Top Nightlife Activities in Mesa, Arizona | Visit Mesa | Visit Mesa


Extend your exploration of Mesa into the evening by dining, drinking, dancing and singing at these restaurants, bars, breweries, venues and clubs that come alive after the sun goes down.

Evening Experiences in Mesa, Arizona

Mesa is proud to be the third largest city in Arizona, offering a variety of distinct neighborhoods throughout the city filled with nightlife activities. The evening options are as endless and diverse as they come — from boot stompin' dance floors playing cowboy anthems to tequila-sippin' patios with fire pits blazing.

Savor some of Mesa’s top menus under the stars. Joyride Taco House features a menu inspired by daily life and cuisine in Mexico, with tacos taking center stage alongside a colorful selection of hand-muddled agua frescas. Next door is Postino East Wine Café where guests can expect nearly 40 hand-selected unique, approachable wines paired with simple, delicious food that's served to share. Illuminated by bright neon signage, the backyard playground is another popular gathering spot for casual fun and good times.

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The tasting room at Windmill Winery holds a rustic elegance which extends an invitation of relaxation and whimsy. Swirl and sip from their private selection of blended wines in their garden as you listen to live music performances from local bands at special tasting events. More wine awaits at Garage-East Winery at Agritopia, featuring live music every Friday and Saturday.

Enjoy dinner and a family-friendly show at one of Mesa’s dinner theaters. The multi generational and multi talented Dutton Family takes to the stage at the The Dutton Family Theater in Mesa each winter, January through March, to perform bluegrass, classical and everything in between. For less music and more jousting, reserve a seat at Medieval Times and be immersed in a world of kings, queens, knights and plenty of handheld eats.

Fill your evening with laughs at a local comedy club. The Neighborhood Comedy Theatre hosts all ages improv shows every Friday and Saturday evening, with “slightly uncensored” versions on stage beginning at 9:45 p.m. each Saturday. Visit the new Downtown Underground Mesa on Main Street for a mix of stand up comedy and live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Late night imbibers will delight at the impressive collection of craft breweries and wineries found throughout the region, many of which stay open into the evening for a spirited end to long days exploring the desert. Craft beer aficionados can sip local suds well into the evening at area breweries serving late-night pours including 12 West Brewing, Oro Brewing Company, and the Beer Research Institute (B.R.I.) — home to one of the largest taprooms in the area.

Mesa’s events calendar is packed with concerts and live music performances nearly each night throughout the year, with local and touring bands and musicians taking to the stages at area venues like the Mesa Arts Center, Mesa Ampitheatre and Nile Theater. Find more late night performances at area breweries and bars, like Roosters Country, and The Patio at Las Sendas.

Those looking to be part of the act can grab the microphone and put on a show among friends at local karaoke bars like Simpleton’s, YZ’s Karaoke Cafe, Cash Box Karaoke, Pub Pizza & Karaoke, and September’s Bar & Grill. Or, cut loose at local dance halls and bars like Scootin’ Boots Dance Hall, Denim & Diamonds or Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row.

If you’re feeling lucky, try your hand by visiting one of Mesa’s area casinosWe-Ko-Pa Casino, Casino Arizona, or Talking Stick Casino — each with their own unique live entertainment and dining options.