Downtown Nightlife Hot Spots

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Ready for a night on the town? Scottsdale’s got you covered with exciting nightlife options that run the gamut from Western saloons and upscale cocktail lounges to high-energy dance clubs. Check out these local favorites.


Citizen R+D

This buzz-worthy nightlife nook takes exclusivity to new heights. There’s no signage to help you find it, but we’ll give you a hint – look for the unassuming, back alley staircase outside citizen public house. When you find it, use the phone to request entry. R+D is small, so expect to wait – but don’t let that deter you. The innovative drinks whipped up by Master Mixologist Richie Moe (whose tool chest includes a Bunsen burner, cotton candy maker and a blow torch) are worth it.

Rusty Spur Saloon
If you want a chic night out, head to Sunset Beach, an outdoor poolside club on The W Scottsdale’s second floor, that’s unlike any other in downtown Scottsdale. Fashion shows and special events on selected evenings make The W Sunset Beach stand out, but on any given night you’re guaranteed to mingle poolside with some of the most eligible and interesting bachelors and bachelorettes in Scottsdale. Be sure to dress to impress so you can turn heads as you strut up the fabulous all-white staircase to the 13 private cabanas that line the pool and settle into a night of fun.

Shade Lounge at W Scottsdale
If you want a chic night out, head to Shade Lounge, an outdoor poolside club on W Scottsdale’s second floor, that’s unlike any other in downtown Scottsdale. Fashion shows and special events on selected evenings make W Scottsdale’s Shade Lounge stand out, but on any given night you’re guaranteed to mingle poolside with some of the most eligible and interesting bachelors and bachelorettes in Scottsdale. Be sure to dress to impress so you can turn heads as you strut up the fabulous grand staircase to the 13 private cabanas that line the pool and settle into a night of fun.

ZuZu Lounge
Kick off your night on the town at this retro enclave at the Hotel Valley Ho. ZuZu’s Cool Redux happy hour (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays) features stellar apps like the Crisp Basil Risotto, Green Chili Pork and Portobello Fries. Complement these tasty small plates with one of ZuZu’s signature cocktails. We love the ZuZu Senorita (Sauza tequila, lime juice and agave nectar) and the refreshing Strawberry Lemonade (Smirnoff vodka, strawberries and fresh-squeezed lemonade).