Devil's Martini - Friday-Night in Old Town Scottsdale.
Old Town Scottsdale, AZ - Nov 10, 2010
by genxmale the premier blog for men
7:00 pm: Several long time genX friends were in Scottsdale for the weekend. The group enjoyed an incredible dining experience at Bandera. The food and service was impeccable as always. Not wanting to monopolize our table for after dinner conversation, companions wanted to find another location. It seems that the East Valley nightspots are pulling out all the stops - foam filled dance floors and oxygen bars. Everyone has to hustle to earn a living.
9:30 pm: We landed at Devil's Martini in Old Town. Multiple rooms for multiple scenes - a dance floor, a more chill bar room and an outdoor lounge space. It was early so the VIP Cabanas with the leather couches gave an opportunity for cherished friends to converse and enjoy the nightlife.
10:30 pm: The lovely Jordan from Mankato, Minnesota approached our table with a level of confidence that is usually reserved for those attending a Tony Robbins Seminar. Jordan invited the group to sample her hooka. Jordan explained that the concept of hookah originated In India, and was once the province of the wealthy. Evening was an opportunity to take in the sights of a younger generation. It seems the hookah is once again garnering the attention of the masses, and cafés and restaurants that offer it as a consumable are popular. The use of hookahs from ancient times in India was not only a custom, but a matter of prestige.
12:30 am: Time to call it a night. The crowd did not seem to materialize despite $5 you call it that included variations of martinis and a dance DJ with a strobe light that was more annoying than being stuck with the comedian Carrot Top in an elevator.
Sorry, but City Search doesn't care about people making up bad reviews.. Nocgirl72 lies. So you must not be very good. She always seems to be the first one to write a review so she has to be the one entering the business info and getting everything wrong. She claims other people make fake accounts just to write one review but I have found at least postings under 4 different names. I used to live near here and she is nuts.
Hot crowd, big dance floor. I'll start by saying that the crowd is hot! The music is great and the dance floor is HUGE! Now, the bartenders are kind of slow and it's hard to get the female bartenders' attention. Not to mention that the drinks are kind of pricey but they do give out free water bottles. This place is great for dancing but not so much for drinks. Best thing to do is go down to Craftsman Ct (about 2 blocks away WEST) and have some cheap drinks at the local bars then head to DM to dance the night away.
Like the party you didn't want to come to. It is a night life scene to be sure. It is so much the place to be, you?ll be hard pressed to get the bartender?s attention to get yourself a drink. If you are coming here to pickup women, good luck. You?ll notice upon entering there is 1 woman for every 5 guys at which point you will realize that you just wasted that ten dollar cover to hang out with a bunch of lonely dudes. You could have done that for free.
Was special 5 years ago.
The problem with Old Town is that a place is only fun for about 2-3 years until the ASU crown takes over and makes it trashy. This place is crowded and immature. People are spilling drinks on people and trying to start fights. It's very young and unprofessional. This place was nice when it first opened. It was a Martini lounge with outdoor couches and a fun vibe. Then they converted one of their rooms into a dance floor and it became the next Club Rio where ASU students could mingle and try to look upscale.
If you are a highly educated young professional in your mid-20's and prefers a more upscale, NY/LA/Vegas scene on the level of PURE nightclub in Las Vegas, go to Six, Pussycat Lounge or the Merc bar.
Not bad.... I have been to both the old town and N. Scottsdale locations. It's a fun place but you need to get there before 10 to avoid cover and line. Music is ok, so is crowd but bar service is slow and I did not get my change back from a drink I purchased, even though bartender claims she gave it to me. Nothing spectacular about this place. There is bigger and better but it is alright once in a while.
This den of tempting libations has its pitchfork on the pulse of north Scottsdale society..
For those seeking a twist on tradition, the Devil's Martini is on fire. Polished professionals drape over the patio's chaise lounges and adorn the dance floor. While the music is a smattering of the usual suspects, the martini list is anything but. Fifteen original recipes usurp the standard cosmo, including the signature Devil's martini--a tart, red, gin-based concoction whose formula is a trade secret. Another favorite is the Cozmojito--a mix between a cosmopolitan and a mojito--with citrus-flavored rum.
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