The Sultana Bar in Williams, AZ claims to have the longest operating liquor license in the state of Arizona. And they didn’t mind us bringing in Jerry so we just had to stop and whet our whistles.
From the stamped tin roof to the rough hewn log table where we sat by the window with Jerry this place simply exudes the Old West. The cowboy boots and hats warn by half the patrons are definitely authentic. As are the tattoos and long hair worn by the other half. While the Tommy Hilfiger clad tourists tend to pop their heads in and quickly leave, the locals we met were certainly friendly enough.
The well-stocked full bar is adorned with quite a collection of antique novelty liquor bottles and taxidermy. A large Moose watches over the door while a bear and mountain lion keep an eye on the crowd. The beer is cold and online reviews of the Sultana indicate they mix a good stiff drink. The juke box blares a raucous eclectic mix, inside and out. Bar munchies are available and live music can be heard on weekends. More good news: Arizona Bars are now smoke free. In our book, this is an A+ joint.