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Roadside Taverns Arizona


Pioneer Bar
Photo courtesy Alex Schultz

The Pioneer Bar is a reminder of the tranquil sunset of the Southwest. With the crescent moon in the background, this scene reminds one of the old log cabin in the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland.



Cotton's Wonder Bar
Casa Grande, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Cotton's Wonder Bar features a marquee with colors that are a wonder of its own. Fortunately, the package goods here are cooled by refrigeration. Cotton's was originally built and known as McNatt's Wonder Bar in 1934 prior to moving to its existing location in 1940.


The Blackcat
Seligman, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66Check out The Blackcat, located on Route 66 in Seligman, AZ.



Winners Circle Bar
Holbrook, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Route 66The Winners Circle Bar is a roadside stop located off of the Mother Road in Holbrook, AZ. This bar is not far from the rest of Holbrook's Route 66 treasures.



The Ham Bone
Tempe, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

This marquee at The Ham Bone Bar & Grill features a piggy smiling with some ale.

This is another of the roadside bars and taverns found off the Arizona roadside.



Mr Lucky's (Closed)
Phoenix, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's a shot of the marquee in the parking lot of Mr. Lucky's. Check out the mischievous look on this roadside icon. Mr. Lucky's originally opened its doors in 1966 as Arizona's first gambling casino. It then became a country music night club. Unfortunately, word is that Mr. Lucky's has closed its doors for the last time. 2004 saw the end of Mr. Luckys.

UPDATE 11/17 : The site of the former Mr. Lucky's still hosts events. 11-17



Under the Palms
Globe, AZ
Photo courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Check out this roadside tavern called Under the Palms. The building features a neon type of sign on the front facade of the building.




Palace Bar
Prescott, AZ
Photo courtesy Bill Herzog

Here's the Palace Bar on Whiskey Row in Prescott, AZ. The bar must have had some clout back in the day to have a special A-1 sign made just for them.

The Palace dates back to1877 and continues to be the oldest frontier saloon in Arizona. The extensive history includes Wyatt and Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday being patrons of the place. The Palace was destroyed in the Whisky Row fire in 1900. A year later the Palace was back in business. 12-06


Maverick Saloon
Yuma, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Bill Herzog

The Maverick Saloon on old Highway 80 (4th street) was showing more life than its sign. 12-06



Desert Schooner
Aguila, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Bill Herzog

Here's another A-1 neon sign. This one was located outside a boarded up bar called the Desert Schooner in Aguila, AZ. They stopped brewing A-1 beer about 1975. This sign is circa 1950's. 12-06










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