Jerome Journals

Jerome, a Ghost town that Doesn't Sleep

A June 2006 trip to Jerome by Bella_Lilly

Paul & Jerrys Saloon LLC Photo, Jerome, Arizona More Photos
Quote: A hillside town, where the people are more important than the views.

Paul & Jerrys Saloon LLC

Attraction | "Paul and Jerry's"

Paul & Jerrys Saloon LLC Photo, Jerome, Arizona
Since the Spirit Room closes nightly at 1am, and Paul and Jerry's is open til 2am you are sure to find a good mix of the locals who wandered in and tourists that are still out socializing. If you go on a slow night and there aren't many people to keep your interest, there are always the pool tables, jukebox, and dart board to entertain you. The bartenders are veterans at what they do and can tell you more history about Jerome than you know what to do with. If you are looking to hang out, drinks are cheap...but you can always buy something to take away and enjoy it in the Upper Park (no glass containers) or your hotel room.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Paul & Jerrys Saloon LLC
206 Main Street

Spirit Room

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Attraction | "The Spirit Room"

Spirit Room Photo, Jerome, Arizona
Everything you might want from a small town bar. Interesting bar staff, drunk but enjoyable locals, live music on the weekends, a jukebox without all of the ordinary selections, a pool table, and of course the bathrooms where you are encouraged to write a message on the walls (if you dont have a marker, just ask the bartender). The Spirit Room is usually occupied by a variety of people: bikers, hippies, old, young, drunk, sober, and the 'locals'. No matter who you are, or where you come from, there will be something that will draw you back to this drinking hole. Young women beware though, local guys are always looking for the fresh and attractive, as they do anywhere, they can swarm sometimes so just ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 6, 2006

Spirit Room
166 Main Street
Jerome, Arizona 86331
(928) 634-8809

In Search of the Ghosts in Jerome

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I grew up just below the town of Jerome, only 13 minutes down the hill from where all the ghosts are supposed to be. In grade school we all had ghost stories, most of them would include the old Jerome hospital--a place notorious for spirits from the other side. To me these were stories for children and tourists, making the town more attractive and mysterious to visitors, and I didn't buy into any of it. Now, I am 22 and have been to many exotic places and seen important pieces of art in even more important museums, but I am still drawn to Jerome with a otherworldly intensity. I'm not saying that I now suddenly believe all the stories I heard, just that I can't not go to Jerome when I return ho...Read More