HOME > Chowhound > Southwest >

Scottsdale this weekend (what a clusterf**k)

benster Feb 1, 2008 09:37 AM

Please help! I am going to Scottsdale this weekend and I'm looking for an upscale lounge tonight (Friday) that won't be infested with the likes of P Diddy or Kid Rock. I'm thinking Old Town is out because it is pretty much ground zero for all the Super Bowl nonsense.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. ajs228 RE: benster Feb 1, 2008 02:13 PM

    You're thinking right. If you want to head to North Scottsdale, you might find things a little easier to navigate. Capital Grill on Scottsdale Rd and Frank Lloyd Wright has a very nice bar. Just south of it on Scottsdale Rd is Barcelona.
    If you want to head even farther north, DC Ranch has a few other options, like Armitage or Blue Wasabi.
    Good luck.

    2 Replies
    1. re: ajs228
      ajs228 RE: ajs228 Feb 1, 2008 02:14 PM


      Armitage Wine Lounge Cafe
      20751 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

      Capital Grille
      16489 North Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

      Barcelona Restaurant
      15440 Greenway Hayden-Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

      Blue Wasabi
      20715 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

      1. re: ajs228
        ValleyFever RE: ajs228 Feb 1, 2008 04:01 PM

        I am staying home this weekend with a bottle of Black Bush. If I hate Spring Training, I can only imagine how bad Super Bowl/FBR weekend.

    2. h
      hzp RE: benster Feb 1, 2008 04:28 PM

      N. Scottsdale is actually just as bad since the team is staying at kierland.... I'd head into Phoenix.

      1. 1wino RE: benster Feb 1, 2008 04:42 PM

        If you're still looking, benster, try Terroir Wine Pub on Indian Bend and Scottsdale Road (near Ruth's Chris and Roy's). Very grownup but not stale. Laid-back; friendly. Excellent wine selection. They don't have a kitchen, but serve good nosh plates (pate, cheese, nuts, etc.) and you can order pizza and salads from a neighborhing restaurant.

        1. 1wino RE: benster Feb 1, 2008 04:43 PM

          I can't get the link to work but it's at 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

          Show Hidden Posts