Cloistered amidst endless orange groves on the eastern end of Mesa, The Monastery isn't so much a bar as it's a ranch-style compound containing amusements aplenty. Perfect for those who can't stand the idea of being parked on a bar stool within a darkened room, this sprawling establishment offers drinking and diversions both inside and outside. Sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and ping-pong tables dominate its sprawling "backyard," while the interior includes pool tables, dart machines, and arcade games. Charcoal grills are also on the premises, allowing patrons to purchase a hunk of meat (or a veggie burger) and cook it for themselves. Live music takes place on Fridays and Saturdays when the weather permits and there's karaoke on Tuesday nights. And don't forget to ask the bartenders about a free cab ride home if your designated driver has had one too many.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Wednesday 2-11 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 2 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 12-8 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Parking: Lot available
- Extra Services: Banquet Facilities, Private-group dining