10 Places to Party for Spring Break in Metro Phoenix

Being at El Santo is basically like being in Mexico without being in Mexico.
Being at El Santo is basically like being in Mexico without being in Mexico.
Benjamin Leatherman

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, we're aware that it's been in the low 80s lately and there is a greater chance of Aaron Carter and Hilary Duff getting back together than there is of Phoenix getting any snow. Get on our level. We're not talking about Christmas; we're talking spring break.

But, before you go jetting off to San Diego or cruising down to Rocky Point, don't underestimate staying right here in town to celebrate your scholastic break. There is plenty to do, and we've wrangled up the 10 best places in Phoenix to party this spring break.

See also: 10 Best Places to Party After Spring Training Games in Metro Phoenix

El Santo Cantina

If you want to feel like you're beachside in a cantina in Mexico without the actual beach or having to drive hundreds of miles, check out El Santo. With a giant open-air patio surrounding its resort-style pool, it's easy to close your eyes and forget that you're in Scottsdale. Or hang out under the waterfall and hope to find that spring break fling waiting underneath. Grab some taquitos and a drink with a tiny umbrella and enjoy your Mexican staycation.

Revelers hit up a post-Record Store Day bash at Lost Leaf.
Revelers hit up a post-Record Store Day bash at Lost Leaf.
Melissa Fossum

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Lost Leaf

We get it. Tropical poolside getaways aren't for everyone. Thankfully, Lost Leaf is about as far from tropical as you can get. This renovated historic house turned bar just of Roosevelt Street is perfect for those who simply want to grab a pint, check out local art, and listen to good music. It offers live music every night, from local DJs and bands to national touring acts. And the best part? There is never a cover. Yep, free equals fun.


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