Date Nights in Scottsdale

Let's turn up the heat on date nights in Scottsdale!

By Veronica Leon Editor, Publisher Macaroni Kid N Scottsdale-PV January 1, 2023

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Scottsdale is a great place to visit for outdoors and buzzing late-night parties. From bars to shopping complexes to art galleries, it has something for everyone. There are a variety of things to do at night in Scottsdale, Arizona, and some of them are listed below; 

1. Take a tour of the historic corner of Downtown Scottsdale 

Downtown Scottsdale or the Old Town Scottsdale as it is also known is full of places to visit and things to do. It is particularly known for its exciting nightlife. It hosts a plethora of great events throughout the year like festivals, concerts, parades, art walks, and parties. Take a quite night-time trip to check out these historic structures in the Old Town.

2. Enjoy racing at Octane Raceway 

Octane Raceway in Scottsdale provides the ultimate kart racing experience. With kart speeds reaching up to 45 mph, it provides the ultimate adrenaline rush and the best racing experience ever. The track layout is unique and covers the indoors and the outdoors, with each lap starting indoors, remaining outdoor for a span of time before returning and ending indoor again. All drivers, adult or junior, should be at least 4’6” tall. Above 16 years of age are considered adult and there is no minimum for juniors provided they are 4’6” in height. Octane Raceway does not have two-seater karts. 

3. Whisky, Wine, Cocktails, Live Music Kazimierz 

Wine & Whiskey Bar remains the premier spot to vibe in the valley. With a robust whiskey & wine selection, nightly live music, and a cool & convenient location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale 

4. Coach House 

Coach House is a family-owned bar is one of the oldest nightlife venues in Scottsdale. The Coach House is a friendly neighborhood tavern located in Old Town Scottsdale, where locals and visitors mingle in an unpretentious spot known for its long history and Southwestern hospitality. Hang out on the patio, or lounge inside where football or baseball, depending on the season, is playing on the televisions. If you're looking for a quiet spot away from the glitz and expensive cocktails of Scottsdale's trendy club and bar scene, the Coach House tavern is the place to go. A great place to enjoy a beer and watch the game. 

5. Sorso Wine Room 

Sorso Wine Room is a stylish wine bar and cafe at the posh Scottsdale Quarter shopping center in north Scottsdale. The bar is home to a state-of-the-art WineEmotion wine dispenser, which features an eclectic selection of 32 wines. Simply grab a wine glass, insert your key card (similar to hotel key cards), and pour yourself a glass (or a sip - the dispenser lets guests selection from a sip, sample or full glass). If self-serve wine is not your thing, Sorso also has an extensive cellar list with wines from around the world. The cafe side of the bar serves gourmet charcuterie boards, bruschetta, salads, sandwiches and locally-made desserts.

6. The Mint Ultralounge 

The Mint is one of the most glamorous places to dance the night away in Scottsdale. The 7,000 square foot space - formerly a bank - was designed to evoke the Hollywood Regency style. The DJs play eclectic house and pop music, and the dance club is always crowded. There is also 4,500 square feet of al fresco drinking and mingling, featuring resort-style cabanas. 

7. Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila 

At Cien Agaves, serves the freshest food and drinks, using the highest-quality ingredients made from scratch every day.  Because when it comes to creating Scottsdale’s best margaritas and tacos, they don’t mess around. 

8. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Var at DC Ranch

The Fleming’s at DC Ranch is located in North Scottsdale off Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway. Here, you can enjoy hand-selected premium steaks and 100 wines by the glass with the Valley of the Sun as a backdrop to your dining experience. 

9. Salty Senorita

It’s always a celebration at Salty Senorita, with promotions like Margarita Mondays featuring half-price margaritas every Monday and, Tijuana Tuesdays with $1.00 chicken or steak tacos and $5.00 Mermaid Pails (buckets of beer) all night long! Every few months, Salty Senorita offers a special gathering called Margarita Mechanics, during which “students” will learn how to craft the perfect margarita from the best in the Valley!

10. Scottsdale Beer Company 

Scottsdale Beer Company embraces the tradition of the early American brewing industry, prioritizing freshness and craftsmanship, and thriving to be wholly local. Through plate and pint, they honor time-tested techniques and traditions balanced with creativity, invention, and the occasional oddity. Inspired by the work of the masters from past generations, they are offering up the concoctions of this era’s expert craftsmen. and gladly offer you an open invitation to visit your community’s brewery, meet the people that make your beer, and eat and drink in contentment. 

11. STK Rooftop and STK Steakhouse  

Seeking a fun change of scenery while also enjoying good food and cocktails should look no further than the new STK Rooftop at STK Steakhouse in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. The rooftop at STK Scottsdale will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy STK’s craveable menus for dinner every Thursday through Sunday, and weekend brunch every Saturday and Sunday. STK is also home to an impressive and award-winning wine list that allows guests to pair its premium dry-aged steaks with their favorite varietals from around the world, along with award winning cocktails like the Spiced Watermelon, Cucumber Stiletto and Not Your Daddy’s Old Fashioned.

Whether you are a connoisseur of art, like bar hopping, listening to live music or dancing away the night; if food is something you live for or have an eye for something more tasteful like art; Scottsdale, Arizona has a number of options for you. These cool activities mentioned above will definitely keep you happy and engaged even long after the sun has set in warm Arizona.

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