Monterey Court might just be the best thing happening on Miracle Mile. Originally opened in 1938 as Monterey Motel, the space was procured in 2011. The old motel was transformed into a vibrant destination consisting of a cafe, bar, music venue, and artisan shopping with all the desert feels.
Today, Monterey Court has a courtyard that can fit up to about 225 people with an additional 50 seats over at the bar. Surrounding the courtyard are former motel rooms that are now units occupied by local businesses like a hair salon, tattoo shop, etc.
Let’s talk about the live music, though! Throughout the week, the two-way stage hosts bands from all over — local, national, and international. As an added bonus, the folks behind Monterey Court keep their online calendar up to date so you can plan your visit.
And if you’re hungry or thirsty for a cocktail, they’ve got you covered, too.
Monterey Court Cafe offers a menu that accommodates all palates to keep the whole court satisfied. Some of the edible highlights include The Old Monterey (a salad) — Kalamata and green olives, capers, feta, tomato, roasted pepper, and onion over mixed greens with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette — and the Monterey Burger, which is 100% lean Angus beef with lettuce, tomato, and onion.
Cocktails, AKA Dancing Juice, are $3 off during their daily Happy Hour from 3 – 6 p.m. One of our favorites is the Loch Ness, a concoction made of scotch, orange liqueur, sweet vermouth, housemade sweet and sour, and a Bordeaux cherry.
Monterey Court is located at 505 W. Miracle Mile. For more information and hours of operation, visit montereycourtaz.com.
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