This is a list of alternative friendly bars and venues for touring bands, promoters, or other people who might need to book a gig or event in Phoenix. Check the websites for updates
The Crescent Ballroom – Live venue that also has regular dance nights and occasional fashion shows. They are also a lounge with a full bar and kitchen.
308 N. 2nd Avenue. Phoenix, AZ 85003. 602-716-2222
Club Dwntown – New venue for Tranzylvania and HAXAN, a Doomed Disco-Tech every First Friday. Huge two-room venue with great sound and lots of space.
702 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Twisted Peacock – Dive bar where Addiction is held every Saturday night.
3108 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Stacy’s at Melrose – Formerly Sanctum. On most nights, this is a regular gay bar, however Sour Times is currently being held here every Tuesday night, highlighting the darker side of 80s, 90s, and modern alternative. The elegant Roman and Greek architecture is still the same, but now upgraded with a smoking/drinking patio. Don’t miss out!
4343 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
Monarch Theatre – Live venue with a capacity of about 700. They have an upstairs room, as well as a basement. They host many events, dance nights, after hours events, fetish parties, etc.
122 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Marquee Theatre – Venue in Tempe where many bands in the scene have performed. Was also host to two Horns & Halos fetish events. Huge bar and patio and tons of space.
730 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
The Venue Scottsdale – New Orleans style venue, which holds concerts, events, comedy nights, private parties, etc.
7117 E. Third Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Apollo’s Lounge – Lovely gay dive bar in Phoenix, Arizona. They spin 80s music frequently.
5749 North 7th Street. Phoenix, Arizona 85014
Side Bar – This is not a “goth” bar, but rather a laid back alternative hang out. They spin 80s music frequently.
1514 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007
Skin & Bones Scottsdale – Rock & roll strip club in Scottsdale, AZ. VIP Rooms, premium bottle service, and private VIP areas.
1137 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ.
Last Exit Live – Live music venue of various genres. Localized in the historic warehouse district of Downtown Phoenix.
717 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Pub Rock – Formerly Chaser’s. Home of the old “Atomic Cafe” goth club. They primarily focus on live shows.
8005 E. Roosevelt. Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Bar Smith – Two-story dance club that spins electro, house, hip-hop, and more. Winner of Best Weekly Dance Night for Hipsters.
130 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Valley Bar – New live venue ran by the Crescent Ballroom owners. Also equipped with a lounge and a kitchen.
130 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
Rebel Lounge – The newest incarnation of the Mason Jar, which used to hold lots of goth nights and events. Redone inside with a new sound system for live bands.
2303 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016
The Rogue Bar – This is not a “goth” club, but rather “goth-friendly.” They used to hold “Whip It” and “Club Retrospect.” Cupcake is currently held here.
423 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Club Red – Venue in Tempe that hosts a variety of different kinds of music.
1306 W. University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
Palazzo – Former enue for Tranzylvania and HAXAN, a Doomed Disco-Tech. Beautiful venue, large dance floor, huge outdoor patio. Now hosts burlesque events and still occasionally hosts HAXAN.
710 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ
Joe’s Grotto – Live venue in Phoenix with full bar. Occasionally hosts shows in the scene.
13825 N 32nd Street, Phoenix, Arizona