Nightlife
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A good thing about being on vacation is that every day can be a weekend day. Wanting to hit the coolest spots in the area is only natural. That’s why we wanted to showcase this area’s vibrant nightlife.

Below you’ll find a list of the most trendy and interesting places to check out while you’re in town. Whether you’re new to the area, looking for something different to do, or just visiting, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love.
Bar Smith
Bar Smith

(602) 821-8569

130 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

Ready for a night of dancing and fun? Head to Bar Smith, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Whether you prefer to dance under the stars on the open Rooftop or inside on the lower level, Bar Smith has something for everyone.

On Ladies Night, groove to the beats of HipHop/EDM Latin and DJ Fantastico. On BigFun Fridays, get down to Trip/Glitch/House and Electro/Prog/Dubstep. And on Solstice Saturdays, Senbad & Salaz bring the house down with new & old school hip hop, R&B, funk, and more. With two floors of creativity and energy, Bar Smith is the perfect spot to dance the night away.

Chambers
Chambers

(602) 296-5043

705 N 1st St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

Are you a whiskey enthusiast seeking the ultimate whiskey experience? Chambers, located in Downtown Phoenix, is the perfect spot for you. Specializing in Bourbons, Single Malts, and other rare finds, Chambers offers only the finest selections for whiskey lovers like you.

Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur or just looking for a relaxing sip, they've got you covered. And with the super cool location and friendly, welcoming atmosphere. So come by and challenge the bartenders with your drink creation, or sit back and let them show you the art of mixology.

Char's Live
Char's Live

(602) 607-5568

4631 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013   Directions Website

You must check out Char's Lives if you're a live music fan. It's a legendary spot known as the Home of the Blues by locals and for good reason.

You'll be treated to amazing live music from some of the best musicians every night. And the best part? You won't have to spend a fortune to enjoy the show. With low or no cover charge, you can immerse yourself in the raw, jam-session-style music and have a great time. Char's Live is a must-visit nightlife venue.

Crescent Ballroom
Crescent Ballroom

(602) 716-2222

308 N 2nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions Website

If you're looking for a great night out in Downtown Phoenix, look no further than Crescent Ballroom. This mid-sized music venue has live music daily and a lounge that's open daily and features a fully stocked bar.

Crescent Ballroom is also home to Cocina 10, a kitchen serving a unique menu that Chris Bianco developed. The food is locally sourced, featuring Sonoran and Arizona cooking and vegetarian and vegan options. So whether you're in the mood for music, drinks, or a delicious meal, Crescent Ballroom has got you covered.

Highball Cocktail Bar
Highball Cocktail Bar

(512) 383-8309

1514 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85007   Directions Website

Try the cozy yet elevated neighborhood cocktail bar and lounge in Downtown Phoenix, Highball. This award-winning hotspot features a rousing collection of spirits and invigorating cocktails, all curated for the adventurous, cocktail-forward, and late-night revelers.

Highball's space is as inviting as it is stylish, with a beautiful copper bar, deep leather couches, and velvet & vintage wrought iron touches. And with veteran bartenders and industry professionals leading the charge, you know you're in good hands. So whether you're looking for avant-garde ingredients or memory-jogging flavors, Highball has something for everyone to enjoy.

Sazerac Cocktail & Craft
Sazerac Cocktail & Craft

(602) 334-1626

821 N 2nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

Unwind after a long day at the neighborhood bar, nestled in the heart of Downtown Phoenix's Art District. They take pride in being locally owned and operated, serving the community everyone calls home.

The goal is to make every social moment unforgettable with a handpicked selection of old and new designs that cater to every taste. And when it comes to cocktails, they bring the art of mixology to the masses.

The Grand
The Grand

(602) 795-8552

718 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Grand nightclub blends retro elements from the past to offer a fun and relaxed experience. The club boasts three rooms, each with a unique ambiance. The main room of The Grand is a blend of Victorian train station, old vineyard storeroom, and old English hunting lodge styles, resulting in an eclectic atmosphere.

Experience an immersive fantasy with The Ghost Ship, which takes you on an isolated derelict galleon adventure. This innovative venture utilizes sound and holographic technology to create a complete 4D voyage experience. Visit Sanctum, a speakeasy that guarantees to transport you back to the prohibition era 1920s for a one-of-a-kind journey.

The Rhythm Room
The Rhythm Room

(602) 612-4981

1019 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014   Directions Website

The Rhythm Room is a must-visit venue for any music lover. This place is a favorite among musicians due to the acoustics and ambiance that make for a magical evening. It's a low-key spot that feels more like a jam session than a canned performance. The focus is on the music, and everything else is secondary. This insider's secret is one of Phoenix's best-loved and lowest-profile clubs.

The club layout ensures no one is more than 30 or 40 feet from the stage so you can be up close and personal with the performers. The Rhythm Room has hosted some of the best blues singers to travel the southwest, including Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Jimmie Vaughan, Sophie B. Hawkins, and Nils Lofgren. Regulars rave about clean bathrooms and strong drinks. No wonder this granddaddy of the live music scene in Phoenix has stood the test of time.

The Rose Garden
The Rose Garden

(602) 899-2988

101 N 1st Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions Website

Come experience the magic of The Rose Garden for yourself and see why it's quickly becoming one of the hottest spots in town. With some of the best mixologists around, every drink is a work of art that will tantalize your taste buds and delight your senses.

Whether you're looking to relax on the patio or cozy up in one of the corner booths, The Rose Garden is the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a romantic evening with that special someone.

Undertow
Undertow

(602) 818-7424

3150 E Ray Rd Ste 184
Gilbert, AZ 85296   Directions Website

 UnderTow offers a unique atmosphere that lets you indulge in classic Tiki and modern, exotic cocktails. As soon as you enter, you are transported to the belly of a spice trader's turn-of-the-century Clipper ship, where you follow Captain John Mallory's and his crew's adventures for 90 minutes. The ambiance is unique, with signature décor and special effects custom-created by various commissioned artists.

If you're a fan of rum, you're in luck. UnderTow offers a wide selection of rare rums from around the world. Plus, there's even handcrafted signature merchandise available for purchase. If you're looking for a world-class cocktail experience, UnderTow is worth checking out.

Valley Bar
Valley Bar

(602) 368-3121

130 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions Website

The Valley Bar is a prominent building located in downtown Phoenix, constructed in 1949 on Central Avenue. The interior design, created by Patch & Clark Design, is characterized by soft yellows, cool greys, and bright whites, evoking the feeling of Arizona's abundant sunlight. The Valley Bar is a distinct Arizona space that pays homage to the past and present of Phoenix life.

The Rose Room has eight beers on draft and a drink menu with over 50 wines and signature cocktails named after local politicians of varying degrees of infamy. The Game Room at Valley Bar has two billiards tables, shuffleboard, two skeeball games, board games, pinball, darts, and more. The Music Hall at Valley Bar is an intimate, 250-capacity room that showcases all varieties of music, film, spoken word, and comedy.

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