Shine 2010: Where to Party in Scottsdale

Disco
An illuminated dance floor consisting of thousands of multicolored and pressure-sensitive LEDs is the centerpiece of this cool danceteria, which also features two bars and a killer view from its second floor patio.
4301 N. Civic Center Plaza
480-818-4003
discoscottsdale.com

Cream Stereo Lounge
Fresh beats are dished out five nights a week by a roster of top-shelf turntable talent at the chic and sleek Cream Stereo Lounge, which also features bathtub shows and other debaucherous entertainment.
4252 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
602-222-9922
creamstereolounge.com

Dirty Pretty
Throbbing rock remixes and energetic electro tracks are dished out by beat-slingers like D-JR for the masses at this darkly baroque spot decorated with antique chandeliers and vintage furniture.
7443 E. 6th Ave.
480-970-1222
dirtypretty.com

ON THE MAP

Axis/Radius
7340 E. Indian Plaza
480-970-1112, axis-radius.com
Two clubs under one roof.

DJ's
7320 E. Stetson Dr. 480-945-9693
djsofscottsdale.com
Dive bar atmosphere and cheap drinks.

The Firehouse 
4312 N. Brown Ave. 480-265-6989
ilovefirehouse.com
After-hours dancing and debauchery until 4:30 a.m.

Giligin's
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza 480-874-2264 
Midgets and misfits serve $5 pitchers and other drink specials.

Martini Ranch 
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
480-970-0500
martiniranchaz.net
Live music with multiple bars, lounges, and dance floors. 

Mulligan's 
7318 E. Stetson Dr.
480-947-8188
myspace.com/mulligansaz
One of the few pubs in Old Town.

Myst 
7340 E. Shoeman Lane 
480-970-5000, mystaz.com
Scottsdale's best VIP areas.

Pussycat Lounge
4426 N. Saddlebag Trail
480-481-3100, pclaz.com
Peep the boudoir shows.
ON THE MAP

Axis/Radius
7340 E. Indian Plaza
480-970-1112, axis-radius.com
Two clubs under one roof.

DJ's
7320 E. Stetson Dr. 480-945-9693
djsofscottsdale.com
Dive bar atmosphere and cheap drinks.

The Firehouse
4312 N. Brown Ave. 480-265-6989
ilovefirehouse.com
After-hours dancing and debauchery until 4:30 a.m.

Giligin's
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza 480-874-2264
Midgets and misfits serve $5 pitchers and other drink specials.

Martini Ranch
7295 E. Stetson Dr.
480-970-0500
martiniranchaz.net
Live music with multiple bars, lounges, and dance floors.

Mulligan's
7318 E. Stetson Dr.
480-947-8188
myspace.com/mulligansaz
One of the few pubs in Old Town.

Myst
7340 E. Shoeman Lane
480-970-5000, mystaz.com
Scottsdale's best VIP areas.

Pussycat Lounge
4426 N. Saddlebag Trail
480-481-3100, pclaz.com
Peep the boudoir shows.

Details

TIPS

No parking on the dance floor
Parking can be a hellacious hassle. Try leaving your vehicle at the parking structure at FASHION SQUARE (7014 E. Camelback Rd.) or CRAFTSMAN COURT (7143 E. 5th Ave.) and grab a free ride into Old Town on a golf cart.

No glitz
Looking for something more casual than high-end hotspots? Check out the jeans-and-T-shirts vibe at THE LODGE (4422 N. 75th St., 480-945-0828) or LOCO PATRON (4228 N. Scottsdale Rd., 480-874-0033).

No end
Late-night fun doesn't end at last call: After-hours eateries like GUS' (7333 E. Shoeman Lane, 480-423-5555) and the PHILADELPHIA SANDWICH COMPANY (7158 E. 5th Ave., 480-970-1102) are both open 24/7. Insomniacs are also welcomed into the wee hours at AFTERLIFE (4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd., 480‑264‑8300) with dancing until 4 a.m.

Hidden Gems
Santos Lounge (7084 E. Indian School Rd., 480‑425‑8000), is a dope drinkery behind Frank & Lupe's with Day of the Dead-style decor, a serious selection of tequilas, and south-of-the-border beers. Or duck into Kazimierz (7137 E. Stetson Dr., 480-946-3004). The cork dorks at the clandestine Kaz Bar serve more than 3,200 different wines from around the globe within a speakeasy-like lounge next to Cowboy Ciao.

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Coach House
Open since the late '50s, the Coach House has offered a kitschy and convivial atmosphere to go along with its no-frills beer and booze selection for generations of Scottsdale drinkers.
7011 E. Indian School Rd.
480-990-3433
coachhousescottsdale.com

Pattie's 1st Avenue Lounge
A vibrant and lively dive in the heart of Old Town, Pattie's boasts a party atmosphere, a slew of drunken distractions like shuffleboard and beer pong, and such daily specials as $3 domestic and $4 imports.
7220 E. 1st Ave.
480-990-0103

TT Roadhouse
Punks, bikers, and hepcats aplenty flock to this tiny pub that packs a big kick with 13 beers on tap (including Stella Artois, Harp, and Guinness) and a killer jukebox that's loaded up with hard rock, Britpop, and ska.
2915 N. 68th St.
480-990-9033
www.myspace.com/ttroadhouse

Mabel's on Main
Filled with wingback chairs, tuck-and-roll leatherette booths, and retro décor, the lounge at Aaron May's gastropub oozes old-school charm and recalls an era when dry martinis and porkpie hats were king.
7018 E. Main St.
480-369-3665
mabelsonmain.com

Suede
Steeped in such stylishness as plush padded walls, lavish bars illuminated with teardrop lights, and sleek cherry wood fixtures, Suede is a sophisticated and sultry Scottsdale spot that draws in both scenesters and celebrities.
7307 E. Indian Plaza
480-970-6969
suedeaz.com

Hotel Theodore
Although no longer known as the Mondrian Scottsdale, this high-end hotel still features an ultra-upscale lounge that's dominated by red décor and populated by a well-heeled crowd sipping chic signature spirits and soaking up the posh ambiance.
7353 E. Indian School Rd.
480-308-1100
hoteltheodore.com

Shotgun Betty's Rock & Roll Saloon
Sleazy and stylish Southern-fried fun is served up at this honky-tonk-like drinkery that booms with classic rock and outlaw country tunes while tight-body waitresses in Daisy Dukes wrap themselves around stripper poles atop the bar.
7330 E. Stetson Dr.
480-990-2388
shotgunbettys.com

Saddle Ranch
Boasting a "rock meets Western" theme and a homespun ranch house atmosphere, Saddle Ranch is a sprawling restaurant and bar that provides patrons with rustic raucousness, outdoor fire pits, and a even a mechanical bull.
4321 N. Scottsdale Rd.
480-429-2263
www.srrestaurants.com

Revolver Lounge
Cowboy chic abounds inside Revolver, which blends Western flair and Scottsdale style into one swanked-up saloon and dance parlor complete with bling-covered spittoons and large-scale photos of sexy ladies wielding six-shooters.
7316 E. Stetson Dr.
480-946-2005
revolverlounge.com

AZ88
A stylish starting-off point for the young and hip before they head to nearby dance clubs, AZ88 boasts a seriously swanky drink menu that runs the gamut from cocktail classics like Moscow Mules and Manhattans to the latest in artisan precision cocktails.
7353 E. Scottsdale Mall
480-994-5576
az88.com

Geisha a Go Go
Geisha's signature drink selection is just as flashy as the clamorous pachinko machines by the front door, including such Asian-inspired alcoholic offers as fruit-infused shochus or the ultra-colorful Hello Kitty and Harajuku Lover.
7150 E. 6th Ave.
480-699-0055
geishaagogo.com

Olive & Ivy
Luxe libations are in abundance at this snazzy Waterfront establishment, including more than 200 wines by the bottle and such high-end drinks as the Vanilla Sidecar (consisting of Navan, triple sec, and fresh-squeezed lemon).
7135 E. Camelback Rd.
480-751-2200
foxrc.com

 
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