Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Desert Bar

Any visit to Quartzsite, AZ is not complete without a trip out to the Desert Bar.


It can be reached at the end of a 5-mile dirt road, but several of us decided to be really daring and take the 4-wheel drive road. I'm sure glad I wasn't driving!


It appears some people didn't make it at all.


I didn't get pictures of the worst parts, because I was too busy holding on!


Finally, we arrived and our leader found a good parking space.


The bar is located on land that was an old mining camp. We got there pretty early, so we had seats right on the dance floor.


They have a limited menu, and if you want any condiments other than ketchup and mustard, you'd better bring your own.


The bar stools are old tractor seats. Don't you love my 10X zoom?


The place has expanded in the last few years. This year they even have better food available downstairs. Notice the 48 solar panels? That is their only source of electricity.


You just have to wonder about the story here.


There is a "church" here, completed in 1996, that is a popular place for weddings, but it has only one wall.

14 comments:

pweaver said...

WOW...you guys go to the GREATEST places and this is the first time I've been to the same place. I'm impressed with myself...ha ha! We LOVED the Desert Bar but didn't take that road in....the one we took was bad enough!

Have a great time!

Paul

E Squared and Mui said...

What an interesting place to go for a drink and a bite to eat! And yes, I'm impressed with the 10X zoom :-))))

Sue and Doug said...

nice butt shot!..what a great 'jeep tour'..and the lunch stop looks pretty good!!!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I didn't get there this year, but it's definitely on my list, now! Thanks for the tour!

Happy Trails, forever!
Cyndi and Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

Jim and Gayle said...

We loved that place, and were impressed they even served veggie burgers. The "real" road to get there was bad enough. Bet you definitely needed a drink after your route!

Donna K said...

Holey Moley - that's quite a road. Looks like a fun place. Love the photos. Had never heard of this place so thanks for sharing.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

What do they have against cheese, mustard and catchup? I never could understand that.

So not only did you get your fill of burgers and drinks, you found more RUSTY STUFF! :cD

Dixxe said...

I love it! What a ride up...and watch your step when you try to get out of the jeep..lol
GLAD to see Veggie Burgers on the menu! AND that is a great butt shot--lol
ENJOY and be Safe!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Great story about an interesting place. We will have to get there. I guess first we need a 4 wheel toad.

Barbara and Ron said...

It's hard to imagine that they could improve the Desert Bar, but I understand they now have flush toilets! What will they think of next?

Me and My Dog said...

I love that the church has only one wall! Looks like a fun trip! :)

ourtakeonfreedom said...

How on earth did you find out about the place? Just local chatter at Quartzsite?

CeiPui said...

What an interesting place, and a challenge to get there!

Love your 10x zoom, LOL~

Lynn said...

Wow this is so interesting and that is awesome that the bars only electricity is the panels I guess they dont stay open late hehehe. The food menu looked yummers :o)