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Lauren Cusimano

Cruisin' 7th

Cruisin’ 7th Show Bar & Lounge dates back to 1977. Back then, it was located just north of Roosevelt Street and Central Avenue and was (appropriately) called Cruisin’ Central. The bar changed its name upon its 2003 move to its current location, where its calling card is splashed across the standalone building: “The Best Drag Shows in Town.” Owners Lynn and Mike McGarry have built at Cruisin 7th a second home to many, but especially members of Phoenix’s gay and trans communities. They offer tantalizing daily drink specials ($3 bloody marys till noon, $5 cocktails all day), open up at 6 a.m., and host weekly club events and game nights. They also took advantage of the pandemic to do some renovations and redesigns. Stop by and soak in one of Phoenix’s most irreplaceable clubs.

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