For expertly crafted cocktails in a trendy, contemporary space, head Downtown to Bitter & Twisted. The regular cocktail menu is a true masterpiece but they also feature drink specials like a weekly cocktail and "punch of da month." Don't worry if all these incredible cocktails start to make you a bit hungry, there's also a gourmet food menu with items like a meat and cheese board, the ramen "momo" burger and Seoul fried chicken. So whether you're looking for a classic Manhattan or something truly unique, you can find it on a night out at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlor.
Replacing the PHX nightclub, the Monarch Theatre provides a much needed boost to the underground electronic music scene in Phoenix. Complete with an amazing sound system, the club hosts some of the best local DJs and award winning performers attracting large crowds through the week. Although focused on electronic music, the club also hosts nights of hip hop, dub step and old school music to bring in a change in routine. If you want to experience the best then make sure you visit the club on UK Thursdays where you can dance to music ranging from UK garage and grime to drum 'n' bass.
One of the last remaining cowboy saloons in Scottsdale, Rusty Spur Saloon is one hangout that attracts not just the locals but also tourists in large numbers. The old world charm this bar exudes is accentuated by numerous mementos and souvenirs of the former bank that existed in its place in the 1920s. Rusty features performances by country/western bands 7 days a week, and a spacious dance floor where you can do a two-step. The bar is well stocked with a variety of liquors and spirits; and if you are craving a bite to eat, then order a Cowboy Chili burger or the specialty Rusty Spur burger from the kitchen, and you are all set for a relaxed evening.
The Lost Leaf is a historic bar in Phoenix with the decor carrying an old world charm. Offering the finest beer and sakes, it is a comfortable place to hang out with friends. Live music nights bring local artists to the stage and art exhibitions are often held here. With a knowledgeable barkeep and friendly guests, you're sure to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere at the place. For booking and information, do visit the website.
Bar Smith beats others when it comes to entertainment. The VIP rooms are the center of attraction for all clubbers, and step onto the the terrace bar for amazing views of the city. Located just a block away from the Phoenix City Center, Bar Smith is your neighborhood destination for fun.
Copper Blues is a sleek rock bar downtown Phoenix. Featuring live music, an impressive selection of more than 60 tap beers, good food and an amazing outdoor patio on the second floor, this venue is one of the most popular destinations in the city.
Duce in downtown Phoenix, attempts to give patrons a walk down history lane with its prohibition theme. Located within a former warehouse on South Central Avenue, The Duce doubles up as a bar and restaurant with ease. Relish the meatball sliders and roasted ribs while sipping on the house special cocktail, the Moscow Mule. Performances of live bands and DJ nights are scheduled regularly on the makeshift stage. Karaoke, retro and live music makes the place a music haven. Check website for more.
The Vig has a beautiful outdoor patio where one can relax all day. Combined with the flavorful food and delicious drinks, it makes for a novel experience. The restaurant is located inside a grand building that makes for a stately venue. The patio sports a bocce ball court that is always filled with groups indulging in the game. The local artistes also showcase their talent through occasional live performances.