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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
01:00 - 11:00
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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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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

John was rude - to the point where several of us ended up going elsewhere.....he told us "don't ever flag me down for a drink"

Thank 56ford_jaxbeach
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I am not really quite sure how anyone who enjoys the dive bar atmosphere would rate this place anything below very good. This place is a dive bar with a local clientele that are very friendly if you just make the effort to be nice. SO MUCH FOR THE DIATRIBE!!! I travel a lot on business and wanted a drink... More 

Thank Michael R
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a great place for a group of people to meet up and have some fun with cocktails. They remodeled since my last trip but they still have Kareoke which is a hoot in this place and the midget bar is still there on weekends

Thank 374walterb
Bloomington, United States
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived at about 4:00 pm on a Monday night. They have happy hour from 4-7, it's 2-1. There was kinda a weird crowd and nothing really going on. It's supposed to have a mini bar there for midgets, but there was no sign of them. Kinda a disappointment.

Thank David K
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rude bartenders, food took forever to get, drinks were horrible. Would not waste my time stopping here, there are plenty of bars in the area that are way cleaner, and a lot more fun!

Thank federju2016
Winnipeg, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We stopped here on our bike tour. This is another local bar favorite. Hillarious place, definitely has some adventure to it.

Thank crystal l
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418 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This is a fun little bar with indoor and outdoor area. Just as the name states, it is a beach bar feel with good music and good drinks.

Thank Rebel82
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

We were here for St. Patrick's Day festivities, and it was wild. They close off the street so you could hang outside and check out the scene. If you got inside you could enjoy the "short bar" and scenery. I thought it was a good vibe for the occasion.

Thank navma
Dallas, Texas
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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Not too often do you go to a bar just to grab some drinks with friends and end up staying all night because the place is so much fun. That's what you can expect here. Pros - cheap drinks, eating contests, beer pong, wheel of shots, swings, games, funny atmosphere, etc.

Thank Fugitive54
Madison, Wisconsin
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 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?