“Clubhouse at Maya is having a season-long party, and everyone is invited. Now open in the heart of the Entertainment District in Old Town Scottsdale, the 14,000-square-foot, dog-friendly party palace is a complete reimagining of the Maya Day + Nightclub. The reimagining begins with the covering of the pool—no easy feat!—and the transition of each cabana into an interactive game or entertainment experience. In place of the pool, we’ve built a treehouse-themed bar, which specializes in shareable cocktails, beer cocktails and food meant to be enjoyed with friends. But then, for those who prefer beer without the cocktail portion, there are more than two dozen beer and cider options including Tower Station IPA, Leinenkugel’s Seasonal Wheat, Estrella Jalisco, Papago Orange Blossom, Red Bird Lager, Longboard, Heineken and many more.”
—Clubhouse at Maya’s Nolan Odal
Brewery: Mother Road Brewing Co.
Name: Tower Station IPA
About the beer: In 2015, the Flagstaff brewery launched this IPA, making it the first beer it released in cans. This super-popular local option is an unfiltered IPA known for its copper-orange hue and fluffy white head. It bursts with tropical aromas of tangerine and pineapple. There are clear grapefruit peel and pine notes to the taste, and it has just the right amount of hops.
Dish: Fuego Fries
About the pairing: For our Fuego Fries, we cut our own potatoes in house and then fry and heap chopped boneless Buffalo wings on top along with ranch, parsley and green onion. When you have hot wings, a beer with some hoppines—like an IPA—is a best bet. It often, and especially here, helps to play up the spice flavor in the wings, yet the residual sugar in the beer keeps it from being an over-the-top, tongue-burning bomb.
Clubhouse at Maya
7333 E. Indian Plaza, Scottsdale, 480.625.0528, mayaclubaz.com/clubhouse.