Gracie’s Tax Bar, which is located along Seventh Avenue just south of McKinley Street, offers the look and feel of a neighborhood hangout. Its cozy interior, which features a 50-person capacity, is also bathed in red light, giving it a bit of a clandestine vibe. The bar itself takes up a good chunk of the interior space and is surrounded by a few booths and several tables.
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Before it was the Rebel Lounge, it was the Mason Jar. Founded in 1979, the Mason Jar quickly established itself as one of the premier clubs in central Phoenix, hosting some of alternative rock’s best on their way to stardom: Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Jane’s Addiction, Green Day, Guns ‘N’ Roses, and Nirvana.
The custom screen-printing company creates everything from t-shirts to posters to stickers. And though screen printing can have negative effects on the environment, he said they emphasize eco-friendly printing methods and materials.
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Gracie's Tax Bar
While resisting the urge to label Gracie’s a dive bar — because that’s a term that’s “earned over the course of 30 years” — Perry said she wants it to be a relaxed neighborhood hangout.