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Visual Aid: Palo Verde Lounge Is the Best Little Dive Bar in Tempe

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Jacob Tyler Dunn
The cash-only bar at Palo Verde.
Ever had a wild night at the best little dive bar in Tempe? You aren't the only one.

Many of these stories involve the bar's owner, Charles Marthaler, known to all as Chuck.

Here's a look at how the Tempe bar's regulars banded together to save their neighborhood watering hole, plus a few photos from the archives for good measure.