Tuesday, January 23, 2018
You might remember that back in June I posted a photo of a mural on the back of the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix called "Melinda's Alley". The mural was named for a speakeasy type of bar that used to exist many years ago and has recently been reincarnated in the basement of the hotel.
It doesn't open until 9 PM and you have to enter through a door in the alley that is actually part of the mural. There is a red light above the door and when it's lit, the bar is open. When you enter, you sign in at a little desk and then descend the stairs into the basement. That's where I saw yesterday's wonderful mural. It's located just outside the door to the bar.
Once inside, you find a room awash in red light and full of vintage furnishings and people who have also found this secret place. The bar only serves a very small selection of drinks that change on a regular basis. You have to consult the chalk board to see what's being served that night. It's quite an experience! It felt almost decadent being there. I loved it.