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  • Diana Brandt

THE FUNKY MONK Arrives Soon on the Scene

Square One Concepts continues to add to its bar and restaurant portfolio, this Spring introducing THE FUNKY MONK(, a colorfully comfortable throwback spot that delivers delicious food by day and a psychedelic lounge vibe by night.

THE FUNKY MONK interior feature bright patchwork seating, a full-service bar and a state-of-the-art sound system ideal for dance music including everything from vintage throwbacks to top 40 hits every weekend. In addition, the venue offers easy seating for dining indoors and out to enjoy the beautiful Arizona weather.

THE FUNKY MONK character is a creative take on Belgian monks known for their rich beer-making tradition dating back to the sixth century. The figure also is reminiscent of Arizona’s Camelback Mountain rock formation, Praying Monk, which is approximately 100 feet high, located on the northeast side of the mountain.

While THE FUNKY MONK décor offers guests a whimsical getaway, they’ll also enjoy a signature quality menu of traditional American fare with a snappy twist. Healthy-to-indulgent starters like Nosh Board, Stuffed Mushroomsand Fried Calamari options are joined by the Super Monk and Disco-tec-a pizzas; a Grilled Caprese sandwich and elevated pasta selections such as pasta with 24 Karat Mac and Lemon Pepper Garlic Chicken.

In addition to the distinctive dishes, THE FUNKY MONK boasts a handcrafted cocktail program featuring a variety of mules, floats and signature drinks, some customized per location. The Tempe location offers ASU themed drinks the Rising Sun and Devil’s Sunrise, a refreshing mix of Patron Tequila, Tangerine Red Bull and grenadine, while Tucson serves up The Funky Stuff, a red or blue vodka based drink.

THE FUNKY MONK hours of operation are Sunday-Thursday 12pm-Close; Friday & Saturday 12pm-2am. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm.

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