Shuffleboard has a rich outdoor history in the desert Southwest, where Table Shuffleboard is just as popular as deck shuffleboard. A game that can be enjoyed by players from ages 9 to 90, shuffleboard's Table Shuffleboard's popularity is evident, with the large number of venues. In Arizona, where the daytime temperatures in the summer can regularly exceed 110 degrees, that's not only a good thing, but a prerequisite for many who can't stand the blistering sun, but who also can't stand to spend much time away from the game of shuffleboard. If you're in or around Phoenix and want to head indoors for a competitive game of shuffleboard, here are a few spots where the game is offered.
10040 N. 43rd Ave
Glendale, AZ 85302
Stinger's is considered to be the top place to play Shuffleboard in Phoenix. Stringers is open until 2am every night and is an outstanding place to catch some live music and do some dancing on their huge dance floor. In addition to a great shuffleboard setup, they also have 15 pool tables, poker tournaments, 9 dart boards, Foosball, 27 HD TV's, Beer Pong, Off Track Betting and more! It's a great spot for shuffleboard, but Stringers really is "The Sports Bar that Has it All!"
8355 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020
Opened just a few years ago, this friendly neighborhood bar located just South of Butler Road in Phoenix presents patrons with a decided pirate motif, premium and domestic beers, premium drafts and even champagne and cider. Rum Runner's - which even serves biscuits and gravy on the house each morning - has plenty of special events going on each month, and a place for shuffleboard players to enjoy their favorite game.
Zipps Sports Grill
3647 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
If you are looking for a good sports bar, then call off your search and venture into this Monte Vista Terrace hot spot with a plethora of big screen TVs showing Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Suns and Pac-12 games. Zipps also has pool tables and shuffleboard, and a good selection of delicious bar food. Zip on over, check out the games, then play a game of shuffleboard at Zipps.
Final Round Sports Bar & Grill
5030 S. Mill Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85282
A tiny bar serving what some locals consider the world's greatest wings, Final Round Sports Bar & Grill invites patrons to partake in shuffleboard or billiards while viewing football, baseball, basketball or hockey on a giant big-screen TV. Final Round also serves breakfast on the weekend, and shuffleboard players in Phoenix might be tempted to venture just a little bit outside city limits to this accommodating neighborhood bar in Tempe.
2601 W. Dunlap Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85021
A traditional Irish pub that largely caters to the locals, this family-owned and operated establishment near Citrus Homa Acres on Dunlap Avenue offers reasonably priced drinks, a cozy dark-wood environment, live music and room for shuffleboard. When there's not a live band performing, the jukebox is ready to churn out classic rock and country favorites. There's no food menu, but an ample selection of draft and bottled beers, both foreign and domestic.
130 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Shuffleboard players and bar hoppers in Phoenix are advised to get to Valley Bar early in the evening before a considerable line forms to get into this popular downtown establishment located through an alley and down in a basement. Once inside the joint, you can enjoy fun board and card games, pool tables, darts, live music, and booths illuminated with real candles - an offbeat touch for a chic and trendy bar.
While the attraction for shuffleboard players in Phoenix and surrounding areas of Arizona to get out and play in one of the Valley of the Sun's shuffleboard-friendly establishments might be difficult to resist, sometimes you just don't have the energy or the desire to venture out in the scorching desert heat to spend time in the city looking for a place to play. Now you don't have to, because The Shuffleboard Federation carries a selection of shuffleboard tables by Hudson, Venture, Champion and other brand names that enable you to bring this great game into your home so you can play it anytime you want.