13 Must-Attend Thanksgiving Weekend Parties in Metro Phoenix
Depending on the state of your family's interpersonal relations and the amount of emotional baggage they have stowed away, Thanksgiving will either be a joyous or hellish experience.
Benjamin Leatherman Scottsdale club-goers celebrate Thanksgiving Eve in 2012.
If it's the former, you might be in search of a place to knock back a few with some of your relations from out of town. But if it happens to be more of the latter, a few places to escape to after getting your fill of all the psychodrama are needed. Either way, we've got you covered.
Both the night before T-Day and the evening hours of the holiday itself will feature a surfeit of more than a dozen celebrations at metro Phoenix after-dark establishments. Festivities will offer the opportunity to pre-game Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 27, or have a nightcap following the big meal. That includes chances to down a few shots of Wild Turkey (natch) or shake a tailfeather to EDM at spots around Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix.
MMPR Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails in Scottsdale.
Hi Fi Kitchen & Cocktails
They'll be celebrating Thanksgiving Eve both inside Hi Fi and out along Indian Plaza during the "Party like a Pilgrim" block party on Wednesday, November 27. A two-story dance floor will be set up for the event, $4 Ole Smoky cocktails and shots will be served, an extended happy hour from 2 to 7 p.m. is planned, and both DJs and live music will be offered from 2 p.m. until 2 a.m. Admission is free.
The folks at this popular Mill Avenue joint will really get into the T-Day spirit during the Futzgiving Street Party on Wednesday, November 27. To wit: Patrons are encouraged to dress in pilgrim and Native American costumes and photo ops with Tom the Turkey will take place. The DJ lineup includes performances by Nuck 'n Futz, RiZkee, and DJ Diamondz. Champagne Thanksgiving dinners will also be available from 8 to 10 p.m. for $20. Gates open at 8 p.m. Admission is free with a canned food donation.
Avian-inspired spirits and libations will be the focus of Crudo's "Give Em' the Bird" celebration on Wednesday, November 27, as resident mixologist Micah Olson and special guest bartenders Jason Asher and Clint Spotleson will create handcrafted cocktails utilizing Wild Turkey, Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Black Grouse Scotch, and other fitting intoxicants. Meanwhile, executive chef Cullen Campbell will conjure up such dishes as pastrami-style chicken wings with mustard vin for patrons to gobble up. The fowl fun starts at 9 p.m.