Nine Must-See Fourth of July Parties in Phoenix (UPDATED)
The skies over the Valley aren't the only place to find some colorful thrills during the Fourth of July holiday. In addition to all the skyrocket shenanigans scheduled for next week, various Independence Day fetes will go down at drinking establishments around Phoenix and Scottsdale in honor of our country's birth.
Get ready to celebrate your constitutional right to get hammered and bump some rump on the dance floor at any of these seven different bar and club events taking place either Tuesday, July 3, or Wednesday, July 4.
The rooftop scene at Bar Smith.
9. Marc's Sports Grill
Back-to-back parties will be put on at this West Valley watering hole in honor of the Fourth of July and will include a variety of drink specials and distractions. On Tuesday, free pool is available from 2 to 4 p.m., karaoke hosted by Scuba Steve takes place at 9 p.m., and ladies can enjoy $2.50 domestic beers and you-call-it well cocktails. Meanwhile, Wednesday night will offer hot dogs, $1 off domestic draft beers, Texas Hold'em poker at 7 and 10 p.m., and a pool tournament and karaoke session at 9 p.m. Admission is free.
The Summer Camp 2012 party will be staged, offering performances by DJ-R and DJ Circle, as well as contests and giveaways. Expect to see plenty of people busting a move on the furniture inside Smashboxx. Doors open at 9 p.m.
7. Clarion Scottsdale
The Fourth of July Jump-Off Pool Party on Wednesday will take place at the snazzy Scottsdale hotel and feature appearances by Angela Williams and maybe even some NFL and NBA players. DJ M2 and the Double Bag Divas will provide the soundtracks. Ladies get in free before 2 p.m. and regular admission is $50. Gates open at noon. Call 480-593-6914.
6. Rockbar Inc.
The Craftsman Court club will be alive with dancing and drinking as DJ Hemmesphere and Renegade Audio's Michael spin up dubstep and other bass-heavy tracks on Wednesday evening. Two-for-one Skyy cocktails will be served from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is free.
5. Bar Smith
Big booms will be blossoming inside Bar Smith at The Scenario stages a special Fourth of July Bass Music Party on Wednesday the will involve a slew of DJs spinning dubstep and other bombastic jams. In addition to the night's resident DJs, special guests like David Heartbreak, Myrryrs, and Sluggo are scheduled to appear. Stun Sunglasses will also be given away, two-for-one specials and $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon will be served until 11 p.m., while $1 Morgan Black drinks will be poured all evening. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $5.
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
6820 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ
4000 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ
4494 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale, AZ
4245 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ
130 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ