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4341 N. 75th St.
7353 Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale Civic Center Park
3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
7374 E. 2nd St.
Walking is for plebes. (Why waste your precious drinking energy by hoofing it?) Here are some top-shelf options for getting around Scottsdale:
Any simpleton with a C-note can hire a limousine to schlep to and fro. But a 40-foot-long SUV that's rolling on 60-inch tires? That takes chutzpah (not to mention serious chedda).
Golf CartsA recent trend is clubhopping on golf carts. Two companies offer free rides on weekends.
4 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursday-Sunday
9 p.m.-3 a.m., Thursday-Saturday
PedicabsA favorite of the inebriated, bicycle-powered rickshaws are common in Old Town.
Worth venturing out of Scottsdale for: the monthly First Friday art walk extravaganzas, where thousands of artists, musicians, and other imaginative types mass along Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue in celebration of their creative efforts. Esteemed galleries such as Five15 and eye lounge exhibit some of the more stunning works than their neighbors, while Perihelion Arts offers stylishly lowbrow and genre-defying pieces.
Five15: 515 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
eye lounge: 419 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Perihelion Arts: 610 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix
Head away from the hipster hullabaloo and you'll encounter nightlife aplenty, including Steve Rogers' mini-empire of gorgeously elegant danceterias steeped in sophistication. The recently opened Sanctum is a cathedral-like club featuring a darkly Baroque interior design mixed with Pagan influences that's similar in spirit to his pulchritudinous Goth parlor Palazzo.
Sanctum: 4343 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix,
Palazzo: 710 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
A trio of urbane urban nightspots reign over downtown's weekend scene: Bar Smith serves house and electro nights on both its floors, while PHX Nightclub and Stoudemire's Downtown attract pro athletes and blockbuster recording artists with off-the-hook hip-hop and R&B parties. Watch your back, Old Town.
Bar Smith: 130 E. Washington St., Phoenix
PHX: 122 E. Washington St, Phoenix
Stoudemire's: 3 S. 2nd St., Phoenix