10 Best Nightlife Spots in Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley is an affluent community located at the foothills of iconic Camelback Mountain, famous for its award-winning resorts, celebrity residents and natural beauty of the Sonoran Desert. This small but cosmopolitan town overlaps with the neighboring city of Scottsdale in terms of nightlife, but you'll find a distinct sense of cutting edge invention in Paradise Valley nightlife destinations.

For an example of high-end Paradise Valley nightlife, pay a visit to the Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback, an exclusive resort featuring some of the best mixologists in the Valley of the Sun. The extensive drink menu features fruit- and herb-infused cocktails that are stunning in their detail and unexpected pairings.

Over at the R Bar at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa, you'll want to sample the menu of house specialty tequilas, all featuring top shelf tequila infused with fresh fruits.

For a truly refreshing cocktail, The Last Drop Bar at the Hermosa Inn features a large menu of mixed drinks featuring ingredients from the hotel's very own garden. The Last Drop also plays host to regular tequila tastings, scotch and cigar nights, and live entertainment.

If you feel like dancing the night away, head just across the town border Scottsdale's Wasted Grain, a fun and laid-back hybrid bar and dance club. Enjoy a game of corn hole with friends, or catch one of the venue's weekly live music acts.

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

R Bar is located in the main lobby of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Scottsdale Resort & Spa. This lively spot offers a full menu of small plates, entrees, and of course, a signature drink menu. You'll find handcrafted cocktails and the...  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

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

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

Mbar at Prado is a Mediterranean-inspired tapas bar at the beautiful Montelucia Spa and Resort in Paradise Valley, Arizona. The bar features a large selection of high shelf 100% agave tequilas, as well as a menu of handcrafted cocktails. Mbar is...  Read More

The Mint is one of the most glamorous places to dance the night away in Scottsdale. The 7,000 square foot space - formerly a bank - was designed to evoke the Hollywood Regency style. The DJs play eclectic house and pop music, and the dance club...  Read More

Terroir Wine Pub

If wine bars rub you the wrong way, it's time to give it another go with a visit to the Terroir Wine Pub in Scottsdale. The first house rule is: leave snobbery at the door. The second house rule? Have fun. This friendly wine pub features an...  Read More

The Last Drop is an upscale bar located at the historic Hermosa Inn in Paradise Valley. Chef Jeremy Pacheco has developed an aesthetic that features fresh, locally grown ingredients across the board, including the bar menu. The Last Drop has...  Read More

Jade Bar
Photo courtesy of Jade Bar

Jade Bar is the sleek, ultra-trendy restaurant and lounge bar located at Sanctuary on Camelback. The emphasis here is on the natural elements of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. The bar has one of the loveliest secluded patios in the city,...  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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