Havasu Night Life – Not Your Average Bar Scene

By Nicole Matheson

Lake Havasu City is not only known for its recreational outdoor activities and perfect weather, but it also has  a wealth of night-life activities.

Thoughts about the average bar scene may conjure up those old stereotypes of heavy drinks and curtains of smoke, but those images are changing.

Bar owners in Havasu have tackled the changing times by offering a plethora of alternative entertainment options.

The Office hosts bands, cornhole, and trivia nights. photo courtesy The Office.

In the past, one would expect to go to a bar with few options other than to drink, shoot pool or throw darts. Of course, there are the social aspects that drive us as well, seeing old friends or perhaps even meeting some new ones.

It would be commonplace if you were to walk into one of the local Havasu bars to find a multitude of activities happening at once, cornhole, karaoke, live betting, open night mic, just to name a few. With the popularity of these activities increasing, many bars have decided to devote certain nights of the week for popular options.

RiverScene Magazine visited Hanger 24 for Geeks Who Drink, a really lively trivia game for teams, with prizes and fun all around.

Quiz Master Jenna Ebert reads off the questions during Trivia Night at Hangar 24. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

Shellie Shauer has been going to Geeks at Hangar 24 every Thursday for almost two years. She’s won a few times with friends. “This is my favorite for sure. The types of questions, the atmosphere, everything. And the host, of course.”

Another bar, The Office, also hosts Trivia night on Tuesday evenings as well as Bingo, and Kokomo now hosts “Not Your Grandma’s Bingo” on Friday nights.

For those who include their canine partners in their social activities, there’s That Dane Bar, where dogs are welcome. They have robust beer pong activities.

College Street Brewery hosts Creative Comrades where folks gather to share artistic ideas and more.

Flying X is one of the local bars in Havasu that hosts a Bike Night. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene

RiverScene has compiled a brief list of what activities are happening to help start your fun.

For more information, feel free to call the establishments listed for more information about days and times.

Cornhole

Heat Bar
Mudshark Brewery and Public House
The Office Cocktail Lounge
R Bar and Grill
That Dane Bar

Karaoke

BJ’s Tavern
Blondzee’s Steakhouse
The Office Cocktail Lounge
R Bar and Grill
Stacey’s Southside Grill                                                                                The Spot Pizza and Bar

Trivia

Hangar 24
Mudshark Brewery and Public House
The Office Cocktail Lounge

Dueling Pianos

Jersey’s Bar and Grill
Martini Bay

Bingo

Elk’s Lodge
Hangar 24
Knights of Columbus
Kokomo (Not Your Grandma’s Bingo)                                                          The Office Cocktail and Lounge

Open Mic/Jam Session

Finney’s Restaurant and Bar
Frank-n-stein Pub
Hangar 24
Mckee’s Pub and Grill
R Bar and Grill

Comedy

Gallagher’s Dining and Pub
Hangar 24
Jeremy’s Juke Joint
Legendz Sports Bar and Grill

Bike Night

Flying X Saloon
Jeremy’s Juke Joint
R Bar and Grill

Paint And Sip

Havasu Lanes
Jeremy’s Juke Joint
London Bridge Resort
That Dane Bar

Dog Events

That Dane Bar

Live Music/Dj

BJ’s Tavern                                                                                                  Blue Chair                                                                                         Boathouse Grill
The Bunker Bar                                                                                                Cha Bones                                                                                                Desert Bar
Flying X Saloon
Frank-n-stein Pub
Fug’s Beer and Wine Bar
Hangar 24
Jeremy’s Juke Joint                                                                                         La Vita Dolce
Legendz Sports Bar and Grill
Mckee’s Pub and Grill                                                                     Mudshark Public House
The Office Cocktail Lounge
R Bar and Grill                                                                                                  The Refuge                                                                                                     The Turtle Bar and Grill

 

Sports Viewing

Legendz Sports Bar and Grill
Mckee’s Pub and Grill
Niko’s Grill and Pub
R Bar and Grill

Darts/Shuffleboard

Desert Martini Too

Did we miss your favorite hangout? Be sure to leave a comment!

Trivia Night at Hanger 24. First place winners: Deparini’s Weenies

That Dane Bar hosts a cornhole tournament. photo courtesy That Dane Bar.

Hangar 24 hosts trivia night on Thursday evenings. Samantha Zasadil/RiverScene


One Response to “Havasu Night Life – Not Your Average Bar Scene”

  1. Avatar Diana Olson says:

    Good information!

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