Phoenix, AZ 85013
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Phoenix New Times' Description
For years, this swishy CenPho saloon was known as the "lil bitty ol' pissant country place" that almost exclusively attracted only tight-Wranglered gay folk and Marlboro Mary's. But times have changed and so has Charlie's. A renovation last year has improved the décor and expanded its size considerably, offering a much larger dance floor on which a far more diverse crowd can either bust out with two-steppin' or shake their asses to high-energy dance, country music, and Latin-oriented jams all night. Some things haven't changed; there's still the always-muscular bartending staff and after-hours dancing until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Charlie's probably only deserves three stars. First, when this place is busy (which is pretty much the norm) dirty glasses and empty beer bottles tend to pile-up. Second, when using a card to pay - the bartender charges your card in $20 increments and gives you the change in cash. Third, since the joint is so popular and open until 4, there tend to be several people who can't... More >>
Charlie's probably only deserves three stars. First, when this place is busy (which is pretty much the norm) dirty glasses and empty beer bottles tend to pile-up. Second, when using a card to pay - the bartender charges your card in $20 increments and gives you the change in cash. Third, since the joint is so popular and open until 4, there tend to be several people who can't remember their own names roaming around causing chaos.
The redeeming factor here is that the dance floor is always popping, and large enough that you can get lost within the sea of people trying to pound it into the floor. The drinks are also pretty accessible since there are usually three counters open in various parts of the bar. There is also a great food truck that (I hear) has great tacos.
Even with all of it's flaws it's almost hard to not have a good time here, so 5 stars it is.
Tips from foursquare
I came to dance, not to socialize.
3-4-1 Sundays from 4-7pm = Good times!
Watch you debit/credit cards people. The bartender are shady running them.
If you are bored at home read these tips. They are hilarious!
Give me all your love and dance the night away. L U V Madonna!
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