The Museum Club opened in 1931 with the proclamation it was the "biggest log cabin in the world". That soon became in the nation, then in the state. It still holds one distinction though, it has the largest doorway made from a ponderosa pine split by lightning. Sometime around 1900 a Ponderosa Pine was struck by lightning. It then began to grow two equally sized trunks. You enter by walking through the middle of the trunks. The Museum Club's fortune continued to diminish when in the 1970s Interstate 40 replaced Historic Route 66 as the main east-west route through Flagstaff. The numbers of customers at this nightclub/museum continued to decline. It was bought and refurbished in 1978. Today you still gain entrance by walking through the trunks of the pine. The bar features a dance floor where you have to avoid the trees, a full service bar, TVs, an interesting mix of decor that includes an homage to Route 66, and Off-Track Betting. It is also reported to be haunted by former owners Don and Thorna Scott.
Dress Code: Jeans, cowboy style clothing, biker gear, etc. Casual.
Beaver Street Brewery, to me, really typifies Flagstaff: friendly, homey and good quality.
The food is good, the beer is probably the best in town, the atmosphere is great, and the people are friendly.
Dress Code: It's Flagstaff...
I can not belive the Mogollon is not on Virtualtourist yet!!! Mogollon Brewing Company is the coolest place in Flag, and my favourite bar, of course. It is cosy, the barpeople are very nice and so are the customers. You will never sit alone for more than five minutes in this place, people are very friendly, kinda like always in Flag though.
One of the best things is the live music, everything from country to "Led Zep Again" and singersongwriters from Georgia or Hophop from N.Y. A lot of jambands, too as well as local, hardrock cover-bands.
Try the Mogollon's own beer, the IPA is fantastic (but WAY strong. )
Overall, this is a great hangout. AND there is adancefloor which is more than filled on the crazy "ladies nights" on Wednesdays.
This place has it all. I am serious: Go to Mogollon - take the next plane over there!
Dress Code: Oh wow, there is no dress code. Hippies, students, cowboys, outdoorsmen, butch whatever. It's a great mix.
This is an full entertainment bar and music venue. Our family loves to go there for their sports and pool, and the older family members love the music venue. The upstairs patio is fantastic for dining and the view.
Dress Code: Whatever is comfortable
I would think that ol' Black Bart is turning in his grave knowing that his namesake saloon has college kids singing Broadway show tunes entertaining young and old. Maybe his real name was flamboyant Bart or Chartruese Bart. Food is OK, steaks, chicken, ribs, sides, salads, reasonable prices. It is entertaining and fun. They have a bar with swinging bar doors.
Dress Code: Casual, casual
I have a thing for lounges, and the Monte Vista is a great one.
It's adjacent to a hotel, but it is not like a hotel bar. The atmosphere is very cool, the crowd is very laid-back and receptive (mostly 25+), they have some excellent beers on tap and the prices are reasonable. They also have live music on occassion.
It's difficult to find a non-chalant, unpretentious bar in Downtown Flagstaff, but this seems to be it.
I think that the Mad I is one of the oldest surviving bars in Flagstaff. It's my favorite place south of the tracks though we rarely make it there.
It's got less of the trendy college bar feel to it, and more of a casual local bar. It recently was remodeled though, and no includes an upstairs roof-top balcony which is rumored to be really neat.
Dress Code: Casual....
One of our favorite spots for a mellow night on the town is upstairs in the hotel Weatherford, at the Zane Grey. There is a balcony that wraps all the way around the historic building which gives you a good view of the people bustling by.
Inside the scene is relaxed; in the wintertime there is always a fire burning.
Dress Code: Like everything else in Flagstaff, Casual, Casual, Casual!!
Maloneys is a "Cheers" style bar which attracts primarily a college crowd after 10pm. Though the food is decent they do a better bar business by far.
During school the place will be packed every night around 9pm, then the crowd tends to disperse to other places downtown.
Dress Code: No formal dress code, but it tends to be a pretty trendy college bar.
Although I am obligated to plug Felipe's because I work there, I really do think it's the best bar in Flagstaff.
The food is really good, and there are a wide variety of margaritas and specialty drinks. It's a major "hotspot" for both NAU students and tourists.
It's a great place to go for dinner and happy hour. Late night it turns into a "dance club" with girls dancing on the bar, etc. It's a fun place to hang out.
Despite the fact that I live for live music, the Zane Gray Ballroom was my destination in Flagstaff over Charly's downstairs in the Hotel Weatherford. I adore the Zane Gray because of its gorgeous wood bar and stained glass behind it, and for the antique photos and the fireplace... and most of all for the outdoor balcony! The balcony is quite large, and there are several tables outside that are great for a summer evening above downtown Flagstaff. It's a very swanky joint. If you plan to head upstairs from Charly's, make sure to trade in your glass for a plastic one. They don't want any broken glass on the street below!
Dress Code: Anything from courderoy to dress pants.
It's laaaaiiiiiddd back. The live music is great and most fun in the summer when they open up the "Party on the Patio" outside. They even served Jell-o shots for a buck! Heh heh. This is a great place to grab a burrito from Black Bean next door and bring it over to wash it down with a beer at one of the tables on the porch. My favorite is the Blackbird Porter. Ahhh... the good life.
Dress Code: Zipoff pants and fleece.
I *love* Mogollon, because it attracts a laid-back, outdoorsy/hippy crowd--my type of people! They have live entertainment almost every night of the week, ranging from music to poetry slams. Their Apache Trout Stout is a fine choice!
Dress Code: Dredlocks abound.
Live music, shows, and theater. This kid friendly place has a bar, dancefloor, and stage area downstairs, and a balcony for kids. Great shows play all year. Check out www.orpheumpresents.com for schedules.
Dress Code: This is Flagstaff, no dress code!
I don't know about this place. I went and it was not all that great. Maybe it was just an off night.
Dress Code: When I went, cowboy boots were all the rage. As a vegan, I can safely say that I've never seen so many dead cows on feet. But that's just me.