Scottsdale’s Best Bars

Nightlife means different things for every golfer in your group, so here's an eclectic mix of Scottsdale's Best Bars to please everyone on the trip.
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The Plaza Bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale © Experience Scottsdale

Scottsdale’s Best Bars

So you took our advice and booked the trip down to sunny Scottsdale with your golf buddies. You’re lined up to play at Troon North, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, and Camelback just to start the weekend off. Between rounds you’re taking advantage of Scottsdale’s incredible outdoors and adventure scene— but something’s missing. What are you guys going to do come sunset? Well, nightlife means different things for every golfer in your group, so here’s an eclectic mix of Scottsdale’s Best Bars to please everyone on the trip.

The Plaza Bar at the Fairmont Scottsdale

Head to The Plaza Bar (pictured atop), an indoor/outdoor living room lounge, welcoming guests to unwind with mixology driven, signature craft cocktails in the Fairmont Princess Plaza. The outdoor patio and fire pits make for the perfect setting to relax and watch the Arizona sunset.

Mastro’s Ocean Club and Steakhouse

Nothing compares to the dining experience at Mastro’s Ocean Club, where you’ll find the best seafood in town— but the Ocean Club Bar is what will keep you and the guys around all night. Enjoy the signature dry ice martini or choose from an overwhelming array of fine wines. The “O Club” is one of the best mingling scenes in the state, so if the trip is more business than pleasure you can’t miss at Mastro’s.

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Mastro’s M Bar at Mastro’s North Scottsdale

Twice as nice may be Mastro’s Steakhouse in North Scottsdale, a hotspot for MLB players come spring training. This upscale steakhouse won’t disappoint— from the prime cuts to the people watching. The “M Bar” offers up some of the best vodka cocktails around and the go-to post round spot.

The Onyx Bar and Lounge at the Four Seasons

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The Onyx Bar at the Four Seasons

You can’t take a golf trip to Scottsdale and not play Troon North— it just wouldn’t be right. Start your day off on one of the country’s most sought-after courses and stay right where you are for the remainder of the night. One of the best spots in all of Scottsdale to watch the sunset and relax is the pristine Onyx Bar and Lounge, which features live music every Saturday night and the perfect post-round happy hour from 4:00-6:00pm.

Scotch Library at Kierland Resort

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The Scotch Library Ambassadors

With over 200 labels to choose from and tastings ranging from $10-$475 per two-ounce pour, the Scotch Library is a single-malt lover’s dream. Accompanied by Scotch Library Ambassadors, the state’s leading experts on the spirit, you’ll be taken on a guided journey of some of the best contributions early Scottish immigrants gave to the area. Looking for a more advanced experience? Plan your trip around Master Tastings on November 16th and December 14th.

Old Town Scottsdale’s Best Bars

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Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Looking for a little more bounce to your nightlife? Venture into Old Town, where indoor/outdoor nightclubs and bars abound. Check out Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row for a country vibe and an unreal whiskey sour or if you’re feeling up to it fire up District Bar for live DJ’s all night. During the day, Maya Day + Night Club offers the best pool party outside of Las Vegas.

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