Stranger Fruit

I’ve noted before that the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) will be meeting in Phoenix next week and also that PZ, Grrl Scientist, and I will be participating in a media workshop on blogging. We’ve decided that this might also be a nice opportunity for Scienceblogs readers to get together,
so here’s what we’re proposing:

  • Friday January 5th @ 6:00pm. Meetup at a wateringhole near the conference (Hyatt Regency). Wander over to PZ’s announcement, holler if you can attend, and suggest a place.
  • Saturday January 6th @ 5:30pm. Phoenix-area skeptic Jim Lippard has kindly offered to throw his house open to rabble like us. See here for details. You’ll need to contact Jim for directions.

You’d think that after 13 years in the Valley of the Sun, I’d know of good bars in Phoenix. But no. Now Tempe …. that’s a different story.


  1. #1 Sean
    December 29, 2006

    Here are a couple of places of renown that are in the general vicinity of the Hyatt Regency:

    Jackson’s on 3rd
    245 E Jackson St
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 254-5303

    Seamus McCaffrey Irish Pub
    18 W Monroe St
    Phoenix, AZ 85003
    (602) 253-6081

    Tom’s Restaurant & Tavern
    2 N Central Ave
    Phoenix, AZ 85004
    (602) 257-1688

    Jackson’s can get loud at times, but I’ve only been there on nights when the Diamondbacks are playing. McCaffrey’s is just what the name implies and I haven’t been to Tom’s Tavern yet, but I hear the place is a veritable institution.

  2. #2 Jan Morgan
    January 5, 2007

    Probably too late now, but I HIGHLY recommend Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub and Restaurant. Largest variety of single malt scotches and whiskeys in the valley, ten draught beers on tap, great food, and live Irish entertainment on weekends. Say hi to Brandon and Matt, the two friendliest bartenders in town. You’ll have a great time.

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