Nightlife in Scottsdale

Comedy and Popcorn for Two at Stand-Up, Scottsdale! Through March 28 (Up to 51% Off)

Stand-Up, Scottsdale!

Downtown Scottsdale

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Intimate comedy venue hosts a rotating cast of nationally known comedians

$35 $17

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"Footloose," "42nd Street," "Harvey," or "Lombardi" at Desert Stages Theatre (Up to 50% Off)

Desert Stages Theatre

Downtown Scottsdale

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Rock ‘n’ roll riles a religious town; a Broadway ingenue tastes fame; a man befriends an imaginary rabbit; a legendary coach makes history

$21 $11

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$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

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

$24 $12

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Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre at Orange Tree Golf Resort on November 7–January 3 (Up to 33% Off)

"A Ghostly Crime" or "Get a Clue or Die" or "Deadly Housewives" or "Murder! More or Less...a comedy?"

Orange Tree Golf Resort

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

$97.47 $65

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One, Two, or Four Groupons, Each Good for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to 42% Off)

Studio Movie Grill

Scottsdale

A wide selection of new releases and cult classics is projected on towering screens as viewers watch from leather recliners and tables

$9.50 $5.49

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Wine Flights with Meat and Cheese Platter for Two or Four at Wine Warehouse (Up to 55% Off)

Wine Warehouse

Scottsdale

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

$40 $18

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Wine Flight and Cheese Plate for Two or Four at AZ Wine Company (Up to 51% Off)

AZ Wine Company

South Scottsdale

Taste a variety of wines and cheeses, learning about each one as you empty your glasses

$42 $21

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$20 for a Beer Flight at The Casablanca Lounge ($30 Value)

The Casablanca Lounge

Downtown Scottsdale

Speakeasy style infuses Vegas-inspired lounge where bartenders offer up eight rotating handles for a beer flight

$30 $20

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$17 for a Hookah Package for Two at Hoookahmania ($35 Value)

Hoookahmania

North Scottsdale

Groups share hookahs in such flavors as chocolate and apple and nibble on Lebanese appetizer platters; live entertainment on select nights

$35 $17

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Drinks and Charcuterie or a Taproom Experience for Two at Bad Water Brewing (Up to 43% Off)

Bad Water Brewing

Scottsdale

Visit the brewery where this special saison is produced while tasting beer and charcuterie; the taproom yields plenty of take-home swag

$20 $14

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Wine-Tasting Flights with Appetizer for Two or Four at Su Vino Winery (Up to 55% Off)

Su Vino Winery

Downtown Scottsdale

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

$32.99 $16

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$20 for Martinis & Manicures for Two at EVO ($30 Value)

EVO

Downtown Scottsdale

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

$30 $20

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$13 for $20 Worth of American Food at 18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill

18 Degrees Neighborhood Grill

North Scottsdale

Cheeseburgers, veggie pizza, and ribeye steak populate hockey-themed on-site bar at the Ice Den

$20 $13

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at 18 Degrees

18 Degrees

North Scottsdale

Dishes include cheese curds, burgers, pork chops, and other comfort food in a bar full of flat-screen TVs inside the Ice Den

$20 $12

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Haunted Hotel Ball's Dia de Los Muertos Closing Party at The Saguaro on Saturday, November 1 (Up to 56% Off)

Dia de Los Muertos Closing Party

The Saguaro

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Day of the Dead–themed party ends a weekend of spooky fun with DJ tunes, aerialists, zombie go-go dancers, and sexy costumes

$44.99 $20

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Scottsdale Sandwich Slam with Appetizers and Two Drinks at Eddie's House on Friday, October 24 (Up to 35% Off)

Scottsdale Sandwich Slam

Eddie's House

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Sample fare from the 2013 World Sandwich Champion and Eddie Matney, a chef celebrated by the Today show and Bon Appetit

$75 $49

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Mixology Course for One or Two at RSVP Social Club (Up to 52% Off)

RSVP Social Club

Scottsdale

Mixologist teaches students how to create handcrafted cocktails in a 90-minute course

$60 $32

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It's hard to define the vibe at American Junkie. Is it a sports pub? Is it a dance club? A craft-beer bar? In truth, it's a bit of all of these things, with the atmosphere and activities changing from the time it opens to the closing of the doors late into the night (3 p.m.?10 p.m. on Sundays or until 4 p.m.?2 a.m. Wednesday?Saturday). Oftentimes, the cheers of sports fans ring out as they follow American Junkie's resident teams: the Seattle Seahawks and the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The 20 HD plasma TVs also beam all the major UFC, boxing, and tickle fights.

Beneath several of the screens stretches a circular bar, where bartenders mix cocktails and pour all-American spirits?including craft beers, whiskey, bourbon, and wines sourced from California. But those drinks only account one part of American Junkie's menu. The rest comes from the kitchen, where chefs bake pizzas over mesquite wood, make grilled cheese sandwiches with gouda and crisp green apple slices, and slather ribs in barbecue sauce.

Meals often begin with housemade potato chips (complete with blue cheese dressing for dipping) and end in something truly decadent: a dessert called Half Baked. Vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup cover a half pound of cookie dough, which is baked in a deep-dish pan.

4363 N 75th St.
Scottsdale,
AZ
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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
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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 North Drinkwater Boulevard
Scottsdale,
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"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
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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
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