Best Nightclub or Lounge
American Junkie-2011 Winner
Bacon-wrapped hot dogs, fried pickles, house-made potato chips, oh my! Scottsdale’s American Junkie doesn’t just provide a great place to kick back or watch the game; it has a delectable bar menu, to boot. www.americanjunkieaz.com.
Best Gay Bar
Drag shows, dance parties and the Valley’s biggest karaoke songbook can all be found at this Scottsdale hot spot, BS West. (The impressive songbook can even be downloaded online, for partiers who like to be prepared.) www.bswest.com.
Best Happy Hour
Best Wine Bar
With two treasured Phoenix locations and a third on its way in Downtown Gilbert, Postino Winecafé is a top after-work pick for locals. The wine bar boasts an impressive selection of bottles in a non-snobby atmosphere (and at non-snobby prices). Plus, Postino dishes up an incredible reverse happy hour on Mondays and Tuesdays, featuring its claim-to-fame bruschetta board and a bottle of wine for $20. www.postinowinecafe.com.