The Best Cocktail Bars in Scottsdale, AZ: A Guide to the City's Finest Drinks and Nightlife

Discover award-winning restaurants, classic dive bars & more! Find out where to get craft cocktails & unique drinks in Scottsdale AZ.

The Best Cocktail Bars in Scottsdale, AZ: A Guide to the City's Finest Drinks and Nightlife

The award-winning Fat Ox restaurant is renowned for its modern and unique Italian dishes, but don't miss out on the selection of cocktails available at the stylish restaurant bar. From the simple Fat Ox Negroni to the aromatic Martelletti DAL 1700, there's something for everyone. Francine's is another great spot for French cuisine and excellent cocktails. The spacious and sun-drenched dining room and marble-topped bar make it a great choice for craft cocktails in Scottsdale.

The Faire le Pont is a special cocktail served in a coupe, with bourbon and frothy egg white crowned with a small bouquet of edible flowers. It's a great way to travel to the South of France without leaving Scottsdale. Hula's relaxed, casual atmosphere is complemented by a menu of tropical, island-inspired food and drinks, including their signature Mai Tai. This rum-drenched cocktail has sold over 300,000 units and is a tiki tradition that shouldn't be missed.

Citizen Public House offers homemade cocktails such as the Dry Heat margarita with silver tequila, mango, serrano chili syrup, lemon and cayenne salt. They also have a part of their menu dedicated to barrel-aged cocktails like Rose Garland with bourbon, blood orange liqueur, marasca cherry liqueur and bitters. Beverly on Main is the perfect spot for classic cocktails in a dark and changing environment. The intimate and elegant atmosphere is not boring at all, with DJs offering a fun “Classic AF” cocktail menu with drinks like “Main Character” and “Trending So Hard” during the weekend.

Happy hour runs from 4 to 8 p.m. Rusty Spur Saloon is an old-school style bar that has been around for more than 70 years. During the day they offer typical Southwestern pub food with hamburgers and chili, while the evenings offer live country music, tequila, margaritas, and domestic and premium beers. Coach House is another classic dive bar in Scottsdale that dates back to 1959. They only serve drinks outside in a small and modest setting but the nightlife is lively with colorful lights, live music, and pop up cooking.

Jade Bar offers elegant handcrafted cocktails as well as stunning views of Paradise Valley from their outdoor patio at the luxurious Sanctuary Camelback Mountain resort. Try their “French Spy” (vodka with strawberry lavender and sassafras) or “Lost Dutchman” (tequila with guava turmeric saffron and vanilla). BS West is an LGBTQ+ friendly bar and dance floor that has been open since the late 1980s. They have different drink specials throughout the week including two-for-one deals on Wednesdays and discounted drinks during Sunday karaoke.

The Second Story Liquor Bar offers more than 300 whiskeys as well as an extensive wine list and craft cocktail options. The dark and cozy setting makes it a romantic date night spot. Kaz Bar in Old Town Scottsdale is a clandestine-style establishment with live Latin and jazz performances by local musicians. Bitters Cocktail Bar & Food is located on the south side of Scottsdale in an industrial-style setting with gastropub food focused on sandwiches and craft beverages.

Sorso Wine Room in Scottsdale Quarter open-air mall is another great spot for a quiet date or an evening with friends. Olive & Ivy is one of most popular restaurants in Phoenix metro area located along Scottsdale waterfront. AZ88 specializes in martinis including Espresso Martini House Classic Martini Key Lime Martini & at least dozen others.

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