Amina Uben

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Philthy Phil's, Newman's Lounge, Chez Nous, and Other Downtown Phoenix Dives We'll Miss

    Philthy Phil's R.I.P.​So long Philthy Phil's, you will be missed. In case you didn't read the news over on our sister blog Jackalope Ranch, the long-running dive bar closed its doors this week after eight years of operation. The place became more of a hipster haven in recent years, it's long serve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Grand Ave. Group Opposes Liquor License, Says a Serial Killer DJed at Applicant's Old Bar

    Bikini Lounge: No serial killers DJing here... just Shane Kennedy.​The Grand Avenue Merchants Association doesn't want to see one merchant, Jim Seagrave, doing business on their street. The association, which is run by a committee made up of Beatrice Moore (who owns the building where beloved "riv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    An Update on the Situation at Chez Nous

    It looks like Chez Nous' closing is going to be pretty permanent. In my blog post from Wednesday, I mentioned how the renowned retro lounge and soul music venue has been closed for several weeks, with no sign of re-opening anytime soon. (And as you can see above, some vandals have apparently star ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007

    Chez Nous, part deux

    Just in time for a holiday toast, there's a new, er, old bar that just debuted down on Grand Avenue. It's Chez Nous Cocktail Lounge, avec une nouvelle maison. The funky, old-school local favorite lost its longtime digs (sniff, sniff) to new development at 7th Ave and Indian School, but somehow ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2007

    Lights out at Chez Nous.

    The last drink pours Saturday... Phoenix'll be a lot less cool for the next couple of months, and I ain't talkin' about the friggin' heat island. This Saturday, the venerable soul lounge Chez Nous pours its final cocktail after 40-plus years in the drink-slingin' biz. The Chez's been forced out by ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2007

    Ankkkarlo Pride

    The feisty finch spars with KTAR's Darrell Ankarlow-brow, suggests anger management for an Assistant P-town police chief, and skewers fake Art Detour Gypsies

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Chez Nous lives! No, really this time....

    Does this place have nine lives, or what? In the eleventh hour, Chez Nous gets a new lease on life... I'm not the first journo to have written an obit for Chez Nous, and seeing how things go with the tres cool nightspot, I probably won't be the last. Now comes news from owner Amina Uben that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2007
  • News

    April 28, 2005

    House of Cool

    Smoother than velvet and darker than onyx, Chez Nous treats Jett & Kreme to a soulful Sunday night