5 Ways to Enjoy a Visit to Old Town Scottsdale

Hey, burger fans! You already know that your favorite Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers location is a staple of the Old Town Scottsdale food scene. We love hanging out in this area of town, with all the color and noise of a city but the style and culture of a neighborhood. There are excellent venues for shopping, art, culture, food, and activities. You feel like you have a full schedule just to see it all.

Whether you’re visiting from out of town or a local looking to reconnect with your hometown, Old Town Scottsdale has something everyone can enjoy. Here are five ways to enjoy a visit to Old Town Scottsdale.

  1. Valley Hop Bus Co.

If you have a party planned, whether it’s casual bar hopping with your buddies for a night or a more formal event, such as a bachelor/bachelorette celebration, you’ll want to make it a memorable experience. Valley Hop Bus Co. has everything you’ll need: Bluetooth stereo sound, a BYOB cooler, air conditioning (a staple in the Arizona climate!), and a light board with your party’s name on it.

You can even schedule a party bus if you have a team-building or sports training event, a family reunion, a seasonal tour, or any other special occasion. They can help you impress your party-mates and have a night they’ll always remember. It’s even more convenient if you plan a wine- or beer-tasting tour—then you won’t worry about your friends or family getting to their homes or hotels without mishap.

  1. Bring Your Clubs!

There are plenty of golf courses in Scottsdale. Here are some of our favorites. Rancho Manana Golf Club was recently listed by Golf Digest as “One of the Top 50 Courses in the Country for Women” and is located in historic Cave Creek in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. This championship layout includes abundant wildlife and a historic dude ranch, now part of the golf resort property. Giddyup!

McCormick Ranch Golf Club is in the heart of Scottsdale. It has all the luxuries you’d expect of a resort: a public 36-hole facility, a restaurant, lounge, banquet area, pro shop, and practice facilities. They can accommodate 600 players per day and are open every day of the year. If you’re planning a wedding or another large event, look no further—they can help make your event the best one ever.

Finally, the Phoenician Golf Club was redesigned and debuted in 2018. This 18-hole course offers five sets of player-friendly tees, without any surprise bunkers or blind hazards. Relax with a game or three with a more contiguous pattern of play against the gorgeous landscape of the Sonoran Desert.

  1. LDV Winery Tasting Room

This winery was started in 2008 in the Chiricahua Mountains, approximately 3½ hours from Scottsdale. The vineyard is at an elevation of 5,000 feet, and the award-winning grapes grown there reflect the high mountain feel. The tasting room was opened in 2014 and has been a little “piece of the vineyard” in the city.

Enjoy their high-quality Viognier, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Syrah wines and popular blends while sitting on the tree-shaded patio—it’s a little paradise. You may nibble on a charcuterie/cheese platter or other hors d’oeuvre with your wine (or you may order in other meals through UberEats—we happen to know of a great burger place).

If it’s too hot for you outside, there’s a gallery inside where you can take in photography or paintings. The tasting room curates a small collection where artists display their work here so you’ll have something beautiful and interesting to look at either way. If you’re looking for a small venue to host a gathering, this is the perfect place for it. You can also purchase the art, photography, imported olive oils and balsamics, LDV brand products, and unique retail items in the gift shop.

  1. Culture

Make sure you check out the weekly ArtWalk—it’s a free weekly event that never fails to showcase the vibrant art scene in our little city. You can also catch Broadway shows at our performing arts theaters, take a walking tour of public art installations in Old Town, or meander a museum. Your creative side will thank you.

The Bonner David Galleries stands out as an artistic destination you won’t want to miss. Some galleries embrace only traditional or contemporary art, but this one celebrates both in an unusual dual-gallery concept. Those just starting their art collection journey and seasoned veterans will both enjoy this relaxed atmosphere. The Bonner David Galleries was built on relationships and has become one of the Southwest’s largest and most-respected galleries.

You may also enjoy visiting the Larsen Gallery, a national leader in the secondary art market. If you’re visiting Scottsdale in the autumn, we encourage you to visit the annual Larsen Art Auction, which is always held in late October. Located in Scottsdale’s Fine Art district, this venue boasts a 5,400-square-foot gallery where you can experience 500 works of art by more than 180 artists. Media includes photography, sculpture, paintings, and works on paper, a variety that anyone can appreciate.

  1. Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

And, of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t point out our own excellent features as well. You know and love the Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers menu, whether you like your classic cheeseburger or one of our twists on an old favorite. Even if you visit another location, each neighborhood Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers features dozens of TVs to watch your favorite sports and offers group dining for parties and gatherings, patio seating to enjoy the weather, weekly specials and Trivia Nights, and the coldest beers in town.

Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You won’t believe the great deals on great food and drinks in the restaurant, in the bar, or on the patio. We have the best burgers on the block, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

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