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Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon

5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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Definitely a must see...

This is definitely worth the bumpy ride to get there. You don't need 4 wheel drive unless it is... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Bonsall, California
Great place to check out

This is really a great place to check out. Food was excellent, great view and history. The best... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2017
Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“dirt road” (15 reviews)
“live music” (8 reviews)
“cold beer” (6 reviews)
5 Miles down Cienega Springs Road, Parker, AZ
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

This is definitely worth the bumpy ride to get there. You don't need 4 wheel drive unless it is really wet. This is a very rough road though. Kind of a world class Bar experience.... great junk food and Ice cold beer... hard to beat....More

Thank tpguess
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

This is really a great place to check out. Food was excellent, great view and history. The best way up would be a razor or 4 wheeler. I would not want to take a car up there.

Thank flyinglazyd
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Nellie E is less than 5 miles from Route 95 on a dusty rough road negotiable by most cars & trucks. The day was nice. We arrived about noon just at opening and only had 3 people ahead of us on line at the...More

Thank hng863
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It does not take a four wheeler to drive the five miles of desert trail to enjoy this out of the desert oasis. Only open on weekends during the winter (from noon to six), this saloon features cold beer, bar food and live bands. Bring...More

Thank JKenC42
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The road alone is an experience. Interesting drive, make sure you take it easy, have an off road vehicle, or good suspension. Did see some sports cars up there, though!! Once there, it's a place that have people from all over checking out the band,...More

Thank Gidget2017
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is a must see if you are in the area. The food was awesome as well as the band. This is a very fun experience. The only thing is the dudes with the new 4x4 trucks going down the dirt rode not wanting...More

Thank KAHNMAN805
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This is a cool destination for anyone who wants to go off road, see a good band and enjoy the desert surroundings. I saw all age groups there sharing their love of a unique entertainment venue. If you prefer a strictly vapid, glitzy millennial crowd...More

Thank Gmanaz1
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I was very concerned about driving to this out in the desert bar after reading some of the reviews about the road in and out. Yes it is bumpy but take your time and you will be fine. My speed in a Honda Civic was...More

2  Thank 62igor
Reviewed 27 March 2017

About 5 miles down Cienega Springs Road is the Desert Bar. A must on your Bucket List. We went 17 years ago and then again last week and what a difference. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is the road....More

1  Thank Molly1girl
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

They are not exaggerating when they tell you how remote this place is. The drive is on dirt/rock and with huge potholes and divots. The route was beautiful, but you do have to put up with some drivers going both 1-2 miles an hour and...More

1  Thank Omnyone
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Kristi E
8 October 2017|
Response from JKenC42 | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs there when we visited last year.
25 May 2017|
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Response from Gmanaz1 | Reviewed this property |
It's closed for the season.