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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

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Unique Bar

The Desert Bar is a "must visit" at least once while you're in the Parker, Arizona area. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great vacation stop

The Desert Bar, great trip from Lake Havasu. Went across the Parker Dam for an incredible view of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“dirt road”(17 reviews)
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5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Desert Bar is a "must visit" at least once while you're in the Parker, Arizona area. It is unique, definitely one of a kind! It's a fun experience especially with a group. We enjoy taking new guests and watching their expressions when they first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thetwamleys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Desert Bar, great trip from Lake Havasu. Went across the Parker Dam for an incredible view of the lower Colorado River!! Got to the turn off onto Cienega Springs Rd, what another great fun experience!! Yes, it is a rough gravel road but the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoySteve
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family went to this bar in December after spending a few of our vacation days in LA. It was a great contrast! Rustic place out in the desert with no cell service. We enjoyed the food, music, drinks, and view. We even took a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kristinn901
Reviewed 16 November 2018

"Back in the day (mid-80's), this started out as a 3-wall shack, where Ken, the owner, would bring beer in coolers. When the beer was gone, it was closing time. You can still see the original Desert Bar, onsite, just past the main restrooms. Now...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lisaquinn13
Reviewed 7 November 2018

A five mile dirt road takes you the Nellie E Saloon (Desert Bar). This is well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Parker. Get off AZ 95 on Cienega Springs Rd and follow the road to an amazing site in the middle of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RetiredIBEW
Reviewed 29 August 2018

About 5 miles on a rough dirt road you will find a great rustic bar with food options...reminds me of carnival or fair food) Nice ambiance with live music on the site of an old mining area.. Not open in the summer..Way to hot in...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank marlinmarv
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Everyone should take the journey to the Bar ... a true experience. After driving on the rugged, dusty road you wonder if it is worth it. IT IS!!! Food was great bar food; drinks were a little shy of enough; and the music was outstanding....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank David O
Reviewed 27 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank atjig
Reviewed 10 April 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jims34ford
Reviewed 31 March 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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kathy D
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16 December 2018|
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Response from lisaquinn13 | Reviewed this property |
Never seen an RV there, and I’ve been going off & on since it was a 3-wall shack.
27 May 2018|
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Response from VivienneR811 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's only in the cooler months.