The Bikini Lounge on Grand Avenue isn't just the oldest tiki bar in Phoenix — having first opened its doors in 1947, it's one of the oldest bars in town, period. The key to its longevity is its strict adherence to core values: cheap beer, good tunes, and low lighting. There's nothing too fancy at work there (and there's weird, obscene stuff available in the bathrooms) but that's precisely the appeal of a bar like the Bikini. DJ nights are the closest concession to hip culture, but even then, DJs like DJentrification, with his long-running 602sday nights, defy trends and offer up an entirely unique experience via unclassifiable genre-hopping selections. With all the changes going on along Grand Avenue, we hope the Bikini remains the anchor of unpretentiousness we love.