Love at first swipe? The best Phoenix bars to meet Tinder dates

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Once you wade through the sea of shirtless selfies, target practice videos and pics from fishing trips, you might find someone you’re interested in. Then comes the real challenge: actually meeting them. Here are my favorite Tinder date spots in Phoenix based on safety, pricing and experiences on a scale from one to five with five being the highest.

The Porch

Safety: 3.5/5

I recommend grabbing a table instead of sitting at the bar, so you have a waiter around if things start to get weird. Plus, a large portion of the tables are conveniently out of eyeshot from the bathrooms, so you can make a quick escape!

Pricing: 3/5

It’s not the most expensive, but also not the cheapest place to grab drinks.

Experience: 4/5

The Porch has games, giant Moscow Mules and decent food to snack on while your date tells you about why they think they deserves a second chance with their ex.

Crescent Ballroom (Cocina 10)

Safety: 4/5

Crescent is usually pretty crowded, and I am a firm believer in safety in numbers. Plus, if there’s a show going on there will probably be an extra bouncer or two around.

Pricing: 3.5/5

Personally, I think Cocina 10’s menu is fairly priced for the amount of food and/or drinks you’re getting.

Experience: 3.5/5

If you haven’t already, you absolutely need to try the Honey Badger cocktail. It will make even the worst date more enjoyable.

Low Key Piano Bar

Safety: 4.5/5

I’m hesitant to say any bar is 100 percent safe, but Low Key did advertise that they offer the “angel shot.” If you’re unfamiliar with the term, it basically means that if a woman comes up to the bar and orders an angel shot her date is making her feel unsafe and she needs a way out.

Pricing: 4/5

You can disagree with me, but honestly every time I’ve gone to Low Key I feel as though my money was well spent.

Experience: 4/5

You and your date could end up serenading each other! How cute!

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