After navigating through a bumpy path to opening, Liar’s Club welcomed its first customers into its funky digs in downtown Phoenix in late 2022. The long, narrow space features a bar on one wall and high tables and booth seating on the other. Dim, warm lights illuminate the tables, highlighting the artful drinks and drool-worthy pizza that everyone orders. The food and drinks don’t quite match — Detroit-style squares of nostalgic cheesy goodness, wings and fries paired with high-level mixology — but it works. The contradiction fits the name and the space, which is perfect for a chill date night or a quick bite before heading to a concert downtown. And, a giant plastic alligator perches on one wall, because, well, why not?