We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Desert Bar

) #3 of 39 Restaurants in Parker $$ - $$$ American,
A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (7 reviews)
“dirt road” (9 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
Write a Review
Reviews (54)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 2017

In fact, I'm not sure there's any place like this place anywhere! First, the drive to get there: Once you get off the paved road at the poorly marked turn, you traverse about 5 miles of rocky terrain through the mountains. Four wheel drive is...More

Thank Casacarajo
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Ok, everybody needs to come here once and see this place out in the middle of the desert. It really is an amazing site. Once you have seen it a few times, then you become jaded. Everything is a line... A line of vehicles going...More

Thank Gage S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

great place to socialize and great music/ rustic setting of old gold mine/ real neat structural building mostly used material

Thank EBitsa46
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Very rough drive on a not very well maintained dirt road, a bit surprised as to how big the place really is, i was expecting a small bar with about 5 people at the bar, i was out by about 995 people, this place is...More

Thank Albert S
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Ken never quits improving, something new to see every visit. Great place to take visitors to experience the Arizona desert. A must see!

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful place to spend a Saturday or Sunday in the winter, The food is basic grill and the beer is cold and plentiful. The live music is always enjoyable and the people are mostly snow birds and ready to party.

Thank bensoned2000
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had been hearing about this VERY Out Of The Way outdoor restaurant, bar and entertainment venue five miles off highway 95 of rough, slow going dirt, dust, rocks and gravel. Not an easy drive for the faint of heart, but well worth the five...More

Thank jima800
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My 78 year old aunt drive us out here on a cold Saturday afternoon. We loved the atmosphere, the wait staff and the view. Hamburgers were fine and so were the drinks. We will return when we visit Lake Havasu again.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

WOW, certainly an experience but not to be repeated by me! If you are an avid 4 wheeler or Jeep rider getting there is going to be a lot easier. Dirt washboard road for about 10 or more miles to get way out in the...More

Thank Faye L
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The Nellie Desert Bar is the place to go and hang out in the desert when in the Quartzsite / Parker area. Just to experience the rough off road to get there and then to see the place run solely off solar panels it cool...More

Thank Bigboomer1
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Dumas Walker's Bar & Grill
5 reviews
27.19 km away
Silly Al's Pizza
190 reviews
31.10 km away
The Dock Restaurant
5 reviews
27.48 km away
Mountain Quail Cafe
70 reviews
29.85 km away
Nearby Attractions
Blythe Intaglios
31 reviews
10.52 km away
Hi Jolly's Tomb
48 reviews
30.34 km away
Desert Bar and Nellie E Saloon
86 reviews
43.39 km away
T-Rocks
13 reviews
30.29 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Mary N
how is the dirt road when on a motorcyckle
8 October 2016|
Answer
Response from Notreallypleased1 | Reviewed this property |
You will be fine. We have gone in a jeep, on 4wheelers and in a car. Lots of people go there on motorcycles. It is not steep, just a little dusty.
0
Votes
scott f
Hi, do you allow dogs at the desert bar?
10 February 2015|
Answer
Response from Mary Lou O | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any dogs when I was there.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Saturday
12:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A Mining Road, Parker, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Parker
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing