Your Night Out in Scottsdale
photo credit, HULA'S Modern Tiki
By Lauren Wong
There’s so many popular bars in Scottsdale, it’s hard to choose which one to go to. A lot of the time you hear about the same, main bars that everyone loves, but there’s so many more to check out!
Visit “Scottsdale’s best kept secret.” This underground lounge is located right near Old Town, providing a little getaway from the crowds. With a nostalgic style, listen to DJs play while you choose from their menu of high-end, American comfort food. Offering only the finest cocktails, Beverly on Main allows you to dine out in class. Oh, and don’t forget to ask them about their secret room!
Visit Scottsdale’s oldest dive bar/tavern! This bar was established back in 1959 with a big emphasis on the value of family and community. These values have been maintained all those decades, and are still their focus. It’s still owned by the founding family. With an open-air set up, and tons of drink specials, Coach House is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. If you love Christmas, you have to visit this dive bar during the holiday season. They deck out the entire place with twinkling lights.
With a lively, “flirty and fun atmosphere,” Cottontail Lounge is located within the W Hotel. Sip your drink poolside while DJ’s perform, making it the ultimate pool party destination in Scottsdale. You can sit back in their shaded seating or hop right in the pool while you look out over Old Town. They offer brunch, sunset cocktails, private events, and delicious, creative bites.
This month on March 11, they’re throwing their Suits and Sneakers event. For $25 you’ll get to join in on their annual celebration of tailored suits and sneakers! There will be celebrity athletes from the NFL, MLB, and NHL on their runway in this event thrown in collaboration with Elevee Lifestyle. Be sure to check out their calendar to find information on all the upcoming events you don’t want to miss out on!
Bringing tropical vibes to Old Town, Hula’s Modern Tiki sits in a former BBQ joint. The bar offers a modern twist to your classic tiki bars from the 50s and 60s. Check out their menu and choose your drink among all their signature cocktails. There are three locations, one in Phoenix, North Phoenix, and Scottsdale, each has its own twist on their beachy aesthetic. Their food is a unique fusion of Polynesian and American flavors.
You’ll never have to check a calendar again if you’re in search of live music because Kazimierz Wine and Whiskey Bar feature live music every night. They showcase the best musicians in the valley, and more! The dim bar has candles sprinkled throughout to create a unique, intimate atmosphere. If you like whiskey, or are wanting to learn more and try out some different pours, this is the place to go. Along with their extensive whiskey selection, they also offer wine by the glass or bottle, and a list of creative and classic cocktails made by their mixologists.
Located on the 7th floor of the Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale in Old Town is this beautiful rooftop bar. The views are what make this bar stand out. You can sip your handcrafted cocktail of choice in luxury while gazing out over panoramic views of the valley. They also feature local beers and posh plates.
Challenge your friends to a night of pool, ping-pong, and shuffleboard. Come during the day for a relaxed, laid-back vibe, or visit during Friday/Saturday nights and leave your heart out on the dance floor while DJs blast their music in the background. Put your skills to the test and participate in one of their shuffleboard and ping-pong tournaments. Before you leave, sign your name on a dollar bill and tape it on the wall to add to their collection. It’s a dollar that would have been saved anyways with their free entry.
This bar is standing history. Established in 1951 as the first bar in Scottsdale, it earned its spot as an official registered historical landmark. However, the building dates back to 1921 when Farmer’s State Bank of Scottsdale called it home. The bank vault has now been repurposed into a refrigerated unit for their drinks. Today, Scottsdale’s last cowboy saloon, features live music seven days a week with authentic cowboy decor and Old West hospitality. If that’s not enough to catch your attention, there have been sightings of famous people from all over the world within the bar walls including Jennifer Anniston, Post Malone, Vince Vaughn, and more.
They say that their walls talk, that they tell you the story of their saloon with their decor; hanging license plates, letters, photos, signs, and more. Join in on the trend and sign a dollar bill to hang among the historic decor. Every year the walls are cleared off and all the money is donated to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital.