Scottsdale's exciting nightlife offers fun for the whole crowd
When the sun goes down in Scottsdale, Ariz., the clubs heat up. Scottsdale’s nightlife has a legendary reputation among residents and visitors. Singles from across the Greater Phoenix area head to Scottsdale to dance, drink and let loose in some of the hottest clubs in the country. Here’s a look at clubs you’ll want to hit if you’re checking out the party scene in Scottsdale. Dress to impress, and get ready to dance the night away.
The Mint was formerly a bank and has been renovated to evoke the Hollywood Regency style. The centerpiece of the club is the bank’s original vault door. DJs play electronic house and pop music, and the dance floor is always popular. If you don’t want to join the crowd, there are resort-style cabanas and private dining and wine rooms for VIPs. The Mint also has Old Town Scottsdale’s largest patio. There’s also a 30-foot bar, custom LED lights, and a specialty champagne bar in the co-ed restroom.
From sunbathing all day to swimming all night, WET Deck offers entertainment 24 hours a day. This fabulously chic club is at the W Scottsdale outside the second floor just above the entrance. Its main attraction is a heated pool that electrifies at night with underwater lighting and music. Four holes at the bottom of the pool allow for “sneaky, cheeky peek-a-boos from below.” The Wet Deck also offers cabanas, daybeds and lounging pods. There are 13 private cabanas that include a flat-screen TV and Internet access. The Sunset Lawn poolside bar serves food and beverages to guests.
The Beverly has been newly taken over by Tucker Woodbury and was once Mabel’s on Main. This club offers a speakeasy feel with its exposed brick and tufted booths. The recently renovated front patio and garage door lend to an outdoorsy, airy feel.
Located just off the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, AZ88 is a minimalist bar and restaurant. The avant-garde artsy feel piques guests’ curiosity. It entertains a range of guests including downtown hipsters, art critics from the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and the glitterati. The menu seems basic, offering burgers, salads and sandwiches, but guests insist it’s “a rare place where the food is as good as the guests are good-looking.” The bar offers classic cocktails but is known for their 10-ounce martinis.
Coach House Tavern
While the tavern stands out as the opposite of most of Scottsdale’s stylish nightclubs, it offers entertainment guests have raved about for decades. Coach House Tavern is Scottsdale’s oldest tavern opening in 1959. The inside bar has a low-pitched ceiling, while the second bar, outside, serves the entire wraparound porch. Guests love the tavern during the holiday season when every inch is decorated with wrapping paper, Christmas lights and candy canes.