Address: 1015 W Broadway Rd., Tempe
Locals affectionately refer to the Palo Verde Longue as the “Dirty Verde,” and by all accounts the place has earned its name. The music matches the décor, as punk and noise bands have called the Palo Verde home for some time. The Palo Verde and their customers take pride in being a bona fide dive in a city better known for suburban sprawl. Even their bar food offerings, which include ramen and Slim Jims, are carefully curated to fit the bar’s we-don’t-give-a aesthetic. Be warned, this isn’t your gentrified hipster-filled slumming-it dive bar; this is the kind of place where you pay almost nothing for a drink, but the toilets are surrounded by graffiti and the handle is rigged up with jump rope.