4

Drift Lounge Bids Patrons a Final Farewell

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

The tiki gods have spoken, and Drift Lounge is soon to be no more.


Old Town Scottsdale's retro Polynesian-themed watering hole is closing for good, confirms owner Bryan Chittenden.

Tonight, Friday, and Saturday will be the final nights for locals to hang in the grotto, nibble on potstickers and poke, and sip a potent Evil Bastard cocktail.

While supplies last, if you buy an Evil Bastard, you can even take home your own cup.

Where will tiki freaks go from here? Well, you can still swig Mai Tais at Trader Vic's at the Hotel Valley Ho, or dig the divey vintage goodness of Bikini Lounge, near Downtown Phoenix.

Aloha, Drift, and mahalo.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.