Scottsdale might be the hot spot for high-end spending in the Phoenix area, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t classic places for those who are unfussy! This includes dive bars, watering holes that dot the landscape without drawing a bunch of unwanted attention. We know a little bit about these dive bars in Scottsdale to grab a drink under the radar, with chill atmospheres and simple drinks to cap off your long days — so have a look below!
2623 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
If you want a place where you can enjoy a relaxing sip of whiskey or get together with other local sports fans, The Well Bar is a great spot for it. Of course, you could always go with classics like darts or pool instead — especially if you’re the competitive type! Along with daily drink specials, such as the 10 a.m. “Power Hour”, you can also get 25% off your tab for riding there on a bicycle instead of in a car. What better way to stay green and get rewarded for it?
7320 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
It’s hard to keep yourself from smiling in a laid-back joint like this one. Whether it’s for the games, the camaraderie, or most likely, the drinks, you’re coming to a dive for a reason, and DJ’s of Scottsdale is exactly the kind of place that can hit the spot. Sit out on the patio with your favorite adult beverage, or soak in the relaxed inside atmosphere while playing a little “duck, duck, Grey Goose”. They don’t judge here — they might just play the game, too.
2915 N 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
You can sit back with a local draft beer or cider — with all weekday pints running at $4 until 7 p.m. — or, you can enjoy various specials throughout the week, including Tuesday night discounts for people in the bar/restaurant industry! T T Roadhouse is a place for solidarity, no matter what you’re drinking. Just make sure you give some love to the jukebox while you’re there.
3219 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Affordable sips, relaxed vibes, and a hot spot for live music in the early afternoon? Sounds like you’re looking for the Roadrunner Lounge. Where else can you enjoy a $4 Kilt Lifter all day every day, or get yourself a small pitcher of Bud for fifty cents less than that? This tight-knit community of patrons loves to kick back with their favorite bartenders, and you’re sure to meet a friendly welcome when you go!
8479 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
If you’re looking for a neighborhood bar for that cash-only, no-kitchen experience you get in a real dive, this is the only place to be! Those wanting a taste of the Midwestern small-town give get what they’re looking for right away at Tallyho Cocktails, where they welcome outside food, play darts and pool, and stay open every day of the year so you can try all their flavored vodkas without skipping a beat!
7607 E McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
The definition of a neighborhood pub, this place will fill your belly, fill your cup, then find you a free ride home if you’re too sloshed by the end of the night! Prices are always fair, service is always friendly, and you have a little more space than most dives you come across — plenty of room for you to cheer on your favorite teams. Whether it’s the draft list or their pub fare menu, there’s always something within arm’s reach to get you started at Duke’s.