5 Best Gay Bars in Scottsdale and Phoenix

Ready to party it up, or to meet someone in a fun or laid-back atmosphere? Maybe it’s just a night out for line dancing or a spot of karaoke, but whatever it is, it’s out here in the Valley waiting for you. All you need to do is look through the best gay bars in Scottsdale and Phoenix, listed right below. Pick one and get yourself somewhere you’ll have the best night out!

Stacy’s at Melrose

4343 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

A very sociable drinking spot, Stacy’s is known for its friendliness and quality service, with a welcoming crowd to boot! Whether the DJ’s doing something for everyone, or whether it’s karaoke night, you’ll get a taste of fun along with affordable, delicious beverages. It’s a great spot for talking, chilling, or letting loose a little! They even host weekly events like PRIDEFULL Tuesday or a Disco Tea Dance 2–6 every Sunday, so you have every excuse to have fun throughout the week here.

BS West

7125 E 5th Ave Rear, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

If you know the gay scene in Scottsdale, you know that BS West is that scene. Everything you’re looking for in a gay nightclub can be found here. BS West is open seven days a week and has numerous drag shows and other performances throughout. Sunday karaoke, Wednesday go-go dancers, and much more play a big part in the party atmosphere for BS West. If you’re ready to have an undeniably good time at the hottest spot for gay clubbing in Scottsdale, head on over!


2424 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Known as the bar for “leather and Levi’s,” many people consider this to be the best bear bar in the Southwest. If you’re looking for something to prove them right, it might be one of the many Saturday shows starting at 7 p.m., put on by the “Wild Men of the West.” Then, there are other events like Undie Monday, where boxers and briefs (maybe even a nice beard) will get you a dollar off your drinks!

Nu Towne Saloon

5002 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Strong drinks, nice people, the whole nine yards. That’s what Nu Towne is all about! Nu Towne Saloon has bragging rights as the Valley’s oldest gay bar, and their laid-back atmosphere is perfect for relaxation or meeting new people. Their happy hour on Saturdays starts at noon and goes on ’til 8 at night, putting them at the top of the list for weekend hangouts.

Charlie’s Phoenix

727 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

There’s a Western charm to Charlie’s, no bones about it. They love to show their support for the gay rodeo, for one; but they also like getting topless guys to start serving up delicious drinks in cowboy hats — and you probably wouldn’t say no to that, because drinks and topless people tend to mix really well. All the same, you won’t want to miss out on any of the weekly events that happen up at Charlie’s, be it karaoke on Mondays, line dance lessons on Thursdays, or any of the naughty “Sinful Studs” shows.

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