The Best In Nightlife and Cocktails: 2018

Looking for the best place to sip on some saucy libations and cut loose on the dance floor? Lucky for you Phoenix has 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 2018 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2018 issue of AZ 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 2018. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2018 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here.


Best Arizona Brewery: North Mountain Brewing Company

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

Best Bartender/Mixologist: Liza Loewenhagen, Genuine Concepts

Best Bloody Mary: The Hash Kitchen

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

Best Comedy Club: Rick Bronsons House of Comedy

Best Cougar Bar: The Beverly

Best Country Music Bar: Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row

Best Craft Beer Bar: TIE between Bottled Blonde and Wasted Grain

Best Craft Cocktails: Bourbon & Bones

Best Dance Floor: Wasted Grain

Best Dance Music Scene: Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Day Drinking Spot: Sandbar

Best Dive Bar: Boondocks

Best Gay Bar: Kobalt

Best Happy Hour: Sandbar

Best Hipster Bar: Casey Moore’s

Best Local DJ: Mr. P-Body

Best Lounge: The Mint

Best Margarita: CRUjiente

Best Mimosa: The Hash Kitchen

Best Nightclub: Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails

Best Nightlife Photographer: Tony Cottrell

Best Party Bar: The Bevvy

Best Place to Discover New Music: Valley Bar

Best Place to Spend a 21st Birthday: The Bevvy

Best Places to Buy Booze: Total Wine & More

Best Pub: TIE between Rula Bula and Thirsty Lion

Best Rooftop Bar: LUSTRE Rooftop Garden at the Hotel Palomar

Best Saloon: The Hideaway Grill

Best Trivia Night: The Bevvy

Best Wine Bar: Sorso Wine Room

Strongest Drink: Long Island Ice Tea, Cue Club

AFM Faves

Best Tiki Cocktails: Undertow

Best Bar to Feed Your Inner Child: Cobra Arcade Bar

Best Arizona Brewery: Wren House

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