Dance Clubs: Sleek, swanky Shaker Room sits atop hard-rocking Martini Ranch and is an oasis of animal-print sofas, cherrywood pool tables, and signature, hand-blended martinis. Come early to avoid lines for a snug dance floor that tends to fill up quickly. DJs lay down a stylish mix of electronica and disco in the always-crowded space, making it easy to lose yourself in the beat. High ceilings, exposed brickwork, and a faintly hallucinatory projection of colors and patterns lend a dreamy feel to the venue, and eager revelers happily submit to the vibe. If live music is your thing, Martini Ranch is a must.
Pool / Billiards: Decidedly Southwestern decor and a rear patio make Martini Ranch an appealing choice for hearing the latest live and local rock bands. Sunday nights — known simply as Metalhead — are a favorite with Scottsdalers craving noise. Favorites like Rock Lobster and the Chadwicks have also graced the venue. Not into the scene? TVs, wickedly good martinis, and billiards tables up the ante. Upstairs, the lower-key Shaker Room features DJs, a dance floor, and a live mix on Sunday nights.