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5 Favorite Dive Bars in Phoenix

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Dim the lights and drink up, Phoenix. Here are our five favorite dive bars.

Bikini Lounge

The oldest hooch house in Phoenix is a blend of cheap drinks, long-term bartenders, and just about every personality type known to downtown.

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Rips Ales & Cocktails

Fans of punk, rockabilly, and DJ dance events soak up the music here along with the brews and retro vibe.


A drinking den with a dark side (literally), this windowless saloon's cheap draft swills pair perfectly with its no-fuss, greasy-spoon fare.

Royale Lounge

Serving boozehounds for over 60 years, the buzzing neon sign of this timeworn neighborhood drinkery says it all: Cocktails.

Swizzle Inn Awash in bargain booze, drink specials, and free eats, this nautical-themed watering hole in Central Phoenix is dive-in ready.

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