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Hambone Sports Bar and Grill

903 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85203
480-833-9839
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Benjamin Leatherman

The first thing you’ll notice at this neighborhood bar on Mesa’s Main Street is that you can smoke inside. That’s because there aren’t technically windows, just screens, meaning it’s actually one large enclosed patio. (The bar switched to this model after the 2007 statewide smoking ban.) The staff says the Hambone dates back to 1956, but that date is only thrown around because one patron remembers his dad coming here as far back as then. Hambone has six pool tables (don’t ash on the felt) and is only closed for four hours a day, meaning you can grab a bloody mary at 6 a.m. with the promise of a nearby light rail ride home. Other features include sports-heavy TVs, darts, arcade games, karaoke on Saturday nights, and colorful claw machines (often with X-rated prizes). Or you could just sit and drink with all the other Hamboners.

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