by Lisa E. on
I would recommend going to this place just to checkout the inside...It was definitely not what I expected (bare dark/black room like many 'industrial rock-goth clubs'). It has a raised cathedral style ceiling with gargoyles giving it a dark Gothic church feeling inside. There is an evil tinge with statues and artwork of Lucifer and red chandeliers... The DJ booth overlooks the whole bar from, what reminds me of, a castle spire. The sound system is amazing, clear and crisp, possibly the best one in Phoenix. I went on a Wednesday so it was pumping the sounds of industial rock and some post punk and indie rock. Sanctum also has laser lights and an interesting male/female bathroom... The crowd is eccentric for sure, but one would be silly to expect anything else considering the description above. Feel free to dance till you can't anymore, even if just with yourself. In case you didn't get the memo, most people in here wear very dark colors...not sure I would show up in a springy sundress. But all walks of life are welcome in this unpretentious and carefree club.
by So Lasorsa on
This is a great bar. With the exception that it is an only cash bar, they have some great drink specials (very strong) and the setting is just cool. It really is different from the typical bar scene atmosphere you see in SF. Although the crowd there is pretty eclectic, definitely go here if you are out on a night bar hopping on Polk street. The smoking area is also really nice as it has an outdoor seating area to have drinks and a smoke.