One of the unique features of Phoenix is Old Town Scottsdale. It’s an entertaining mix of old west and modern. Add in locals and university students. The entertainment district is a major draw on the weekends. Modern meaning great restaurants both traditional as well as new like gastro pubs. Not only is there a small art district with a weekly Thursday art walk but it’s blocks from the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall that features all the top retailers from Lulu Lemon, Peloton and Apple to older traditional stores like the Gap, Foot Locker and Hallmark Cards.
The area is pedestrian friendly with plenty of street and parking structures. There are even pedicabs aka people on bikes that can give you a quick lift. This has in recent years turned into gold carts that you can rent for a quick lift. If you are traveling farther the area generally has an abundance of Uber and Lyft drivers.
The name came from the founder Winfield Scott in 1894 who was a retired Army Chaplin. The motto is “The West’s Most Western Town”.
The entertainment district has become a social hub in the valley with tons of nightclubs, bars and a great nightlife, especially on weekends.
the entertainment district is that fusion of new into a old west downtown area. There are a few old school bars. The oldest bar in the state is the coach House. During Christmas it features more than a million Christmas lights. It’s you basic hip dive bar. Then the classic country western music venue the Rusty Spur. This joint is tiny basically a tiny stage for live music a few tables and a bar along the back wall.
The downtown Old Town Scottsdale section stretches from 68th street to miller. And the north boundary along Camelback Blvd and 4th street to the south.note that there north the roads are called avenues and south are the streets. Depending if you are north or south of Indian School.For more information check out the city’s website.