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Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Scottsdale & Phoenix [Updated 2023]

Locals of Phoenix, Arizona know that the best spot for entertainment and nightlife in Arizona is the Scottsdale Entertainment District. Here, visitors to the city cannot only enjoy fine dining, luxury resorts, and outdoor adventures but also the best dancing and partying. Although the bars and clubs in this small block are all relatively small indoor/outdoor patio places that get packed quickly, their high-energy crowds, excellent service, and amenities will have you rushing through their doors on weekend nights to join in on the fun. Check out our curated list below of the best nightclubs in Scottsdale & Phoenix!

Hi Fi

Cabanas and Lounge Chairs at JEMAA Las Vegas
Drown your senses in the digital graffiti wall that provides endless visuals all night

The latest creation from the nightlife development company Evening Entertainment Group, Hi Fi is a music focused, retro inspired club that is open well into the night with a creative and extensive menu of cocktails, boozy milkshakes, and classic American food. The massive structure of Hi Fi juxtaposes old school rock n’ roll theme art and accents with advanced audio/visual components to create a space that is both modern and rustic. Two centerpiece design features dominate the visuals: a vintage speaker wall erected with wood-framed speakers and throwback black and white televisions, giving way to the showstopper – a digital graffiti wall that will project an ever-evolving array of 3D images that will morph the mood throughout the night. Hi Fi has dual spaces for guests that are both inside and outdoors which are separated by glass garage doors. The outdoor patio features a 360° island bar, an elevated lounge-style seating area, plus two community tables, outdoor high-tops, and resort-style lounge furniture.Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails is the latest creation of nightlife development company, Evening Entertainment Group. As the name might suggest, Hi-Fi is a music-centric, retro hangout with a full menu served late into the night, and a cocktail and adult milkshake menu to match. Two centerpiece design features dominate the visuals: A vintage speaker wall erected with wood-framed speakers and throwback black and white televisions, giving way to the showstopper – a digital graffiti wall that will project an ever evolving array of 3D images that will morph the mood throughout the night.

Casa Amigos

DJ Tiesto Performing at Wet Republic Pool Party in Las Vegas
Chill out with the coastal vibes of Casa Amigos and let the Casa Bellas serve you some ice cold bottles

Casa Amigos combines Mexican flair with Scottsdale style, creating a chic space that embodies the warm beauty of the southwest. In this red brick enclosed structure, a lively restaurant and bar concept comes to life that showcases bright walls accented with colorful custom artwork and traditional Mexican tile work. The club was designed by an HGTV designer and features an expansive patio which is transformed in the ultimate dance floor at night with pulsing colorful lights and a stellar sound system thumping out Top 40’s beats. There’s also a boutique bowling alley upstairs called Skylanes, which adds to the after-dark action and flashing lights aesthetic, and an island bar that never stops pouring a bevy of tasty margaritas as well as VIP sections for tables with bottle service. When the sun goes down, Casa Amigos turns into a high-energy nightclub.

El Hefe

Cabanas and Pool View at Intimate TAO Beach at Venetian Las Vegas
If you just didn’t get enough partying in on Friday and Satruday, get your Sunday Funday started here

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria is not your typical taco joint in Scottsdale, Arizona. While most folks are spending Sunday evening winding down, the party is just getting going at the popular Mexican themed restaurant and nightclub. The place has a relatively relaxed, easy environment, making it a perfect spot to grab a bite and some drinks with friends featuring dishes made up of delicious tortillas and some of the best tacos in town as well as beer-garitas throughout the day. After darkness falls, the atmosphere morphs into an electric dance party fueled by strong drinks and great music that provides endless entertainment throughout the night. Every weekend, the “super macho taqueria” and nightspot serves up its 4-2-10 Sunday party, which features a large variety of drinks, great music, and endless dancing. The in-house DJ spins a lively mix of Top 40’s, hip-hop, and electro-house hits every night that will have guests get up from their table or booth to go join the party on the dance floor.

Bottled Blonde

Crowded Pool Party called Encore Beach Club  in Las Vegas
Release your stress by popping some bottles at Scottsdale’s most popular club

The Bottled Blonde is the casual hybrid between restaurant and nightclub. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s bustling Entertainment District, guests will be able to enjoy the best pizza and beer in town. The 7,500 square foot space takes the al fresco concept to the next level and plays the rustic beauty of the restaurant up until it looks like it was meant to be the scene of the best nightlife in the area. By combining aspects of the classic Italian kitchen, German beer garden, and East Coast brewery, the Bottled Blonde is able to offer to its customers a space that feels distinctly American and communal with the blending of cultures. After the kitchen closes after dinner, the venue transforms into a full fledged, high energy club party with bottle service and live DJs spinning.  Whether you’re there because you want to enjoy some grub and have a relaxing evening or you want to get drunk and let loose on the dance floor, the Bottled Blonde is there to make all your dreams a reality.  

Maya Nightclub

If you’re looking for a true “concert” experience, then Maya will be your go to spot

Built in 2013 and named after the ancient deity that is known for spinning illusions and dreams, Maya Day + Nightclub is one of the most popular EDM  venues in the Southwest and the only Vegas style club in Scottsdale. Maya is where the world’s best DJ’s, live music, and events converge all in one place. With an elaborate state-of-the-art sound system and a talented visual production with the biggest names in musical talent, Maya is able to showcase elaborate dance floor shows, including dancers swinging from the rafters, fire breathers, and other high-octane tricks of the trade. The club has been host to famous acts in the music scene like Tiesto, Kaskade, The Weeknd, Diplo, Drake and more. The dramatic nightclub features two full bars along with a host of lounge-style seating surrounding the dance floor and built in DJ booth. In addition to the indoor nightclub space, Maya features an outdoor day club. Spacious and vibrant with a Vegas-style appeal, the day club offers high-energy pool party entertainment during pool season. Boasting resort-style amenities, two large bars, six VIP cabanas and more than 17,000 square feet of space, the day club is the place to beat the Arizona summer heat.

Riot House

View of the Massive Pool Party Marquee Dayclub at Cosmopolitan
Gettin’ rowdy tonight? Riot House will be sure to not disappoint

Riot House is a South Beach themed nightclub where sophistication meets excitement. The 12,000 square feet versatile space features a large center bar, well-balanced sidebar, a large dance floor, multiple private booths where guests can arrange for bottle service, an amazing tropical themed menu, and the best Audio Visual system in the state. Its opulent modern design is visible throughout the venue from the dynamic use of gold, marble, and sandalwood. At Riot House, guests are able to enjoy all types of entertainment and enjoyment, the venue hosts brunch as well as football watch parties every weekend during the season with game day food/drink specials. Open Thursday through Sunday, they have 4 nights of exhilarating nightlife for all types of party goers to enjoy. Come find out why they love to say, “Let’s Start a Riot!” at this amazing venue.

Whiskey Row

Looking for the big screen to watch the game on? Well look no further

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is an American Gastropub unlike any other. This one of a kind restaurant, bar, and nightclub stands out with its award-winning food/drinks, exhilarating nightlife, and a rock n roll vibe inspired by Dierks himself, in their jam packed space. With a 360° stage and a huge 24 ft TV to watch all of the sporting events and entertainment around, guests will never have a second to feel bored in this intense and lively venue. Whiskey Row is also one of the most high-tech bars in Arizona. Their iPad technology system keeps tabs on managing the audio and video system from anywhere in the room, which allows them to provide their guests with truly stellar music and performances to get down to. The atmosphere of Whiskey Row is tailored to meet patron’s every need, from a highly trained and welcoming staff that rush to provide guests with amazing drinks and service, to a pumping playlist that keeps playing all not long, to the phone charging stations at the bar, at Whiskey Row you’ll find everything to have the ultimate clubbing experience.

Pretty Please

View of the Pool at Bare Pool Inside Mirage Las Vegas
One of the more upscale and bougie clubs to hit up in Scottsdale

Pretty Please was created in just two weeks after Lion Craft led the charge to remodel the entire space before opening day. The result was a beautiful, flirty and fun nightlife hotspot where guests could not only enjoy themselves but take plenty of pictures they would want to post later. Decorated with rich dark woods, mirrors, and lush fabrics, Pretty Please offers a uniquely sensual yet playful ambiance that’s perfect for the sophisticated partier. At Pretty Please, guests are welcome to enjoy themselves in the seductively mysteriously seductive lounge which features a full bar, music from world-class DJs, VIP bottle service, and the best cocktails in Old Town Scottsdale. The eight spacious and luxurious VIP booths within their stunning venue drips with opulence and style and offers an elevated experience for patrons. Their uniquely sensual ambience mixed with bottle service and trapeze entertainers will always leave you wanting more. Enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail on one of their special hydraulic booths or out on the spacious dance floor. The night is yours.


Hip Hop bangers all night

Conceived by the owners after years traveling across the globe gaining experience and knowledge about what makes great nightlife, The International Champagne Bar and Nightclub was created to provide patrons with thrilling experiences that blends cultures  from countries all over the world with great music, bottle service, and premier mixology, and world class entertainment. Located right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, INTL is one of the best clubs in Arizona to spend your nights. Called INTL for offering great flair from all different cultures and providing a one-of-a-kind experience for clubbers and partiers, at INTL guests will be able to enjoy a lively atmosphere where the drinks are reasonably priced and always getting poured. The music is a perfect variety of EDM, top 40 hits, 90’s hip-hop that the guests can enjoy from below the LED lights hanging from the ceiling while they enjoy artsy projections being shot from the back of the room. With a spacious area, INTL is one of the best nightclubs in Scottsdale and has a large VIP area as well as a nice patio area outdoors for guests to hang out. INTL is more of a dance club than a table service club, which is something that was lacking among the club scene in the area, managing to fill that void with a perfect environment with great music and even better drinks.

Three Wisemen

Named after a popular whiskey drink (Johnnie, Jim and Jack) that the owners, Gem Ray and Bunti Singh, loved, the Three Wisemen in Scottsdale is the hybrid between a bar and a cocktail garden. The service here is prompt and remarkable making it a great place for post-club partying and having a good time. The venue also serves up feel-good comfort foods like tamales, elotes, gyros, turkey legs, turkey burgers and chips in addition to all the alcohol. Designed by several of the place’s teams’ members, the interiors feature walls with a weaved-like structure, low lighting, a central bar, TVs and more, perfect for kicking back and sipping on some whiskey.

Scottsdale & Phoenix Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Scottsdale & Phoenix Nightclubs typically open?

It varies from place to place. Some are open around 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM but many spots are open earlier in the day for people who want to start daydrinking.

What time is last call in Phoenix / Scottsdale?

While ending last call at 2:00 AM, the legislation would give patrons until 2:30 AM to finish their drinks. Arizona law currently prohibits the sale of liquor between 1:00 AM to 6:00 AM Monday through Saturday, and between 1:00 AM and 10:00 AM on Sundays.

How far is Scottsdale from Phoenix?

Scottsdale is about 10 miles from Phoenix – about 18 minutes away by car.

What are the hottest clubs in Phoenix / Scottsdale?

The hottest clubs in Phoenix / Scottsdale currently include: Riot House, Casa Amigos, Hi Fi, El Hefe, and Pretty Please.

What part of Phoenix has the best nightlife?

Most of the best nightlife near Phoenix is in Scottsdale.

What are the best pool parties in Scottsdale?

Best pool parties / day parties in Scottsdale are: The Pool at Talking Stick Resort, Maya Day Club, Hotel Valley Ho, and BLK Live.

What is the dress code like at Scottsdale & Phoenix Nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Scottsdale & Phoenix Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Scottsdale & Phoenix Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

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Top 10 Best Bachelorette (Hen) Party Activities In Phoenix / Scottsdale

Headed to Phoenix / Scottsdale for a “hen do” – aka bachelorette party – soon? In addition to dayclubs and nightclubs, you’ll need to plan other afternoon and early-evening group activities for the bachelorette and her group that are fun and memorable, while still giving you the most value for your money spent.

The fabulous weather – and in the few months when it’s not fabulous, they’ve got air-conditioners and heaters! – combined with the relatively low cost of living has drawn 7.3 million residents to Arizona, 4.8 million of which live in the metro area of Phoenix which is the state’s capitol and largest city. A modern and bustling mid-size American metropolis, Phoenix – along with Scottsdale, its ritzy neighborhood that rivals LA’s Beverly Hills and Miami’s Brickell – draws year-round tourist traffic due to its plethora of culinary delights and entertainment options of the indoor and outdoor variety. Along with drawing the snowbirds flying south for the winter, the warm weather long ago cemented Phoenix / Scottsdale as a perennial destination for college and university Spring Break trips; more recently it has evolved into a popular destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties, many of whom are returning to the desert after initially experiencing its charms and wild party scenes as college students.

Apart from any wild partying that you and the lasses plan to be doing out in this desert oasis, you’ll absolutely need to do some group activity planning to appease the ones who aren’t really into DJs and dance floors. Some of those options are cliche, but who cares: Scottsdale still a unique Bachelorette Party destination, and cliche bachelorette activities earned their rep for a legit reason, didn’t they???  Look, we know you’re here for a good time, not a long time… so you’ll need some expert guidance to help narrow down your choices to round out your ideal hen-do agenda.

Here, in order of our highly experienced customer service staff’s preferences, is our Discotech Top 10 list of best and most entertaining bachelorette party activities that your classy group of ladies would do well to line up during your wild weekend in Phoenix / Scottsdale:

1) Take Your Horse to the Old Town Road – Nightclubs

  • Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
  • Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $10-100 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $200 and up (VIP tables)
  • Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:30PM-11:00PM (avoid long lines and waits)

Seems predictable, but sorry not sorry ladies: the activity of nightclubbing HAS to be #1 and #1A on any Phoenix / Scottsdale bachelor party list. Why, you say? The Old Town entertainment district in Scottsdale is a legendary American party epicenter that epitomizes Wild West debauchery; with the exceptions of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Miami you just can’t really get such high-quality versions of this revelry anywhere else in America. And on top of that, Phoenix / Scottsdale nightlife has got three YUUUUGE advantages over those other cities:

  1. Nearly all the best clubs in the Phoenix / Scottsdale are in walking distance from each other, so bar or club crawling – either planned or impromptu – is easy to pull off.
  2. Clubbing here is 5x-10x cheaper due to no covers, lower drink prices, and VIP lower table prices.
  3. Places open earlier – some open during the day and stay open until 2am – and get packed earlier, so your dollars and the bachelorette’s fun will both stretch longer into the night.

2) Relax, Don’t Do It – Day Spa / Massage / Salon

Camelback Spa, Scottsdale AZ
  • Venue (Location): Varies by price and services offered
  • Cost Per Person: $50 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 9:00AM-1:00PM (right when you wake up, to combat hangovers)

Every bachelorette party will need some downtime to rest and recover from the festivities of the night before… or the night to come. Spas, massages, and salons are the go-to group daytime activity if your the bachelorette is craving a relaxing atmosphere and a serene respite from all the chaos of the past months’ wedding planning. Most of the major resorts on the Strip offer luxurious spa packages for you and your ladies to wind down, so it’s merely a matter of finding the one that fits your style and price point. For example: The Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa offers unique treatments influenced by ancient Chinese medicine; Jurlique Spa at the Kimpton FireSky Resort specializes in hypo-allergenic, pH balanced, and environmentally friendly desert-inspired treatments; Spa Avania at Hyatt Regency Gainey Ranch is known for its “science of time” therapy offerings designed to sync with the body’s internal clock. So throw on your comfiest robe, grab a glass of champagne, clear your mind of clutter, assume your favorite position of relaxation, and let your chosen spa take care of the rest. The well-deserved pampering will leave your crew of betches fully refreshed and ready to tackle on another hot desert night in the Wild West.

3) Get Wet! – Pool Parties

pool party at Maya Dayclub in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Venue (Location): Varies by price and music type (click here for recommendations)
  • Cost Per Person: Free (certain guest lists); $5-100 (discounted guest lists & presale tickets); $200 and up (VIP loungers, daybeds, & cabanas)
  • Time Length of Activity: 4-5 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 11:30AM-1:30PM (avoid long lines and waits)

Pool parties are a legendary daytime activity that epitomizes the sumptuously debaucherous desert oasis feel of Scottsdale, and the ones here are arguably second-best only to those of Las Vegas. At least one of these day parties on your hen do weekend agenda is a must; even for girls in the group who don’t like nightclubs, the eye candy, sunshine, cool plunges to beat the heat (and did we mention eye candy?) make it worth it. For any bachelorette party larger than four 4-5 ladies, it’s a no-brainer to book your own cabana or daybed with bottle service in order to maximize the fun; for a smaller stag-do or one that wants variety, we suggest purchasing presale tickets. Find one of the hottest events going on that weekend using our Discotech app, and go see one of your favorite DJs or performing artists. For a Saturday day party, Maya Dayclub and Wet Deck are the best party scenes especially if money ain’t a thang: between the killer music lineups, badass surroundings, and (did we mention) eye candy, these two venues are head-and-shoulders above the rest if your bride-to-be is into nothing but the best.

4) Vino Before Vows – Old Town Wine Tour

Scottsdale Wine Tour, Arizona
  • Venue (Location): Arizona Food Tours (Old Town Scottsdale)
  • Cost Per Person: $69
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 12:00PM-4:00PM (avoid outdoor midday heat; food included)

Wine is a gift from the gods that will get the bride-to-be through many a rough patch of her upcoming mostly blissful marriage. To celebrate this magical gift, Arizona Food Tours (AFT) offers upscale wine tours on a private reservation basis. Arizona is home to over 100 wineries, and grapes are being grown in 9 of the 15 counties across the state; greater Phoenix is Arizona’s geographical and commercial center, so its best wines are showcased and readily available in its restaurants and via unique experiences like AFT. You’ll spend your afternoon visiting four of Arizona’s favorite wineries and tasting rooms, with wine and food samples and classy ambiances to be enjoyed at each stop. Custom wine tours are designed specifically for your party based on schedule availability and wine preferences (i.e. red or white, sweet or dry). You can expect to be served a variety of signature menu items unique to each winery destination, and they don’t skimp on the food portions so no need to fill up on eats beforehand. Browse, sip, and purchase a few bottles to take home on the plane – you can put them to good use at the wedding reception / afterparty.

5) Men at Work – Male Revue Show

Chippendale's Male Revue show, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Venue (Location): Hunk-O-Mania @ Paris of Scottsdale (Old Town Scottsdale)
  • Cost Per Person: $20 and up
  • Time Length of Activity: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 7:00PM-10:00PM (show start times for most revues are in evenings)

They call it The Wild West for a reason, so it’s no cause for shame at all if the bachelorette party wants to include a more magical ride on the naughty side. Male revue shows are the quintessential way to get the pulses racing, and Scottsdale is home to Hunk-O-Mania, one of the best male revue shows in the world. Yes you’ll get your fill of good-looking Adonises of all races with chiseled physiques and washboard abs, but along with that you’ll also get expertly choreographed high-energy dance routines that ooze charisma, athleticism, swagger, and sex appeal. For many of the shows, you’ll also be offered the opportunity to snap photos with the hunks of your choice as well as treat the bride-to-be to an up-close-and-personal lap dance. And along with such multi-sensory delights, a bit of light internet research beforehand – or planning advice from your friends here at Discotech – can yield plenty of “bang for your buck” in the form of discounts and bundling packages that include limo rides, fancy dinners, and cocktails as value-added side dishes to your lip-smacking main course.

6) Get Crafty – Adult Arts & Crafts

  • Location: Pinsipiration Phoenix (Desert View / North Scottsdale)
  • Cost Per Person: $30 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 2-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 1:30-5:30PM (good after-lunch activity to avoid the late afternoon desert heat)

For the true hands-on experience, round up the ladies, roll up the sleeve, and prepare to get down and dirty… in the most colorful way possible. At Pinspiration, you’ll engage in a variety of individual or team crafts, from painted wine glasses to string art. A full catalog of home decor ideas offers endless possibilities, and you can put a wedding theme spin on any of them to create talked-about reception centerpieces or wedding guest take-home gifts. If you’re looking to release more energy, you can book an appointment in the Splatter Room, where guests suit-up in full-body protective paint suits, goggles, and hair nets to brush, dab, and outright splatter colorful paint onto canvas to create modern art masterpieces. Whichever craft route you select, you’ll not only walk away with unforgettable memories but also personal mementos and keepsakes to commemorate the bachelorette party. Even better: Pinspiration carries a Drinks and Bites menu that offers a variety of alcoholic options to get you and your girls’ creative juices flowing. With both traditional wine and champagne options on the menu – as well as unique selections such as a Cupcake-Prosecco and a “Red Velvet” red wine – you can use this afternoon as a chance to let your minds… and mouths…. run free. It’s much cheaper than your group therapy sessions, and MUCH more fun and productive to boot.

7) Grab Life By the Pole – Pole Dancing Classes

  • Venue (Location): Prowess Pole Fitness (Phoenix)
  • Cost Per Person: $20 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 2 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:30PM (required start time for class)

Perhaps the last thing you want to do is go to school while on your bachelorette getaway… unless it’s a fun group class that doubles as an ideal female bonding activity. With classes taught by international championship pole dancer Lindsay Green and her professional dancer and gymnast friends, Prowess Pole Fitness is conveniently located in the center of metro Phoenix and covers all the basic aspects, movements, and techniques for executing lap dances and stripper pole sequences. If you’re feeling more daring, several advanced classes combine the art of pole fitness with Cirque du Soleil-style aerial workouts using suspended hoops. The 60-minute and 90-minute classes are chock-full of expert tips on how to soar, tease, and titillate like Scottsdale’s most seasoned ladies of the night, and the unforgettable experience culminates with a high-energy choreographed routine for the bride-to-be to show off to her fiancee… and for you to show off to friends and strangers at future house parties.

8) This is How We Roll – Party Bus

  • Venue (Location): Valley Hop Bus Co. (Phoenix / Scottsdale)
  • Cost Per Person: $40 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 6:00PM-11:00PM (prime pregame time before hitting the clubs)

Sticking with school theme from the previous list item, you and the bride tribe should consider how you want to get from class to class and then to your after-school extracurricular activities. If you have a packed bachelorette party agenda and a fairly large group, you should forgo the hassle of calling separate ride shares and – more importantly – arrive places and step out in style as the center of attention, via a tricked-out party bus provided by Valley Hop Bus Co. Their refurbished retro school buses are decked out with LED lights, a dance pole, party props, bluetooth sound system, and a cooler for your snacks and hard seltzers. If you’re not quite sure where to go, the Valley Hop driver can offer advice to help customize your tour to ensure you hit all the hot spots in Phoenix and Scottsdale. And of course, the Discotech help line are party experts who can do the same (we recommend starting on Mill Avenue in Tempe for dinner and a few outdoor bars, then rolling over to Old Town Scottsdale to wrap up the night). So buckle up and hold on ladies: the next stop is Party Town and your inhibitions are in the rear view mirror.

9) Ride ‘Em Cowgirl – Horseback Riding

  • Venue (Location): Arizona Horses @ Ponderosa Stables (South Phoenix)
  • Cost Per Person: $40 and up
  • Time To Set Aside: 1-3 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 3:00PM-7:00PM (cooler temperatures, plus desert dusk skies are more colorful)

Is your bachelorette a farmer’s daughter or a good ol’ country girl? Deep in the heart of Tex… – ahem, Arizona – is the perfect activity for the country-loving bachelorette parties. Nestled in the foothills of South Mountain Park, the largest city park in the world, Ponderosa Livery Stable offers over 50 miles of trails criss-crossing through 18,000 acres of pristine Sonoran Desert. Head over from downtown Phoenix, saddle up, squeeze into those stirrups, pull on the rope, and lean back for the most breathtaking horseback riding experience of your life. The desert sky is brilliant blue as your guide trots you through the arroyos and washes toward the summit of South Mountain, ascending in elevation while surrounded by beautiful desert flowers and towering Saguaro cactus. You’ll see plenty of desert rabbits and quail darting along the trails and over the intricate rock formations, and you’ll breathe wonderfully fresh air as you take in the spectacular scenery of the Sonoran Desert. Best of all, you’ll have a wonderful horseback tale to tell those barrel-chested plaid-shirted cowboys looking to line dance at Whiskey Row later that night… especially if you’ve already had a few whiskey shots to work up that liquid cowgirl courage.

10) Get Lost, Take A Hike – Outdoor Hiking

Camelback Mountain, Phoenix, AZ
  • Venue (Location): Camelback Mountain (Phoenix)
  • Cost Per Person: Free to enter (free / paid parking near trail entrances)
  • Time To Set Aside: 4 hours
  • Best Time of Day to Go: 4:00PM-8:00PM (avoid brutal midday heat, plus sunset skies are more colorful)

Got some gym rats and health nuts in the hen do demanding to break a healthy sweat at some point in the weekend? Located just twenty minutes from Downtown Phoenix, Camelback Mountain – yes, it is indeed shaped like two humps or two lovely lady lumps, whichever you prefer – is worth the short commute and offers a variety of challenging hiking trails, and world-class climbing. We know you’re all about the picturesque views though, and Camelback is the perfect half-day trip for nature/photography lovers and Instagram influencers alike. If you’re lucky, you might even see some wild rabbits and other critters while you’re out on those trails getting your exercise on and sweating out the night before… or preemptively burning calories for the night to come. Oh, you meant a different kind of beautiful views? Camelback has those too: it’s a not-so-secret outdoor workout hotspot for the many professional athletes who train in the Phoenix area, as well as those fit minor-league baseball players and ASU and U of Arizona guys who tend bars, serve cocktails, or otherwise drive the local nightlife economy on the basis of their boyish good looks.

In conclusion: Despite being more cost effective for a bachelorette party than Las Vegas or Miami, Phoenix / Scottsdale is nevertheless a place where things can escalate quickly in terms of bachelorette party expenses.  That being said, it’s still a magical city where tons of fun can be had at great value for your bride tribe’s budget big or small… if you know the lay of the land. Your friends and nightlife guides here at Discotech are an essential part of that equation – we help you browse and book free guest lists and cheap presale tickets or VIP bottle service for the hottest nightclubs and pool parties in Phoenix / Scottsdale. What are you waiting for? Download our app now – featured on BBC Travel and highly reviewed on Yelp! – in the App Store or Google Play.

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