While most of Arizona’s pulsating dance floors are found in Scottsdale and Tempe, there is still some great nightlife throughout Phoenix. OROGOLD takes a look at some of the best nightclubs in Phoenix.
This cozy, no-frills joint is one of Phoenix’s most-loved music venues, and is the best destination in the valley for those who are fans of live blues music. The Rhythm Room opened its doors in 1991, and, 24 years later, still attracts a wide variety of local blues bands, from the Sugar Thieves to Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns. This is a place that will have you tapping your feet to the beat as soon as you enter, and it won’t be long before you find yourself on the dance floor.
While the name Monarch Theatre may conjure up images of a historic, grand venue, the Monarch Theatre in downtown Phoenix is home to some of the hottest nights every weekend. The venue hosts everything from touring dance producers to fashion shows, with its diversity and eclectic mix of events making it hugely popular with many different crowds. The venue has a warehouse feel to it, and the dancefloor is the focus of every evening.
A hybrid dance club, bar and game lounge, GypsyBar is home to over 10,000 square feet of space to drink, dance and have a great night. The three-sided island bar is surrounded by plush sofas, ideal for sipping on your handcrafted cocktail. The dance floor is definitely lively, featuring CO2 blasts, a haze machine and confetti canons, while the DJ booth surrounds a raised stage that showcases the silhouettes of the club’s live dancers. OROGOLD reminds you not to forget to check out the club’s game lounge, which features around forty different arcade games to add a bit more excitement to your night.
Phoenix locals would agree that Bar Smith is one of the hippest dance clubs in the city. While the dance floor may be small and quite busy, the crowd is diverse, making a pleasant change from the student crowds that are found at many Arizona nightclubs. The club is just a short distance from some of Phoenix’s major attractions, and its convenient location makes it the ideal spot to pop in for a drink and a dance after a busy day in the city. OROGOLD highly recommends spending some time on the club’s rooftop bar, where you can enjoy some of the best views that Phoenix has to offer. The rooftop bar can be quite a different experience depending on which night of the week you visit, with weekend nights featuring a fist-pumping energy while mid-weekday nights make it feel more like a laid-back sanctuary in the middle of the city.
Phoenix is full of fantastic nightclubs, each one offering a different atmosphere and genre of music. From the intimate dance floor at Bar Smith to the toe-tapping live blues at the Rhythm Room to the rave-like ambience at the Monarch Theatre, do check out OROGOLD’s favorite nightclubs in Phoenix the next time you are in the city – we are sure that you won’t be disappointed!