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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

Three-hour drive from Phoenix, AZ. We had a mini-SUV but we also saw a BMW 3 Series drive through... read more

Reviewed April 26, 2018
atjig
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Tempe, Arizona
Gonna shake your bones , and vehicle ,, but a fun experience

Fun to see every year or two ,, but the "mining" road is not friendly to a car or SUV , ideally... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2018
jims34ford
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London, Canada
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“dirt road” (17 reviews)
“live band” (10 reviews)
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5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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"saturday and sunday"
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"fun place"
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"wheel drive"
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"great music"
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

Three-hour drive from Phoenix, AZ. We had a mini-SUV but we also saw a BMW 3 Series drive through the semi-flat terrane. It is pretty rocky and shaky at the last 3-mile stretch to get there. Live music. Moderate prices for drinks. Moderate prices for...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Fun to see every year or two ,, but the "mining" road is not friendly to a car or SUV , ideally take a 4 w/d , or "high" clearance vehicle , also note food service shuts off about 4 pm ,, so be prepared...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Had such a fun time with the group that went to Desert bar. The weather was beautiful perfect. Band was great. Thanks Bob you did a fantastic job. Kathy Jo

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

After 5 miles of rough road you suddenly find a saloon in the middle of nowhere. We were lucky to arrive just as they were opening so finding a seat was really easy, after about an hour it was harder to find seats. We ordered...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We visited this unique bar in February, 2018. It originally was an old mining camp. To reach the bar, you need to travel 4 miles on a pretty bumpy, rough, dusty dirt road. We had a Ford-150 offroad 4 x 4 but there were even...More

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Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

We drove from Lake Havasu. Beautiful drive. Then we turned onto the rugged, very rocky desert dirt toad to drive 4 miles back into the desert. The dirt road drive took 30 minutes. Once we got back there we were shocked to find 1,000-2,000 people...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Desert Bar on a recent trip to Arizona. This was a very unique experience...the bar is literally in the middle of nowhere about 4 miles off the highway. You need to travel down a dirt "road," and that 4...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

Trek on dirt road to rustic eclectic desert bar. Sometimes live music. Open weekends noon to dusk. Big site for off roadees. Not much on the food department vut food drinks. Be sure to tour around and get history Fun place to spend afternoon.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

This used to be quite The Little Gym way out in the desert but word of mouth has made this place extremely busy but it still is a great place to go. It's quite a rough ride to get there but is so cool to...More

Thank Leesa L
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Reviewed January 31, 2018

So worth the bumpy road trip. We arrived early but so did many others and by noon the place was jumping! Food was better than average but the setting made the day.

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trenman
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I believe it's only in the cooler months.
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