A Gay Guide to Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a fabulous desert city with more than a few attractions for LGBTQ+ travelers

Neighboring the vibrant city of Phoenix, nestled within the Sonoran Desert, sits Scottsdale, Arizona. It's an ideal destination for LGBTQ+ travelers seeking both adventure and relaxation. The city is just a few miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, ensuring that your journey from baggage claim to poolside cocktail will be seamless.

Whether you're drawn to the urban sophistication of Scottsdale's Entertainment District or the natural desert landscapes that blanket the region, this is one of the best gay travel destinations you haven't heard of.

Sip and Savor: Scottsdale's Best Bars

Scottsdale is known for its nightlife, with a selection of bars that cater to every taste. In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Wok ‘n Roll offers an unconventional mix of great music and delightful cuisine, creating a lively atmosphere that's hard to beat. For a taste of history mixed with a modern twist, the Rusty Spur Saloon, Scottsdale's last real cowboy bar, serves up Old West hospitality with live entertainment.

Explore Scottsdale's gay scene at LGBTQ-owned bars like Charlies, Stacy’s at Melrose, and Bar One, where the community comes together.

Culinary Delights: Where to Eat in Scottsdale

Scottsdale is an affluent city that attracts a lot of tourists. It has one of the best culinary scenes in Arizona. AZ88 sets the bar high with its stylish interior and a menu that blends comfort food with a touch of sophistication, making it a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

FnB Restaurant takes pride in its local, organic ingredients, offering dishes that are as delightful to the palate as they are sustainable. Meanwhile, The Mission Old Town and Old Town Tortilla Factory serve up modern Latin cuisine.