Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Nightlife

From brewpubs, sports bars, and coffeehouses to dance clubs, mega-concerts, and country venues, the Valley of the Sun offers nightlife of all types. Nightclubs, comedy clubs, upscale lounges, and wine bars abound in Downtown Phoenix, along Camelback Road in North Central Phoenix, and in Scottsdale and Tempe.

Among music and dancing styles, country-and-western has the longest tradition here.

Jazz venues, rock clubs, and hotel lounges are also numerous and varied. Phoenix continues to get hipper and more cosmopolitan, so behind the bar you're just as likely to find a mixologist as a bartender. There are also more than 30 gay and lesbian bars, primarily on 7th Avenue, 7th Street, and the stretch of Camelback Road between the two.

You can find listings and reviews in the New Times free weekly newspaper, distributed Wednesday, or in the Arizona Republic, also online at, the paper's website. The local gay scene is covered in Echo Magazine,, which you can pick up all over town.

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This spot is great for feasting on huge portions of food and lavish quantities of liquor, but also for feasting your eyes on the fabulous...

B.S. West

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Tucked behind a shopping center on Scottsdale's main shopping drag, B.S. West draws a stylish, well-heeled gay crowd. ...

Buffalo Chip Saloon

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Watch real cowboys and cowgirls two-step to live music at this saloon, where you can also gorge on mesquite-grilled chicken and buffalo...

Casey Moore's Oyster House

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A laid-back institution where students, hippies, and families come together, Casey Moore's occupies a 1910 house rumored to be haunted...

Cash Inn Country

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This bar has an eclectic clientele of women and features music just as diverse, from country to Latin. ...

Casino Arizona

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You'll get a full entertainment experience here with a steakhouse and buffet, concerts and other live performances, and plenty of gaming...

Casino Arizona at Talking Stick Resort

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Locals come here for blackjack, poker, keno, more than 200 slot machines, and a dash of Las Vegas–like nightlife. ...

Char's Has the Blues

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This is one of the Valley's top blues clubs, featuring a calendar of nightly blues, funk, and jazz artists. ...


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A longtime favorite of local gay men, Charlie's has a country-western look (cowboy hats are the accessory of choice) and friendly staff.


  • Gathering Places

The best place to take part in Downtown Phoenix's thriving nightlife offers a mix of clubs, entertainment, restaurants, and shopping,...