2102 N. 23rd Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85009
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This West Phoenix event space located in a converted warehouse is a rather versatile beast, having hosted a gamut of events from mariachi concerts and weddings to epic DJ festivals and heavy-duty rock shows. It’s also a sexy beast, featuring expensive lighting and sound rigs, ornately chic decor, plasma screens in the glossy bathrooms, and a lengthy bar aglow with LEDs. Stratus is akin to a Scottsdale club, right down to the disco ball hanging from the ceiling and the red carpet unfurled outside the front door during special events. The staff can also wheel out a mobile stripper pole, which came in handy (and leggy) for the auditions for a potential reality show about local exotic dancers that once occurred here, but it's a prop that doesn’t see any use when a quinceañera occasionally takes place at Stratus. At least, we certainly hope not.

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