Phoenix, Arizona, Nightlife

City Guide / Phoenix

#TGIF: Your Guide to Phoenix, Arizona, Nightlife

By Bri Hand | May 25, 2021

Vibrant nightlife might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Phoenix, Arizona, but it may surprise you to learn that this city is a top place to spend your Friday or Saturday night. 

Whether you choose to party in the heart of the city or on the outskirts in Scottsdale or Tempe, you’re sure to find something to get your party juices flowing. Here’s your guide to painting the Valley of the Sun red and seeing Phoenix, Arizona, nightlife in a new light!

Keep it hip in Downtown Phoenix 

Downtown PhoenixDowntown Phoenix is home to Roosevelt Row, which is one of the hippest neighborhoods in the United States. The area has an unabashedly local feel to it, full with industrial sites that have been converted into living spaces and gathering spots, as well as art galleries and swanky eateries. 

If you’re craving craft beer, there’s no better place to visit than Angel’s Trumpet Alehouse. They serve local craft beers and have over 31 taps, as well as a revolving selection. One thing for sure is that you can go there every day for a month and never drink the same beer twice!

Go to the bar where every hour is happy

You have to love it when you can mix partying with a bit of cultural heritage, local history, and even some irony—and such is the case with the Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour, which is widely considered to be the best cocktail lounge in all of Arizona. Now, get ready for the historic, cultural, and ironic part about it: The lounge is located in the former Arizona Prohibition Headquarters in the iconic Luhrs Building. 

So, if you want to spend your happy hour tasting the best cocktails in Arizona, pay this spot a visit. And, if you’re the type who likes to post your libations on your Instagram story, definitely give the Bear Witness cocktail a go, as it’s served in an adorable bear-shaped honey jar!

Have some new experiences in Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town ScottsdaleOld Town Scottsdale—located in downtown Scottsdale—is crammed with high-end nightclubs, bars, and lounges. Whether you want to sip on a craft beer on a sports bar patio, drink a cocktail as the sun sets behind the South Mountain, or leave your sweat on the dance floor, Old Town Scottsdale won’t disappoint. 

The Coach House is the Old Faithful of Old Town. It is the oldest bar, nightclub, and lounge in the area and is open every day of the year—even on Christmas Day! In fact, this spot is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, since it goes all out on decorations every year. The Coach House offers a full bar with arguably the best selection in the area, and with its affordable drinks and dive bar vibe, it’s definitely one of the stalwarts of the Greater Phoenix nightlife.

Don’t miss out on MesaNightlife in Phoenix, Arizona

Downtown Phoenix might be the hottest place in the Sonoran Desert to party, but you can’t leave without giving Mesa a try. 

The G Bar G Mesa is one of those venues that can make you feel like a D-list celebrity when you enter—no one there knows you, but you still feel like you’re on top of the world. With fancy yet subtle decor and fruity cocktails that will dazzle your palate, this spot is a great place to meet up with friends or even have a date. 

Whether you’re in the mood for craft beers and dive bars or delicious cocktails in sophisticated lounges, the Phoenix area is a great place to spend a night out. Landing’s fully furnished apartments in Phoenix are located right in the heart of the action and can give you a front-row seat to a great time. Browse our available apartments in Phoenix, or contact us to learn more about how a Landing membership works.

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About the author

Bri Hand

Bri Hand is Landing's Content Marketing Manager. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts, with her partner and dog, Arlo, but relishes any opportunity she can to travel so she can try new foods, see gorgeous sights, and daydream about living somewhere new after visiting there for less than 24 hours.