Old Town Scottsdale is kind of like a diet Vegas. It’s the best place to come when you’re planning to get rowdy, and the best place to go for dinner to start is The Canal Club. The theme here is 1930s Havana, and the menu puts a modern twist on that, with dishes like fried plantains with smoked black bean puree, pan roasted scallops with creamed masa and chorizo, and a gaucho steak with masa potato cakes. It’s always full of groups who probably have the same plan as you - and there are always events happening at The Canal Club, from game nights every Wednesday to Friday night movies with cocktails and complimentary Mexican street popcorn.

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