Sweltering summer temperatures don’t stop the Phoenix nightlife scene from booming year-round—that’s what misters are for, after all. If you’re looking for things to do in Phoenix and dancing’s on the agenda, head to Bar Smith. A house-music and hip-hop lover’s haven, it’s one of the only clubs in Phoenix with a rooftop dance floor. For an atmosphere that's a bit more laid-back, try FilmBar. This bar/cinema hybrid sells beer and wine while its 70-seat, soundproof theater shows new flicks, cult classics, and local indie works. You can also escape busy downtown Phoenix nightlife altogether—but still get your dance on—at Char’s Has the Blues, a classic dive with live music every night of the week.

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