Almost Friday, we can make it!
Since we are coming up on the weekend, I wanted to share a few of my favorite local spots for unwinding and grabbing a drink or two with friends. Unfortunately, I won’t be at these spots this weekend because I’ll be in Austin (can’t wait to share that on the blog with you soon) but I hope you get a chance to try one (or two)!
This is a newer, local spot, and if you didn’t know it was there, you would likely miss it. It is located on 37th street and Indian School, in the same shopping complex as a Bosa Donuts (which if you haven’t tried, you need to). The unique thing about Pig’s Meow is there are tons of games throughout the bar. They have board games like Guess Who and Trouble, old video games like Sega Genesis and Nintendo, and arcade games including PacMan and Basketball. They also recently built a huge pool table that uses bowling balls in place of the pool balls. Hard to picture, I know, so I included a picture below to give you an idea!
The Little Woody is an Arcadia staple. It’s located off 42nd Street and Indian School, and is set-up similar to a speak-easy where you enter through the back of the bar. The Little Woody is hard to spot, with its only discernible attribute being a bright red neon owl that faces Indian School.
Similar to Pig’s Meow, The Little Woody has games like darts, shuffle board and skee-ball. It is a great place to meet up with friends and catch-up after a long week.
Hanny’s is one of the most unique spots I have ever been to (likely anywhere) but definitely here in Phoenix. It is located downtown and was previously a department store. The restaurant and bar still looks like an old department store, but with some very funky touches.
When you get to Hanny’s make it a point to check out the bathrooms, basement and the old elevator shaft.
Duck and Decanter has a few locations, but the one I love is located off 16th street and Camelback. It has a relaxing atmosphere with live music on the weekends. I would suggest going there on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon and enjoying lunch on their patio. They are very focused on supporting local businesses and have a market selling local goodies as well as a variety of Arizona beers and wines. Duck and Decanter is also pet-friendly so you can bring your four-legged friend with you when you go.
5. THE DUCE:
The Duce has quickly become one of my favorite places in downtown Phoenix. For me, the best part is the dancing! Think high school prom mixed with a fun wedding and it will give you an idea of what to expect. The DJ plays an eclectic mix of music incorporating different games like hula-hooping and limbo contests.
The Duce has an awesome vibe. From the outside it looks like a warehouse (you can see in the picture below) but when you get inside there is so much going on. There is an outside patio with a food truck, a local boutique selling clothes and other various goodies, and even a separate space to use as an event or wedding venue.
Hope that gave you some inspiration to get out this weekend!
Did I miss any of your favorite spots?
XO, Arcadia Wife