The Ox Sports Bar
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Just because you want to hide out, doesn't mean you want to twiddle your thumbs. Discreetly tucked behind a Circle K near Thomas Road and 32nd Street, The Ox packs four pool tables and six dart boards, which are sometimes used for tournaments, into a pretty tiny space. The place is lined with bar stools and a wrap-around counter, so despite it's smaller size, there are plenty of seats to plop down on. You'll find the young and old downing cheap drinks together, many whom aren't afraid to chat with Ox newbies. Free Texas Hold 'Em tournaments on Fridays and Saturdays draw a larger crowd.