The one word every uses to describe Monarch (204 E Rio Grande) is “chill.” Monarch features $3.50 craft draft pints till 9, and what is widely regarded as the best coffee in town. Open from noon to 2 a.m., seven days a week.
Events at Monarch are usually free. Sometimes the cover is $3, but when there’s a cover charge, three bucks is cheap. You always get more than you pay for at Monarch.
And whether it’s a band or a DeeJay, there’s almost always something happening at Monarch. In the afternoons, there’s a patio.
Here’s the chalkboard for the week of May 15-21: