10 Best Scottsdale Dance Clubs: Where to Party in the Desert



When it comes to nightlife, nothing quite says fun like a large dance floor throbbing with people and good music. Scottsdale dance clubs offer impressive variety when it comes to ambiance and music. Whether you come to people-watch or shake your booty, Scottsdale dance clubs run the gamut from cozy lounges to multilevel dance emporiums.

For the classic Scottsdale club experience, head to The Mint, a popular dance club featuring a champagne bar, an al fresco lounge, and resort-style cabanas.

For a dance floor with Las Vegas-inspired views, try Degree 270 at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. 

If you're looking to party with Scottsdale's young and beautiful people, head over to Maya Day + Nightclub. The club is known for its elaborate dance floor shows. Fire-breathers, dancers swinging from the rafters and caged go-go girls fill the club with an air of high-octane ambiance that will get you moving on the dance floor. 




Paris of Scottsdale brings a sexy Latin edge to the Scottsdale dance club scene. The club frequently hosts popular DJs from around the country and the international EDM scene. The music pouring out of the speakers is eclectic, but the club has...  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




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




Maya Day and Nightclub, named for an ancient deity that is known for spinning illusions and dream, is one of the most popular dance clubs in Scottsdale. The nightclub is known for elaborate dance floor shows, including dancers swinging from the...  Read More




This country western saloon is not in Scottsdale proper, but it's worth the scenic drive to neighborhood Cave Creek to soak up the desert and country vibes. Buffalo Chip Saloon boasts all the essentials of a good country western saloon, offering...  Read More




Dakota is a popular Old Town Scottsdale food, drink and nightlife spot. The ambiance at this hybrid restaurant, bar and nightlife venue is casual and fun with a touch of glam. The venue features a large, four-sided white marble bar; distinctive...  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


Degree 270


Degree 270, located on the 14th floor of Scottsdale's Talking Stick Resort, rewards visitors with its amazing views of Scottsdale, Phoenix, and iconic Camelback Mountain. Live jazz music, dancing, incredible city views, and regular vodka...  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


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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.

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