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Swizzle Stick Cocktail Lounge

5152 W. Olive Ave. Glendale, AZ 85302 | Glendale | 623-937-5965

Location Description:

The sign behind the bar at this lively Glendale dive declaring “Warning: This Bitch Bites” is no joke, since the female staff wield sharp tongues, sass for days, and occasionally serve cocktails with a extra jigger of sarcasm. Regulars at “The Stick,” as its sometimes called, are sufficiently thick-skinned while newbies will soon learn that the barbs are good-natured and the bartenders make for fast friends, willing to loan out their cigarette lighters, hand a drink through a tiny pass-through window to the wraparound outdoor patio, provide strong pours to salve bruised egos, or pay for a cab ride home. They’ll also drop dime on the best times for cheap booze, the Monday “guy’s night” from 9 p.m. to midnight features all eight drafts and wells for $1.50 each, or cheap thrills, like on weekends when “we get a lot of horny women in here.” Either choice sounds like the makings of another night of wild times at The Stick.