The Funky Monk reopens downtown with a new menu & extended patio

Down on the corner of Congress and Fourth Avenue, The Funky Monk is reopening its dining room with new dishes, cocktails, Sunday brunch, and a “wraparound” patio.

“We are very happy to have The Funky Monk’s doors back open and could not be more pleased to be back serving our fans in Tucson once again,” said S. Barrett Rinzler, founder of Square One Concepts.

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Breakfast Tacos. Photo courtesy of The Funk Monk

The restaurant and bar took advantage of their time off — adding new menu items and even bringing in a Sunday brunch. The brunch menu has the likes of Breakfast Tacos, a Hangover Bowl, Nutella and Banana Pancakes, and Rosé Cakes.

If brunch isn’t you’re thing, The Funky Monk has tacked on other daily dishes such as the Super Bagel Bites, several new sandwiches and paninis, and the Mama Mia with Meatballs.

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Mama Mia with Meatballs. Photo courtesy of The Funk Monk

So, what about the drinks, right?

They’ve got 24 beers on tap, select house wines, and a variety of cocktails to quench your thirst. The bar is mixing up slushies now, too, which come with either rum or vodka in strawberry, peach puree, and other flavors.

At first glance, you’ll notice an updated interior with leather lounge chairs and plenty of bar and table seating (socially distanced), but outside there are changes, too. You’ve got an option to sit out on the extended patio that wraps around the side — providing a nice view of the Prince mural on the Rialto Theatre’s wall.

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Photo courtesy of The Funk Monk

The Funky Monk’s new hours are 4 p.m. – midnight on Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, and a Happy Hour from 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday – Friday.

The Funky Monk is located at 350 E. Congress St. and can be reached at (520) 777-5560. For more information, visit

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