Pranksters Gar and Brill
Tempe, AZ 85282
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining
Phoenix New Times's Description
You would expect a certain degree of quirkiness from an establishment that bills itself as a "gar & brill." On that front, this Tempe establishment doesn't disappoint. The daily food and drink specials are listed in non-sequential order above the bar, and a neon Corona sign hangs upside-down near the electronic dartboard. The walls are adorned with framed photos of TV and movie stars, complete with faux autographs and goofy messages from the likes of the Fonz, Adam West, the Munsters, and Mr. Roarke and Tattoo. House rules dictate that anyone who shoots a ball off the bar's pool table must contribute $1 to a pot, which ultimately goes to anyone who sinks the 8-ball on the break. The spunky staff strikes a great balance of sports bar hospitality and dive bar attitude, serving up strong, reasonably priced drinks, but not hesitating to throw some good-natured ribbing your way if your favorite team is laying an egg. The name might be silly, but as old-school Tempe nightspots go, Pranksters is no joke.
Tips from foursquare
Best. Hole-in-the-Wall Bar. Ever! Great food (try the cheese sticks & Cardinal's Skins) and cheap drinks!
Kitchen Poppen until 2AM!
Look out for the almighty JAMFK!!
The bartenders totally kick ass here!
Best little dive-bar ever. The fries are delicious, they have great drink specials nearly every night, the bartenders are really down-to-earth. Enjoy a drink without the typical "college" atmosphere