Monarch (204 E Rio Grande) is a funky homey place like somebody’s hippy grandmother’s house. 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.