I'm trying to throw together a rather last-minute casual event for the Vassar Club of Phoenix. I live down in Gilbert, but most alumnae/i in the area are up in the Scottsdale/Phoenix/Paradise Valley area. I'd prefer to pick a location more central to the majority of the possible attendees, but am not all that familiar with the area. My best guess is that perhaps 15 or so people will show up, so we don't need a huge space, just somewhere with a bar area large enough to accommodate a decent crowd. No need to be seated together. We'll just hang out and mix around.
In summary, looking for:
--Bar, or restaurant with large, comfortable bar space
--Not necessarily happy hour, but good food should be available to order
--I'm thinking N. Scottsdale as a reasonable epicenter, but am open to other suggestions. I don't want to venture down to Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa (even though that's far more convenient for me).