602'sdays at Bikini Lounge

602'sdays at Bikini Lounge
photo by Ryan Wolf
Described in the bar as "Bikini Tuesdays" with a black and white painted sign describing "funky mutant dance music," Tuesday nights at the Bikini Lounge in downtown Phoenix are a favorite among Valley dive-bar aficionados.

It's easy to find a seat and there's more than enough room to go around on the dance floor. Guests can belly up to the bar, take a high top, or hunker down in one of the half-moon booths along the wall across from the grass-skirted maiden above the bar.

Grab a pitcher and read on...

The Bikini early on a Tuesday night
The Bikini early on a Tuesday night
photo by Ryan Wolf

The Place: 1502 Grand Ave., Phoenix.

602'sdays at Bikini Lounge

photo by Ryan Wolf
These guys are having a good time.
The Time: 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.
The Cover: None.

The People: Bikini is a mix of gritty downtown locals and hipster downtown locals. A few Phoenix outsiders even linger in from the outer cities to check out the famed tiki-themed bar. The pool table at the entrance is usually taken over by locals, so you might as well forget that idea, but the bar has great people-watching and a sweet jukebox to throw your money at before the DJ sets up. 
"Pool" and "bikini" taking on an entirely different meaning.
"Pool" and "bikini" taking on an entirely different meaning.
photo by Ryan Wolf

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