The hours of operation read 11 to 9 outside of Mother's Bar and Grill, but it's the kind of place that will do nearly anything to keep the regulars happy, including staying open late to keep the Coors flowing. Those same regulars have carved their names into the bar -- lacquered over to preserve their integrity -- and the bar features photos of repeat visitors tacked randomly on the wall, next to shrines to John "The Duke" Wayne and former Arizona Governor Rose Mofford. Caution tape warns of the building's low ceiling, and the plywood floors make it feel like the set of a Wild West flick. Open since 1972, Mother's stakes a claim as "The Pride and Joy of Buckeye Road," as advertised inside.
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The ceilings are low, the floors are dusty, the patio is littered with cigarette butts, and there are only four beers are on tap. Suffice it to say this ramshackle roadhouse located along a lonely stretch of Buckeye Road is the kinda place only a mother could love.It's not without its charms, however, as kitsch and character are in abundance in the form of the vintage RC Cola cooler behind the bar or the antique beer signs sharing wall space with photos of John Wayne and former Arizona... More »