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Aug 28, 2012 07:43 PM

Bachelorette Party in Scottsdale - need ideas!

I'm planning a bachelorette party in Scottsdale at the end of October. We will be a party of 8 girls - upper 20s - and will be staying at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch. I feel like I have the day time activities covered - hiking, pool, spa, etc but am having a hard time coming up with a solid night time plan.

Does anyone have any suggestions of what we must do at night - think an awesome group dinner and a really fun (but not cheesy) bar in Old Town Scottsdale. We will be in town from Thursday night through Sunday.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. First of all, great resort to stay at, I love the pools there.

    For Old Town can you give us an idea of budget? There's so many restaurants and different price points in the area. Also an idea of vibe you're looking for...are you looking for a pretty lively atmosphere with the nightlife vibe already included or are you more centered on the food aspect?

    A few ideas not knowing the answers to that question:
    Food centered, lively, but not a party spot:
    Cowboy Ciao
    The Mission
    Citizen Public House

    More trendy spots that are definitely crown and sash appropriate if that will be the bride-to-be's attire (none of these places are food destinations for me but I will eat at them):
    AZ 88
    Culinary dropout
    RnR (food is not exciting whatsoever here, very standard)
    Sushi Roku - at the W hotel right in Old Town, very trendy hotel, rooftop bar sees a lot of club type people

    For fun bars afterward you can visit the stretch of bars on 75th street/6th Ave which tend to be a little more "Scottsdale" but there's still a few relaxed places on here:
    American Junkie
    Spanish Fly
    The Lodge -I like the Lodge, and not the places listed above but I want to give you lots of ideas
    DJ's (dive),
    Irish bar right next to it
    Firehouse which has a nice big patio if the weather's nice, but also a little of a scene.
    Loco Patron

    If you want straight up relaxed but busy places to go to:
    Giligin's (cheesy)
    Rusty Spur (for country music - fun for a few songs)

    1. Distrito (and its sister restaurant Village Whisky) at the Saguaro seems to have a VERY happening bar scene and great food to boot.