Scottsdale's Oldest Bar With Live Country Music 7 Days + 7 Nights a Week!
Established in 1951 as the first bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Rusty Spur is an authentic country western saloon, serving up cold beer and live country music with Old West hospitality to locals and visitors from all over the world including Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, John Rich, Jake Owen, and Post Malone. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston have even been spotted at this Scottsdale destination. A walk through our swinging doors takes you back to simpler times where you'll find young and young-at-heart, rodeo cowboys and city slickers, Arizona natives and visitors from across the pond, all mingle together over great music and drinks in a fun atmosphere.
But before you take a seat at our legendary bar, you should know that you're experiencing a piece of Arizona history. We're an official registered historical landmark, ya'll! 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. 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 to become what is known today as Rusty Spur Saloon. The bank vault remains in place and has been converted to a refrigerated unit to store "the valuables"- beer and liquor!
It might take you a bit to make your way up to the bar to order a Prickly Pear Margarita, an aged bourbon, or a cold bottled beer since you'll be taken in by our authentic decor. Whether it's your first time here, or your first time here this week, there's something new to notice. These walls DO talk, and they tell the story of our saloon, our city, and even our guests through license plates, letters, photos, signs, and more. Don't forget to sign your dollar bill and leave it on our wall to commemorate your visit! Once a year we'll clear the walls and donate the dollar bills to Phoenix Children's Hospital. And you're welcome to take the shirts off our backs! Our tees, hats, and other merchandise are for sale at the bar for you to wear proudly around town.
Once you sit down, after taking a photo on our famous barstool, your eyes will turn to our small, yet mighty stage where the very best in local country music play live seven days and seven nights a week. Dancing is encouraged, and so is singing along to your favorite tune. If you're here early, join us for burgers, tamales, or other authentic Arizona eats on our lunch menu. Lunch is served seven days a week. When the evening rolls around and Old Town Scottsdale becomes abuzz with nightlife, you'll notice our lively crowd attracts glances inside from passersby. Many of them end up joining us! At Scottsdale's oldest bar, you're welcome any time!