Best In Nightlife & Cocktails: 2020

Hey party people, looking for the best place to knock back a few bevs and cut loose on the dance floor? Lucky for you Phoenix has got one of the hottest nightlife scenes so you’ll never have to experience a boring weekend again! Here are reader’s top picks for nightlife and cocktails in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2020 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2020 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents.

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their Best Of status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2020. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2020 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Arizona Brewery: Desert Monks Brewing

Best Bar for Fun & Games: Boondocks

Best Bartender/Mixologist: Miguel Mora

Best Bloody Mary: Hash Kitchen

Best Comedy Club: The Comedy Spot Comedy Club

Best Cougar Bar: Isabella’s Kitchen

Best Country Music Bar: Dierks Bently’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar: Goldwater Brewing Co.

Best Craft Cocktails: Bourbon & Bones

Best Dance Floor: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Best Day Drinking Spot: WET at W Scottsdale

Best Dive Bar: Boondocks

Best Gay Bar: Charlie’s

Best Happy Hour: K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar & Grill

Best Hipster Bar: Valley Bar

Best Karaoke Night: The Dragon

Best Local DJ: DJ Iceman

Best Lounge: W Scottsdale Living Room

Best Margarita: CRUjiente Tacos

Best Mimosa: Hash Kitchen

Best Nightclub: Riot House

Best Nightlife Photographer: Zee Peralta Photography

Best Place to Buy Alcohol: Tarbell’s Wine Store

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday: El Hefe

Best Pub: Kelly’s at SouthBridge

Best Rooftop Bar: SHADE Lounge at W Scottsdale

Best Saloon: Dirty Dogg Saloon

Best Wine Bar: SORSO

Strongest Drink: Hefe’s Blackout Marg, El Hefe

AFM Fave Best New Bar: The Hot Chick

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