Airia is a one-of-a-kind nightclub that will most definitely pique your interests. There are glimmering lights, awesome remixes, dope hip-hop mash-ups, and a whole bunch of dancing. The nightclub is packed with a bunch of high-energy encompassed in the world-class Wild Horse Pass Casino. As one of those most sophisticated and stylish venues, Airia offers state-of-the-art lighting, sound system, and VIP stat. Score big on and off the dance floor!
American Junkie attracts a huge crowd with awesome nights, awesome DJs, and a great patio. Oh, and can't forget to mention American Junkie's Tempe12 bikini contest.
Located in the heart of Scottsdale, filled with high-energy music, exotic food, excellent drinks, and a first-class cigar bar. Axis/Radius offers two distinct nightclubs in the same venue, joined by a glass catwalk. The atmosphere attracts celebrities and athletes from around the world. This is a place where you dress to impress and make sure you don't wear jerseys, cut-offs, hats, bandanas, or sportswear. The VIP section of Radius is called Amber Bar and is made with real Amber inlaid with twigs, insects, butterflies, and flowers.
Dollhouse Cocktail Lounge
The club opened up its doors in Old Town Scottsdale in October 2011 and has since been a major success. Dollhouse has attracted major DJs from across the country as well as house music lovers from the Phoenix area. The club has a super laid-back feel to it with the sophistication to make it that much cooler. Enjoy some dancing, specialty drinks, and a good time. You deserve it!
Firehouse Bar & Grill
Firehouse is an ever-changing club that attracts all sorts of individuals. The place hosts different events constantly and mixes different styles on a nightly basis, so this is one place you will never get tired of coming to. The bar holds one of the biggest patio parties there is in Scottsdale, with lots of great music and drinks to go around. Roll on in to this place, and you won't regret it!
Jackrabbit debuted on the club scene in October 2006, and it has established itself as one of the hottest nightclubs for years. Celebrity sightings have been seen in the VIP section, and the full-service bar with multiple seating makes drinking all that much better. Local, national, and international DJs come to Jackrabbit to make you want to bump and grind, so be ready to dance!
From the creators of Axis/Radius comes the super-posh Myst Nightclub. Myst's luxury and upscale style really keeps clubgoers raging for more as the quality, entertainment, and style is like no other experience. The club has two levels. The top level is for the ultimate VIP experience, several lounges and bars, and of course, a huge dance floor to get your grind on.
7340 E. Shoeman Lane
Narcisse Champagne & Tea Lounge
Narcisse is a great place for a decadent and luxurious night out, especially if you like champagne. During the day, Narcisse is a quaint little place for tea sipping and champagne tasting, but by night, the place quickly turns into an awesome club. There is definitely a sexy vibe going on at this spot in Scottsdale, so make sure to check it out!
A student favorite and host of ridiculous Thursday- and Sunday-night parties.
Scottsdale's open rock venue, Rockbar, allows people to enjoy the rockstar life where you can hang out on the upstairs open patio or have a dance party inside. It's a perfect night on the town, and apparently there are some sexy rocker chicks, so if you're into that kind of thing, this would be a good place to meet some women.
School of Rock
School of Rock is one of those go-to clubs when you're in the Mill Avenue district. The club opened in September 2010 and has since been a hit with ASU students, offering both live performances from local and celebrity artists or a DJ spinning the hottest beats. The club features two dance floors and music rooms. The Stage room features a large stage and dance floor with more than 6,000 square feet of dancing space while the Class room features DJs spinning Top 40 mash-ups that will definitely keep you working it all night long!
Six Lounge & Restaurant
This chic and sophisticated lounge has mood lighting and a modern décor. Each night of the week, there's a different theme making every trip a different experience! The bar is backed by lights that change color with the music, and it's lined with an ice strip to keep your drinks cold. The DJ spins the latest dance music as well as mellow mixes as background music. The restrooms are the best part; remember to lock the door because they fog up when you close and lock them. If you don't lock it, the whole bar will get a free peepshow!
7316 E. Stetson Drive
One Scottsdale's biggest hot spots is Smashboxx, located in Old Town. This super cool lounge during the day and club by night has guests lined up at the doors for a while, but it's so worth the wait. With dancing and the world's best DJs, Smashboxx is a sweet place to scope out. The club has already received several awards, like Best Nightclub 2011 by the Phoenix New Times. One super awesome attribute to this club that you have to check out is the Hotboxx, the world's first nightclub video booth where you can put some the most daring footage out there. The club uploads the videos to their site the next day and you can look back and maybe remember what happened during your crazy night out!
Suite 301 is located in downtown Tempe and offers a mixture of club/penthouse/patio/bar experience. This is definitely the place to go if you don't want to venture too far away from campus and still have a great place to go to for some late night drinks and dancing. The hip modern decor really amps up the experience and you can even practice your pole-dancing skills if you want to be a extra daring.
Blondie's Sports Bar
Blondie's, located on Mill Avenue, is a very popular sports bar in the area. Many people go there to catch a game and grab some drinks while definitely catching a glimpse at all the cute waitresses.
Sandbar Mexican Grill
The Sandbar East Valley is one of three locations where you can enjoy this Mexican restaurant and bar. The spicy Mexican food is extremely tasty, and there is quite a variety of tropical drinks. Grab a bite to eat and enjoy a few drinks and the social events at this bar!
The only place to go for margaritas. Salty's boasts a menu of more than 51 signature margaritas. ¡Ay yi yi!
Red Revolver Lounge
Red Revolver combines ambiance, decadence, and hospitality all in one. Its elegant atmosphere brings a sense of class and refinery to the bar. It will definitely make a cultured experience for the bar enthusiast.
Mill Cue Club
Featuring 11 pool tables, occasional live music, a huge bar, and a brick interior, Mill Cue Club is a popular, classy nightspot even if you don't plan on playing any pool.
A hot spot for local live acts. Martini Ranch features a spacious garden patio and Southwestern décor.
Awesome venue featuring two bars. The Marquee hosts a wide variety of artists of all genres. The Marquee has a show for everyone. Very strict on IDs, though under 21 is admitted at most shows.
Vine Tavern & Eatery
Monday & Wednesday - $1 Tacos & You Call It Drinks; Tuesday & Thursday - $1.99 Wings (doz.), $2 Domestic Steins; and Sunday - $3 Domestic Pitchers
The Library Bar & Grill
One of the newest additions to Mill Avenue, students flock to the Library to drink themselves illiterate among stacks of books and fawn over waitresses in full Catholic schoolgirl dress.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
The building was built back in 1892 and has obviously gone through some reconstruction phases. The brewery is built almost entirely out of red brick and has a mission revival style to it. This place is definitely a cool location to grab some brews and enjoy good times with hanging out.
Located on Mill Avenue, this popular New Orleans-themed spot is most famous for its wall of daiquiris and annual Mardi Gras blowout.
Dos Gringos Trailer Park Village
Dos Gringos is located on University Drive, across from the School of Architecture. Many students stop in for a drink between classes and to enjoy the view from the bar's outdoor sun-drenched patio. Dos Gringos is a relaxed atmosphere serving up Mexican cuisine. They're notoriously tough on IDs. Don't try to pass a fake here!
Devil's Advocate Bar & Grill
The Devil's Advocate is decked out in ASU spirit with maroon and gold colors everywhere. It is a historical Tempe bar with great atmosphere, food, and fun. You can go watch your favorite sports teams while drinking a brew or listen to some fun music and dance a little. Whatever you choose, Devil's Advocate will bring the Sun Devil out of you!
Casey Moore's Oyster House
Known as Arizona's most famous Irish Pub, Casey Moore's has a super laid-back environment in Old Town Tempe. This pub really caters to the Tempe area, though, as many people head over there for a relaxed weekend of outstanding food and drinks.
Canteen Modern Tequila Bar
Canteen Modern Tequila Bar is a great place to grab those blue agave tequilas that are absolutely amazing. The environment is so laid back and comfortable, yet very stylish with a modern vibe. The outdoor bar area is very comfortable, and the plush seating located inside definitely gets you feeling comfy. This is a great place to stop by on a summer afternoon or evening.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Gordon Biersch, located on the corner of Mill and Fifth, has three balconies overlooking Mill Avenue and downtown Tempe. Serving authentic German-style lagers, the popular brewpub traces its roots to Palo Alto, California.
Zuma is sitting right on the fine line between great bar and gril and rocking nightclub. 21+ past 9 p.m.
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AMF Tempe Village Lanes
If you like bowling, grab a group of your friends and head on down to the bowling ally for an active and fun night!
Arizona's hottest 18-and-up club has after hours past normal closing time, which is 2 a.m. The closing time for this club is extended to 4 a.m., so you can keep dancing and partying it up longer than everyone else!
4282 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
King Tut Café & Catering
If you enjoy some hookah and great food, check this place out. You'll notice the furniture has several butt dents from the weekend nights that ASU students spend there smoking.
1125 E. Apache Blvd.
Oasis Café is a lushly furnished spot to enjoy a hookah with friends, listen to authentically high-pitched Indian music, and lust after local belly dancers.
4441 N. Buckboard Trail
Phoenix Rock Gym
On those nights with nothing to do, head on down to the Phoenix Rock Gym with your friends and practice your climbing! It is a bunch of fun!
Tempe Marketplace offers an abundance of dining and shopping options that are sure to keep you occupied when you're under 21 and in need of something to do. You catch a movie at the Harkins movie theater there as well.
The Vue on Apache
The Vue has a bunch of pool parties and events going on at the upscale apartment complex where the alcohol is flowing, girls are in bikinis, and a bunch of fun is going down. It's the ultimate rooftop party.