Two clubs, joined by a glass catwalk with a high strut-ability factor, lure local trendsetters and celebrities alike. Axis sports a shimmering bar that connects the patio to a comfortable, couch-laden interior. Upstairs, the inventively lit UV Room glows blue. When you're ready to crank it up a notch, wend your way to Radius, where pop, Latin, and techno beats bring the dance floor to life. For a special night out, reserve the VIP Amber Room, which features flowers and twigs captured in a glossy, floating amber bar.

Local Expert tip: There is a $10 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays.

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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.

Local Expert tip: Martini Ranch's relaxed dress code means you can come in your favorite pair of jeans.

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With four bars in one club, Myst's dance floor stays busy with uninhibited patrons. After imbibing a specialty cocktail such as an apple-infused Tartini, you'll be joining the crush, getting down to rock, electronica, and disco. The very brave even take their chances on elevated platforms. Celebrities occasionally check out Myst's scene, no doubt capitalizing on the profusion of VIP skyboxes complete with balconies and TVs. When you need a break from dancing, shoot a relaxing game of pool in the Ballroom.

Local Expert tip: Upscale, fashionable attire required for entrance.

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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 of course, plenty of room to dance. DJs spin on Friday and Saturday nights, and Pattie's also functions as a favorite site for get-togethers and special events. The absence of a cover charge adds considerably to the appeal.

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Welcome to Acme Bar and Grill in Scottsdale where every night is a party. No matter what you're looking for, Acme has it. Whether it's drinks with friends, a round of billiards or live entertainment, Acme Bar and Grill is your place. Acme features a daily happy hour Monday through Friday and offers a full menu with appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and pizza.

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