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10-12-2011, 06:17 PM
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Irish Pubs
McFaddens(Right next to the hockey arena) is popular. So is Casey's in Tempe
http://phoenix.about.com/od/foodandd.../IrishPubs.htm

Western "Cowboy" Pubs
http://www.azcentral.com/ent/nightli...oybars-CR.html

Microbrew
Gordon Biresh and Nibmus(in Tucson) are the ones I know I quite popular
http://www.beer100.com/brewpubs_a_to_k/arizona.htm

Also some of the supermarkets here do carry some the local mircobrews ie Nimbus.

Other stuff for you to know. Glendale, Scottsdale Downtown Phoenix, Mill Ave in Tempe are usually the more common hot spots in the Valley of the Sun for nightlife and such.

Public trasportation is not that great here unless you plan to do everything within 5 to 10 minutes of each other. Best bet is to rent a car to get around.
The Cowboy bar list is 4 years old, I'd be a little weary of trusting it. Also, I'm pretty sure Gordon Biersch is a national chain, probably not what someone looking for in a micro brewery, Nimbus sounds cool though.

btw...here are a couple more suggestions.

Irish Pub: http://www.rulabula.com/

Microbrew: http://www.fourpeaks.com/ (very cool website!)


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Well, there's a link for Nightclubs, but what about Bars? Irish pubs, Western pubs? That would be fun!

And what about microbreweries/brewpubs? I'm a big fan of them and would love to bring back a couple bottles home for my wall.
If you could be more specific I think people can help you a lot more. For example, are you looking for hotspot kind of places or lowkey, hole in the wall types of places?

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The Cowboy bar list is 4 years old, I'd be a little weary of trusting it. Also, I'm pretty sure Gordon Biersch is a national chain, probably not what someone looking for in a micro brewery, Nimbus sounds cool though.

btw...here are a couple more suggestions.

Irish Pub: http://www.rulabula.com/

Microbrew: http://www.fourpeaks.com/ (very cool website!)
Thanks for the updated links and yes Nimbus is great even some of the supermarkets here sell it. Places like AJ's Fine Foods Fry's MarketPlace or Signature.

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so are you guys excited for the jets/coyotes game saturday? should be a good one....any good places to go to eat/drink before the game?

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so are you guys excited for the jets/coyotes game saturday? should be a good one....any good places to go to eat/drink before the game?
There are a few right at Westgate City Center.

McFaddens
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My personal favorite is Yardhouse by far.

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Hey folks,

Oilers fan here. I managed to get a good deal on some ice-level tickets for the November 5th Edmonton-Phoenix game down there. Really pumped for the opportunity to see the game close up like that. I could never afford to do it in Canada, and checking out a city I've never been to, while also getting away from the Alberta winter for a few days is just an awesome bonus.

I have two quick questions, and I apologize if they've been asked before. I have read through the thread, and I didn't see it, but I can't promise I didn't miss something at some point.

1. My tickets have 'Club South' access, which, from the Coyotes website, I understand to be a pub/restauarant in the arena. Is it any good? I'm trying to plan when to get to the arena on game night. If its good, we'd go early and eat there. If its your typical overpriced, crappy arena food, we'd eat somewhere else before heading out. Thoughts?

2. Since we're only going to be in town for a couple nights, I'd like to stay in Phoenix so we could enjoy as much as the city has to offer, but how far is the arena from the city of Phoenix itself? Is there a bus/transit system that would get us from, say, downtown Phoenix to the arena without taking all day?

Thanks very much. If you see a couple people trying to look inconspicious in Oilers gear in Row 113 on the fifth. . . come say hello!

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1. My tickets have 'Club South' access, which, from the Coyotes website, I understand to be a pub/restauarant in the arena. Is it any good? I'm trying to plan when to get to the arena on game night. If its good, we'd go early and eat there. If its your typical overpriced, crappy arena food, we'd eat somewhere else before heading out. Thoughts?
The food in club south is higher in price than then regular concession stands at the arena but not that much and the quality of food is better than at the concessions mostly. There have an all you can eat buffet for with prime rib option every game and the menu usually changes. I dont know what the price is this season but last season I did play $34.95 with the prime rib option and got free refills on Pepsi products.

If you still want to get something from the concessions, get anything from the Boar's Head Deli section or the Macho Nachos as as I recommended them the most.

The bar is outstanding with a nice selection of beer both tapped, bottled, canned, import, domestic), shots, and mixed drinks. Prices for the drinks are about the same as with the concession stands

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2. Since we're only going to be in town for a couple nights, I'd like to stay in Phoenix so we could enjoy as much as the city has to offer, but how far is the arena from the city of Phoenix itself? Is there a bus/transit system that would get us from, say, downtown Phoenix to the arena without taking all day?
Public Transporation is not that great here unless you are doing everything within a very short distance. A car is must to get around especially since depending on traffic 15-40 minutes to get to the arena from downtown.

There are plenty of hotels through metro phoenix with Glendale, Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe as the popular areas for visitors to stay. The most central spot I can recommend where everything you can get to is of equal distance is Downtown Phoenix.

Do be warned though that we are entering into our money making season in AZ now and everything will go up in price. The sooner you book your hotel room the better.

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1. You'll be fine eating there.

2. Depends on what you mean by "enjoy as much as the city has to offer". Is there anything in particular you're wanting to do?

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The food in club south is higher in price than then regular concession stands at the arena but not that much and the quality of food is better than at the concessions mostly. There have an all you can eat buffet for with prime rib option every game and the menu usually changes. I dont know what the price is this season but last season I did play $34.95 with the prime rib option and got free refills on Pepsi products.

If you still want to get something from the concessions, get anything from the Boar's Head Deli section or the Macho Nachos as as I recommended them the most.

The bar is outstanding with a nice selection of beer both tapped, bottled, canned, import, domestic), shots, and mixed drinks. Prices for the drinks are about the same as with the concession stands



Public Transporation is not that great here unless you are doing everything within a very short distance. A car is must to get around especially since depending on traffic 15-40 minutes to get to the arena from downtown.

There are plenty of hotels through metro phoenix with Glendale, Downtown Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe as the popular areas for visitors to stay. The most central spot I can recommend where everything you can get to is of equal distance is Downtown Phoenix.

Do be warned though that we are entering into our money making season in AZ now and everything will go up in price. The sooner you book your hotel room the better.
Thanks very much. Especially for the last part. I'll probably look to make reservations today or tomorrow.

Is there much stuff to do around the arena? I'm thinking, based on what you're saying, that we might head out after lunch or something. If there was shopping nearby, I'm sure my girlfriend would be happy to waste a few hours there before gametime.

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2. Depends on what you mean by "enjoy as much as the city has to offer". Is there anything in particular you're wanting to do?
Since its a short trip, we don't plan on doing anything too involved (we get in on Friday afternoon and leave again Monday), so . . . probably just wander around the city, hit up some restaurants and pubs, some live music or something. . . haven't made too many plans yet.

We will be allocating one day for a trip to the Grand Canyon, though.

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Thanks very much. Especially for the last part. I'll probably look to make reservations today or tomorrow.

Is there much stuff to do around the arena? I'm thinking, based on what you're saying, that we might head out after lunch or something. If there was shopping nearby, I'm sure my girlfriend would be happy to waste a few hours there before gametime.

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Since its a short trip, we don't plan on doing anything too involved (we get in on Friday afternoon and leave again Monday), so . . . probably just wander around the city, hit up some restaurants and pubs, some live music or something. . . haven't made too many plans yet.

We will be allocating one day for a trip to the Grand Canyon, though.
Since you will be here for a short time I can give you some ideas of where to go since there is more to Phoenix than the city itself.

Mill Ave in Tempe. This street is loaded with shops, bars and restaurants in this College town.

Arizona Mills Mall(Largest mall in AZ in Tempe)

Phoenix Zoo

Gila River Casino or Casino Arizona.

If you are going with your girlfriend, look into booking a couples package and or spa package with one of those resort hotels.

http://talkingstickresort.com/

Four seasons Resort
http://www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale/

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Ok so we're still not sure where we're gonna sleep. Scottsdale, Glendale or Phoenix?

Westgate seems cool, but since we'll be there for around 5-6 days, not sure we would want to hang out there for the whole trip. And we don't have a car.

Not sure exactly what Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer.

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Are you aware of the average demographics of Scottsdale or the role it plays in the Phoenix nightlife scene? I'm sure someone more versed in clubbing/bar hopping there could tell you more.

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Are you aware of the average demographics of Scottsdale or the role it plays in the Phoenix nightlife scene? I'm sure someone more versed in clubbing/bar hopping there could tell you more.
Clearly he isn't, thus the question.

Seb - Scottsdale has a lot to offer, that is where I'd look to stay if I were you. Westgate is a nice place as well.

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Ok so we're still not sure where we're gonna sleep. Scottsdale, Glendale or Phoenix?

Westgate seems cool, but since we'll be there for around 5-6 days, not sure we would want to hang out there for the whole trip. And we don't have a car.

Not sure exactly what Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer.
Other than watching a hockey game, there's nothing to in Glendale / Westgate.

Downtown Phoenix is becoming interesting, but you have to do some research to find cool places.

If you want to eat and drink out at at night, with the ability to bar hop, Downtown Scottsdale is where it's at.

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Old Town Scottsdale is considered one of the top nightlife destinations in the entire country.

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Ok so we're still not sure where we're gonna sleep. Scottsdale, Glendale or Phoenix?

Westgate seems cool, but since we'll be there for around 5-6 days, not sure we would want to hang out there for the whole trip. And we don't have a car.

Not sure exactly what Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer.
Like others have said, there really isn't anything to offer in Glendale besides Coyotes games.

What I would do, is stay at a hotel that is near a light rail station, and also has a shuttle to and from a certain distance(that could possibly take you to Glendale). I don't know if one really exists, I tried to do that before, but didn't have much luck.

Beyond that, Scottsdale is the hit destination for the night lift, hands down.

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Is there only clubs? Cause I'd be looking for irish pubs and brewpubs, not a fan of clubs.

Alos what about stuff to do during the day? Is Scottsdale as good as well?

We'd want to go to a driving range, visit stuff around, my friend wants to try bull/horse riding, etc.

The fact we have no car kind of restricts us.

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Is there only clubs? Cause I'd be looking for irish pubs and brewpubs, not a fan of clubs.

Alos what about stuff to do during the day? Is Scottsdale as good as well?

We'd want to go to a driving range, visit stuff around, my friend wants to try bull/horse riding, etc.

The fact we have no car kind of restricts us.
You need a car to do anything here. There's just no way around it.

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You need a car to do anything here. There's just no way around it.
+1 The public transportation system here is crap unless everything you do is within a few miles of each other. In fact there are hardly any buses that go over to West gate as it is and it will be about 20 years before light rail even gets there.
You need to have a car or be willing to ride in a cab which can be costly if not careful.

As far as there is nothing else to do in Glendale besides Westgate and hockey there is other stuff to do.

Arrowhead Mall
Arizona Cardinals Football games
Spring training at Camelback ranch but that wont be until spring time.
Other nearby cities like Peoria have other things to do as well.

As far as staying at a hotel in a city, I would do this.

On the day of the Montreal game, stay at a hotel within 3-5 miles of the arena or less for 1 night like The Hampton, Stay bridge, The Renaissance. For all other nights, stay like 2 or 3 nights at a downtown Phoenix hotel where this is plenty to do and ride the light rail from downtown into ASU Mill Ave in Tempe where there are plenty of bars and clubs.

For the final nights, stay in Old Town Scottsdale where you can just walk around the bars and such and walk back to your hotel room.

Call Super Shuttle to get a pickup from Sky Harbor Airport to your hotel and from your hotel the airport. Rental cars, so rental car places near the airport will have less restrictions towards getting a car if that is a concern vs places like Hertz and Avis.

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So, I've never been to Jobing.com Arena and am going there to see the Devils/Coyotes game. I know there's free parking lots, where do you guys suggest I park and how early should I show up? I was thinking about getting there around 6pm, give or take.

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So, I've never been to Jobing.com Arena and am going there to see the Devils/Coyotes game. I know there's free parking lots, where do you guys suggest I park and how early should I show up? I was thinking about getting there around 6pm, give or take.
If you're coming that early, just park in Westgate somewhere and walk around. Enjoy it.

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