The Best in Nightlife & Cocktails: 2016


When it comes to nightlife, Phoenix is the life of the party! Arizona is home to the hottest nightclubs and the best bars, bar none. Get ready to cheers to the most celebrated celebrated nightlife and cocktails in the Valley according to readers

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2016. Winners will be featured in the April 2016 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. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until April 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 May 2016. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2016 Winners logos here


Best Arizona Brewery – Papago Brewing

Best Bar to Feed Your Inner Child – The Duce

Best Bartender (Female) –Ciara Anzar, The District

Best Bartender (Male) – Jon Crone, Proof

Best Bloody Mary – RnR

AFM FAV: Best Bloody MaryDeSoto Central Market

Best Blues/ Jazz Bar – Char’s Has the Blues

Best Comedy Club – Tempe Improv

Best Cougar Bar –The Mint

Best Country Music Bar – Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar – Bottled Blonde

AFM FAV: Best Craft Beer Bar Angels Trumpet Ale House

Best Craft CocktailsCitizen Public House

Best Dance Floor – Maya Day and Nightclub

Best Dance Music Scene – Bottled Blonde

Best Day Drinking Spot – Sandbar

Best Dive Bar – TT Roadhouse

Best Gay BarCharlie’s

Best Happy Hour – Sandbar

Best Hipster Bar – Casey Moore’s

Best Karaoke Night – Geisha Go Go

Best Late Night Munchies – Café Ga Hyang

Best Local DJ – DJ Elite

Best Lounge – The Mint

Best Margarita – Taco Guild

Best Mimosa – RnR Restaurant

AFM FAV: Best Mimosa SumoMaya

Best Nightlife Photographer – Kevin Brost

Best Party Bar – Bottled Blonde

Best Place to Discover New Music – Valley Bar

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday – Bottled Blonde

Best Places to Buy Booze – Papago Brewery

Best Pool Party – Maya Day & Nightclub

Best Pub – British Open Pub

Best Rooftop BarThe Lustre Rooftop Garden at the Hotel Palomar

Best Saloon – The Hideaway Grill

Best Trivia Night – Boulders on Broadway

Best Wine Bar – Postino Winecafe

Strongest Drink Toxic Margaritas, Z Tejas


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