Nightclubs, Pubs & Lounges
ARIZONA CRAFT BREWERS GUILD Start with this organization to track down and taste from more than 50 beer makers throughout the state. www. craftbeeraz.com. BOTTLED BLONDE Pin-up themed cafe and beer garden, and popular after-hours destination. www.bottledblondeaz.com. 7340 E. Indian Plz., 480.970.1112. DIERKS BENTLEY’S WHISKEY ROW Arizona-born Dierks Bentley doesn’t live here anymore, but the country star chose the Valley for his Whiskey Row saloons with ceiling-mounted stages, big booths, self-serve beer and liquor taps, and hearty American grub. www.dierkswhiskeyrow.com. 4420 N. Saddlebag Tr., 480.945.4200.
640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ, 480.794.1477. EL HEFE This “macho taqueria” serves tacos, tortas (sandwiches) and serious drinks. Come nightfall, the scene is more club than restaurant, and crowds get loud. www.elhefe.com. 4425 N. Saddlebag Tr., 480.945.6200. 640 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480.257.2797. GRINGO STAR STREET BAR More than a dozen arcade games (Galaga, Ms. Pac Man), and gourmet “street food” from a food-truck style window. www. gringostarstreetbar.com. 501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, 480.306.8633. HI FI KITCHEN & COCKTAILS Music-centric, retro vibe. Late-night food service and a cocktail menu that features milkshakes with a boozy touch. Indoor/outdoor space encourages power-lounging, and lures sports fans with three huge projector screens and 35 TVs. www.hifiscottsdale.com. 4420 N. Saddlebag Tr., 480.970.5000. KELLY’S AT SOUTHBRIDGE Plush, spacious and lively atmosphere, with light bites and a large central bar. www.kellysatsouthbridge.com. 7117 E. 6th Ave., 480.393.3205.