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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

130 E Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions

(602) 456-1991


Dance the night away on the open rooftop or inside at Bar Smith located in downtown Phoenix. Featuring Ladies Night with HipHop/EDM Latin and DJ Fantastico, BigFun Fridays with Trip/Glitch/House and Electro/Prog/Dubstep, and Solstice Saturday’s with Senbad & Salaz featuring new & old school hip hop, R&B, funk, house and more.

Celebrity Theatre

440 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85008   Directions

(602) 267-1600


Catch the best of today's headliners at the Celebrity Theatre, a 2,650-seat theater-in-the-round venue that offers unobstructed views from every seat in the house. Notable performers have included Roger Daltrey, Don Rickles and Etta James.

The aptly-named Celebrity Theatre never fails to surprise and entertain, whether it's a well-known headliner or the facility's world-class sound system that always blows away the crowd.

This unique entertainment venue was built in 1963 as a multi-purpose conference center. It's 2,650-seat theater-in-the-round style means that every seat in the house has a fantastic view, with no seat being more than 70 feet from the stage.

Amazing headliners constantly grace the stage, including Bill Cosby, Lynyrd Skynyrd, B.B. King, Olivia Newton-John, Roger Daltrey, Don Rickles and Etta James.

Recently, the theater underwent extensive renovations and opened under new ownership to a stellar list of performers, including Def Leppard, Duran Duran, Hootie and the Blowfish, Smashing Pumpkins, Tragically Hip, Bill Cosby, David Spade, Chris Rock and Brian Setzer.

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Char's Has the Blues

4631 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013   Directions

(602) 230-0205


Listen to the best music at Char's Has the Blues, also known as the "Home of the Blues" by locals. You'll hear live music every night, with low or no cover charge. If you want to hear music in a raw, jam-session style, you won't be disappointed at this nightlife venue.

Crescent Ballroom

308 N 2nd Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions

(602) 716-2222


Crescent Ballroom is a mid-sized music venue in Downtown Phoenix with live music every day; a lounge open daily with full bar service; and a kitchen, Cocina 10, serving a one-of-a-kind, locally sourced menu developed by Chris Bianco. Cocina 10 serves food and drinks until midnight seven days a week.

Dos Gringos Patio Bar

4209 N Craftsman Ct
Scottsdale, AZ 85251   Directions

(480) 423-3800


Dos Gringos in Scottsdale is a casual, laid back patio bar located amongst the shops and galleries in Old Town Scottsdale. The ideal spot for happy hour, afternoon drinks or a night on the town with 4 full service bars and a steaming hot kitchen.

Gypsy Bar

50 W Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85003   Directions

(602) 732-5490


Gypsy Bar provides an interactive entertainment experience providing a three-sided island bar, game lounge, dance floor, dj booth, live entertainment, fashion and light shows and a full dinner menu.

National Comedy Theatre

1111 S Longmore Rd
Mesa, AZ 85202   Directions

(602) 374-5638


You be the judge in the nightly comedy competition at the National Comedy Theatre. The audience gets to shout out ideas, and decide which team of improv performers wins. The comedians pull out all the stops in order to win bragging rights.

Talking Stick Resort Arena

201 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004   Directions

(602) 379-7800


Catch a show or a game at the US Airways Center, where you can watch the NBA or WNBA in action. Or if live entertainment by mega stars is more of your thing, then don't miss performances by the likes of Train, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and ZZ Top.

US Airways Center isn't just a sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Phoenix. It's a forum where the excitement soars as high as its glass walls. It's a place where dreams are as big as the 12x20 foot video screen over the center floor. It's a place that's as welcoming as its grand Pavilion entrance, where guests can feel the energy of the crowd from the moment they step through the doors.

US Airways Center is home to the Phoenix Suns professional NBA team, the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League.

Past attractions have included performances by Train, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and ZZ Top. Multiple Disney Live! events have been staged here as well.

The venue underwent major renovations in 2003. One of the major additions was a glass pavilion, that envelopes guests in cool air conditioning while waiting in line for tickets or to enter before events.

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The Rhythm Room

1019 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85014   Directions

(602) 265-4842


The Rhythm Room is a musicians' venue, where talented players know the acoustics and ambiance help make it a magical evening. In fact, this low-key nightlife spot has hosted such talents as Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Jimmie Vaughan, Sophie B. Hawkins and Nils Lofgren, just to name a few.

The Rhythm Room is a venue that musicians appreciate, creating a jam-session style of atmosphere that feels more like you're sitting in on a recording session, rather than a canned performance.

In this come-as-you-are club, the music takes center stage and everything else is secondary.

The Rhythm Room is actually one of Phoenix's best-loved and lowest-profile clubs, a kind of insider's secret that's as much fun to discover as it is to return to time-and-time again for great music.

The Rhythm Room has showcased some of the best blues singers to travel the southwest. Performers like Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Jimmie Vaughan, Sophie B. Hawkins and Nils Lofgren have played here, just to name a few.

The club layout means that no spectator is more than 30 or 40 feet from the stage. To note: Regulars say the bathrooms are clean and the drinks are strong. Sounds like this granddaddy of the live music scene in Phoenix was built to last.

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