Arizona January 06, 2019
This Small-Town Bar Is Arizona’s Best Watering Hole And You’ll Want To Visit
Jerome – population: 444. Arizona’s most infamous ghost town might be harboring some of our darkest secrets, but there are plenty of other reasons to visit. Spirit Room is one them, and we aren’t the only ones who think so. According to
Thrillist, it’s the best small-town bar in the entire state.
In its heyday, Jerome was the third-largest city in Arizona. Now, the former mining boomtown has a population of less than 500.
A ghost town in more ways than one, almost every building has its own tales from beyond the grave. Most notable is the Jerome Grand Hotel, which previously served as a hospital where over 9,000 people died.
All that haunted history has given the town a unique personality, with many businesses using it as inspiration for their theme.
Spirit Room and its upstairs neighbor, Hotel Connor, are two such places. Antiquated exteriors suggest that this building has a storied past, juxtaposing small-town charm and the eeriness of architecture frozen in time. It's nuances like this that give Jerome such a distinct character.
Inside, you’ll find a similar style, with the bar covered in odd decor and walls painted with murals paying homage to the Old West.
Halloween lovers, rejoice - Spirit Room celebrates the spooky all year long! Adding to the quirkiness are cleverly-named cocktails like "Gulp Fiction" and "Inglorious Plasterds."
This bar is a popular locale for live music, with local and national acts playing at least four nights a week.
Listen to some tunes, sip a few drinks, and head upstairs to your room for the night - though it may or may not be restful, as Hotel Connor, which has been tragically engulfed by flames twice before, is now a supposed paranormal hotspot.
A trip to Jerome simply isn't complete without paying this awesome bar a visit.
You'll find Spirit Room at 166 Main St., Jerome, AZ 86331. It's open every day of the week from 11 a.m. to midnight.
For more information about Spirit Room, visit its
Have you ever been to Spirit Room? Are there any other small-town bars in Arizona worth checking out? Let us know your favorites!
To read more about Jerome’s haunted history, check out
This Arizona Hotel Is Among The Most Haunted Places In The Nation.