12 Favorite Happy Hours in Greater Phoenix

The throwback Thunderbird Lounge has added some even newer happy hour specials, so come 4 p.m., you’re free to head over to the Wagon Wheel building.

Best New Bar

Since April, Thunderbird Lounge has operated in the last slot of the Melrose District’s historic Wagon Wheel Building. The new neighborhood bar shoots for a 1970s Midwestern tavern vibe, and its three owners/friends seem to have accomplished this.

Melrose District’s stylish recent addition

“We all live in this neighborhood and we’ve all just been obsessed with this neighborhood,” says Boyles. “We love this neighborhood, and we get to work in our neighborhood now and actually participate on a different level.”

Best Bar in Phoenix Right Now

This Melrose hangout neighbors Restaurant Progress in the historic Wagon Wheel Building. Thunderbird Lounge has no shortage of nostalgia

Summer Breeze

Since April, Thunderbird Lounge has operated in the last slot of the Melrose District’s historic Wagon Wheel Building. The new neighborhood bar shoots for a 1970s Midwestern tavern vibe, and its three owners/friends seem to have accomplished this.

A Guide to the Best Jukeboxes in Phoenix

The three core members behind Thunderbird Lounge spent four hours at Zia Records handpicking CDs for the in-house jukebox. There’s a definite theme: 1970s-era records ranging from pop to metal to country.

Thunderbird Lounge

It’s a quirky time capsule of a space, decked out with memorabilia Gratza collected over the years, including lamps and chairs from former girlfriends and their grandmothers.