20 Best Bars in Mesa


Best Bars in Mesa

Mesa, just east of Phoenix, is the third-largest city in Arizona. Being so spacious, there are various places in the city for entertainment after the sun sets. When you are passing by Mesa, stop by one of the watering holes for an amazing night out. The bar scene here is colorful with plenty of options whether your preference is for beer, cocktail or wine. From upscale lounges to fun greasy dive bars, there is something for everyone.

These are some of the best bars in Mesa to drink and have fun at!

The Original Blue Adobe Grille

Finally, after a lot of bar-hopping, I found my go-to bar for Mexican food! If you like spicy and New Mexican flavor, you will love the Original. They serve beer, cocktails and wine.

Super-friendly staff in a convivial atmosphere add to the appeal. During these unprecedented times, this family-owned, authentic place deserves your patronage! They are located just blocks away from the Mesa Arts Center, the Museum and Hohokam Stadium.

144 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 962-1000
originalblueadobe.com

The Hub Grill & Bar

With more than 70 craft beers, both drafts and bottles, this place is a beer lover’s delight! The best part? Local residents came together and set up this place! So, time to give the local bars some love, right?

The ambience is casual, and the place is spotless. The wait staff are friendly and attentive. They provide loads of fun, to begin with, such as Happy Hour Specials, a game room and 50 HD TVs to watch sporting events of your choice.

Take your pup along and watch him get spoilt! They are kid-friendly too, so that’s a bonus!

1925 S Sossaman Rd
Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85209
(480) 718-5440
hubgrill.com

Los Dos Molinos

A Mexican restaurant serving South Western food that is spicy and hot. Tempted yet? That is exactly what Los Dos Molinos offers. This is a terrific place for tequila fans. There are more than 100 tequilas stocked up here! They have some Margaritas and a good selection of beer too.

The ambience is casual and laid back. They offer delivery and takeout. They are a kid-friendly establishment, but make sure to get food that they can handle!

If you can handle hot and spicy, then test that out here. You can give yourself a little pat on the back if you pass the test!

260 S Alma School Rd
Ste 137
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 969-7475
losdosmolinosmesa.com

The Beer Research Institute

They are popular for their craft beers. The Beer Research Institute brews a wide range of beer styles including Belgian Ales, Lagers, Stouts, IPAs and Barrel-Aged specialties. They have more than 15 beers on tap along with some wine and liquor.

The staff is friendly and inviting. If you want a nice, chill place to lounge in with some unique and fantastic beer, this is it! They are a dog-friendly establishment. Frequent patrons swear that this is one of the best breweries in Arizona. I must say that I agree!

1641 S Stapley Dr
Ste 104
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 892-2020
thebeerresearchinstitute.com

Baja Joe’s

The Baja Joe features authentic Sinaloan-style seafood and traditional Mexican dishes in their food menu. Their Parrillada Mariscos and Parrillada Mexicana are two signature dishes you don’t want to miss out!

They have tequilas and cocktails on their drink menu. They offer delivery and takeout as well. The ambience is casual and relaxing.

If you have never tried Mexican fare before, but would like to, then do yourself a favor and check out Baja Joe’s!

1927 N Gilbert Rd
Ste 6
Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 655-1828
bajajoescantina.com

The Hub Grill

Another Hub Grill you ask? But this is a rather new establishment that opened its doors in 2016. Just like its other place, they offer great beer selections along with great food. This is a sports bar, so there are plenty of TVs to watch the game.

They have outdoor seating and offer delivery and takeout. The customer service is outstanding! A nice place for the family to hang out and have fun together. Don’t forget the treasure box for the kiddos! And Sundays are all-day happy hours. Wowzers!

1860 S Stapley Dr
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 494-2699
hubgrill.com

Whats Crackin Cafe

The 3rd best Bloody Mary in Arizona? I’m already a fan, LOL. This cafe serves an extensive Mimosa bar of flavors and 10 draft beers. Traditional New Mexican breakfast is what’s popping in this place!

The ambience is trendy and casual, and they offer takeout and delivery. The staff are warm and welcoming. You can totally dig the live music that will get you in the vibes of this place. They are kiddo and pet-friendly.

In the mood for day-drinking? Make this your spot, mate!

6663 E Mcdowell Rd
Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 264-6832
whatscrackincafe.com

Barrio Brewing Co.

This place has some of the best award-winning beers on their repertoire. And watching the planes while you dine is exciting. You can see planes take off and land at Mesa Gateway airport. I mean, you don’t have to be a kid to enjoy that, right?

This is a lively, and fun place to hang out. Don’t you love to go someplace where you can just unwind with a good cold beer at hand and some delicious bites to nosh on as you watch the game on TV? I know I do! If all this sounds good, this is your place peeps!

5803 S Sossaman Rd
Ste 45
Mesa, AZ 85212
(480) 988-7171
barriobrewingmesa.com

Drunken Tiger

This is the first Korean pub in Arizona! Classic Korean food and American comfort food are on offer making this irresistible for the foodie in you. Casual, dark and gritty, the ambience is just as intoxicating as the food and drinks.

Try their refreshing Korean beer or the very popular Soju. Then perhaps you may work up the courage to try out their karaoke! The watermelon soju – halved watermelon topped with fruity pebbles & pop rocks is a personal favorite!

You would love the energy and vibes of the place. The ambience is casual and trendy with cool decors and graffiti. It can get pretty loud, but that’s a good thing right? This is the place to bring your friends for late-night bites and drinks and have a rollicking time!

1954 S Dobson Rd
Ste 5
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 755-7555
drunkentigeraz.com

Boulders on Southern

This is your cool neighborhood bar to enjoy a great beer along with delicious pizzas and burgers. They serve 20 draft handles and a huge array of bottled and canned beer.

If you are a sports and adventure junkie you will enjoy looking at all the pictures of travel and adventure sports. They have billiards, darts and board games thrown in the mix for your entertainment.

The atmosphere is super casual and chill. They are kid-friendly. The wait staff is friendly and courteous to a fault! They offer delivery and takeout as well.

1010 W Southern Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 659-4816
bouldersonsouthern.com

Sam & Luca Rustic Kitchen

The place was just started a couple of years back, and it’s one of the best bars in Mesa, so well done! Sometimes, you just want to be away from the nice and dine at a fancy and sophisticated place with some great wine. This bar offers just that. It is an Italian bar that serves more than two dozen wines by glass/bottles, along with some draft wines, draft beers and half a dozen cocktails.

The ambience is upscale and classy, and they offer outdoor seating, delivery and takeout. They are kid-friendly. The atmosphere is great with tasteful decor and great music that elevates the entire experience. Service is attentive and friendly.

So, dress up and drive to Sam & Luca for an enjoyable dining experience.

1959 S Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 659-6716
samandlucaaz.com

The Draft Sports Grill

This is not your typical sports bar. At the draft, you not just get great beer, but great food made from scratch, as well. But, back to the beers. The beer list is extensive, with a lot of local popular choices. There are plenty of TVs to watch your favorite teams take the field.

The customer service is top-notch, and they offer delivery and takeout. The verdict? One of the best sports bars in the city!

542 W Baseline Rd
Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 588-8988

D’Vine Bistro & Wine Bar

An award-winning wine list, eclectic chef-driven menu, delicious cocktails and live music – what more could you possibly want?

The craft cocktails here are unique but authentic, and you will not be disappointed with any selection. The ambience is classy, casual and the wait staff is prompt and friendly.

A tucked-away gem in North-east Mesa, this is a wonderful place to hit with friends and have fun!

2837 N Power Rd
Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 654-4171
dvinebistromesa101.com

Board & Batten

This is a hidden gem in the East Valley! Nested in the North East Valley groves, the place is beautiful inside and outside. No outdoor patio can get more tranquil or charming; it’s a delight to dine at! They set the bar on ambience and hospitality.

Their drink menu features wine, cocktails and draft beer. The service is warm, friendly and hospitable. With its romantic and classy, casual ambience, this would be a wonderful place to impress your first date!

Intrigued about the name? You will get it when you visit. Shh, it is to do with the architecture! That’s all we’re saying. Waste no time in checking out this place.

4012 E Palm St
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 641-4148
bbdining.com

Desert Eagle Brewing Company

This place is all about the beers. A local favorite for its craft beers and live music, they typically have around a dozen of their beers on tap.

There is plenty of seating inside and outside on their patio. The ambience is classy, and the wait staff is friendly and uplifting. Nothing much to add except go here for the beer!

150 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 656-2662
deserteaglebrewing.com

Lucky Lou’s American Grill

This is a fun, happy and casual Sports bar. Small, simple and neat, this is a good place to hang out with friends or family, have a drink, and watch the game. The waitstaff is amazing – friendly, warm and attentive, they will put you at ease, and ensure you are having a good time.

1929 N Power Rd
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 985-8259
luckylousaz.com

The Grid: Games & Growlers

This place is a gamer’s paradise! They have plenty of games and even game-themed drinks! The cocktails are creative and delicious. There is beer to be got here as well.

The ambience is casual, fun and lively. There are couches with TVs, and old consoles like Dreamcast, NES, Wii, SNES and a whole lot more. They have 4 pinball machines too. Jenga, Mortal Kombat, Jenga, Air Hockey are so many games are there for you to try.

If you like gaming and listening to music, this is the ideal place you can enjoy both.

525 S Gilbert Rd
Mesa, AZ 85204
(480) 621-8088
facebook.com/thegridgg

Oro Brewing Company

This is a small-batch brewery and taproom. They specialize in brewing hand-crafted ales, IPAs and lagers in comfortable and relaxing settings. They have over a dozen varieties of beer to cater to beer aficionados.

There are a couple of TVs to catch the game. They have a small patio out front that is dog-friendly too.

If you have an art show or festival that you are visiting in Downtown Mesa, make a beeline for the Oro Brewing Company, refresh yourself with some good beer and be on your way. Enjoy!

210 W Main St
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 398-8247
orobrewing.com

Pub N Grub

This place is a great neighborhood bar. The beer selections are good and affordable to boot. This is a fun dive bar, with friendly faces, warm service, great food and good beer. The eclectic music is on-point and very enjoyable. This is a good place to watch football as well as they have loads of TVs everywhere.

The “breakfast shot” which is an orange mapley shot with a strip of bacon on top and it tastes like liquid breakfast is super popular here. But you may not be able to stop with one. Just giving you fair warning!

2815 S Alma School Rd
Ste 101
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 838-1348

Tipsy Cactus TapRoom & Bottle Shop

This is a local-owned bar in the shopping center-Plaza de Fiesta. They offer a constantly changing craft beer selection, a well-crafted and extensive wine list and bottles to take home and enjoy your drink in the comfort of your home. At any time, they have over 30 beers on tap.

The staff are outgoing and accommodative. You can bring your own food here, or enjoy some bites from the food trucks outside if you get hungry. The ambience is trendy and casual, and it’s a great spot for date night or to hang out with friends. Get tipsy!

2722 S Alma School Rd
Ste 1
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 268-9887
tipsycactus.com

Well, this is pretty much everything great that I could gather for you. The list features some rather new establishments too that are worthy of your attention. So see which one of these you love and see yourself becoming a regular. Have yourself a fun, responsible and tipsy night!

Ren

Ren is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. She loves writing, running, hanging out, and enjoying her free time with friends and family. Got a new idea for an article? Hit her up at ren [at] barpx.com.

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