The Playa Bar
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phoenix New Times's Description
Floor decals shaped like yellow feet lead patrons into this comfortably shabby Scottsdale dive, which features teal walls covered in Christmas lights, a seaside mural that's seen better days, and bumper stickers stating such phrases as "My Other Car is a Broom." While the NASCAR pinball game is popular, there are also dartboards, pool, and a DJ spinning tunes some evenings. Plus, a cutout of baseball great Bob Uecker leads to the ultimate in dive bar amenities: a foosball table. The mostly blue-collar crowd bellies up to the chipped-edge bar, where smiling barkeeps are happy to supply cheap drinks and hard pours from the standard-issue stash of beer and liquor as the sounds of classic rock and country boom from the jukebox. But if you'd rather drink at home, the Playa Bar has a packaged-liquor license, which means you can always get your beer to go.