Kobalt Bar

 
87% love it
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A best kept secret
Tucked away in Park Central Mall, theme nights, local entertainment and special events are local traditions here.

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    • cavalier
      cavalier 3 days ago
      Hates it

      This is not a gay bar. My partner and I went on Saturday night. 80% of the clientele were rowdy, straight women monopolizing the karaoke machine. The bartenders were nice enough (and slow), but it's hard to enjoy a drink when a drunk, tone-deaf girl is belching Lada Gaga. The bar even pumps the karaoke into the patio area, so no respite there. #anothergaybarruinedbyhenparties

    • TravelRN
      TravelRN Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Typical
      Conforms to the standards of any midtown, big city bar - glitz, layers of pretty bottles, flat panel TV's, and an outdoor patio. Despite their rave internet reviews, the bartenders are only attentive to the local regulars (and off-duty co-workers). If you're visiting and looking to be treated as a friend, you are going home disappointed. Upshot: drinks are cheap, considering the location.

    • Azauzzie
      Azauzzie Over a year ago
      Hates it

      friendly but small
      One bar, one patio, one quasi dance floor that no one uses. But the drinks are strong and dirt cheap. That scored big in my book. But, I do like to dance and they were lacking in that department.

    • asnphx
      asnphx Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not good any more
      I used to like this place and brought many friends over the first year when they started. It's not as friendly as it used to be. The crowd is nasty with attitude.

    • BarSnitch
      BarSnitch Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Could be an ok starter bar
      Heard this is the happy hour spot. Pride weekend it wasn't happy. Really packed, which I don't mind, but it literally took 25 minutes to get one drink in a small plastic cup. The bar isn't huge, and I have been in many a packed clubs. Just seems like the staff aren't used to that kind of hustle. Was really a put off. But the bar is cute, nice patio. Know that it is on the backside of the little mall if coming in off Central. I would have to try it on a regular weekend to see if this was just a fluke. But knowing it was Pride I think they could have been a little better prepared.

    • nakedjerry
      nakedjerry Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Friendly crowd
      place to go in phoenix

    • uniquekme
      uniquekme Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Enjoyable
      First time going was on a tuesday evening they had Karaoke the music selection was great and had some music I had not seen before. The crowd was friendly. The drinks were ok.

    • Sportsman
      Sportsman Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Pass on this one
      This bar has no personality at all. they make up by loading the drinks.

    • Superleo
      Superleo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My Fav bar so far in Phoenix
      This is a fun place to go. This is my fav bar in Phoenix so far since I moved here from San Diego. The people that go here are mostly men-I would say-21-50. very broad range of people but friendly for the most part. Fri night is there busiest night. but now that I don't go out on fri due to work...saturday night can be fun too... a lot more low key but still fun. Also, the loc is key here it's so centrally loc in PHoenix close to the rail, jamba juice,starbucks, gay egg...it goes on and on this place is up there... : )

    • rinkidinkidoo
      rinkidinkidoo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Seems like a starter bar...
      The crowds seem to disappear suddenly bout 10:30 or so... The staff is friendly, the drinks are good.. We had fun and enjoyed the place quite a bit even after the crowds dwindled!

    • rnindigo
      rnindigo Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good music... And strong ass drinks!

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Good neighborhood bar !
      Located in a shopping center, it is rather hard to find, but it is friendly and a great piano bar.

    • souleater
      souleater Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Boy bar on a Sunday evening
      My girlfriend and I went on an early Sunday evening with a straight male friend. Great $5 martini specials (got a martini with the shaker and filled it 3 freakin' times!) and videos on TV, but it was mostly a boy bar. Looked like they were about to fire up the karaoke. Recommended for the boys, but not for the girls if you're looking for other lesbians.

    • MsGuCCiRenee
      MsGuCCiRenee Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Ok...Till it gets too crowded....quickly
      Its an ok bar to meet ppl in and chat but If your looking for a place to sit and chill please go early. Great bar but once it gets crowded....THATS IT, no seats, no breathing room, no place to stand to order drinks and did I mention their bathrooms need some improvement..Stopped up toilets aint cute!!! But its an ok place.

    • nwjeff
      nwjeff Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Visiting and good place to talk
      Visitng from the NW and it was a Wednesday evening and rather slow. Good place to talk with friends or strangers. Bartender was cute and nice. I as well noted this is one of the few gay bars in Phoenix that has windows/glass so you can see out and vice versa which I appreciated. Strange for it is in a mall of all places.

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