From Our Editors
A mohawked mannequin casts its empty gaze over locals exchanging banter at the bar. A prop mermaid becomes a conversation piece in a smoke shop repurposed into a laid-back sitting room. A giant, velvet Elvis figurine reminds live rock 'n' roll bands who's still the king. [-Tucson Underground describes Surly Wench Pub's one-of-a-kind atmosphere as "a great cross between a dive bar and a rock club," while others relate the pub's unique embellishments to the aesthetics of the Pirates of the Caribbean and The Haunted Mansion thrill rides. Aside from acquiring a treasure trove's worth of lowbrow art, absurd memorabilia, and creepy Victorian collectables, the lively pub fuels all-night revelry with pool tables, frosty brews, and a jukebox that spins everything from Patsy Cline to Joan Jett.
Surly Wench Pub's calendar of live entertainment allows it to transition from chill weeknights to raucous weekends that draw crowds as diverse as a rally to make Mondays illegal. Regularly scheduled special events––such as burlesque performances and eclectic art shows––fill the uniquely festooned haunt with new and regular visitors who don’t care what label you want to put on a good time.:m]]