The Hottest Dining and Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

September 9, 2022 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers | Vacation Rental Owners

Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

If you’ve never spent a night out in Old Town Scottsdale, you don’t know what you are missing! Old Town Scottsdale has something for everyone, including fine dining, trendy bars and restaurants, and some of the hottest nightlife in the country. Your next trip to Scottsdale wouldn’t be complete without seeing all that Scottsdale has to offer and trust us – we have more than enough dining and nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale to make every night out unforgettable!

Old Town Scottsdale is the place to be and HolidayRental.com has many Scottsdale luxury house rentals conveniently located near the most exclusive and exciting places to be – some within walking distance! Restaurants, bars, and the best nightlife are all in close proximity so it is easy to hit a few spots in an evening. Our concierges can assist you in finding the best options for your group and are happy to arrange reservations on your behalf, or a car service to make it easy to get from one place to the next in style. 

Where to Eat in Old Town Scottsdale 

  • Maple & Ash
    • Enjoy a modern, elevated take on the traditional steakhouse experience with an extensive wine list at this Scottsdale hotspot. 
  • The Mission
    • This beloved Old Town establishment offers delicious modern Latin cuisine in an elegant setting. The Mission has an excellent selection for tequila lovers!
  • Francine
    • Transport yourself to the south of France with this relatively new addition to Old Town Scottsdale’s culinary scene. Francine has become instantly popular thanks to its delicious French Mediterranean cuisine and elegant decor.
  • Bourbon & Bones
    • Bourbon and Bones is a modern chophouse and bar serving up delicious and innovative takes on traditional steakhouse favorites in a high-energy, upscale setting. 
  • Toca Madera
    • This modern Mexican steakhouse serves up delicious, bold flavors, along with an outstanding selection of tequila and excellent cocktails. With a focus on creating a unique sensory experience, everyone will find something they love at Toca Madera. 

Best Bars & Nightlife in Old Town Scottsdale

  • Maya Day & Nightclub
    • Maya Day & Nightclub is one of the hottest places to be in all of Scottsdale. Party the night away at their indoor/outdoor club, enjoy their epic pool parties, go big with bottle service, and dance the night away with their live DJs.
  • Bottled Blonde
    • Bottled Blonde is a trendy bar and nightclub that has great pizza, bar food, and of course – dancing! Play games in their beer garden, get bottle service, and party all night at this hotspot located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. 
  • Casa Amigos
    • Casa Amigos is one of the hottest restaurants and nightclubs in Scottsdale. Enjoy an epic night with great music from DJs, dancing, and bottle service.
  • AZ88
    • AZ88 is a trendy modern saloon with great food and even better drinks! Enjoy an award-winning cocktail and dance with your friends to the hottest music spun by their live DJs!
  • Wasted Grain
    • This unique 3,000-square-foot garden has multiple stages for live entertainment, three bars, oversized games, and more! Whether you love live music or a DJ dropping the latest hits, Wasted Grain has you covered!

Top Holiday Events and Activities in Scottsdale, Arizona

December 1, 2020 Vacation Rental Insider Destinations | Travelers

 

Though 2020 has presented many challenges, there are plenty of safe activities and events in Scottsdale, Arizona to brighten your spirits for the holidays. See our list of events below that are sure to inspire Christmas cheer this year.

 

World of Illumination

 

Invite your favorite people along to cruise into the Christmas spirit. World of Illumination is a drive-thru animated light show extravaganza that’s set to everyone’s favorite holiday tunes. It’s the perfect socially distanced activity activity for date nights, a cruise with friends, or a family outing.

 

Christmas in the Rainforest

 

Featuring an abundance of butterflies from the rainforests of Costa Rica, Africa, and Asia, Christmas in the Rainforest promises a wonderland decked in festive décor at Butterfly Wonderland. Live music by violinist Jonathan Levingston adds to the festive ambience. After experience a lively rainforest packed with beautiful winged creatures and holiday merriment, you can stop by the Butterfly Treasures gift shop for unique holiday presents for the whole family.

 

Las Noches de Las Luminarias

 

Experience the simple beauty of Las Noches de las Luminarias at the Desert Botanical Garden this season with 8,000 flickering luminarias and twinkling lights throughout the landscape. Enjoy a festive drink while listening to beautiful holiday melodies. This annual event provides a peaceful, socially distanced holiday activity that’s sure to help you feel the holiday spirit.

 

 

“Tis the Season” at the Musical Instrument Museum

 

Celebrate musical traditions from around the world with festive performances and holiday-themed activities. Following mask and social distancing guidelines, Tis the Season at MIM offers a meaningful, safe, and fun experience from December 19 – 20.

 

 

A Christmas Story at Desert Stages Theatre

 

The classic Christmas dramedy is presented onstage for all to enjoy. Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. A Christmas Story at Desert Stages will be presented with social distancing guidelines in place.

 

 

Jim Brickman “Comfort and Joy”

 

A popular piano playing powerhouse is back to perform, touching the hearts of many who have seen him perform. He has revolutionized the popularity of piano music. Enjoy heart-warming holiday music by Jim Brickman at the Musical Instrument Museum this Christmas season.

 

 

 

 

Scottsdazzle Artwalk

 

The streets come alive with beautiful lighting, decorated windows, traditional southwest luminarias and festive food. The most popular attraction is sure to be the art, as galleries display lively exhibitions and pieces that are perfect for holiday gifts. The Scottsdazzle ArtWalk is part of the Gold Palette ArtWalk Series, produced by the Scottsdale Gallery Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale.

 

 

Cruise Zoolights

 

For the first time in the history of the Phoenix Zoo, you can gaze at millions of sparkling lights and stunning animal sculptures from the comfort of your own care. Start your Cruise ZooLights adventure by waving at the many animals (including Jengo and Tortuga) at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater. Next, cruise the Outer Tropics Trail and partake of the festive scenes of Polar Paradise in the Forest of Uco. Lastly, cruise through the Africa Trail and check out the brand new Wildlife Lantern Safari, which features over 6o animals, including kangaroos, polar bears, koalas, and much more!

 

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