Oz

1804 W. Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85015
602-242-5114

Details

  • Daily: 6 a.m.- 2 a.m.
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining
With the only nod to its name being a poster of Dorothy and her friends hanging in the front entryway, the surroundings of this land of Oz are less Emerald City and more leather-rimmed bar, beer logo mirrors, and Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" blaring from the jukebox. It all makes sense, considering this is a joint that likens itself to the gay bar version of Cheers. Underneath a sparkling asphalt-like ceiling hanging over the bar, the mostly male crowd of gay northside locals kicks back and orders up cheap brews or food brought in from a nearby wine burger joint. With a small but hopping patio scene near a row of scooters, projection TV, and a happy hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, the Oz Bar may not be lined with yellow bricks, but at least it ain't Kansas, honey.