The bar and the folks around me all make me very comfortable and warm inside (from the jalapeños, I hope). But what is overwhelmingly noticeable in the Cash Inn is the amount of sheer openness and joy (not to sound, um, you know) everywhere. It's absolutely palpable. This place is filled with laughter and male lisps and women kissing . . . What the hell is in my drink?

It's getting late. What am I still doing here at 12:30 a.m. on a work night? I'm torn. I'm happy in this place, yet I'm not really sure this is a real dive because it has dancing and other crap. But to me, it's a true dive in the sense that there is absolutely zero pretension here, and that's hard to find.

Okay, okay, I'm not going to lie. I'm losing at the video trivia game. I don't want to leave feeling stupid (I guess that's how these games work: They get you competitive, so you keep drinking). I finally crawl into second place and push the game aside, say a quick goodbye, and sneak out before I can find out what the "Cash Inn" part of the name means.

Michael Ratcliff

Location Info


Cash Inn Country

2140 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Central Phoenix


Pig Points: Hot dogs with jalapeños, gay bomber tubs, big dance floor, $1 kamikazes and $1.50 creamy cowgirls (I hope thats a drink) on Friday and Saturday.
Pig Shit: It has a Web site and, big surprise, no condom machine.

602-244 9943, »web link
Hours: Monday to Friday, 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m.
Think Booze Pig blows? Want to tip him? Write to »e-mail link.
Cash Inn Country, 2140 East McDowell Road

Actually, if you want the real truth, I don't have any more cash left on me — time to go home and break that piggy bank.

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Colin's not bad in the sack, either. Very versatile. It was like a Gay Olympics.

ted danson
ted danson

colin is gay. i know because i fucked him.

mildred township
mildred township

hey new times � where's your sack?

this column's been neutered . . . what happened to lines like "I imagine if I was going to hokey pokey, line dance, or lick pussy, this place would be it."

and "I sit here just waiting for a dwarf to appear and run around trailing a rainbow streamer until he stops to hump the juke box�what the hell is in my drink?"

let go of your fear, new times, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering...let the booze pig free.

but then, what else should i expect from a "periodical" that resorts to teasers like the one i'm seeing below: "HEAR TOMORROW'S BANDS...TODAY!" might as well go with "GOT BANDS?"

NE Phx Booze Pig Wannabe
NE Phx Booze Pig Wannabe

You should hit up Brigett's Last Laugh at Cave Creek and Bell Road sometime if you're in the mood for a biker bar with a good atmosphere and great food.

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