10 Best Punk Bars in Phoenix
|The Venomous Pinks' crowd at Palo Verde Lounge.|
2. Palo Verde Lounge
This Tempe bar, nicknamed the "Dirty Verde," is everything a punk bar should be. It is small and dirty, and if the right band is performing, it's a center of chaos. Fans continually pack in to this legendary venue, which lacks a stage, yet has hosted hundreds of local and touring punk bands in the corner by the jukebox. 1015 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, 480-968-9221.
Melissa Fossum Angry Samoans playing to a wild crowd at Hollywood Alley.
1. Hollywood Alley
Decked out in vintage movie posters, this Mesa bar has been a haven to East Valley punk for nearly 25 years. The grimy atmosphere boasts an unpretentious vibe thanks to the regulars who gladly reminisce about the bar's glory days, when it was the stop of choice for touring garage-punk acts. Hollywood Alley continues its punk rock traditions by being a home away from home for local bands, as well as hosting acts like Naked Aggression, Rocket From the Crypt, and Angry Samoans. 2610 W. Baseline Road, Mesa, 480-820-7117.