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wildcat09
08-18-2010, 10:38 PM
My company is having our regional sales meeting in Scottsdale the end of September and I am going to go a few days early to take advantage of the free flight down and back. Anyone spent any time down there? I hear Oldtown Scottsdale is a good time.

Shoot me some suggestions

Gonzo
08-18-2010, 10:50 PM
Look out for the mexicans. I hear they're a little pissy in that area.
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Psyko Tek
08-18-2010, 10:54 PM
http://thedirty.com/category/scottdale_/

there ya go

DrRyan
08-18-2010, 10:57 PM
I live in Phoenix and lived in north Scottsdale for a couple years. What are you looking to do? Recommendations on bars/clubs? Restaurants? Other Phoenix stuff to do?

I would highly recommend Sapporo for happy hour. IMO the best sushi in the city and they have a really good happy hour for both sushi and drinks. The eye candy is typically even better. I also highly recommend City Hall if you are looking for a nice steakhouse. Across the street from the Scottsdale Fashion Square(mall). 4 Peaks Brewery is a good spot as well. Their brews are pretty good and the food is very good for bar/brewery food. If clubs are what you are looking for I might not be the best person to give your recommendations on that, it has been a while. Axis/Radius, Pussycat lounge, Martini Ranch and Devil's Martini can all be good though.

fan4ever
08-18-2010, 11:11 PM
It depends but there's something for everybody. The "old town" Scottsdale area has a ton of shopping/restaurants/bars/nightclubs. You could easily spend a couple of days there. There's even some golf courses nearby although some of the really special ones are a bit North.

I'd say a lot depends on where you're staying...have a resort picked out yet? And Kudos to your company for not boycotting us.

DaneMcCloud
08-18-2010, 11:39 PM
Be prepared to sweat.

All. The. Time.

Psyko Tek
08-19-2010, 12:11 AM
Be prepared to sweat.

All. The. Time.


that is not true
the second you step into a building you will sweat for about 3 minutes
and then get chills

but you still smell like sweat so you got that going for you

Frazod
08-19-2010, 08:52 AM
Scottsdale is one of the nicest cities (if not the nicest) I've ever visited. I was amazed at how meticulously manicured and clean everything was. Even the dirt was clean. And the zoning restrictions on commercial signs is annoying if you're looking for something, but it sure makes for a nicer overall city appearance.

I sure as hell wouldn't want to be there right now, though.

loochy
08-19-2010, 09:29 AM
Whats shaking in Scottsdale, AZ??

I hear that there's this gay cabaret where guys named Scott and Dale shake it all night long...

DaKCMan AP
08-19-2010, 09:34 AM
Go hangout in Tempe around Mill Ave.

wildcat09
08-19-2010, 09:43 AM
Thanks for the suggestions. We will be staying at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Casino. The wife and I are going early and staying at the Indigo hotel. From what I can tell, its pretty close to Oldtown Scottsdale.

wildcat09
08-19-2010, 09:44 AM
I live in Phoenix and lived in north Scottsdale for a couple years. What are you looking to do? Recommendations on bars/clubs? Restaurants? Other Phoenix stuff to do?

I would highly recommend Sapporo for happy hour. IMO the best sushi in the city and they have a really good happy hour for both sushi and drinks. The eye candy is typically even better. I also highly recommend City Hall if you are looking for a nice steakhouse. Across the street from the Scottsdale Fashion Square(mall). 4 Peaks Brewery is a good spot as well. Their brews are pretty good and the food is very good for bar/brewery food. If clubs are what you are looking for I might not be the best person to give your recommendations on that, it has been a while. Axis/Radius, Pussycat lounge, Martini Ranch and Devil's Martini can all be good though.


Thanks for the suggestions.......the wife will want to hit that sushi place for sure.

AZChief
08-19-2010, 01:27 PM
When you're at the Indigo you are walking distance from just about everything in Old Town. Don and Charlie's Steakhouse is a Spring Training Institution w/ good food and cocktails. Think classic, old school sports bar. The Lodge (Jared Allen's bar/restaurant) is basically in the parking lot of the Indigo. It's pretty causual and has above average pub grub. Directly, across the street from The Lodge is American Junkie which has smoking hot, "enhanced", gals everywhere if that's your thing. Around the corner, you've got Drift and Dirty Pretty. Both have a similar vibe to American Junkie.

If you're looking for a bit classier vibe Trader Vic's at the Valley Ho Hotel is nice (a bit spendy). Petite Maison is a good French place that wives love...

Not sure of you age or scene but these places are all super close. Google or Yelp them to get a better idea of what they're all about. I've worked next door to the Indigo since '96 so I know the area pretty well. Shoot me a message if you have any questions. I'd be glad to help you out.

fan4ever
08-19-2010, 02:10 PM
Fort McDowell is actually quite a ways from Scottsdale. Outskirts of Fountain Hills actually.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?ss=radisson&where1=Fort+McDowell%2c+Arizona&s_cid=ansPhBkYp01&mkt=en-us&ac=false

I'd take a shuttle to Old Town and a cab home...that way you can eat/drink all you want...and head home when you want. Fountian Hills is nice too...not real "happening" you'll be able to see the fountain from your resort. Have fun; happy to have you here.

vailpass
08-19-2010, 02:17 PM
Enjoy the plasticity of Scotts. You can come on out to Cave Creek for a little more down home feeling.
Or head into CenPho for a little less chain-mall feeling.

Detoxing
08-19-2010, 02:25 PM
California

Rain Man
08-19-2010, 02:53 PM
I was last there in 1998. I accidentally spilled a Dairy Queen Freeze on myself, and was only there for the day with no change of clothes, so I had to walk around with a massive stain all over my suit. So I would recommend against doing that.

vailpass
08-19-2010, 03:48 PM
California

LMAO

Chief Henry
08-19-2010, 03:55 PM
Scottsdale is one of the nicest cities (if not the nicest) I've ever visited. I was amazed at how meticulously manicured and clean everything was. Even the dirt was clean. And the zoning restrictions on commercial signs is annoying if you're looking for something, but it sure makes for a nicer overall city appearance.

I sure as hell wouldn't want to be there right now, though.

I spent a few days in Scottsdale, Az this past early spring. We stayed at a
place called the "Gainey Ranch" It was a very nice and clean area.
I echo Fraz's comments about how everyhting was very clean. I could not even find a cigarette wrapper or a candy bar wrapper on the streets.

Old town area is OK. Lots of shops with the traditional old west themes and trinkets for sale. I did pick up som kick ass salsa and cooking spices at this one place. I loved that stuff.

If youlike to golf, Scottsdale is the place for you. I don't golf alot, so I didn't hit the links. Be prepared to be hot.

AZORChiefFan
08-19-2010, 04:21 PM
In the same area you are staying is Giligins bar and Grill http://www.giliginsbar.com/ It's an amazing place. Place has a midget bar, fried food and all kinds of shenanigans! What more do you need?

Psyko Tek
08-19-2010, 06:35 PM
Fort McDowell is actually quite a ways from Scottsdale. Outskirts of Fountain Hills actually.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?ss=radisson&where1=Fort+McDowell%2c+Arizona&s_cid=ansPhBkYp01&mkt=en-us&ac=false

I'd take a shuttle to Old Town and a cab home...that way you can eat/drink all you want...and head home when you want. Fountian Hills is nice too...not real "happening" you'll be able to see the fountain from your resort. Have fun; happy to have you here.

you are close top tubing the salt nice time bring lots of sun screen,
probably too hot for that

I dunno been down here 20 some years but scottsdale isn't my scene
but you can go see tempe town puddle
the damn dam blew up a few weeks ago

fan4ever
08-19-2010, 07:50 PM
California

That's true; hard to think of a better candidate for the old expression "Nice place to visit, but..."

wildcat09
08-19-2010, 10:16 PM
Fort McDowell is actually quite a ways from Scottsdale. Outskirts of Fountain Hills actually.

http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?ss=radisson&where1=Fort+McDowell%2c+Arizona&s_cid=ansPhBkYp01&mkt=en-us&ac=false

I'd take a shuttle to Old Town and a cab home...that way you can eat/drink all you want...and head home when you want. Fountian Hills is nice too...not real "happening" you'll be able to see the fountain from your resort. Have fun; happy to have you here.

I believe we will be taking cabs once I go out to the resort. The first few days I will be at Indigo. I am really looking forward to a little break. Work has been kicking my ass.

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-21-2010, 04:38 AM
Be prepared to sweat.

All. The. Time.


This.

Hot..
As..
Fuck.

Psyko Tek
08-21-2010, 07:33 PM
This.

Hot..
As..
Fuck.

naw,
was only 102 today
but it was humid

Sweet Daddy Hate
08-22-2010, 03:51 AM
naw,
was only 102 today
but it was humid

Love the rain, HATE the after-effect.

WebGem
08-22-2010, 06:27 AM
If you're gonna be there on a Sunday there's a Chefs bar called Sluggo's Grill in Mesa. I think they have a new location out in Gilbert too but I'd recommend the Mesa one for the game. I haven't lived there in 5 years though.