every night of the week, Handlebar-J is the place to go. 

If you're ready to rock the night away, try Pub Rock Live. This downtown Scottsdale destination can host up to 350 patrons and features weekly live music in a relaxed bar setting.

One of the city's biggest and most glamorous live music venues is Livewire, a vintage-styled live music venue with a state-of-the-art performance space. 



Casablanca Lounge

This elegant cocktail bar features barrel-aged beverages, exotic highballs, and spectacular panoramic views of Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain from atop the lounge balcony. An appealing mix of old-world ambiance and Scottsdale-chic, the...  Read More

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 a great place to grab a drink, listen to live music, or enjoy the great patio. This is hands-down one of...  Read More

Pub Rock is the newest incarnation of the venerable Chasers nightclub, a staple in downtown Scottsdale for over 20 years. The newly remodeled live music club can host up to 350 patrons and features weekly live music in an unpretentious bar...  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

Rogue Bar
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This low-key bar may not be as fashionable as the dance clubs up the road, but rest assured it's just as much fun. Pool, greasy bar food, big comfy booths, and live music are just some of the more enticing aspects of Rogue Bar. The dance floor...  Read More

Rockbar Inc. in Scottsdale bills itself as the city's top rock 'n roll destination, and this boast may not be too far off. The club, lounge and music venue features live music, rock DJs and exclusive performances from local and national acts....  Read More

This Scottsdale legend, a local favorite for over 30 years, caters to cowboys and townies alike with a lively bar, country and western music that gets your boots moving, and a down-home restaurant that dishes up hearty grub. The combined bar and...  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

Wasted Grain is a laid-back restaurant, bar and dance club that has something for everyone. Want to play a round of corn hole with friends while drinking your favorite beer? Check. Looking to burn up the dance floor with your hot moves? Head to...  Read More

Livewire is a south Scottsdale live music venue with room for 1,100-plus music and dance lovers. The state-of-the-art venue was master designed from the ground up with the latest in sound and video technology and plays host to touring national...  Read More


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