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Giligin's Sand Bar

Downtown Scottsdale
American, Bar, Pub
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4251 N Winfield Scott Plz, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3614
+1 480-874-2264
Mon 12:00 - 06:30
Tue 12:00 - 20:30
Wed 01:00 - 11:00
Thu 01:30 - 10:30
Fri 02:30 - 12:30
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Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Institution in downtown Scottsdale for those who like the dive bar seen. Pricing of food and drink is appropriate for what is offered. Basic greasy bar food or what you would expect in this place. Even though it is a dive bar it needs some TLC and updating. Also, a strong smell of sewer gas drove us out of there... More 

Thank timmertoo
Scottsdale, Arizona
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124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stopped here on a tour and had a good time. The wait for the drinks was quite long but the bar itself is really unique. They have different games you can play for free. The decorations and the way they have the inside set up is very cool. We did not order food. The drinks were okay priced. I... More 

Thank alicialn06
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72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This little hole in the wall was so much fun! It is quirky with a great vibe. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and happy hour! The bartender was easy to engage and answered all of our questions. Don't be put off by the exterior, it is a great place to relax and have a beer. Happy hour was ridiculous cheap!... More 

Thank sassyhippychick
Scottsdale, Arizona
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755 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Solid all around, fun bar. Good prices for the area, 24 oz. brews are $7. Games on the patio, plenty of seating. Cannot comment about food, or service as we just drank. Bar tenders were friendly and attentive. I would return, and would recommend to others. Ideally located, and easy to bar hop from here.

Thank Curtez151
Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
Reviewed 25 October 2015

Had to wait way too long for some garbage food, I guess if your 20 something this place might be acceptable. Forget about giligans

Thank deep13sea
Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travel frequently and go to bars/restaurants all the time. Even with poor service we always leave a tip. There was only 1 table of people and about 3 other people at the bar. Our bartender was rude from the get go! Every question we asked she had a rude response. The bar was wet and dirty... More 

1 Thank softballer3505
las vegas
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Been to this place a few times. Lots of fun. Games outside on the patio. Gets pretty crowded at night

Thank 3rdxsacharm
Queen Creek, Arizona
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We had gone to this funky tiki bar last year and decided to take our son this year, as we had another coupon. We drove a long way (40sh miles) only to be told by the bar tender they don't take the coupon any more!! I was annoyed, but since we had driven so far we went ahead and stayed.... More 

Thank diamonddor
Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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223 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

This place was neat. A big connect four game, a train, wooden tables and chairs and a swing at the bar. Inside and outside seating.

Thank Vacanikki
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015

This was very cool bar that has sand on the ground outside. Inside was a little gross when they turn the lights on - we did not spend much time inside - outside is the spot to be if you can get a table. Great music, great drinks, great time

Thank Tyler B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 06:30
12:00 - 20:30
01:00 - 11:00
01:30 - 10:30
02:30 - 12:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4251 N Winfield Scott Plz, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3614
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Downtown Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-874-2264

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?