If you’d rather spend the night before Thanksgiving taking a load off at a bar instead of spending the night in the kitchen slapping around a naked turkey, we have the list for you. Here are some awesome bars around the Valley that are open on Thanksgiving Eve — consider it our Drinksgiving gift to you!
7245 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
This historic Scottsdale saloon is the oldest bar in Scottsdale, and it’s their first saloon, to boot! They have been around for over 70 years, and when you stop by, you’ll know why. Head in on that Wednesday night to enjoy live music, an intimate setting, and one of the best margaritas in town. Not feeling like a margarita? Try one of their premium beers or peruse the domestic beer selections — there are many to choose from. This bar sports hilarious butt-shaped bar stools that are a tourist attraction in and of themselves. Want to see them for yourself? Rusty Spur is open until 1 a.m., so you’ve got time.
2623 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
With its relaxing and cozy atmosphere, The Well Bar could be just what you’re looking for on the night before Turkey Day. Enjoy Happy Hour from 4pm – 6pm where you can score with $2 domestic drafts and $4 well drinks. Play a game of pool, darts, or pinball with some buddies and kick back until close at 2 in the morning!
7137 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Our next location has its doors open until midnight Thanksgiving Eve. What a score! If you’re into the dark atmosphere and striking interior, this trendy haunt will seem even more exciting to you. Here, you can enjoy live music every night — including that Wednesday — as well as an extensive drink list that includes wine, whiskey, and cocktails. Oh, and when we say extensive… we’re not kidding. They have over 100 different whiskey choices and the wine menu is huge, to boot! Not sure what drink to have? Order the Cocktail Roulette and the barkeep will decide for you. Now that’s the way to spend the eve of a holiday.
7150 E 5th Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Another pride and joy of Scottsdale, Scapegoat Beer and Wine will be open until 11 p.m. The customer service here is excellent and the vibe is laid-back. Take advantage of their happy hour from 3-6 p.m. and get $2 off drafts and $3 off wine by the glass. With a rotating craft beer menu, wines from all over the world, and tasty eats like bruschetta, burrata bowls, and sweet n’ spicy meatballs, we think Scapegoat will be the perfect palate cleanser before your upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.
There’s nothing like a honky tonk celebration at Belle’s Nashville Kitchen! Open on Thanksgiving Eve, Belle’s happy hour will run from 3:00 to 6:30 p.m. Start your night with $2 off fan-favorite craft cocktails like the Belle on Wheels ($11) mixed with Corazon Reposado Tequila, muddled serrano peppers, fresh lime juice, raspberry real puree, ginger beer and garnished with a lime and spicy Nashville Hot Rim. Tasty new cocktails offered on Belle’s menu include Marie’s Sangria ($12) and the Southern Peach ($10) made with Sky Peach infused vodka, honey simple syrup, housemade fresh black peach iced tea and topped with a delicious peach ring and lemon wedge. Head down South for your Drinksgiving celebrations this year!
ComicX, an experiential, lively restaurant, bar and store at Desert Ridge Marketplace where comic book and superhero fans of all ages can come together and adults can toast to the holiday amongst character memorabilia and life-sized comic book figurines. Available at the bar are a variety of beers and ComicX’s signature superhero-themed cocktails like the Heroic-Rita ($12) made with Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Blueberry Puree, fresh squeezed lime and sweet simple syrup and the Pixie Mixie ($13) mixed with botanical gin, hibiscus syrup, passion fruit liqueur and squeezed lemon. Enjoy ComicX’s flavor-forward cocktails while kids enjoy the on-theme food menu, exciting atmosphere filled with their favorite heroes and video game station at the bar and restaurant!
4712 N Goldwater Blvd Suite 110, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Chic and inviting, Zinqué is a stylish French bar and bistro open this Thanksgiving Eve. Enjoy signature craft cocktails like the restaurant’s Offrez-Vous cocktail ($15) made with cucumber-infused gin, St. Germain, Cassis and lemon or the popular Innerbloom cocktail ($16) made delicious with basil-infused vodka, hibiscus, blackberry, pomegranate and prosecco. Enjoy flavor-forward cocktails at the bistro’s chic indoor bar or the idyllic outdoor dining patio that is a design-centric oasis perfect for enjoying in Arizona’s fall weather.
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