Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Thursdays mark Hans Olson Nights at Pranksters Too.
The Old West comes back to life every week at Pranksters Too. On Thursdays, the Scottsdale saloon fills with the bluesy sounds of Hans Olson, the clatter and chatter of poker tables, and the continuous calls for Sailor Jerry Rum.
The Place: 7919 E. Thomas Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, 85251
The Time: Every Thursday, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The Cover: None.
The Parking: Lot.
The People: A hardened group of local barflies, rum drinkers and poker fanatics finishes off the Old West saloon feel of The Jester Room.
The Style: There were a few 10-gallon hats present, but the majority of people were dressed in tees and blue jeans.
What we loved: The chance to observe a little piece of local history. Hans Olson, who has released 13 albums and whose music has appeared in multiple television shows, has been part of the Arizona music scene since the late 60s.
What we didn't love: The performance and poker tables didn't make ideal partners. At times, the presence of both made it difficult to focus on just one of them.
Would we go back? Most likely, but only with our favorite pair of boots and a couple of requests ready.