Built in 1947, this is one of the oldest bars in town, and one of the last remaining old-school tiki bars in the country, as well. Call it a "dive bar" if you must, but the Bikini is truly one of a kind. 1502 Grand Ave., 602-252-0472.
The Farm at South Mountain
Nowadays, most of our food is shipped in from elsewhere, and local farming is a distant memory. But The Farm's 100-year-old pecan trees remind us that Phoenix does have an agricultural past. Three delicious restaurants, an art gallery, and a holistic spa make for a relaxing retreat. 6106 S. 32nd St., 602-276-6360.