UnderTow

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3620 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ
Opened in 2016
Wed-Thu 4pm-midnight
Fri-Sat 4pm-2am
Sun 2pm-10pm
(602) 753-6504

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UnderTow

9.5

Overall

by 130 people

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Detail
Everyone You
Decor 9.7
Drink Quality 9.7
Drink Selection 9.7
Mood 9.5
Music 9.4
Service 9.4
Tikiness 9.4
Tilt 9.4
Vibe 8.9

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Humuhumu’s description

UnderTow opened in August 2016, in the lower level of Sip Coffee & Beer Garage. The interior was designed by Danny "Tiki Diablo" Gallardo.

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Wendyluvzelvis
Wendyluvzelvis has visited UnderTow.
December 16, 2018, 8:57 AM
Make sure you make a reservation before going. Time is limited to a max of 90 mins
JP
JP has visited UnderTow.
December 12, 2018, 11:10 AM
The rating should tell you everything you need to know.

It's decor is awesome, the bartenders are slinging fantastic drinks. What's to say other than "wow!"?

It was pretty packed when I went. I was flying solo the night I went, and was able to get a seat at the bar. I would recommend reservations for parties larger than 1, haha!

Also, keep in mind, there's a 90 minute limit to your time there (a smart move, this allows them to rotate in new guests all night long)...so don't get too comfortable! Time flies!

TikiScout
TikiScout has visited UnderTow.
December 6, 2018, 10:39 PM
Undertow was my 9th Tiki Bar in 2019. Hands down one of the top Tiki Bars I've been to, evefrthig I enjoy about a Tiki Bar was here; music, theme, drinks and bartenders were all in perfect harmony. It’s small, only room for 34. But it gave it a very intimate vibe, even if you didn’t know any others. I was busy, without being loud and overwhelming. I can have trouble hearing conversations in a large busy bar, but I had no issues here at all.

The theming inside was amazingly well done, very interactive and fun. The attention to detail was felt throughout the entire bar. The “live” Port windows added to being in the bowels of a ship floating down the amazon, or some remote river. I can’t stress how well the attention to detail was carried throughout, even the last act of the evening, the paying of the bill, was great. But I will let you experience that for yourself.

The drinks were spot on. I had the Never Drink from a Skull first and found it to be outstanding, the bartender helped narrow down my choice and I wanted to try one of the local drinks. My second was the Zombie, hands down it was the best Zombie I've ever had. The flavor profile was amazing, it was not a muddled mess, but just the way a great Tiki drink should be, each sip gave me a slash of different tastes, I was able to pick out the three rums, lime, grenadine and tiki bitters. It was a strong drink but not overpowering. I could drink their Zombie’s all night, and only regret it in the morning.

We had a seat on the right side of the bar so we could watch the bar tender mix his magic. He interacted with us the whole time, pausing to concentrate on his drinks. Clearly he knew his craft. At one point while mixing 4 drinks he paused, unsure if he’d measured the right amount then did the right thing and started over, a true professional that was not going to serve an inferior drink. Major kudos for that.

The only downside was the lack of available mugs for purchase, but honestly for the experience that we had I was more then happy to not let that negatively impact my evening. If I was close I would be one of the regulars there.
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