Top 10 Scottsdale nightlife spots: The Beverly, Maya

Old Town Scottsdale is a nightclub paradise, and here are our top 10 favorite spots.

10. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

This Old Town spot offers all the fun of a bar but with upscale dining Western-style. Try Alabama barbecue grilled chicken, flatiron steak or a whiskey burger. Daily drink specials include the Duke, a 32-ounce personal pitcher of domestic or imported beer; the Pickle Back, which is Jameson with housemade pickle juice as a chaser; and Low Life, which is PBR and a shot of moonshine. The house band Georgia Chrome performs on a stage suspended from the ceiling over the bar. VIP tables with beer and liquor taps and bottle service can be reserved.

Details: 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, No. 105, Scottsdale‎ 85251 480-945-4200 http://dierkswhiskeyrow.com

9. Coach House

This tiny wooden house turned bar stands out in Scottsdale for being the antithesis of the city’s usual swanky nightspots. Inside, the bar has low- pitched ceilings. Outside, a second bar serves the wraparound patio. While it’s a small place, it’s no dive. The bar opened in 1959 and has been a favorite for years. The Coach House is a must-visit during the holidays, when every inch of the bar is decorated in Christmas wrapping paper, lights, candy canes, ornaments and tinsel.

Details: 7011 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale 85251 480-990-3433 http://www.coachhousescottsdale.com

8. Kazimierz World Wine Bar

It’s a bit difficult to find this place if you haven’t been yet. The entrance is tucked away from the main thoroughfare, where a sign above the door reads “The Truth is Inside.” Inside is dark and cave-like, providing an intimate atmosphere to enjoy a glass of wine from the list of more than 3,200 bottles. Live jazz and Latin music is scheduled regularly.

Details: 7137 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. 480-946-3004, kazbar.net.

7. The King

This “barcade” opened in August, taking the place of The Western music venue. It’s a project from Tucker Woodbury (theVig, Crescent Ballroom), Tyler Christensen (the Little Woody) and Charlie Levy (Stateside Presents), and is a laid-back spot with vintage arcade games and Skee-ball, cheap drinks and chalkboard wallpaper for patrons to draw on. If you’re looking for a fun spot that’s unpretentious, this place is it.

Details: The King, 6830 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale. 480-947-3585, thekingbar.com.

6. Topgolf

This slick golf and entertainment complex has been a huge hit with residents and tourists. Groups get their own bays in which to play various games, complete with plush sitting areas and servers who take food and drink orders. Each golf ball has a microchip and players try to hit one of 11 targets from 20 to 240 yards away. Scores are displayed on the screen in your bay. If you don’t feel like playing, relax in the outdoor lounge with TVs, fire pit and full bar, or inside with lots of comfy seating, another bar, pool tables and a dining room.

Details: 9500 E Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale. 480-240-2402, topgolf.com/us/riverwalk.

5. RnR

This is the place to go for happy-hour specials and to take advantage of great weather by sitting on double-decker patios. From 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays, pay half price for margaritas, wine, well and call drinks, and select draft beer. If you’re hungry, indulge on appetizer specials that include ahi tacos and sliders.

Details: 3737 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 85251 480-945-3353 http://rnrscottsdale.com/

4. The Mint

This flashy 7,000-square-foot restaurant and ultra lounge offers dark wood, marble, booth seating, a 20-foot bar and a coed bathroom in which cocktails are served. The whole space is a dance floor, and the sprawling outdoor patio features a surplus of seating for whenever the thumping DJ music inside becomes a bit too thumping. Vegas-style lighting, glamorous back-lit photos of models robbing banks and servers outfitted like sexy bankers complete the party-in-a-bank experience. An extensive wine and sake list is available.

Details: 7373 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale 85251 480-947-6468 http://themintaz.com

3. AZ88

Walking up to the glowing glass cube of modernity that is AZ 88, spotting the conspicuously dressed people inside, marveling at the avant-garde art installation behind the bar, it’s impossible to not be curious about what happens inside such a space. Downtown hipsters, creatives ducking out of the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ladies who lunch, the glitterati and pretty boys are fixtures at this minimalist bar and restaurant just off the grassy Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The kitchen serves burgers, salads and sandwiches while the bar turns out classic cocktails and 10-ounce martinis so full that servers deliver the drinks with the grace and steadiness of gem-setters. It’s a rare place where the food is as good as the guests are good-looking.

Details: 7353 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 85251 480-994-5576 http://www.az88.com

2. Maya Day + Nightclub

With a patio-dominating pool juxtaposed against a flashy nightclub, Maya Day + Nightclub delivers DJ-driven, Las Vegas-style revelry. Maya is a 9,700-square-foot nightclub and a 17,600-square-foot patio with rentable daybeds, lounges and cabanas. It can hold about 1,400 people. Built by Triyar Cos. as a temple to the cult of the DJ, the venue highlights mixmasters inside and out, with both spaces designed symmetrically around DJ booths. Early headliners have included Calvin Harris, Nervo, Morgan Page and Steve Aoki.

Details: 7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale 85251 480-625-0528 http://mayaclubaz.com

1. The Beverly

Tucker Woodbury took over this spot, which had been Mabel’s on Main, in late August. Much of the bar looks the same, with exposed brick and tufted booths, giving it a speak easy feel. The front patio was extended and a garage door installed to give a much more airy feel. Rich Heider helms the bar, serving classic and modern cocktails. The food menu was created by Jorge Gomez, who runs the Vig restaurants.

Details: 7018 E. Main St., Scottsdale. 480-889-5580,

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Article source: http://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/events/2014/12/18/best-scottsdale-nightlife-nightclubs-restaurants-az88-rnr/20586673/