Best In Nightlife and Cocktails: 2014

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

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2014. The winner each category this year will be featured in the March 2014 issue, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in spring 2014. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2014 Winners logos here

THE WINNERS LIST: NIGHTLIFE & COCKTAILS

Best Arizona Brewery – Papago Brewing

Best Arizona Winery – Page Spring Cellars

Best Bar to Feed Your Inner Child – Lucky Strike

Best Bartender (Female) – Cassie Stenholt, Maya Day + Nightclub

Best Bartender (Male) – Matt Rasner, Maya Day + Nightclub

Best Black Out Drink – Hefe’s Blackout Marg, El Hefe

Best Bloody Mary – II Terrazzo

Best Blues/ Jazz Bar – The Rhythm Room

Best Cocktails – The House Brasserie

Best Comedy Club – Tempe Improv

Best Cougar Bar – The Mint

Best Country Music Bar – Dierks Bently’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar – Taste of Tops

Best Dance Floor – Smashboxx

Best Dance Music Scene – Smashboxx

Best Day Drinking Spot – El Hefe

Best Dive Bar – Patty’s (Old Town Scottsdale)

Best Gay Bar – Kobalt

Best Happy Hour – The House at Secret Garden

Best Hipster Bar – The Handlebar (Tempe)

Best Karaoke Night – Bridgett’s Last Laugh

Best Late Night Munchies – AZ88

Best Local DJ – DJ Elite

Best Lounge – Living Room at W Scottsdale

Best Margarita – SOL Cocina

Best Nightlife Photographer – Elite Photo Phx

Best Party Bar – American Junkie

Best Place to Discover New Music – Crescent Ballroom

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday – Smashboxx

Best Places to Buy Booze – Papago Brewery (to go beer selection)

Best Pool Party – The Hotel Valley Ho

Best Pub – British Open Pub

Best Saloon – Dirty Dogg Saloon

Best Trivia Night – Skyptical Chemist

Best Wine Bar – The House at Secret Garden

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