Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard at O.H.S.O.

Looking for something to do this weekend? "Night Owl" is a quick guide to special nights at bars and clubs around town. We'll give you a few hints re: cover, dress code, music and atmosphere. Every Saturday marks Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard at O.H.S.O.

​Oh, so you go to O.H.S.O. and there's no nanoBrewery or Saturday night drink specials, but somehow O.H.S.O. its Saturdays with Mitchell Leonard are still a cool, casual and overwhelmingly cute way to spend your evening.

Check out the latest edition here and our thoughts after the jump...

The Place: 4900 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

The Time: Every Saturday, 10 p.m.

The Cover: Nope.

The Parking: Lot.

The Bar: The diligently designed "nanoBrewery," which won't officially be a nanoBrewery until sometime in the near future, boasts a mostly midcentury modern vibe. The Phoenix bar feels like an updated take on a jazz club. 

Oh no! O.H.S.O.'s only bar bargain is their nightly Late Night Drink Special, a $4 Smirnoff you-call-it offered from 10 p.m. to close. One cool quirk about the bar are the sliced cucumbers in their complimentary waters. The $1 samples of the many different craft brews is pretty alright too.

The Music: Mitchell Leonard is billed as a mix between Amy Winehouse and Tom Waits. His hip hop-influenced jazzy piano numbers didn't have the grit or grime of Waits nor the chemical dependency of Winehouse's work, but he was definitely worth a first listen.

The People: A cool and casual crowd of those young and young at heart. 

The Style: Stylish but in a way that felt forced at times, aka Lots of fedoras.

What we loved: O.H.S.O. is an Arcadia bar that felt more like a downtown Phoenix hipster hotspot. The crowd was composed of almost exclusively attractive people.

What we didn't love: We didn't love Mitchell Leonard, but we liked the way he helped set the atmosphere. 

As far as O.H.S.O. goes, we loved quite a bit about the bar. The worst part was probably the back room/music lounge, which was too small and substantially warmer than the rest of the bar.

Are we going back? Oh, most definitely.

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