Some of the night clubs and dance clubs in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area attract celebrities, athletes, and the rich and famous, but everyone is welcome!
Whether you are looking for a place to make new friends, try the exotic new martini of the month, show off your hot moves or listen to hot bands, one of these popular clubs in the greater Phoenix area is sure to satisfy your Friday or Saturday night urge.
"Decorated in the style of an extravagant French chateau, the club’s interior sports a blend of vintage bohemian elements and old Hollywood charm. DJ music, aerialists and contortionist performances..."
4426 N Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale
Roots, Blues & Concert Club, since 1991.
1019 E Indian School Road, Phoenix
Q Lounge is adjacent to Bobby Q's, a barbecue restaurant that took over the space that was occupied by Bobby McGees for many years. Diners at Bobby Q's can go next door to the Q Lounge. This night club has the standard array of beautiful people, but there are also dress down hours, games and contests, and munchies. If Scottsdale's too far or too foo-foo, Bobby Q's is near Metrocenter.
8501 N. 27th Avenue, Phoenix
7333 E Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
Axis/Radius--as the name implies--is two nightclubs in one. Axis is comfortable and stylish with a cigar bar, while Radius is glassy, glitzy, and techno. Everyone who's anyone has stopped into Axis/Radius, including celebrities, famous athletes, and other rich and famous folks. Underwent a renovation in 2006.
7340 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale
UPDATE: Myst closed in 2012.
Myst is in downtown Scottsdale, and has a style for everyone. Outdoor mingling? Sunken lounges? Dancing to disco and rock and the four bars are the main attraction here. The rich and famous spend their evenings upstairs at Myst.
7340 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale
Update: Vagabond Ballroom closed.
This club was Anderson's Fifth Estate for many years, it became Club Fordbidden, a gay night club, for a while. The Gin Blossoms played here when it was Anderson's Fifth Estate before they became international stars. The Vagabond Ballroom presents Top 40 dancing plus comedy club, with one night set aside for people ages 18+.
6820 E. 5th Avenue, Scottsdale
Update: Martini Ranch closed in October 2103.
Martini ranch is two clubs in one, and a venue for live concerts, too. Whether you prefer Top 40, hits of the 80s, or techno, you'll find a spot at Martini Ranch that suits your style.
7295 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale
Update: Graham Central Station closed in 2012.
Graham Central Station in Tempe is 4 clubs in one, but I spotlight Rockin' Rodeo on this list, because there aren't as many country dance clubs in the area as one might expect. This one's got a big dance floor. Check the event calendar for line dancing lessons.
7850 S. Priest, Tempe