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 >>
Yesterday we met Phil Edwards, the man behind the phantastic dive Philthy Phil's in Phoenix. Today he shares with us the recipe for the Philster, a drink the bar sells in great numbers even though it's not on the menu. Like most items on Phil's menu (like the potent Phuck Buckets) ... More >>
Phil Edwards Philthy Phil's (2939 N. 16th St., 602-279-4339) isn't exactly philthy, but the place is pretty phunky. The lighting is dark, almost cave-like, while the wood-panel walls emit old aromas of beer and cigarettes. A pair shoots pool in the back while the sweet sounds of Boston play ... More >>
Depending on who you ask, hipsters are either provide salvation or ruination to dive bars. When fashionable types latch onto a particular hole-in-the-wall, they tend to bring a ton of additional drinkers wielding plenty of disposable income. At the same time, all the attention can erode a di ... More >>
This just about sums it up.We decided to drop by Philthy Phil's this past Friday (March 19) to check out Craig Citizen's latest nightlife brain child, Ransom.Citizen is one of the guys responsible for the now-defunct Faux Show Friday Nights at Glam, Party Foul at Homme Lounge, and Gosh Damn! at C ... More >>
Who says you have to wait until the sun goes down to have a good time? I said we'd be gone by noon. I said I wasn't going to give José a ride. I said I didn't know the second line to the chorus of Manfred Mann's, "Blinded By the Light". Only one of those statements turned out to be true. ... More >>
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