Best In Nightlife and Cocktails: 2017

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 AZ Foothills readers top picks for nightlife and cocktails in the Valley.

These are Arizona Foothills Best of Our Valley 2017 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2017 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 2017. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2017 Winners logo here and reserve space for the Collector’s Edition here


Best Arizona Brewery – O.H.S.O. Nano Brewery

Best Bar to Feed Your Inner Child – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Bartender/Mixologist: Female – Ciara Anzar, The District

Best Bartender/Mixologist: Male – Ben Laney, The District

AFM Fave: Best Bartender / Mixologist – Male – Keifer Gilbert, Counter Intuitive & UnderTow

Best Bloody Mary – The Hash Kitchen

Best Blues/ Jazz Bar – The Rhythm Room

Best Comedy Club/TIE – Rick Bronsons House of Comedy Tempe Improv

Best Cougar Bar – The Mint

Best Country Music Bar – Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar – Goldwater Brewing Co.

Best Craft Cocktails – The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

AFM Fave: Best Craft Cocktails – Bitter & Twisted

Best Dance Floor – Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Best Dance Music Scene – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Day Drinking Spot – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Dive Bar – Pattie’s 1st Ave Lounge

Best Gay Bar: TIE – Charlie’s/BS West

Best Happy Hour – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Hipster Bar – Casey Moore’s

Best Karaoke Night – Geisha A Go Go

Best Late Night Munchies – Cheba Hut

Best Local DJ – DJ Elite

Best Lounge – Casablanca Lounge

Best Margarita – Sandbar

AFM Fave: Best Margarita – Modern Margarita

Best Mimosa – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Nightclub – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Nightlife Photographer – Tavit Daniel

Best Party Bar – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Place to Discover New Music – Crescent Ballroom

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday – Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Places to Buy Booze – Total Wine & More

Best Pub – The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen

Best Rooftop Bar – The Lustre Rooftop Garden at the Hotel Palomar

Best Saloon – Dirty Dogg Saloon

Best Trivia Night – The Bevvy

Best Wine Bar – Rhythm & Wine

Strongest Drink – Hefe’s Blackout Marg, El Hefe

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