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Cool underground bars to visit in Phoenix

Posted at 2:00 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 15:31:17-04

PHOENIX – These basement bars are a great way to escape from the hustling and bustling streets of Downtown Phoenix. Step down the stairs and enter your own speakeasy of the ’20s at a hidden gem drinkery.

Melinda’s Alley-

With the entrance hidden inside of a mural of Malinda Curtis, this bar is full of mystery and excitement. The underground room resides behind the Reinassance Phoenix Downtown Hotel and has eerie red lights and ever-changing cocktails. Come enjoy a night of spooky history and delicious drinks. Open Friday and Saturday night from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at 50 E. Adams Street in Phoenix. Look for Malinda, you can’t miss her.

Aguila’s Hideaway-

This local bar is actually located in the West Valley behind Dysart Liquor in Avondale. What was once a bomb shelter is now a really cool hangout area with drinks, food, and fun. Located at 1235 N. Dysart Road in Avondale.


Underneath the smokehouse restaurant is a full bar with one heck of a happy hour, tasty appetizers and every wine you can think of. Located at 6335 N. 16th Street in Phoenix.

Salt Cellar Restaurant-

Instead of the bar being underneath another building, this place brings the entire restaurant underground. With the tagline “Arizona’s only underground restaurant,” Salt Cellar is serving up seafood the best way it knows how to. And yes, there are plenty of drinks on the menu too. Located at 550 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale.

Sun Devil Liquors & Cellar Pub-

This is the coolest, coziest bar yet! The bar is found below the liquor store at the cellar pub where guests can find unique beers and spirits to try. Located at 235 N. Country Club Drive in Mesa.

The Ostrich-

Found just below Crust Chandler, an Italian restaurant, this cocktail lounge is home to some of the best Ostrich Originals. Fun fact: the bar used to be a watering hole for some of the town’s most nefarious elite! Located at 10 N. San Marcos Pl. in Chandler.


An underground tiki bar? Sign me up. Undertow is a 21 and over establishment with exotic drinks and amazing decor. Make sure to make a reservation far in advance! This one is not so secretive. Located at 3620 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Valley Bar-

At the Valley Bar you can see a show and enjoy a drink in the comfort of this underground music venue. For a full list of concerts going on this month, click here. P.S.- you do not need to see a show to enjoy the drinks!

Low Key Piano Bar-

“The best piano bar in Tempe.” Enjoy drinks in a laid back environment with killer live musical performances.