Scottsdale After Dark

When the sun goes down, Scottsdale shines with a whole new energy. From happy-hour hotspots dishing up innovative apps and cocktails to late-night diversions that keep the excitement going into the wee hours, here are a few local favorites that will help you make the most of your Scottsdale night.

  • Happy Hour Hotspots

    Order a round of seasonally inspired cocktails for the whole gang at citizen public house. Drinks change weekly (and sometime nightly) so be prepared to be delightfully surprised each time you visit.

  • Happy Hour Hotspots

    Savor the striking vistas from J&G Steakhouse with selections from a unique cocktail list and elevated bar menu perfect for light noshing. Be sure not to miss the uniquely refreshing Ginger Margarita.

  • Dinner Options

    If you have a craving for sushi, be sure to stop by Noh sushi in the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale. This cozy restaurant (only 6 seats total) gives you a one of kind dining experience that puts you directly at the chef’s preparation table. It’s sushi, with a personal touch.

  • Dinner Options

    Take a culinary journey through the masterful modern Mexican food of Chef Richard Sandoval at La Hacienda and don’t leave without trying a tequila flight (the Snake Bite is our favorite!).

  • After Dinner Entertainment

    Two-step over to The Rusty Spur Saloon, a Western bar with a come-as-you-are attitude and live music.

  • After Dinner Entertainment

    Continue the boot-scootin’ fun at Handle-bar J Restaurant & Saloon (above) with dancing and live entertainment from some of the best names in country music, like co-owners Ray Herndon and the Herndon Brothers Band.

  • After Dinner Entertainment

    Enjoy a fun (and free!) affair, the Scottsdale ArtWalk, every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the downtown Scottsdale Arts District.

  • After Dinner Entertainment

    Live in the charm of the 1950s with mid-century themed cocktails (you can actually order a drink called the Ricky Ricardo) at ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho.

  • Late Night Escapades

    Sip on some of the most creative cocktails in Scottsdale at jade bar (above) and edge at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, home to some of the most breathtaking views of Paradise Valley and beyond.

  • Late Night Escapades

    Fawn over the modern twists to classic cocktails at The Mint (try the aptly name Mint Cocktail, made with Grey Goose La Poire, Starfruit, Mint, Lemon & Fizz).

  • Late Night Escapades

    Go sky-high at Talking Stick Resort’s 14th-story lounge, Degree 270 (above), with live jazz music and views of iconic Camelback Mountain. Or, head to the on-property Casino Arizona, which boasts more than 50 gaming tables and 800 multi-denominational slots.

  • Late Night Escapades

    Downtown’s newest party spot, Maya Day + Nightclub keeps poolside fun going well into the night with a mix of live and DJ-spun music, cocktails and big-screen televisions.

  • Kid Friendly Activities

    The Desert Botanical Garden hosts a series of seasonal family-friendly events like Flashlight Tours in the summer and Las Noches de las Luminarias during the holidays.

  • Kid Friendly Activities

    Night vision hummer tours with Stellar Adventures.

  • Kid Friendly Activities

    Dive-in movies during the summer months at resorts like The Phoenician and The Westin Kierland.

  • Kid Friendly Activities

    Have dinner at Ironwood American Kitchen at the Fairmont Scottsdale and stay for a free fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. (summer only)

  • Kid Friendly Dining

    The Sugar Bowl is a must-see with its 1950s soda fountain and ice cream treats.

  • Kid Friendly Dining

    Indulge your love for good food and America’s favorite pastime at Don & Charlie’s, which has a connection to Major League Baseball and Cactus League Spring Training.

  • Kid Friendly Dining

    Pinnacle Peak Patio is a Wild West dining adventure for all ages that’s been around since the late 1950s.

  • Kid Friendly Dining

    Enjoy a comfortable setting and above-average kids’ (and adult!) menu at Eddie’s House from local celebrity Chef Eddie Matney.

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