Red Onion Lounge
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Phoenix New Times's Description
Peel back the layers of the Red Onion Lounge and you'll find a tough-but-tender biker bar, a hangout for Green Bay Packers fans since 1987 (one year after the joint was established), and a monstrous bacon and green chili cheeseburger that the locals swear by ("If you get it with onion, the onion is red, get it?"). Motorcycles with stickers reading "Keep honking, I'm reloading!" are parked outside a brick exterior with an iron gate door opening up into a bigger-than-expected main room. A green-and-white drop ceiling, patterned carpet, TVs, pool tables, games, and several wood tables with salt and pepper shakers decorate the joint. If the scent of grease doesn't get the gut rumblin' for a bratwurst and a side of Wisconsin-style cheese curds, grab a bargain brew at the bar from one of the sassy-yet-sociable barkeeps. And while there's happy hour, pool tournaments, and karaoke on select nights of the week, the joint's main attraction is the people. Friendly as hell, the bikers hanging out on the smoking patio ("If I ever meet God, it's gonna come to blows") forge instant friendships with newbies, and folks play pool and sing tenderly to "Smooth Operator" on the jukebox. When it comes to swigging and socializing with good folks, the Red Onion Lounge doesn't stink.
Tips from foursquare
Best burgers in Phoenix
The karaoke is great here, sometimes it's the awful hilarious kind of great.
Good place to watch a Packers game
Order the Bacon,Green Chili Cheeseburger or a Ribeye Sandwich. Great Stuff !!