Merc Bar

★★★★☆
  • 2525 E Camelback Rd # 120

    Phoenix, AZ 85016

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  • 602-508-9449

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Highly curated beer selection, very friendly and accommodating staff. Very knowledgable - don't be afraid to ask for recommendations if you're overwhelmed!

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Highly curated beer selection, very friendly and accommodating staff. Very knowledgable - don't be afraid to ask for recommendations if you're overwhelmed!

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This place is pretty swanky. It's a great place to go for a drink after dinner or for a drink on your way to something else. They have great martinis and they have good appetizer type snacks.

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★★★★★

This place is pretty swanky. It's a great place to go for a drink after dinner or for a drink on your way to something else. They have great martinis and they have good appetizer type snacks.

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Everyone I know loves this place. It has more attitude than just about anywhere in town.

It's not cheap and it's not very big, but the people watching is great and the martinis are inventive!

4
★★★★☆

Everyone I know loves this place. It has more attitude than just about anywhere in town.

It's not cheap and it's not very big, but the people watching is great and the martinis are inventive!

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I ended up here with a few friends one night after a concert. The atmosphere is awesome - couches, candles and dimly lit. The wines are great and so are the martinis.

4
★★★★☆

I ended up here with a few friends one night after a concert. The atmosphere is awesome - couches, candles and dimly lit. The wines are great and so are the martinis.

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I've have an enjoyable time here both times that I have been.

I came with a friend the first time and we ended up staying for several hours, just watching people and chatting- as it was more conducive to do so here rather than at some loud club.

I'll admit that $10 for a drink is excessive, but that's what you get for an upscale atmosphere, and we all need a little of that from time to time.

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★★★★☆

I've have an enjoyable time here both times that I have been.

I came with a friend the first time and we ended up staying for several hours, just watching people and chatting- as it was more conducive to do so here rather than at some loud club.

I'll admit that $10 for a drink is excessive, but that's what you get for an upscale atmosphere, and we all need a little of that from time to time.

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My wife and I were in there and out waitress Melissa was the best. She was so friendly and on top of everything. My wife is african american and I am white. She didn't treat us any differenty.
We have ran into alot of people that judge us they may not say it but we can see it in their face.
She is obvisouly not predjudice in any way. Everyone else seemed very friendly and it was a cozy environment.

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★★★★★

My wife and I were in there and out waitress Melissa was the best. She was so friendly and on top of everything. My wife is african american and I am white. She didn't treat us any differenty.
We have ran into alot of people that judge us they may not say it but we can see it in their face.
She is obvisouly not predjudice in any way. Everyone else seemed very friendly and it was a cozy environment.

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Greg Wheeler designer and owner of the MERC created this club while living in Denver in the 80's. Spending his extra time at the Denver design center and planning several cities based on work and nitelife. Executive offices,shops,salons,restaurants and the most important bars,tavernsand niteclubs all closely knit within walking distance. Hotels and movie theaters in case your sauced or if in a city where it is common for a blizzard and you where snowed in you could catch a movie or get a room. Very upscale trendy club very cool! Great drink specials very cool crowd much fun! Great music none of that adolescent hip-hop/rap god aweful sound that children consider to be music. Great alternative music,trance and techno what's the difference expect hot women with taste and class.

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★★★★★

Greg Wheeler designer and owner of the MERC created this club while living in Denver in the 80's. Spending his extra time at the Denver design center and planning several cities based on work and nitelife. Executive offices,shops,salons,restaurants and the most important bars,tavernsand niteclubs all closely knit within walking distance. Hotels and movie theaters in case your sauced or if in a city where it is common for a blizzard and you where snowed in you could catch a movie or get a room. Very upscale trendy club very cool! Great drink specials very cool crowd much fun! Great music none of that adolescent hip-hop/rap god aweful sound that children consider to be music. Great alternative music,trance and techno what's the difference expect hot women with taste and class.

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It was like I walked into a big living room. The low couches with low lighting set the mood for a relaxing evening. The waitress was very informative about the menu and steered me towards a Sophia Loren, wow. This was the best martini ever! A strawberry martini with real strawberries, not strawberry flavored schnapps, what a delight. I will be coming back again sometime soon

2
★★★★★

It was like I walked into a big living room. The low couches with low lighting set the mood for a relaxing evening. The waitress was very informative about the menu and steered me towards a Sophia Loren, wow. This was the best martini ever! A strawberry martini with real strawberries, not strawberry flavored schnapps, what a delight. I will be coming back again sometime soon

Pros: music, lights

Cons: parking

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I enjoy meeting up with a girlfriend or two, after work, on a weeknight. But even if its empty, you have to be "prepared" for the slower service. (Last visit just used their free wifi and played with our iPhone, while waiting for the check) But its a fun place to meet up after work and enjoy a drink...

2
★★★★☆

I enjoy meeting up with a girlfriend or two, after work, on a weeknight. But even if its empty, you have to be "prepared" for the slower service. (Last visit just used their free wifi and played with our iPhone, while waiting for the check) But its a fun place to meet up after work and enjoy a drink...

Pros: Swanky, posh and elite...

Cons: Swanky, posh and elite...

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Weird how there are some good reviews and some terrible ones. I was there last Friday on my birthday and had a fantastic time. Bartender was friendly and there was a good happy hour. The drinks are reasonable and I even got a free b-day drink! Music was excellent and there were interesting people. Mostly attorney types who work in the office building, but then a more hip crowd as the night went on... The manager there was very friendly as well as the person at the door. The busboy took away my drink a little too fast, so the bartender made me a new one for free.

They want to make tips, so why wouldn't they try to do a good job. To the person who left a $2.00 tip - you are sad. Sounds to me like getting upset over $2.00 is something that you've been thinking about for a long time. YOU should save up your little money and buy a bottle of wine and drink it at home.

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★★★★☆

Weird how there are some good reviews and some terrible ones. I was there last Friday on my birthday and had a fantastic time. Bartender was friendly and there was a good happy hour. The drinks are reasonable and I even got a free b-day drink! Music was excellent and there were interesting people. Mostly attorney types who work in the office building, but then a more hip crowd as the night went on... The manager there was very friendly as well as the person at the door. The busboy took away my drink a little too fast, so the bartender made me a new one for free.

They want to make tips, so why wouldn't they try to do a good job. To the person who left a $2.00 tip - you are sad. Sounds to me like getting upset over $2.00 is something that you've been thinking about for a long time. YOU should save up your little money and buy a bottle of wine and drink it at home.

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Parking garage is hot in the summer

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My boyfriend and I went to Merc Bar for the 1st time on a Thursday about 2 weeks ago. We were greeted at the door quickly and told we could sit wherever we wanted. It was very empty so we chose a table as opposed to the bar. Our server, Kari H., took so long to even greet us that we began to wonder if we had to order at the bar. Once she finally took our order, she took about just as long to return to our table. We thought she had forgotten about our drinks. When she finally came back to our table, she came w/drink napkins and asked what we wanted to drink (again). We told her we already ordered and she said "Where are your drinks?" We replied, "That's what we were wondering." She finally realized that she dropped them off at the wrong table. We had to wave her down to order a second drink; and then again to ask for our bill. After taking my credit card we had to wave her down AGAIN to bring us the slip for me to sign. (According to her, she had forgotten and left it at the register...doesn't make me feel safe.) Due to the terrible service I decided to leave her $2 on a $38 bill (I normally leave 20-25% tips). When it finally showed up on my credit card statement, she had given herself a $4 tip. I tried calling management to report it, but can't get ahold of them and they're not returning my call. DON'T GO THERE!

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★☆☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went to Merc Bar for the 1st time on a Thursday about 2 weeks ago. We were greeted at the door quickly and told we could sit wherever we wanted. It was very empty so we chose a table as opposed to the bar. Our server, Kari H., took so long to even greet us that we began to wonder if we had to order at the bar. Once she finally took our order, she took about just as long to return to our table. We thought she had forgotten about our drinks. When she finally came back to our table, she came w/drink napkins and asked what we wanted to drink (again). We told her we already ordered and she said "Where are your drinks?" We replied, "That's what we were wondering." She finally realized that she dropped them off at the wrong table. We had to wave her down to order a second drink; and then again to ask for our bill. After taking my credit card we had to wave her down AGAIN to bring us the slip for me to sign. (According to her, she had forgotten and left it at the register...doesn't make me feel safe.) Due to the terrible service I decided to leave her $2 on a $38 bill (I normally leave 20-25% tips). When it finally showed up on my credit card statement, she had given herself a $4 tip. I tried calling management to report it, but can't get ahold of them and they're not returning my call. DON'T GO THERE!

Pros: Martini's were great

Cons: Server was the worst I've ever had!

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I used to like going to Merc bar untill recently. The staff was disappointing. Me and my boyfriend celebrated our anniversary and wanted to get a drink after dinner, they ignored us for 40 minutes and they were not realy busy. We asked the busser to call the waitress to us but she never showed up. I am a waitress myself and understand that sometimes it is impossible to be everywhere at once but I haven't had worse experience in my life. Even when she did show up she wasn't friendly more annoyed. I think she thought that other tables would tip more and just wanted to be helpful to them.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to like going to Merc bar untill recently. The staff was disappointing. Me and my boyfriend celebrated our anniversary and wanted to get a drink after dinner, they ignored us for 40 minutes and they were not realy busy. We asked the busser to call the waitress to us but she never showed up. I am a waitress myself and understand that sometimes it is impossible to be everywhere at once but I haven't had worse experience in my life. Even when she did show up she wasn't friendly more annoyed. I think she thought that other tables would tip more and just wanted to be helpful to them.

Pros: Ambience, music, parking, martinis

Cons: customer service, arrogant atmoshere

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Went into Merc on a Sunday night and it was packed. Staff are very friendly so I don't know why there were some bad reviews. Looked like some reviews were OLD. Anyway, the drinks are expensive-ish but at least you don't have college kids spilling beer all over your shoes. There is no dancing, but this place is a LOUNGE not a nightclub. The happy hours are good too. I've been here several times and its always nice, clean and gets a nice crowd. They have a dress code for a reason. And to the person who looked like a slob and wanted cigarettes and a beer, find a lower level bar and you'll be happy. But if you want to dress nicely and have a cocktail, this is your place.

2
★★★★☆

Went into Merc on a Sunday night and it was packed. Staff are very friendly so I don't know why there were some bad reviews. Looked like some reviews were OLD. Anyway, the drinks are expensive-ish but at least you don't have college kids spilling beer all over your shoes. There is no dancing, but this place is a LOUNGE not a nightclub. The happy hours are good too. I've been here several times and its always nice, clean and gets a nice crowd. They have a dress code for a reason. And to the person who looked like a slob and wanted cigarettes and a beer, find a lower level bar and you'll be happy. But if you want to dress nicely and have a cocktail, this is your place.

Pros: Excellent selection of drinks and a great martini menu

Cons: Very little food except for cheese plates.

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I went to this bar and was disappointed. It's really small, there's no place to dance and they don't really play any good dance music. I suppose I was misled with my friend telling me about it. It really is just a small lounge with a lot of snotty uptown people. We didn't stay long, and I won't be back to visit anytime soon.

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★★★☆☆

I went to this bar and was disappointed. It's really small, there's no place to dance and they don't really play any good dance music. I suppose I was misled with my friend telling me about it. It really is just a small lounge with a lot of snotty uptown people. We didn't stay long, and I won't be back to visit anytime soon.

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The service was just plain poor. Had to first chase down the unattentive alternative lifestyle bartender. All into himself. Switched to a table and life returned to normal. There were several eights in the lounge. My female companion enjoyed the Appletini.

This is a after work (Wednesday, Thursday) stop. Friday's are crowded. Goodluck on securing a table. If you are on a business trip this is a must stop.

2
★★★★★

The service was just plain poor. Had to first chase down the unattentive alternative lifestyle bartender. All into himself. Switched to a table and life returned to normal. There were several eights in the lounge. My female companion enjoyed the Appletini.

This is a after work (Wednesday, Thursday) stop. Friday's are crowded. Goodluck on securing a table. If you are on a business trip this is a must stop.

Pros: Atmosphere, Beautiful people

Cons: Horrible bar service, crowded on Fridays

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The Merc Bar is an amazing place to get together with one friend, or a dozen. The atmosphere is inviting with its comfy couches, and low tables. The drinks and cracker platter are definitely on the must have list. Whether it's a bottle of Voss, or a Martini you are after the Merc bar girls know just how to make it exciting. This is a place to see and be seen. Don't wear sneakers, or jeans in, you will feel out of place.

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★★★★★

The Merc Bar is an amazing place to get together with one friend, or a dozen. The atmosphere is inviting with its comfy couches, and low tables. The drinks and cracker platter are definitely on the must have list. Whether it's a bottle of Voss, or a Martini you are after the Merc bar girls know just how to make it exciting. This is a place to see and be seen. Don't wear sneakers, or jeans in, you will feel out of place.

Pros: sexy cocktail girls, dark, luxurious

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I have been going to the Merc for five years now. It is by far the greatest bar in Phoenix! It's totally my spot for the business social scene. Thanx to Carson, Steven, Carter, Dave, Troy and Carter. I know Troy isn't there anymore but oh well. I love him anyway. Punchy...you know you are my #1 guy forever and for always. I love you so much...
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★★★★★

I have been going to the Merc for five years now. It is by far the greatest bar in Phoenix! It's totally my spot for the business social scene. Thanx to Carson, Steven, Carter, Dave, Troy and Carter. I know Troy isn't there anymore but oh well. I love him anyway. Punchy...you know you are my #1 guy forever and for always. I love you so much...
You Guys Know Who Wrote This

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Ok, so I totally ran into the one in NYCs by accident and they're pretty much identical. Both the decor is the same and they're located "off the beaten path" so you really have to find it. I was excited to see something in AZ that is a direct sister of the same bar in NYC. I thoroughly have enjoyed every time I have gone there. See ya in NYCs next time!

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★★★★★

Ok, so I totally ran into the one in NYCs by accident and they're pretty much identical. Both the decor is the same and they're located "off the beaten path" so you really have to find it. I was excited to see something in AZ that is a direct sister of the same bar in NYC. I thoroughly have enjoyed every time I have gone there. See ya in NYCs next time!

Pros: dark, trendy, off the path

Cons: dark, trendy, off the path

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Not to sound like a typical Phoenician but this place was awful. I was in the center to see a flick and stopped in here since I knew they would sell cigarettes. I was dressed very casual and imeediately all three employees ( the only people in the club ) looked down their noses at me. I was extremely offended. If they had sold me smokes and a beer they would have been amazed at the tip they would have gotten from me. The richest man is not always the in the richest clothes. Get a grip.

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★★☆☆☆

Not to sound like a typical Phoenician but this place was awful. I was in the center to see a flick and stopped in here since I knew they would sell cigarettes. I was dressed very casual and imeediately all three employees ( the only people in the club ) looked down their noses at me. I was extremely offended. If they had sold me smokes and a beer they would have been amazed at the tip they would have gotten from me. The richest man is not always the in the richest clothes. Get a grip.

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This place is inconspicous. That is - until you get inside and see all the people. The music is loud enough to require you to speak up when sitting at the tables. Beers run 5-6 dollars. Martinis 9-10 dollars.

Good mix of guys and girls - a place that you should go in a group. Pretty trendy but you can get in wearing jeans. Very dark inside.

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★★★★★

This place is inconspicous. That is - until you get inside and see all the people. The music is loud enough to require you to speak up when sitting at the tables. Beers run 5-6 dollars. Martinis 9-10 dollars.

Good mix of guys and girls - a place that you should go in a group. Pretty trendy but you can get in wearing jeans. Very dark inside.

Pros: atmosphere, people, service

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The is a cool place to set back with a few friends and chill. The music is not blarring so it's easy to have a conversation is there. The bartenders made strong drinks.

2
★★★★☆

The is a cool place to set back with a few friends and chill. The music is not blarring so it's easy to have a conversation is there. The bartenders made strong drinks.

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The Merc Bar is one of the best places to go with friends, have a few cocktails, and just chill. The drinks are awesome and the staff is just as ready as you are to toss a few back. And believe me, it pays to be friends with a bartender.

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★★★★★

The Merc Bar is one of the best places to go with friends, have a few cocktails, and just chill. The drinks are awesome and the staff is just as ready as you are to toss a few back. And believe me, it pays to be friends with a bartender.

Pros: Great staff, laid-back atmosphere, yummy drinks

Cons: not enough seating

 

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