Just past the vault door lies The Mint’s most valuable treasures: trays of expertly crafted cocktails and martinis. Housed in 7,000 square feet of a former bank building, The Mint nods to its previous life with money-themed drinks and rich, Asian-inspired tapas from a menu conceptualized by the restaurant's executive chef, Johnny Chu. Small plates of loganberry shrimp, wasabi sliders, and flash-fried sugar-cane pork take their place at booths cut with dark wood and cohiba marble or along seats at the main room’s 30-foot bar. Drinks include The Mint, a mélange of Grey Goose La Poire, star fruit, mint, and lemon, and Liquid Gold, which pairs a pineapple-infused vodka with Grand Marnier, amaretto, lemon, and raspberry, all heated to 1,948 degrees Fahrenheit. After fueling up with comestibles and drinks, diners can explore the patio’s cabana-style seating or take a break with some bubbly at the coed bathroom’s champagne bar.
For well-dressed American cuisine, dine at Az 88.
Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Az 88, though, so plan to indulge a bit.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — Az 88 has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Dine under the sun (or stars) at Az 88 with their charming outdoor seating.
At Az 88, you can dine with your immediate family and your extended family due to the easy seating for large parties.
Pump up your night with performances from Az 88's live DJs.
Great place to bring the whole family with great food and a business casual dress code.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Az 88.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Az 88.
Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Az 88 running under $30 per person.
It's easy to see why Hoookahmania won Phoenix NewTimes' award for "Best Hookah Lounge" in 2012. Smoke wafts over the dimly lit lounge, carrying aromas of flavors such as tangerine, sweet melon, or chocolate. Waiters might also assemble one of their unique blends, including Mijana Lover: a mix of orange, strawberry, safari melon, and pineapple. Hoookahmania also serves the perfect complement to these hookah creations?plates of shawarma, hummus and other Middle Eastern entrees.
Conversations flow just as easily as the hookah smoke, thanks to the lounge's comfy armchairs and round tables. Visitors might play cards or dance to Arabic pop music from the in-house DJ Wednesday?Sunday or watch performances from skilled belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights.
For an entree that scores high on the taste test, try one of the many options available at Maya Day and Night Club in Scottsdale.
Maya Day and Night Club's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months.
A great spot for twirling to some tunes, the restaurant also features a live DJ and dance floor.
The noise level can sometimes reach near deafening levels, so save your conversations for another night.
Those hoping to avoid the weekend rush will do best visiting the restaurant during the week.
Parking by the restaurant is a breeze, so feel free to bring your own set of wheels.
Maya Day and Night Club offers safe bike parking outside.
Looking for a quick bite to eat? Head on over to Scottsdale's Revolver Lounge.
Dance to the beat of a live DJ and show off your moves on the restaurant floor.
The noise at the restaurant can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit Revolver Lounge during the slower weekday hours.
Drive to Revolver Lounge and find parking in the area.
At Baroque Luxe Lounge, you will forget that you aren't in France because of its fine French cuisine and talented chefs.
Drivers will find quick and easy parking just around the corner from Baroque Luxe Lounge.
Prices at Baroque Luxe Lounge typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date.