The Rusty Spur is the oldest of Scottsdale bars, now celebrating its 60th year in business. It was Scottsdale’s first ever saloon. The building is an officially registered historic landmark that used to be the Farmers’ Bank of Scottsdale. Now the money’s gone and the vault’s filled with liquor.
Lots of people visit the Rusty Spur just to take in the décor. Few Phoenix bars offer quite the same feeling. It’s not just a tourist trap either; the locals also love it and that includes real cowboys. The Rusty Spur is a refreshing change from the posh shops and restaurants that surround it.
We are located at 7245 E. Main St. in Scottsdale, Arizona, near the corner of Brown and Main Streets in Old Town Scottsdale.
Our building was constructed in 1921 and housed the Farmer’s State Bank of Scottsdale from 1921 until 1933 when it closed on March 2nd for a ‘bank holiday’ called by Governor B. B. Moeur. The bank never reopened. The bank vault remains in place and has been converted to a refrigerated unit for beverage storage.
Prior to 1951 the building housed the first office of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and then a real-estate office. In 1951 it was renovated and opened as the Rusty Spur Cafe. In 1958 the cafe attained a liquor license and was Renamed the ‘Rusty Spur Saloon’. As of today it is the oldest saloon in Scottsdale, where cowboys ‘watered’ their horses with buckets of beer.
We are world famous and known for our hospitality, great burgers and live entertainment seven days and seven nights weekly.
The Scottsdale Jaycees took over the annual Sunshine Festival in 1953 and renamed it the Parada Del Sol (Spanish for ‘walk in the sun’). The Parada Del Sol has since become world famous as the world’s longest horse drawn parade. Rodeo events were added to the Parada Del Sol celebration in 1956.