We are lucky to have a place like Cruisin’ 7th Show Bar & Lounge in Phoenix.
It’s open 20 out of the 24 hours in a day — closes at 2 a.m. and opens back up at 6 a.m., making it one of several bars in town where you can imbibe that early — and it's dark, and its drink specials are great ($3 bloody marys until noon every morning; all day $5 cocktails). A gay and drag bar, Cruisin' 7th used to be called Cruisin’ Central. It opened in 1977 in a little gift-box-looking bar just north of Roosevelt Street and Central Avenue (the location is still unoccupied). The bar moved to its current spot in 2003.
Husband-and-wife owners Lynn and Mike McGarry, a few veteran bartenders, and the house DJ recently took advantage of the COVID-19 shutdown to completely remodel the entire bar, inside and out. Masks are currently required inside, but that shouldn't stop you from checking out the completely revamped lounge and patio area.
The real accomplishment is the all-new showroom, though. There's a more open floor plan, new VIP seating, redesigned bar area, and brand-new platform for longtime Cruisin’ performers like Lady Christian and Espressa Grande. This'll allow them to make more of an entrance.
“Since we’ve been closed over the past three months, we have touched on every single surface of this building ... and outside,” says Mike of the remodel, seated six feet away in the sparkling new showroom.
For now, Cruisin’ 7th remains open for those long hours, but is not hosting any drag shows, bar games, club nights, or special events. When it can, though, the whole bar will be plenty prepared. Have a look for yourself.
H Mart opened its first Arizona location on Thursday, June 11.
H Mart, the Asian supermarket chain from New Jersey opened its first Arizona store in Mesa on Thursday, June 11, just across the street from Mekong Plaza in the Mesa Asian District.
The Mesa location is the newest addition to the H Mart company, which has more than 97 stores around the nation.
Here are some shots from out first visit.
The former home of Circles Records & Tapes in downtown Phoenix has become the latest location for Snooze: An A.M. Eatery, the chain of breakfast and brunch spots. The property, which is situated at Central Avenue and McKinley Street on the ground floor of The Stewart apartment building, has one or two remnants of its former life, including a record-shaped display on the ceiling.
Here's a look inside of the spot, which opened in late December, as well as some of its signature dishes and drinks.
Geeks of the Valley, the wait is finally over.
A first visit to The Churchill's new cocktail Bar, So Far, So Good.