Nightlife in Paradise Valley

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on August 2–September 20 (Up to33% Off)

Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre Presents: "A Ghostly Crime", "Deadly Housewives", or "Get A Clue.. Or Die!"

Multiple Locations

$97.47 $65

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Murder mysteries inspired by Clue and Desperate Housewives turn audiences into detectives as they feast on a three-course meal

Standup Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

$35 $17

Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

Scotch Flight and Hors d'Oeuvres for Two or Four at The Scotch Library (Up to 46% Off)

The Scotch Library

The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$90 $49

Expert scotch ambassador walks guests through samples of single malts and blends, which are complemented by delectable food pairings

Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 56% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

$32.99 $15

Winery dispenses tasting flights of award-winning wines alongside light appetizers such as caprese and warmed brie

Pizza and Beer for Two or Four at Rosati's Pizza (Up to 49% Off)

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

$29.05 $15

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Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies paired with draft and bottled beers

$12 for a Friday- or Saturday-Night Comedy Show for Two at The Speakeasy Comedy Club (Up to $24 Value)

The Speakeasy Comedy Lounge

South Scottsdale

$24 $12

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Local comics share the stage with national headliners at a comedy lounge inside Papi Chulo's Mexican Cantina

Wine Flights with Meat and Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Wine Warehouse (Up to 58% Off)

Wine Warehouse

Scottsdale

$40 $17

Enjoy a flight of wine & platter of artisanal meats and cheeses in space that at times resembles a warehouse, retail shop, and social club

$15 for $30 Worth of Hookah, Food, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Hoookahmania

HoookahMania

North Scottsdale

$30 $15

Groups share hookahs in flavors like chocolate and apple while sipping fruit smoothies or Arabic teas; live entertainment on select nights

$19.99 for Martinis & Manicures for Two at EVO ($30 Value)

EVO

Downtown Scottsdale

$30 $19.99

Guests sip on martinis or signature cocktails while receiving manicures at weekly event

Wine Flight with Cheese & Pairings Plates for Two or Four at Vintner’s Circle (Up to 56% Off)

Vintner's Circle

Urban Winery Scottsdale

$35.98 $18

Each guest samples six 2-ounce glasses of wine, complemented by cheese and pairings

Karaoke and Snacks Sunday–Thursday or Friday and Saturday at August Karaoke Box (Up to 67% Off)

August Karaoke Box

Tempe

$15 $5

In private rooms or a public hall, groups sing along to more than 130,000 songs, nibble snacks, and sip drinks

$29 for a Beer Class with Food and Tastings for Two at Boulders on Broadway ($50 Value)

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$50 $29

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On third Monday and Wednesday of each month, bar with dedicated three-figure beer list teaches how to pair brews with food

Theatrical and Dance Performances for Two in Grand Canyon University's 2014–2015 Season (Up to 50% Off)

Grand Canyon University

Ethington Theatre

$20 $10

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The theater and dance departments perform classic and contemporary musicals, mystery thrillers, and seasonal concerts

Three-Course Dinner and Murder-Mystery Show for Two or Four at Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater (Up to 41% Off)

Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater

Phoenix

$84 $52

Comedy, cabaret, and live dinner theater in haunted Transylvanian mansion or Hollywood Golden Age set; three-course dinner accompanies show

Red Rocks Music Festival at Arizona Opera Center and Sedona Creative Life Center, August 28–31 (Up to 32% Off)

"An Evening In Paris" or "An Afternoon In Paris" or "The Magnificent Blend Of Voice & Strings"

Multiple Locations

$28 $19

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Three concerts of classical standards featuring lauded performers

One-Day Entry for Two or Four or VIP Weekend Entry for Two at Phoenix FearCon (Up to 46% Off)

Phoenix FearCon

Fear Farm

$70 $45

Horror fans unite at a convention featuring special-effects demonstrations, film screenings, and panels with actors from The Walking Dead

$22 for $44 Worth of Pizzas, Tapas, and Drinks at Centurion

Centurion

Downtown Phoenix

$44 $22

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Appetizers such as baked brie with raspberry jam or stuffed mushrooms wrapped in proscuitto along with pours of craft beer or wine

$13 for $26 Worth of Small Plates and Drinks at twenty6 lounge

twenty6 lounge

Desert Ridge

$26 $13

Small plates such as cured meats plate with ham, coppa, borsellino salami, mole salami, chipotle bacon jam plus beer, wine, and cocktails

Comedy Show for Two, Four, or Eight at Chaos Comedy Improv at the Dearing Acting Studio (Up to 59% Off)

Chaos Comedy Improv

Dearing Acting Studio

$24 $15

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Family-friendly comedy troupe showcases improvisational talent in weekly, unscripted shows

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 50% Off Beer & Wine — Apollo's Lounge

Apollo's Lounge

Alhambra

$10 $5

Affable bartenders suffuse chilled glasses with made-to-order mixed drinks in congenial neighborhood gay bar with free WiFi.

The Whispers at Celebrity Theatre on Friday, August 8, at 8:30 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

The Whispers

Celebrity Theatre

$53.75 $25

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Vocal Hall of Famers of "And the Beat Goes On" fame get audiences grooving alongside the R&B crooners of "Fantastic Voyage"

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" for Two or Four on July 12, August 16, September 6, or October 11 (Up to 71% Off)

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Arizona Event Center

$42.42 $13

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A cast of actors mimic Frank-N-Furter, Brad, and Janet as the audience does the "Time Warp" during a screening of the cult classic

$22 for Two Groupons, Each good for $20 Worth of Pub Fare and Beer at The Brass Tap ($40 Total Value)

The Brass Tap

Mesa Riverview

$20 $11

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Browse selection of more than 300 craft beers to sip on with flatbreads, panini, and handcrafted pizzas built on a tasty pretzel crust

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Mesa

$161.60 $85

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After shocking murder, guests and actors collect clues to expose killer while dining on meatloaf, chicken, or pasta

Wild Western Festival for One, Two, or Four at Sahuaro Ranch Park on October 24–26 (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Western Festival

Sahuaro Ranch Park

$10 $7

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Live music, pie-eating contests, Steampunk costume contests, stunt shows, and pony rides whisk families back to the 1880s

Club Night on Friday or Saturday for Two at El Parral (Half Off)

El Parral

Glendale

$20 $10

Dance club complete with table and bottle service, a full bar, and live music gets folks moving

Two or Four Show-Only Tickets at The Black Mustache (Up to 55% Off)

The Black Mustache

The Black Mustache Old-Fashioned Melodrama Co.

$32 $15

This vaudeville-style theater encourages audience participation during its side-splitting slapstick plays

$15 for $30 Worth of Casual Gourmet Cuisine and Wines at Cellar 13

Cellar 13 Fine Wine Bar

Carefree Arizona

$30 $15

13 white and 13 red wines by the glass or bottle; the menu includes tomato-basil flatbread, hearts of romaine salad, and grilled cheese

Select Local Merchants

El Hefe combines the best of two worlds—the rhythmic dance tracks and drinks of a lively nightclub, and the meaty, peppery cuisine of Mexico and the American Southwest. Quesadillas filled with shredded chicken tinga and prime steak tortas pair perfectly with sports on flatscreen TVs or icy chelada cocktails. Revelers lounge in wraparound booths covered with funky floral prints and gold lamé, helping themselves to pints of beer from the tableside taps, which eliminate the long waits and intricate hand signals required to order at a noisy bar. And as diners chat, servers carry out rustic wooden trays bearing treasures of angus beef burgers topped with jalapeno marmalade, tacos filled with duck carnitas or pork al pastor, and Sonoran-style hot dogs wrapped in bacon and smothered in tomatillo avocado salsa.

Nighttime finds DJs spinning club music as lights swirl above the dance floor, bathing revelers in rhythmic beats and streaks of neon. Party guests toast potent house tequila cocktails or fishbowl glasses of beergarita--garnished with a dusting of salt and an upside-down bottle of beer.

4425 N Saddlebag Trl
Scottsdale,
AZ
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If the name 5th and Wine doesn’t give away the restaurant’s specialty, maybe the wine barrel guarding the front door might. Or possibly the selection of more than 40 wines available by the glass, including reds and whites from around the world and 5th and Wine’s very own sangria. Those libations––along with specialty cocktails such as a black-cherry manhattan or root-beer martini––complement a menu of seafood, steaks, and burgers made with beef, elk, and bison patties.

Inside the 60-seat dining space, arched beams frame the room and a chalkboard wall displays daily drink specials and upcoming sets from local musicians. In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy couches and chairs carve out a post-meal lounge area, along with a murphy bed for guests who know which window to punch. Additionally, a 40-seat tasting room indulges guests with red leather chairs and the aroma of an old-fashioned popcorn machine at work. Diners can also enjoy their meal on the courtyard patio where an awning shades meals during the day and strings of lights brighten up the night.:m]]

7051 E 5th Ave
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

It's not unusual to find Tammy, owner of Pearl Sushi Lounge & Bomber Bar, standing behind the bar at one of her two restaurant locations, chatting with customers while they sip her signature cocktails and sake bombs. Her crew of bartenders takes their tasks seriously, mixing up martinis infused with soju, sake, fresh fruit juices, and muddled blackberries, or pouring red and white wines straight from the special tap designed to prevent oxidation. Inside the kitchens, the chefs work with equal dedication, whether crafting classic california sushi rolls or the more inventive White Snake roll stuffed with sweet-potato tempura, tamago, asparagus, and cream cheese, and topped with escolar and a spicy peach sauce. Small plates sport crispy calamari sautéed with fresh ginger and garlic while Big Plate meals feature wok-charred beef and teriyaki salmon flanked with miso soup, salad, and steamed edamame.

4252 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

"Best Bartender," "Best Margarita," and "Best Bar Patio." These are just a few of the awards with which locals have decorated Loco Patron in recent years. Unsurprisingly, the combination of talented bartenders, outdoor seating, and signature drinks such as the Sweet Heat margarita with organic chili liqueur have made the spot a popular after-work hangout for groups of friends.

People don't only come for the booze, though. They also come for cuisine such as the crunchy pork taco with arbol sauce, which won first place at the Arizona Taco Festival in 2011. Diners can choose from other taco fillings, too, including New York strip steak or lobster. The menu also includes house specialty enchiladas and house salads, like the spicy steak and the chicken salad, both of which are considered hidden gems by Loco Patron regulars.

4228 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Arizona’s most promising side-splitters share the stage with nationally renowned headliners at Speakeasy Comedy Club, a venue taking its atmospheric cues from a Prohibition-era nightspot. Shows on Friday and Saturday nights feature performers who have honed their anatomical knowledge of funny bones during televised appearances on Conan, Last Comic Standing, and HBO specials. Though the club discloses its password to a range of comics from diverse backgrounds, most performers eschew squeaky-clean comedy for a brand of dirty humor that appeals to the noir detectives who regularly lean on the venue's gray brick walls or occupy the back row’s plushy seats. A friendly wait staff supplies cocktails, signature margaritas, and other exquisite libations along with Mexican cuisine to soothe bellies aching from chortling fits.

5101 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale,
AZ
US

Italian for "your wine," Su Vino doesn't only curate a lineup of award-winning varietals, it also crafts custom wines to suit even the most discerning palates. Inside an eye-catching tasting room, Su Vino Winery pairs glasses and bottles of its vintages with a menu of light appetizers and sensuous desserts. Red wines such as the jam-flavored cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend and peppery zinfandel pour crimson into tasting glasses, whereas white wines—including the tongue-twisting gewürztraminer—immerse taste buds in crisp, off-dry tones. They also open their bottle-lined space to guests interested in hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, or scared-straight event for delinquent grapes.

7035 E Main St
Scottsdale,
AZ
US