Hola, my friend. Mark Corona here (aka Kid Corona), the Whitest Mexican You Will Ever Meet; Guaranteed or Your Money Back! If you love discovering unique bars and restaurants, you know, those hidden gems? Then you’ll love The Mark Corona Podcast. – hang tight, episodes are currently in production.
A few years ago, my friend and I discovered a really cool bar that looked and felt like something out of a 1920’s gangster movie, Al Capone type. The place has no signage of any kind and the main door almost blends into the building, very hard to find. In fact, one of the cool features I noticed was the sliding peep-hole on the door, just like in the prohibition movies! Loved it!
Trying to find this place was a real pain in the ass. Even when you put it into your navigation system, it’s still difficult. I remember driving past it like 5 times and eventually walked past it at least 3 more, until someone next door pointed it out to me. Needless to say, I was fascinated by the idea of a hidden bar. It felt exclusive and like one of those moments where you feel like you want to tell everyone, but at the same time, you don’t.
The place only fits up to 25 people and its mostly standing room. That’s where I first discovered the “Sonoran Old Fashioned”, a drink that not only has become my favorite, but it can only be found at this location. Why? Because of ONE main ingredient that most bars don’t carry. You’ll never guess what it is, but I’ll tell you about it on an upcoming episode.
Anyway, that simple experience is what inspired me to create The Mark Corona Podcast. It’s a show all about discovering those hidden gems that give you that feeling of uniqueness and exclusivity. So, if you’re ready to discover amazing bars and restaurants where millions of people WON’T be going, let’s get on the Mark Corona bus together, and roll!
The Casual Pint. (Tuesdays 7p – 9p) 4626 N 16th St. Phoenix, Az
Lookout Tavern. (Wednesdays 7p – 9p) 830 E Greenway Suite 100
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In addition to trivia and my podcast, I’ve also worked as a Radio & TV Personality for most of my career. I’ve interviewed dozens of influential entertainers and hosted hundreds of bar events between the U.S. and Mexico.
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