The Best Bars & Clubs in Phoenix
Partying is one of Phoenix’s strong points. Lots of nearby major universities, major league sports teams, its desert location, its LGBT-friendly community, and its proximity to the Mexican border make for a wide variety of bars and clubs. For the spots where you absolutely must drink (and eat), look no further. We have compiled a list to help get your stomach rumbling.
For an animal-friendly drinking experience
O.H.S.O. Brewery is super casual, offers a list of beers on tap- including their own beer- in addition to other local brews, weekend brunches, and it’s dog-friendly!
If you’re a wine-o
Known for its award winning wine, one of the best happy hours in town, and famous bruschetta, Postino is a definite winner.
If you’re looking for an “island getaway”
Under Tow brings a little bit of the beach life to this landlocked state. This tiki bar was opened by a top mixologist, so no matter what your poison may be, it’s sure to be tasty and worth every penny. Note: be sure to call ahead as this place is super popular and always packed! The Breadfruit & Rum Bar is another heavily awarded, must-visit for an island-themed bar. Taste over 100 rums, enjoy your favorite cocktail, or have a smoke in the cigar lounge.
If you’re looking for a sports bar
Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill is somewhat of a hidden gem in Phoenix. Dating back to 1929, Tom’s was once a morgue, a pipe shop, a burger joint and agin mill. Today, it is a great spot for craft drinks, comfort food & watching a big game (any of the city’s major league teams or nearby Arizona State University).
Another fun sports bar in Phoenix is Zipp’s Sports Grill. Fresh and homemade all-American comfort food plus cold beers meets spacious patios with billiards (among other games). It’s the classic sports bar you’re looking for!
For LGBTQ friendly party locales
Karamba Nightclub is an award winning gay dance club, open 7 days a week, and is always a good time. This vivacious club offers different themes each night and even has drag shows! Cash Inn Country is another can’t miss gay & lesbian bar. This country-themed bar has karaoke, darts, line dancing and two-stepping, and is the Best of Phoenix Winner for Best Lesbian Bar.
For a night with Mexican flare
Brick walls line this garage-turned-Tex-Mex restaurant with free live music! Come hungry for burritos and good music, because Crescent Ballroom is one of the highest rated bar-restaurants in Phoenix.