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Best Sedona Nightlife

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Contrary to popular opinion they don’t roll up the sidewalks at 5PM in Sedona. It’s closer to 6. With such jaw-dropping scenery, it’s no surprise that activities are heavily slanted toward daylight hours. If you plan on doing the town, start early. Bars tend to close by midnight, or earlier during the week. The good news is cover charges are extremely rare. Dress code is casual. Be aware that Sedona works to maintain their dark skies, which means fewer streetlamps so use precaution when driving at night—pedestrians and bicyclists are difficult to see.      

Full Moon Saloon

Neighborhood: Village of Oak Creek
This is one of the few late-night spots in town, staying open until 2AM, 365 days a year. Live bands take the stage on weekends and are almost always classic rockers. At least a couple of weeknights are dedicated to karaoke. They have a patio with an outdoor fireplace, plus pool tables and televisions for sporting events. Never a cover.

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Olde Sedona Bar & Grill

Neighborhood: West Sedona
This roomy tavern and restaurant carries a full entertainment schedule and is open until 2AM most nights. During the week it features solo acts, open mic nights and karaoke. Friday nights are reserved for rock bands, and a DJ gets the joint jumping on Saturdays. If the karaoke gets too painful, just wander outside and grab a seat on one of the decks and enjoy a little peace and quiet under the stars. Never a cover. 

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Relics Restaurant & Nightclub

Neighborhood: West Sedona
A Sedona institution since the 1940s, this roadhouse was the original place in town for live music. Today their entertainment schedule is packed with a wide variety that spans everything from dinner magic shows, Latino bands, and Native American music to jazz and Beatles cover bands. Cut a rug—or more accurately, carve a board—on one of Northern Arizona’s largest wooden dance floors. The cover charge for live bands usually starts at $5.

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Oak Creek Brewing Company

Neighborhood: West Sedona
Not to be confused with the Oak Creek Brewery & Grill, a restaurant in Tlaquepaque, owned by the same folks, this is where beer-making magic happens, with tables next to big groaning fermentation tanks. It’s off the main drag so this is definitely a locals spot but with a friendly vibe and plenty of well-executed beers, ales and lagers. We're crazy about the Oak Creek Nut Brown, an easy-drinking nutty ale with a slightly spicy finish. Bands and solo acts perform on weekends and Sunday afternoons, with drum circles held Tuesday and Wednesday on the outdoor patio. Never a cover. On weeknights they close between 10 and 11PM.

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Martini Bar

Neighborhood: West Sedona
With a name like Martini Bar you might expect an ultra-swank establishment with hipster airs. What you’ll find is a laid-back joint with plenty of martini options and a thirst-quenching array of beers to be enjoyed inside or on their patio. They keep a dozen beers on tap and another 40-50 of the bottled variety. Live music is featured most nights, including jazz, flamenco and a solo cellist doing rock standards. Martini Bar is connected to the tasty Szechuan Restaurant, so don’t be thrown when the restaurant answers the phone.

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