Old Town Scottsdale
A bar that makes it feel like Christmas every day
If you're still on the fence about dive bars, let Scottsdale’s oldest tavern win you over. The drinks are good, but the atmosphere -- perhaps best exemplified in the insane, over-the-top Christmas lights display -- is what makes the Coach House one of the best dives in the Phoenix area. We also love that it’s open every day of the year, meaning you have no excuse not to check it out.
Cheap drinks with a side of art
Located in a repurposed house built in the '20s, Lost Leaf plays a triple role as an underground gallery (both local and national artists are featured), music venue, and bar (there’s a huge beer selection with a focus on local), which makes it an incredible place to get to know Phoenix’s artsy side. For an exceptionally great time, stop by during a First Friday (held on the first Friday of each month, duh) when the creative venues in Downtown all open their doors at once.