A person who spends a considerable amount of time in/around the legendary Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA. Phoenix rats are often labeled as degenerates, burnouts, or douche bags, though that's not always true.
local child: "The Phoenix rats think they're so cool sitting on the steps. They're always making hilarious comments to passersby as means of fun during their long day. It's intimidating. It makes me uncomfortable. They blow cigarette smoke at me. I heard that one night, ten of them mercilessly beat one drunken kid in a nearby parking lot, like a bunch of god damn, filthy cowards. At least they'll pay on judgement day."