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The Desert Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“dirt road” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar
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A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

In fact, I'm not sure there's any place like this place anywhere! First, the drive to get there: Once you get off the paved road at the poorly marked turn, you traverse about 5 miles of rocky terrain through the mountains. Four wheel drive is...More

Thank Casacarajo
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Ok, everybody needs to come here once and see this place out in the middle of the desert. It really is an amazing site. Once you have seen it a few times, then you become jaded. Everything is a line... A line of vehicles going...More

Thank Gage S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

great place to socialize and great music/ rustic setting of old gold mine/ real neat structural building mostly used material

Thank EBitsa46
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very rough drive on a not very well maintained dirt road, a bit surprised as to how big the place really is, i was expecting a small bar with about 5 people at the bar, i was out by about 995 people, this place is...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Ken never quits improving, something new to see every visit. Great place to take visitors to experience the Arizona desert. A must see!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 15 February 2017

A wonderful place to spend a Saturday or Sunday in the winter, The food is basic grill and the beer is cold and plentiful. The live music is always enjoyable and the people are mostly snow birds and ready to party.

Thank bensoned2000
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had been hearing about this VERY Out Of The Way outdoor restaurant, bar and entertainment venue five miles off highway 95 of rough, slow going dirt, dust, rocks and gravel. Not an easy drive for the faint of heart, but well worth the five...More

Thank jima800
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My 78 year old aunt drive us out here on a cold Saturday afternoon. We loved the atmosphere, the wait staff and the view. Hamburgers were fine and so were the drinks. We will return when we visit Lake Havasu again.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

WOW, certainly an experience but not to be repeated by me! If you are an avid 4 wheeler or Jeep rider getting there is going to be a lot easier. Dirt washboard road for about 10 or more miles to get way out in the...More

Thank Faye L
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Nellie Desert Bar is the place to go and hang out in the desert when in the Quartzsite / Parker area. Just to experience the rough off road to get there and then to see the place run solely off solar panels it cool...More

Thank Bigboomer1
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Questions & Answers
Mary N
9 October 2016|
Response from Notreallypleased1 | Reviewed this property |
You will be fine. We have gone in a jeep, on 4wheelers and in a car. Lots of people go there on motorcycles. It is not steep, just a little dusty.
scott f
10 February 2015|
Response from Mary Lou O | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs when I was there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Parker
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