There are plenty of good bars in the Flagstaff area. Start off with a trip to San Felipe’s Cantina, which offers a wide selection of margaritas and other mixers. This is a popular hangout for students from the local Northern Arizona University; though not officially a dance club, late-night bar-top performances are quite common. Pubs with a variety of local and imported brews are the Beaver Street Brewery, Flagstaff Brewing Company and Mogollon Brewing Company. If you prefer wine instead, the Wine Loft is located above the Artists Gallery in downtown Flagstaff that plays music by local artists.

Charley’s is a good place to go for live blues and jazz music, though it does shut down relatively early at 1am because it is  located in the still operating 100 year old Weatherford Hotel. Drinks and food are available. Upstairs, there is the Zane Gray Ballroom, which has a swankier décor and a good outdoor balcony for people-watching. Country fans can check out Museum Club on the historic Route 66, a log saloon decorated with hunting trophies, Wild West style.

There are some bars that also offer more substantial food with their drinks. Bun Huggers (with two locations) serve hearty burgers and sandwiches at low prices and has a full bar with many beer and wine selections. Jackson’s Grill at the Springs has pizza, rotisserie and grilled meat dishes with an extensive wine list. There are also Crazy Bill’s Saloon & Steak House, Buster’s Restaurant & Bar, and Jerry’s Horseshoe Lounge, just to name a few.

Look for live music and other events going on in Flagstaff at www.flagstaffarizona.org.