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History and such
You won't be steered wrong choosing any of the roads leading into the historic mining town of Globe, founded in 1876.  Whether coming from Phoenix through Devil's Canyon; Rte. 60 from Show Low through the Salt River Canyon (often called the "mini Grand Canyon"), along Roosevelt Lake from Payson, or from Tucson via El Capitan Pass, Rte 77, you will be treated to spectacular scenery that showcases Arizona's diverse beauty.

Best of all, all roads lead to the Drift Inn Saloon, a popular day trip destination located in the heart of Globe's historic district.  One there, you will be rewarded with an ice cold beverage and hearty sandwich.  Be sure to try a world famous Bloody Mary.

Operating since 1902, it is one of the oldest running saloons in the state.  With its high pressed-tin ceiling, long wooden bar, and requisite buffalo watching from above, the Drift Inn Saloon is a living icon of the Old West.  

A Frank Olsen mural of Monument Valley occupies one wall of the saloon, while paintings of ladies of the night adorn the walls above it, paying homage to the "soiled doves" who worked the brothel upstairs.  Some of those old timers still hang around, so if you get a tap on your shoulder and no one is there, or the bar stool next to you flips over by itself, don't cut yourself off, it's only one of our many spirits that don't come in a glass!

The Drift Inn Saloon has been named one of the top five biker destination bars in the state by the Arizona Republic and one of the "Magnificent 7" saloons by Arizona Highways Magazine.

So whether you come to the Drift Inn Saloon for the spectacular scenery, an authentic taste of the old west, or our delicious food, you won't be disappointed.

A Beautiful Day in Globe, Arizona!
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