Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Sedona nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Sedona Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


With an interesting start in the dinner theater business, Blazin' M was founded after the Maberry family spent some time using the land as a cattle ranch then organic vegetable farm. Making the most of their land after crops were washed away in 1993, they decided to build a frontier town, which could host a dinner and stage show. After you enjoy a chuckwagon dinner in the barn, get ready for entertainment provided by the Blazin M' Cowboys whose show combines live music and hummor.

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Sound Bites Grill, with its guitar gallery of signed guitars, offers all sorts of live entertainment, from music to comedy to performing arts on its stage. Opt for amazing early evening views from "The Edge" patio bar, or chill inside at the blue bar and cocktail lounge. Check the club's calendar for events like wine tastings, jazzy Sundays or special shows featured on a large projection tv. Sound Bites also serves food until midnight on the weekends.

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The name is admittedly confusing as a nightlife event but the Szechuan Restaurant's adjacent bar offers live music (that also's occasionally staged outside). The bar is nothing fancy, but is a locals hangout. Szechuan offers several varieties of martinis including a Gingerpear martini, sake (served hot or cold), plum wine and traditional favorites like wine and beer.

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From views of the resort's golf course to multiple televisions tuned to athletic events, this establishment lets folks know right away that sports is a dominant theme. In fact, fans often hang out to see the outcome of favorite games. If that's not really your taste, shoot a few games of pool, sample a microbrew, or just enjoy the laid-back appeal of the place. A menu of pub fare-plus lets you snack or enjoy a full meal, and the bar takes care of all requests.

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Olde Sedona Bar & Grill

When you're in the mood for good times, be sure to check out Olde Sedona Bar & Grill. The restaurant and bar is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb menu selections. Stop in to the bar area or outdoor patio to take advantage of happy hour on Mondays-Fridays, where you can enjoy half-off appetizers in addition to the specific daily specials which sometimes include $3 beer, $3 margaritas or $1 tacos. Stick around for the live entertainment which is provided most nights. You can even bring along Fido to their pet-friendly patio.

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Oak Creek Brewing Co.

Having learned to make beer in Germany, owner Fred Krause and his family decided to test their knowledge in Sedona. Today, their microbrewery produces ales, lagers, porters, and stouts and also makes use of "spunding," a process of carbonation that allows for smoother taste. The casual place attracts a mix of locals and visitors, who come to try out the brews and catch up with friends. A pleasant outdoor patio satisfies most folks, and German-themed sandwiches and entrees are available. You'll also occasionally find live entertainment, and there's a second location at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village (928-282-3300).

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Ken's has a terrific central location with lots of great places to hang out, including an outdoor deck. They often have live entertainment, and if you're hungry, the food is delicious too. Loads of parking and easy to find.

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Tii Gavo
Photo courtesy of Libby McMillan

This late night spot and lounge is conveniently part of Sedona's Enchantment Resort, which means hotel luxury and gorgeous views are on offer in addition to the regional craft beers, cocktails and specialty margaritas. If you begin to feel a bit peckish, take advantage of their menu full of regional flavors in the form of soups, salads, burgers tacos and more.

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Reds at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
Photo courtesy of D.J. Henson

The lounge inside Sedona Rouge Hotel on west 79A is probably the coziest place for an intimate evening. Go on a night with live music and double your pleasure. Dim lighting, good service and the best ambience all combine for a relaxing night on the town. Don't neglect to order a nibble to share: the artichoke dip that's served here might be the highlight of your vaation.

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