Overview

Old Town Scottsdale is located on the original townsite of Scottsdale, Arizona. This part of Scottsdale offers boutique shopping where you can collect unique, Southwestern souvenirs, jewelry, and art. For a closer look at Old Town's fine art galleries, join the Scottsdale ArtWalk Thursday evenings for a self-guided art tour and free trolley and horse-drawn carriage transportation around the Arts District. The area is also home to hip eateries, fine dining, and a vibrant nightlife scene. Old Town Scottsdale is known for their eateries and fine dining. When the sun goes down all the restaurants and bars begin to light up. If you are in the mood for a classic night out in Scottsdale, Old Town is the place to go. The nightlife is vibrant and offers some of the best clubs in town. Old Town offers walkable and bikeable options and is community-oriented. Although dance clubs and trendy bars dominate Scottsdale nightlife, there are also Western-style bars and lounges. Old Town is the perfect social destination in Scottsdale, Arizona.  

 

 

 

 

 

History of Old Town Scottsdale

Old Town is where settlement and development in Scottsdale began. In 1888, Winfield Scott purchased 640 acres where Old Town Scottsdale is located today. He planted two olive trees on second street which are still standing today. The restaurant Los Olivos Mexican Patio is named after the historic trees. The first business in Old Town was J.L. Davis’ General Store, which opened in 1897. In 1904, Sarah Thomas purchased the store, making it the first female-owned business in town. The “Little Red Schoolhouse” in Old Town was built in 1909 at a cost of $4,500 and has had 6 different uses including being a library and chamber of commerce.  Today it’s the home of the Scottsdale Historical Museum. Scottsdale was officially incorporated as a town in 1951.  At that time, the population was 2,000. The Sugar Bowl is one of Old Town Scottsdale’s oldest attractions; it opened on Christmas Eve, 1958.  Bil Keane, the author of “Family Circus” featured the restaurant in the comic strip several times. 

 

 

Popular Restaurants in Old Town

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Arcadia Farms

AZ 88

Bandera

Bootleggers Modern American Steakhouse

The Breakfast Club

Buca di Beppo

Café Monarch

Chopshop

Citizen Public House

Culinary Dropout

Daily Dose

Diego Pops

FnB

Frank and Lupe’s Old Mexico

Gelato Classico Café

Gelato Spot

The Grapevine Resturant and Bar

Grimaldi’s

Italian Grotto

Jewel of the Crown

Los Olivos

The Mission

Old Town Creamery

Old Town Tavern

Old Town Tortilla Factory

Olive and Ivy

Patties

The Pita House

Pizzeria Bianco

Pure Sushi

RA Sushi Bar Resturant

Rehab Burger Therapy

RnR

Roaring Fork

Salty Senorita

Shakes and Cones

Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar

 

Drive down Scottsdale road and you will encounter many popular eating destinations. Old Town Scottsdale is, of course, a destination for both tourists and local food lovers. If you look past the crowded restaurants you will find some of the neighborhood's real gems. From a restaurant that embodies the spirit of the local and seasonal dining trends, to a spot revitalizing the fine-dining experience, Scottsdale's best restaurants are sure to impress.

Popular Clubs and Bars

Beverly on Main

Boondocks Patio and Grill

Bottled Blonde

CAKE

Chrome Nightclub

Coach House

Dakota

Degree 270

The District

Geisha A Go Go

The Grapevine Restaurant and Karaoke Bar

Hifi

El Hefe

Livewire

Maya Day and Night Club

The Mint

Old Town Tavern

Pattie’s Bar and Lounge

Rockbar Inc.

Rouge

Wasted Grain

 Take a walk in Old Town Scottsdale at night and you will find a city that comes alive. When it comes to nightlife, nothing quite says fun like a large dance floor alive with people and good music. Scottsdale dance clubs offer a variety when it comes to dancing and music. Scottsdale has become one of the Southwest’s top destinations for nightlife. Whether you are looking for a pricey bottle service or a casual lounge there are plenty of options!

 

Popular Shopping

 Amy Inc

Antique Trove

The Angel Store

Artisan Market

Beverly Moore Handmade Jewelry

Bischoff’s Shades of the west

Buffalo Collection

Classy Jazzy

Fashion by Robert Black

Fifth Avenue Shopping District

The Garage

Henna Shoppe

Kactus Jock

Marshall Way Arts District

The Museum of Contemporary Art

Paradise Valley Florist

Oh My Dog! Boutique and Spa

Old Town Candy and Toys

Old Town Farmer’s Market

Old Town Trading Co

Saba’s Western Store

Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

Scottsdale Pen

Scottsdale Waterfront

Stephanie’s

Super Chunk Sweets and treats

Sphinx Date Ranch

Twice Designer Resale

Vintage Misty

Scottsdale is known for many things, and one of them is shopping venues designed to entice your inner shopaholic. Old Town Scottsdale is the heart of the city's historic downtown and home to a diverse array of shopping. Here you'll find everything from Southwestern shops, artisan boutiques, and high-end retailers. Old Town Scottsdale's 5th Avenue Shopping District offers a representation of what you'll find in Old Town. This friendly district is home to independent art galleries and jewelry and fashion boutiques. Everything around you is walking distance so you are able to hop from store to store. For the convenience of all your favorite high-end designers under one roof, plan a shopping day at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall one of the Southwest's premier shopping destinations. Here you'll find more than 225 stores and restaurants, including 40 designer brand stores that are the sole representatives of their brand in Arizona.

What to do:

Check out what DJ’s are performing, food festivals, Art Gallery showings and many other popular events here: https://www.eventbrite.com/d/az--old-town-scottsdale/events/

 

Book a Party bike and tour old town here: https://www.arizonapartybike.com

 

Visit Old Town farmer’s Market: http://www.arizonafarmersmarkets.com/pageScottsdaleOldtown/ScottsdaleOTsat.htm

 

Websites for further inquiry

http://oldtownscottsdale.com

http://www.5thavenuescottsdale.com/shops/

http://www.fashionsquare.com

 

Sources

https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/downtown/

http://oldtownscottsdale.com

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/events