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Downtown Tempe and Old Town Scottsdale’s numerous bars and clubs were swarming with co-eds dressed in red, white, and blue ensembles and celebrating Independence Day after the sun went down and the fireworks ceased on Thursday, July 4. Up in Scottsdale, they crowded into joints like Hi Fi, Martini Ranch, Smashboxx, and Shotgun Betty’s, as well as the second floor WET Deck at the W Scottsdale Hotel.
Down on Mill Avenue, however, the sidewalks along the thoroughfare were full of people after Tempe Beach Park's big bash let out, as were such establishments as Gringo Star Street Bar, Mill Avenue Cue Club, C.A.S.A., and World of Beer as folks enjoyed drinks and beats while raising a toast to ‘Murica.
Photos by Melissa Fossum and Benjamin Leatherman
Published on July 5, 2013