Best In Nightlife & Cocktails: 2019


Hey party people, looking for the best place to knock back a few bevvies 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 readers top picks for nightlife and cocktails in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 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 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


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Best Bar to Feed Your Inner Child: Boondocks

Best Bartender/Mixologist: Sheldon Wiley, The Maggiore Group

Best Bloody Mary: Hash Kitchen

Best Blues/Jazz Bar: The Rhythm Room

Best Comedy Club: Rick Bronsons House of Comedy

Best Cougar Bar: Blue Martini

Best Country Music Bar: Dierks Bently’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar: Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery

Best Craft Cocktails: Sicilian Butcher

Best Dance Floor: Whiskey Row

Best Dance Music Scene: El Hefe

Best Day Drinking Spot: Boondocks

Best Dive Bar: Boondocks

Best Gay Bar: BS West

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

Best Hipster Bar: Casey Moore’s

Best Karaoke Night: Blind Dragon

Best Late Night Munchies: AZ88

Best Local DJ: DJ Jon Amaral

Best Lounge: W Scottsdale Living Room

Best Margarita: CRUjiente Tacos

Best Mimosa: The Wrigley Mansion

Best Nightclub: Riot House

Best Nightlife Photographer: Zee Peralta Photography

Best Party Bar: El Hefe

Best Place to Buy Alcohol: Hidden Track Bottle Shop

Best Place to Discover New Music: The Van Buren

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday: El Hefe

Best Pub: Rula Bula

Best Rooftop Bar: Degree 270 at Talking Stick Resort

Best Saloon: TIE between The Hideaway GrillHandlebar J

Best Trivia Night: Skyptical Chemist

Best Wine Bar: SORSO

Strongest Drink: Hefe’s Blackout Marg, El Hefe

AFM Faves

Best Happy Hour: The Porch

Best Local DJ: DJ Soloman

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