10 Best Places to Meet Singles in Metro Phoenix
Courting Disaster is Jackalope Ranch's weekly column of dating horror stories, observations, how-tos, and more by Katie Johnson. Names of ex-boyfriends, past hookups, and bad blind dates have been changed to protect the guilty.
Katie Johnson Shady's Fine Ales and Cocktails
When it comes finding love, it's all about being in the right place at the right time. And, while I hardly feel qualified to tell you the when and who particulars of your future soul mate (hell, I can't even do it for myself), I can certainly help you with the where. Because dating is a lot like real estate: It's all about location, location, location
And maybe your choice of hardwood or carpet.
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When I first moved back to Phoenix I was desperately looking for a place to meet guys. I wasn't interested in joining a gym or the 20-30 club. Ideally, I wanted a Phoenix bar that lacked pretension as much as it did convicted felons. I found my answer in Shady's. This bar is as simple as it is social, offering a nice bar, pool table, and heavily populated smoking patio for a healthy does of average Joe's and Joe-drinking hipsters to talk over fine ales and cocktails.
4402 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ
4228 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ
525 S. Central, Phoenix, AZ
4420 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ
5401 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ
4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ
308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ
225 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ