Are you looking for a quaint bar where you can relax, listen to some country music, and enjoy drinks with friends? Then head to Old Town Scottsdale and tie your horse to the hitching post at the Rusty Spur Saloon!
Surrounded by jewelry stores and art galleries on Main Street, it’s the oldest saloon in Scottsdale. The building opened in 1921 as the Farmers State Bank of Scottsdale, which closed in 1933. You can still see the bank vault, which is now used for liquor storage. The building was later converted to office space, and in 1951 it became the Rusty Spur Café. After a liquor license was obtained in 1958, the Rusty Spur Saloon was born.
They have live country music every afternoon and evening, and serve lunch from 11:00 to 4:00 daily. Dishes range from Cowboy Chili and burgers to tamales and tostadas. It’s a great spot for people watching, and the walls are covered with t-shirts, bottle caps, license plates, cowboy gear, and dollar bills. Every year the dollar bills are taken down and donated to a local charity. Sit next to one of the regulars, learn about the history, and enjoy a beer!