10 Best Nightclubs In Phoenix, Arizona

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The sights and sounds of Phoenix, Arizona, in the USA are many; from parks and recreation areas to natural reserves, gardens, zoos and waterparks. Phoenix relies heavily on tourism and has been consistently voted as one of the best holiday destinations in the U.S. What makes it even more attractive to visitors is its year-round warm climate and proximity to other major attractions in Arizona like the Grand Canyon, Sedona, Petrified Forest, Lake Havasu, etc. For those who would like to explore the city, there are plenty of museums, art centers, golf resorts, and even green hotels to enjoy. And for those seeking a vibrant nightlife, Phoenix has that too! From dive bars to live music venues to Latino nightclubs, there are many options to choose from. Before you head out for a night out in the town, take a look at our suggestions for the best nightclubs in Phoenix, Arizona.

1. Bar Smith

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Bar Smith is a bi-level nightclub in the downtown area. The second floor is actually a rooftop where you can have a great time dancing all night long under the night sky. On the main floor, the party is just as loud with the DJs spinning danceable house and hip-hop tunes by some of the top artists including Questlove, Talib Kweli, Louie Vega, Paul Wall, and more.

It’s more than just the high-energy vibes though as the club is known to attract some of the coolest crowds in town. Oh, and did we mention that the club has a rooftop bar that serves top-notch drinks and bites as well?

Bar Smith

Address: 130 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States

Website: Bar Smith

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

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2. Q's Nightclub

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Groove on the dancefloor all night long at Q’s Nightclub! Boasting some of the best lighting with glowing walls and table highlights, blasting the best hip-hop jams, serving the best cocktails together with your favorite brewskies, and not to mention, attracting the sexiest crowds—yup, the stage is set for fun things to do at night!

Do you want a bit of privacy? There are private rooms and VIP seating available. Yup, Q’s Nightclub is all about enjoying an epic night out!

Q's Nightclub

Address: 8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051, United States

Opening hours: Tue: 9pm - 2am; Thu - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed on Sun, Mon, & Wed)

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3. Karamba Nightclub

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Posted by Karamba Phoenix on Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dance the night away at the buzzing Karamba Nightclub in Phoenix, Arizona! The nightclub has amazing DJs spinning the latest and the best tracks from mainstream pop music to the most happening Latin American hits, and every night is a different theme night too. They also have live dancers and performers to entertain you. And to quench your thirst after all the dancing, they offer ice cold drinks and different drink specials each night of the week. Winner of several awards, this Latino nightclub also has delicious food options, making it one of the top places to eat in Phoenix. The club welcomes all kinds of party-goers; singles, couples, straight and gay.

Karamba Nightclub

Address: 1724 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85006

Website: Karamba Nightclub

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 9pm - 2am; Fri - Sat: 9pm - 4am

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4. El Capri

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Posted by El Capri Phoenix on Wednesday, December 29, 2021

At the El Capri nightclub in Phoenix, you should go for the shows and stay for the dancing! The nightclub, which is only open Friday to Sunday, puts on regular rocking and rollicking performances by Latino bands and artists that will have you swinging on the dance floor in no time! Dance to the various Latin-American tunes churned out by professional DJs and then head on over to the full bar that serves superb tequila and cocktails, and has an excellent collection of Mexican beers too.

El Capri

Address: 2135 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

Website: El Capri

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 4am; Sun: 3pm - 1am (closed Mon - Thu)

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5. Club Dwntwn

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As one of the best clubs in Phoenix, Club Dwntwn is a rocking place to be if you love dancing the night away. Celebrating all forms of Latin American music and dance, the nightclub plays everything from salsa, merengue and bachata to reggaeton to Spanish Rock to hip-hop. The club has three DJs and three dance floors to entertain you, along with a full bar that serves beers, cocktails and more.

Club Dwntwn

Address: 702 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Website: Club Dwntwn

Opening hours: Wed: 9pm - 11pm; Fri: 9pm - 11pm; Sat: 9pm - 4am (closed on Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu)

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6. Charlie's Phoenix

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Enjoy a fun ambiance and great crowd dancing to thumping music at Charlie’s Phoenix! Voted as the ‘Best Gay Nightclub Bar’ and one of the best places to go dancing in Phoenix, this club is a cowboy-themed nightclub that regularly hosts performances and daily special events like line dancing, drag shows, karaoke, etc. Music at this venue ranges from Latin hits, pop, rock, and more, that are pumped out by the best DJs in town. Daily drink specials, friendly bartenders and great food add to the vibrant vibe of Charlie’s Phoenix.

Charlie's Phoenix

Address: 727 W. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Website: Charlie’s Phoenix

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 2pm - 2am; Fri: 2pm - 4am; Sat: 12pm - 4am; Sun: 12pm - 2am

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7. Char's Has the Blues

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Posted by Char's Live on Sunday, March 6, 2022

If you’re looking for an alternate dancing and partying experience Char’s Has The Blues is the place to be! The Phoenix dance club plays live music every night, mostly R&B, soul, blues, and funk music. With a lively crowd swaying to the tunes of different live acts performing every night, the dance floor is usually packed with sophisticated party-goers. Drinks are reasonably priced and courteous staff will ensure that you have a fun night out at Char’s Has The Blues.

Char's Has the Blues

Address: 4631 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Website: Char’s Has the Blues

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 8pm - 1am; Fri - Sat: 7:30pm - 1am

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8. El Tenampa Bar Nightclub

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Posted by El Tenampa Bar/Nightclub on Saturday, May 8, 2021

At El Tenampa Bar Nightclub, have a blast dancing to the latest tunes and drinking awesome concoctions mixed up by the friendly bartenders. The Latino nightclub is popular among locals in Phoenix for its special events like hip-hop nights, karaoke nights, the best live banda music, and many other Latin-American hits spun by the DJs. Their beer bucket specials and other drink specials are also a hit with the party crowd.

El Tenampa Bar Nightclub

Address: 1707 W Broadway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85041

Website: El Tenampa Bar Nightclub

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 8pm - 2:30am (closed Sun - Thu)

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9. Blue Martini Lounge

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Enjoy live music, entertainment and drinks in an upscale and contemporary space at the Blue Martini Lounge. Tap your feet or dance like nobody is watching to the beats of local bands and DJs playing all kinds of music from pop, blues, Latin American, hip-hop, etc. The club also offers special themed nights like Ladies Nights, Soul Sunday, 90s Nights, Tropical Luau Specials, and more! Besides the live music, patrons can also enjoy chic cocktails, mouthwatering tapas and simply unwind with friends.

Blue Martini Lounge

Address: 5455 E High St #101, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Website: Blue Martini Lounge

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 4pm - 12am; Wed - Sun: 4pm - 2am

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10. Club Volt

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Posted by Club VOLT on Friday, September 14, 2018

At Club Volt, have a great night drinking, swinging, and dancing to the latest hits from the charts as well as the best of the pop artists of the past. Club Volt is a lively nightclub that welcomes one and all, but it is most popular among locals for their fantastic drag shows and live performances. The ambiance is energetic, the music is tasteful and the vibe is excellent. Drinks are fairly priced and daily specials are offered too.

Club Volt

Address: 3108 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Website: Club Volt

Opening hours: Wed - Sun: 7pm - 2am (closed on Mon & Tue)

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Party the night away at Phoenix

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After all the sight-seeing, wining and dining in Arizona, what you need is a night out in town, partying till the wee hours. Luckily, there are a plethora of rocking nightclubs that you can choose from. So when in town, do check out our recommendations for the best nightclubs in Phoenix Arizona. Be sure to have a look at some date night ideas to try and romantic things to do as well.

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