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Published on May 18, 2020
Phoenix's 4 best bars (that won't break the bank)Cheba Hut. | Photo: Yelp

Looking to try the top bars around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable bars in Phoenix, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Original Hamburger Works

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Topping the list is Original Hamburger Works. Located at 2801 N. 15th Ave. in Encanto, it is the highest-rated budget-friendly bar in Phoenix, boasting four stars out of 326 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Liz P, who reviewed the spot on Dec. 10, 2019, wrote, "Went here for a quick lunch, which it was not.  I didn't realize it was more like a bar than a lunch spot.  ... I ordered the classic, which came with cheese, bacon and mushrooms.  The mushrooms are excellent and the burger was so tasty."

Preeti B. wrote, "Tried their spicy chicken sandwich with fries. Sandwich, perfect; taste super; awesome fries with it."

2. The Lost Leaf

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Next up is Central City's The Lost Leaf, situated at 914 N. Fifth St. With four stars out of 333 reviews on Yelp, the art gallery, music venue and bar has proved to be a local favorite for those looking for a low-priced option. 

Yelper Patricia M., who reviewed The Lost Leaf on Jan. 31, wrote, "What a cool spot. ... The place serves no food or hard liquor but has plenty of beers and wine to choose from."

Sunny B. noted, "Big selection of beers and friendly bartenders."

3. Cheba Hut

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Central City's member of the popular chain Cheba Hut, located at 825 N. Seventh St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly spot four stars out of 191 reviews. 

Yelper Dolores D., who reviewed Cheba Hut on April 20, wrote, "They numbered the parking spots and you need to make your order the phone or online. I called when I was in the parking spot and they were pretty quick. I got the la canna 12-inch and they cut it in half, so I split it with my sister. It was delicious."

Randy L. noted, "Props to Cheba Hut for being open ... The food side of the experience was great."

6. Tavern on the Creek

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Last but not least, there's Tavern on the Creek, a Paradise Valley favorite with four stars out of 30 reviews. Stop by 15615 N. Cave Creek Road to check it out.

We turned there for an overview of Tavern on the Creek.

"Great dive/sports/patio bar with fun people and great drinks," the business says on its Yelp profile. "One of the best patios around."

Want to know more?

"Todd Hallis is the owner. He has been involved in and around the hospitality business for over 30 years," the Yelp page says.


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