The Monarch Theatre

122 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Best Of


  • Wed-Sat 9am-2am
Patrons of The Monarch Theatre seem to frequently contract dance fever whenever beats begin blasting out of its in-house wall of sound. Each victim at this downtown Phoenix dance emporium has their own individual symptoms: some folks start to shimmy, others begin to bounce, while the rest wind up merely pumping fists or bobbing heads as fast as the BPM will allow. The diversity of boogaloos being busted withing the confines of its 7,000-square-foot dance floor tends to encompass a wide variety of electronic dance music during any particular week. If it’s a UK Thursday event, you can expect a skull-shaking auditory assault of dubstep, glitch, or drum ‘n’ bass. When the Solstice crew puts up a special event, expect hours of progressive or deep house. Touring DJs that visit also bring laptops and hard drive full of everything from electro-house and trance to psychedelic, nu-disco, and other atmospheric jams. If anyone’s beat their feet into submission, however, various booths and posh seating opposite of the bar is waiting.

Related Stories (144)

  • The 10 Best Concerts in Phoenix this Weekend
    Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Up for seeing a great concert this weekend? If so, we’ve got a few suggestions for y’all. As a matter of fact, we’ve got 10 of ‘em, and the list includes shows from a wide variety of genres and formats, from electronic dance music a...

  • The Nine Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend
    Friday, August 26, 2016 at 4 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    This weekend’s slate of big concerts happening around the Valley is downright eclectic, to say the least. It seems an apt description, considering it includes a lingerie rave, a visit from punk icons Face to Face, and a performance ...

  • The Eight Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend
    Friday, August 12, 2016 at 5 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    So, got any big plans for the weekend? Despite the fact we’re firmly in the dog days of summer, there’s certainly plenty of things you could do, including checking out the ginormous meteor shower that’s going to fill the night sky, ...

  • The Seven Best Concerts in Phoenix This Weekend
    Friday, July 29, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. by Phoenix New Times

    Looking for a great concert to check out this weekend? Look no further. We’ve got the lowdown on seven “can’t miss” shows happening over the next few nights at venues across the Valley that are worthy of your time and money. For eve...

Load More Articles


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >