10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix
|This is only a taste of what happens to Yucca Tap Room when BroLoaf takes the stage.|
The wooden walls and dim lighting of this Tempe dive bar feel like a Midwestern basement. Tucked away in a shopping center, this bar could be overlooked by casual observers but that doesn't mean the bar lacks an illustrious history. The Yucca has been home to a bevy of punk bands that have been active in the music industry for decades, including No Use for a Name, Pulley, Toys That Kill, Voodoo Glow Skulls, and BroLoaf's regular shenanigans, making it a staple in the local music scene. Better yet, the venue rarely charges a cover and the drinks are cheap. 29 W. Southern Ave. Tempe, 480-967-4777.
5. TT Roadhouse
Melissa Fossum Ladies enjoying a drink at TT Roadhouse.
This punk/biker-friendly bar is home to one of the best jukeboxes in the Valley. Selections from punk favorites like Dead Kennedys, The Clash, Dead Boys, X, Descendents, The Misfits and more are likely to be heard within an hour or so of sitting in this cozy neighborhood bar. TT's is one of the few places in town where patrons will gladly discuss the merits of GG Allin's "Bite It You Scum." 2915 N. 68th St. Scottsdale, 480-947-8723.
4240 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ