Visual Arts

Bright Lights, Big City: The 50 Best Neon Signs in Phoenix

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Benjamin Leatherman
Barrio Queen Restaurante y Tequileria in Gilbert's Heritage District.
Neon signs were once a staple of Metro Phoenix during the heyday of motor culture back in the 1950s. Thankfully, several of these gorgeous relics of a bygone era still exist, and have been joined in recent years by a number of vintage-inspired neon signs that have been created for local restaurants and businesses of a hip or stylish bent. 

Here’s a look at 50 of the best neon signs, both historic and modern, that are glowing away around the Valley. 

Photos by Benjamin Leatherman