UnderTow

4.8
849 Reviews
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
From the spirited minds at BARTER&SHAKE comes Phoenix's newest cocktail lounge, featuring creative tiki-inspired exotic drinks. Located inside Sip Coffee Beer Garage.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, as always!! Come here once a year when we come for Spring Training!!

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RobynG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Undertow is always incredible, and this special occasion was no exception. Their drinks are innovative and sublime. We love you, Undertow!

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AshleyS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tiki bar in Arizona, hands down! Amazing drinks, atmosphere and staff. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun experience for our 2yr wedding an anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff...great drinks!

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AllyF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We enjoyed our time at UnderTow mostly, but we were disappointed in our seating. I know the place is quite small, but we made a reservation nearly a week in advance for 4. We were hoping to sit and talk as a group, but we were seated in a line at the bar. This makes it very hard to talk. The part that was disappointing was for the entire 90 minutes we were there, there was a table for 4-6 in the corner that was empty. Next time I will probably only go with one other person, so I can talk to everyone in my party.

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StephenW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Undertow was perfect as always! Zero complaints, perfect drinks and atmosphere. 10/10 recommendation to everyone looking for an awesome tiki style experience!

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Nadia885
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The theming at this bar is Disneyland level. They change the drinks menu according to where the “ship” is voyage to, as well as the scenes that play though the potholes. The background music also makes you feel like you’re below deck. The space is very small so reservations are required. It’s a bar within a restaurant. The drinks run from $13 to about $24 from what I saw. That’s kind of expensive but they don’t skimp on the alcohol and you’re paying for the experience. They don’t serve any food so if you would like something to eat you need to eat either upstairs or in restaurants around the area. It’s a great experience and very unique.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new drink menu. You will have an experience that will keep you coming back with friends and family

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TuckerM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must stop for anyone who likes tiki bars and exotic drinks. Fantastic decor and thoughtfully crafted cocktails.

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ZoyaV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our priced and over hyped place. I rater do to little rituals for drinks, than this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Mixology an atmosphere

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sushiraider
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Been twice. First time amazing! Second time atmosphere and drinks still amazing but we got forgotten about even when I got up and stood at the bar. Bartender too busy talking to a guy so we left after 1 drink.

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CWAZ
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Undertow! One of the best experiences in AZ!

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tikitour2020
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

awesome place, a MUST if you are in Phoenix! the expierence is overwhelming in a postive way.

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EliseSchnack
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

I am a concierge at a resort in Phoenix and had been wanting to try this bar for quite some time. We made reservations a week in advance and arrived right on time. We appreciated that the hostess sat all 6 of us next to each other up at the bar (which was no guarantee). The bartender greeted us, but didn’t really help us when we asked and she was not that kind, she acted as though we should already know what drink we wanted from the 20 page menu book with no direction. It was very confusing and hard to choose in such a rushed period of time. We were celebrating a birthday and one of our guests got up to take a photo and because the music and ambiance was so loud he shouted to the others to get them to look and was told to “sit down and be quiet” in a very rude and stern way by of the male bar tenders. But all of the bartenders were socializing, dancing and yelling with no issue! We were a bit disappointed because our party dropped over $400 on drinks. Needless to say we will not be back nor will I be recommending this bar to anyone, especially my guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt stewards last day he was amazing as usual and everything about undertow was amazing as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

There is no food hence the low rating. One of the best tiki experiences.

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Rachel
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family from out of town. Loved how intimate it is, loved watching the bartenders busy making drinks and LOVED the drinks. Can’t wait to go again

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DaveG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Unique and fun place to go..friendly staff, and great bartenders! Will definitely go again when in the area..

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

I was excited to try this place out and made reservations. Arrived and we were seated by the entrance. Which was fine if they were packed but they were not. The reservations I made were for the last available that they have for that day. I was hoping for a better seat but took the table they provided. It was right by the entrance so I was hearing the live band/singer upstairs and the bar noise all at once which made it difficult to have a conversation. The drinks we ordered were great and the service was attentive and friendly. Overall it was a good experience and may try it again later on in the future.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

What fun and very unique experience. So glad a friend said you have to go there

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. Knowledgeable servers/bartenders. Expensive, but you are paying for the ambiance, too. Sit by a porthole and look through it frequently. Pay attention to the drama of the music, too.

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MicheleM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

This place was awesome. Really fun drinks and the scene was great.

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DakF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here. Cocktails are no joke. Ambiance is always phenomenal.

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NoelleB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Fantastic ambiance and really great drinks! The quality of the drinks will keep you coming back for more! The service was fair, I wish our bartender was more knowledgeable.

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vipMinnesotaMVP
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best bar in Arizona. Great drinks and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyka is the best of all times

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KarenJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool atmosphere and interactive experience. Seats at the bar are uncomfortable.

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Maite
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love coming here always recommend everyone to try it - its such a cool experience. :)

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No food is served but still awesome

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AshleyM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We live within walking distance to Undertow and have visited numerous times in the past few years. The new menu and service was a bit of a let down compared to our previous experiences. The menu was overwhelming and the drinks lacked complexity. The service came off as cocky rather than friendly and helpful. We loved the previous staff. They were knowledgeable and acted as welcoming hosts.

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SarahH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Wonderful speak-easy, great vibe and drinks! Be sure to make a reservation seven days in advance if you want to go on the weekend.

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MelissaE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Always a great atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with any of their drinks. The bartenders do great at suggestion. Only 1 Star for food as they don’t serve food just drinks. If you want food sip upstairs serves food.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tiny place- you’d want a reservation! Our group really enjoyed the atmosphere and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

Essentially Rum only drinks with a few exceptions. We thought there would be more of a variety in a speak easy from our past experience. All tasted very similar but with different presentations.

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Keith
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was really great! Didn't get a lot of help/suggestion from the bartender but everything tasted amazing and the experience was still great.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it was awesome 👏 drinks . I would soo go again ..

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LoganL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the coolest bar in town. Great service. Make your reservation at least a week in advance. well worth it!!

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EricaP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience5

Had a blast. This place was so fun to experience.
I understand it’s a hard and very big menu. But my only compliant is, I had requested a drink that was not sweet, and I was feeling like having a Gin based drink. Bartender decided to make me a daiquiri. Which as delicious as it was, it didn’t meet my request.
Then we ordered the least ordered, odd drink, which was also the bartenders favorite. It was weird, he didn’t even know what an ingredient was. If it wasn’t his “favorite” drink, I probably would of dismissed it. But he didn’t even know it was in the beverage.

None of these things would keep me from coming back, as this bar is one of a kind and super cool. I can’t wait to go back.

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UnderTow is rated 4.8 stars by 849 OpenTable diners.