Valley Bar

The entrance to this cozy underground oasis covertly nestles in the alley off Central Avenue and Monroe Street. The only thing differentiating the bar/restaurant/music venue from its nondescript surroundings is a small neon sign poised above the doorway.

Once you pass the threshold, a steep staircase leads into a dimly lit, two-room lounge that includes two bars, billiards, arcade games, couches, board games, a music hall and a “secret room” that proves to be even more elusive than the bar itself.

Kick back on the couch, sip on a craft cocktail, play a round of Uno and pat yourself on the back for finding this speakeasy-style establishment, though you may not be able to say the same for your designated driver at the end of the night.

Location: 130 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix
Hours: Monday-Friday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

– Madison Rutherford,