Eight Best Neighborhood Bars: Best of Phoenix 2012
We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoenix.
Photo by Ryan Wolf At The Loft Again
Best Neighborhood Bar, North Phoenix: The Loft Again
It's a good thing that the proprietors of this North Valley gin joint have a couple of large clocks hanging near the bar to remind patrons of the passage of time. Otherwise, it's likely that they might waste away the entire day huddled away inside The Loft Again. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Neighborhood Bar, Tempe: Baer's Den
Inside the Baer's Den
Baer's Den used to be one of those blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of bars, as its teeny-tiny former location tucked alongside a motel was literally about the size of a one-car garage. After moving about 200 feet down Apache Boulevard earlier this year, however, this sports and spirits paradise is now housed in bigger and much more prominent digs. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Neighborhood Bar, Central Phoenix: The Little Woody
Hands down one of the coolest tiny bars in Phoenix, The Little Woody has stolen our boozy hearts. Part of The Vig's growing family of bars, TLW embodies everything that we want in a neighborhood watering hole. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.
Best Neighborhood Bar, South Phoenix: Brad's Place
Inside Brad's Place
Cozy neighborhood bars are hard to come by in the corporate strip-mall haven of Ahwatukee, but there is at least one place you can go where everybody knows your name. Read the full Best of Phoenix 2012 story.