10 Best Late-Night Restaurants in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has a lively nightlife scene and an award-winning roster of eateries. It's no wonder, then, that the city has much to offer in terms of late night eats.

One of the best spots in town for hungry night owls is AZ88 Bar & Restaurant. The bar serves delicious hand crafted cocktails, and the kitchen stays open until well past midnight. You'll find a good selection of sandwiches, salads and comfort food plates dished out with gourmet flair.

Another good late night destination is RnR Restaurant & Bar in downtown Scottsdale. This modern gastropub has a late night menu full of sharable small plates and modern American comfort food. Enjoy a specialty cocktail on the outdoor patio overlooking the Scottsdale strip and enjoy some of the best people-watching in town.

If it's been a long night of drinking and dancing, stop by Pig & Pickle, a fun yet sophisticated gastropub with a special late night food menu. The menu changes often, but you can expect to find staples like savory duck fries and buffalo pork shanks. 

For sophisticated late night dinner, head to EVO in downtown Scottsdale. The menu is brimming with modern Italian dishes made from scratch from high quality local ingredients. The ambiance is warm, cozy and romantic. 

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Sophisticated yet down-home, FnB is the latest darling of the Scottsdale culinary scene. The menu, which changes frequently, is based on seasonal ingredients sourced from local vendors and farms. The farm-fresh ingredients are carefully selected...  Read More



Pig & Pickle is a comfort food haven in Scottsdale with a menu full of comfort food classic. Don't expect run-of-the-mill comfort food, though. The menu has been carefully crafted for unexpected flavor profiles and infused with gourmet...  Read More



EVO is a vintage-inspired Italian restaurant and bar committed to delivering timeless Italian cuisine and high quality drinks in a sleek, inviting setting. On the food side of the menu, EVO dishes out fresh appetizers and small plates, delicious...  Read More


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