Where to Eat, Shop, Live & Play in Old Town Scottsdale, Arizona

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

- For top tier seafood and steaks, opt for Ocean44. Dig into organic and gluten-free fare on the patio at Farm & Craft or splurge on a banana split at the Sugar Bowl, a beloved ice cream parlor/diner/arcade that first opened in 1958. Located in a restored building Positano offers chic vibes, great wine and fresh, modern Italian-inspired dishes—think bruschetta with bacon, burrata and arugula, and meatballs with goat cheese. Take in The Mission’s Himalayan salt block wall by candlelight or take a seat by the fire pit on the patio—either way, the Latin cuisine will taste amazing. Sumo Maya’s stylish, ultra-cool Mexican-Asian fusion menu is not to be missed; be sure to try the “al pastor” pad thai and “Sake-It-To-Me Tini” with vodka, sake and citrus.

SHOP HERE - Experiencing wardrobe fatigue? With more than 200 shops and restaurants over 1.9 million square feet, Fashion Square Mall will have something to suit everyone’s style and palate. Fuel up with a Sunlife organic smoothie or an epic Shake Shack burger—whatever gets you through those sale racks. 

ENJOY NIGHTLIFE HERE - Whether you prefer on-point cocktails in a sleek setting or some old-school dive bars, Old Town Scottsdale’s nightlife has plenty to offer. Head to AZ88 for well-crafted cocktails (order the martini) served in a speakeasy-like setting. If it's a Vegas-style club and pool scene you seek, opt for Maya Day & Nightclub and splurge on bottle service. More in the mood for pizza and a pint? Grab a table at Bottled Blonde’s 7,500-square-foot covered patio and order a pitcher with some house-made pizza rolls on the side.

LIVE HERE -  Well situated in Old Town, 6933 E. 1st Street #A is just blocks from dining and entertainment. Represented by Jack Luciano, Raul Siqueiros and Adrian Heyman, this sleek, 5,530-square-foot, three-story home includes bespoke interiors, three master bedrooms, elevator access to all floors, and a spacious outdoor patio with a stunning fireplace. 

Also in the heart of Old Town is Envy Residences. Represented by Marilyn and Jim Cavanaugh, each of these homes is uniquely designed to be contemporary but still cozy, each promises oversized balconies, wide-plank hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and spa-style bathrooms. 

Outfitted with a 1,000-square-foot on-site fitness center and heated pool and spa, Inspire—represented by Marilyn and Jim Cavanaugh—provides modern conveniences alongside fresh, innovative designs. Choose from 10 different floor plans ranging from one- to two-bedrooms. Every residence includes spacious master suites with large bathrooms and walk-in closets.

COMING SOON - There’s still much more to come in Scottsdale. Located on the southwest corner of Scottsdale and McDowell Roads, the 11-acre Papago Plaza is well on its way to a late 2020 debut. The urban mixed-use community is slated to feature restaurants, retail, luxury apartment homes and an all-suites hotel. In the coming months, the ever-evolving Fashion Square Mall will welcome restaurants Nobu and Toca Madera as well as Equinox.

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