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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

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Address: 5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ

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Go For The Journey, Not The Destination

They are not exaggerating when they tell you how remote this place is. The drive is on dirt/rock and with huge potholes and divots. The route was beautiful, but you do have to put... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Omnyone
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are not exaggerating when they tell you how remote this place is. The drive is on dirt/rock and with huge potholes and divots. The route was beautiful, but you do have to put up with some drivers going both 1-2 miles an hour and some going 40-50. The food was expensive, but you got a lot of it. No... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for a cool little local bar off the beaten path, STAY AWAY! This is not your place. The joint was packed with every type of 65+, white socks & sandle crowd, trying to look cool. These are the same Fossils in soccer mom SUVs, with out-of-state plates that take the 5 mile road going 5 miles per... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This bar is actually in the desert. I suggest driving a truck to get back to the bar - very rough gravel/dirt road. It's about 5 miles off the highway. Nothing like I expected - it is great. Even have live music. Good food, cheap beer. Highly recommend - a must see.

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Thank Mary S
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65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A unique bar in the middle of the Parker Arizona foothills. Take a drive five miles off of State Hwy. 95 on Cennica Springs Road (a dirt road) to the Desert Bar. Four wheel high clearance vehicles, quads, four runners and dirt bikes are recommended. Only open weekends in the winter. No electricity and no credit cards but no problems.... More 

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Helena
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were down by Parker, Az and had heard from numerous folks about this place. There were six of us and we piled into a big pickup and took the very rough and bumpy road out to this place. When we got there it was pretty busy with numerous folks enjoying the sunshine, variety of foods and of course adult refreshments.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are up for a weekend adventure, go to the Desert Bar. Only open on Saturday and Sunday. The dirt road going to the bar is a short trip mileage wise but it seems like much longer Rough dirt road makes for slow going but if you are wondering where it ends up, you will be surprised. Huge bar... More 

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Beaverton, Canada
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Fun place to grab a beer, take in the live music and just enjoy the surroundings! Very cool! Don't miss it!

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Raleigh N C
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94 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A place out in the middle of the desert when you're on 95 swing in on the dirt road drive a few miles and you will arrive And what an arrival it is. A treasure in the middle of the desert. It has a small church for a photo op then you walk cross the bridge and they have a... More 

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Thank Ellen E
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Place is awesome! Old west type saloon. Local bands playing on stage. Very unique setting. Hot babes working the bar. Food vendors. Restrooms are totally cool. The 5 mile road from hell to get there is not a drawback once you get there. Lol

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Parker, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Drive out Cieniga Springs Road approx 7 miles of Hwy 95 out of Parker and you come upon what looks like ...well not quite sure how to describe the place....Old western town , lots of old cars, and every Saturday and Sunday lots of off road Vehicles all making the trip out to Desert Bar ,All solar powered ,Bar ,Great... More 

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