Nine Places to Party in Scottsdale During (and After) the Waste Management Phoenix Open

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5. Tilted Kilt Tent
Renting any of the open's 200-odd skybox will set you back a pretty penny, as rates start at $32,000. (It's probably why each of these elevated party pens are snatched up by big-name corporations each year). Ditto for any of the "Members Club" ticket packages, which promise VIP access but will run $150 per day. Such sky-high prices are exactly why the Celtic-themed breastaurant chain's Scottsdale location offers free admission to its party tent. "If the average Joe goes only has an ordinary ticket, he's kind locked out of a many places to celebrate," says Phelps. "We're open to anybody and everybody."

Anybody who wants to spy scantily clad waitresses, suck down import beers and cocktails, nosh on hamburgers and chicken sammies, or partake in booze-infused frozen treats called Ice Pops. "It's like drinking a cocktail in a popsicle. It's pretty cool and has an ounce-and-a-quarter of alcohol in it, so it gets you pretty loaded," Phelps says. The tent's open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with Phoenix Open admission.

4. Albertson's Fan Zone
This "fan-friendly area" will feature golf simulators and other interactive gaming, giveaways of posh prizes like PING gear, a Berringer wine bar, and a variety of food booths from such restaurants as PF Chang's and Zinburger.

3. Arizona Rattlers Den
Golfing won't be the only sort of sporting action taking place at the TPC, as Phoenix's arena football squad will host a party tent near the ninth green. Visitors can scope out golfers walking past and preparing to sink their putts, as well as rub elbows with Rattlers players, coaches, and the team's Sidewinders Cheerleaders. Numerous hi-def TVs will be arranged around the tent and a concession stand, cash bar, and VIP section will also be on the premises. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free with Phoenix Open admission.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.