Shine 2010: Where to Party in Scottsdale
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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