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Top Country Bars in Scottsdale

By local contributor
Kristen Kearney

Scottsdale bucket list: experience a country bar in the “West’s Most Western Town.” From the city’s oldest saloon to a modern country bar in the entertainment district, Scottsdale will have you screamin’ “yee-hawwww” by the end of the night!

 


Rusty Spur Saloon


The Rusty Spur opened its swinging doors 60 years ago and has become one of the most well-known saloons in Scottsdale. This cowboy hotspot transports its customers back in time to the days of the Wild West. With live music seven days and nights a week, the Rusty Spur is a great place to start or end your night alongside cowboys, bikers, 20-somethings and tourists.

 


Handlebar J


Another classic country saloon in Scottsdale is Handlebar J. This Scottsdale staple has been owned by the Herndon family – of Herndon Brothers Band fame – since the 70s and has been serving up some of the best BBQ and live country music ever since.

 


Buffalo Chip Saloon


If you are looking to immerse yourself in a true Western cowboy experience, then make your way over to Buffalo Chip Saloon in Cave Creek. Line dance the night away in the dance hall, watch live bull riding and enjoy some BBQ – no matter how you spend your time at the Chip, this country saloon won’t disappoint.

 


Dierks Bentley’s Whisky Row


This modern country bar, located in the Old Town Entertainment District, is one of Scottsdale’s nightlife hotspots. Country music star Dierks Bentley created this exhilarating atmosphere with a modern twist on Old West country bars.