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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

Address: 5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Parker
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Type: Bar/ Clubs, Nightlife
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Henderson, Nevada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We always visit this site which is five miles in the desert outside of Parker Arizona. The experience alone is worth it. The drive is a little dusty and can get quite busy on Sundays, but they have food, drinks and a live band on some weekends. The kids like climbing the rocks around the desert area of the bar... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Always fun and always expanding this place is a lot of fun.I try to go whenever we visit Havasu. Would definitely recommend a truck/jeep to get here since the road is rough.Be aware it is only open on weekends and only seasonally so, be sure it's open before you go. Bring cash and a will to spend a bit of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a very fun place to go to- a place I will always remember - it's a good 15-20 minute drive on a dirt road off the highway- with lots of turns and motobikes, 4 wheelers, dune buggies racing around - helicopters flying above your head - but the drive makes you feel like your going out into the... More 

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Parker, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

At the end of a dirt road, passable with any vehicle, you end up at one of the most interesting bars you will ever visit. If you appreciate the reuse of building materials and a man's unusual vision, this is a must . Even the toilets are worth a visit! Check the hours/ days it's open before going and go... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The Desert Bar is great fun! I took my parents and we all had a blast! Its a wonderful way to spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday afternoon. Half the fun is trekking through the desert in an Off- Road vehicle to get there. Bring cash because they do not take debt or credit; but don't worry its so worth... More 

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We take EVERY visitor we have come to see us in Lake Havasu to the famous Desert Bar. Everyone loves it .. SUPER QUIRKY but what a trip /memory Such an unusual place. Located out in the 'middle of nowhere' is this great place to spend an afternoon. 2 ways to get there; the main road in is dirt, but... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Be sure to bring along a D.D. for you Desert Bar adventure. Great Bloody Marys, Cold beer, burgers, dogs, dancing, friendly faces and FUN! Family friendly.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just read the naysayers reviews here and I don't get at all what they're talking about. The Desert Bar is a superfun place...in the middle of the desert...that requires taking 5 miles of unpaved road to get to. It's old and rustic and full of character. And it's only open on weekends. If you don't know all of that before... More 

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Nampa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is a rocky, unpaved trip just over 5 miles into the desert NE (?) of Parker, AZ. It's not a difficult trip though, just plan to travel slowly. Once there, it is an oasis. The decor is quirky and original. The beer is cold. The food a little spendy but if you stick to the burgers it hurts a... More 

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Minnesota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had heard about this place from family who winter in Lake Havasu. We decided to check it out on a recent trip to Lake Havasu City, and we were glad we did. It is seriously about 5 miles into the desert after driving on a rough and rocky desert road. If you have a nice car you care about,... More 

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