Grab a pitcher and read on...
The Place: 1502 Grand Ave., Phoenix.
|photo by Ryan Wolf|
|These guys are having a good time.|
The People: Bikini is a mix of gritty downtown locals and hipster downtown locals. A few Phoenix outsiders even linger in from the outer cities to check out the famed tiki-themed bar. The pool table at the entrance is usually taken over by locals, so you might as well forget that idea, but the bar has great people-watching and a sweet jukebox to throw your money at before the DJ sets up.