5 popular dive bars/restaurants in Phoenix area

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Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a hip place to grab a drink, dive bars and restaurants are always a great option.

When looking through the Phoenix area, there are plenty of hidden gems for you to get your fix. Some even have made appearances on TV.

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Check out some of the more popular dive restaurants in the Phoenix area below.

The Bikini Lounge

Sitting close to the heart of downtown Phoenix is The Bikini Lounge.

Near 15th Avenue and Roosevelt Street, The Bikini Lounge opened its doors in 1947, making it one of the oldest bars in the Phoenix area.

This watering hole prides itself on maintaining much of its original Polynesian charm with their decor and almost unchanging prices.

The Bikini Lounge is cash only, however, so keep that in mind if you are going for a quick drink or grabbing a bite to eat.

The Bikini Lounge is open from 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Sunday.

For more information, check them out here.

Rum Runner's

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Located in north Phoenix, Rum Runner's is one of Phoenix's relatively newer dive bars/restaurants.

Sitting near Seventh Street north of Northern Avenue, Rum Runner's opened in 2012.

You will be hearing phrases like "Arrr! Matey!" or "Ahoy!" with their very pirate-themed bar.

Rum Runner's offers plenty of drinks and food with special events happening every day.

Their business hours are 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. all week.

For more information on Rum Runner's, check them out here.

High Dive

Looking for the newest, trendiest spot in Phoenix to eat or drink? High Dive in the Arcadia neighborhood might just be for you.

Opening in mid-August 2018, High Dive is just planting their roots in the Phoenix area. The restaurant is brought to you by Square One Concepts, who are behind the popular Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers restaurant and several others.

High Dive prides itself on their "kaleidoscope of different concepts, eras, styles, and vibes all under the same roof." It sits near 42nd Street and Indian School Road.

They are open from 3 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, read about them here.

Swizzle Inn

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The Swizzle Inn has been a signature staple of Phoenix for over 20 years.

Swizzle Inn is tucked in the back of a strip mall located at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road.

You can grab a drink or have comfort food like chips and jerky at this cozy bar. Plus, if you want to know where their owner's hearts are, just last year they donated at least $11,971 in revenue to Hurricane Irma relief.

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The Swizzle Inn is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.

For more information, check them out here.

The Little Woody

Right across from High Dive is The Little Woody, another Arcadia hotspot.

Near 42nd Street and Indian School Road, The Little Woody has plenty of entertainment, drinks and food available.

They have a great list of cocktails and plenty of whiskeys options to go along with their assortment of games.

The Little Woody is open Monday through Sunday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with happy hour from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information about them, check out their website.

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