The Historic Crown King Saloon is the oldest continuously operated Saloon in the state of Arizona and has been open for 115 years! The Saloon was originally located in nearby OroBelle. In 1906 it was disassembled and brought to Crown King piece by piece.
The original owner, Tom Anderson, was a miner who worked at the Crowned King Mine and Mill. Shortly before the mine closed, he purchased a butcher shop. He then moved this butcher shop to Crown King, where it later became The Crown King Saloon. The upstairs was used as a Brothel and consists of 7 rooms with a shared bathroom. The rooms are used today as office space, storage rooms and lodging for hired musicians.
During the early 1900's, many mining claims were in operation and Crown King was booming with multiple General Stores, Saloons and Restaurants. Banking and Postal Services were available. The Post Office is located in the current General Store and used today. The railroad ran right down Main Street but you would never know it today. The Saloon is full of photos showing the history of Crown King and we welcome you to come on in and take a look around.
MJ's Café offers a variety of items including breakfast, appetizers, salads, wraps, BBQ, burgers and more. A kids menu is available. Don't forget to ask for homemade dessert specials.
Pull up a barstool or chair at a table and enjoy one of our many rotating craft brews on tap, including our special Crown King Ale. We also offer wine selections and a full bar of your favorite mixed drinks. Enjoy your drinks at our outside deck and patio areas as well on those sunny days.
We offer live music and events throughout the year. Check out our event calendar on the Events page and plan your stay. Lodging is available within walking distance. Visit crownkingaz.com and click the lodging tab at the top of the page for reservations.
Casey and Lorrie met in the Crown King Saloon in 1988 while still teenagers and married in 1991. They both have spent much time celebrating family events and creating memories throughout the years in the Crown King community and Saloon. They've always had a special connection and attachment to the Saloon and "joked" about someday becoming the Proprietors stating it was their destiny. After raising 3 children, the opportunity arose for them to fulfill that destiny in July, 2018. Casey is an Arizona native and graduated from Moon Valley. He found Crown King by being an off-road kind of guy. He spent most of his prior work years in the printing and packaging industry although he began bartending for the previous Saloon owners a few years prior. Lorrie is also an Arizona native and graduated from Cactus High School. Her parents built a family cabin in Crown King in the early 1980's. She comes from a dental/orthodontic background. They are very happy to be full time residents Crown King. Their goals are to create the same memories and experiences for their family and customers that they have had, which is what made them fall in love with the community of Crown King and the Saloon itself.