10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix
|Rips Ales and Cocktails|
8. Rips Ales and Cocktails
Nuzzled in Central Phoenix, this mixed-use retro dive bar is perhaps known for monthly dance parties like Obscura and Shadowplay. In other words, if you have an aversion to '80s music and indie rock, check Saturday events ahead of time. The bar features a recently renovated stage and an anything-goes attitude, making it a haven for bands that encourage crowd participation. 3045 N. 16th St.,, 602-266-0015.
Melissa Fossum Ice House Tavern
7. Ice House Tavern
Boasting a distinct East Coast vibe, this working class bar is a haven for flannel-clad patrons craving a frosty pint after a long day's work. Overlooking the Arcadia Ice Arena, watching people feebly attempt to ice skate from the comfort of a steady chair is entertaining enough in its own right. This friendly neighborhood bar regularly hosts local punk bands like Father Figures, French Girls, JJCnV, and more, and the jukebox is exclusively filled with albums from local bands. 3855 E. Thomas Road, 602-244-1179.
4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ