"Meet Me at the Monte V"
Historically, The Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge was the first speakeasy in Flagstaff, welcoming everyone from celebrities and law-breakers to skiers and river runners. During prohibition, the Cocktail Lounge opened and was successfully running a major bootlegging operation in the very same location as today! Come 1931, the Cocktail Lounge was raided by officials and was forced to close their doors until prohibition ended two years later. For five years, 1935 to 1940, the Monte V offered the only slot machines to ever appear in Flagstaff.
Our bi-level lounge offers a wide variety of live music most Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights, karaoke every Tuesday and Thursday nights, and trivia every Sunday night all kicking off at 9 p.m. Happy hour at the Monte V runs daily from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. This includes $1 off wells, wines and drafts in addition to free billiards and darts in our spacious upper level bar.
Ghosts that frequent the Lounge include a dancing couple that have been spotted waltzing on the dance floor and a bank robber who died drinking his last cocktail. Even the ghosts have a good time at the Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge.
The Monte Vista Cocktail Lounge is located on the southeast end of the hotel. One can find the Cocktail Lounge on Aspen street by looking for our notable neon sign or by entering through the hotel lobby.