Mesa's Monsterland Bar & Grill Closing Its Doors

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Laura Hahnefeld
Monsterland's dining area
It's time to say good-boo!-eye to Monsterland Bar & Grill, the horror-themed restaurant and nightclub on downtown Mesa's Main Street.

See also: Mesa's Monsterland to Close Next Weekend on Jackalope Ranch

Originally a two-story haunted house and slasher movie museum that opened in September 2011, Monsterland transformed part of its property into a restaurant, bar, and nightclub last spring. But the idea didn't last. Per an announcement on Facebook and Twitter today, the proprietors of the East Valley attraction said Monsterland will officially close its doors on Saturday, January 19.

Monsterland's Facebook post today was brief, asking fans to join the nightspot for one last costume party:

"Well guys it's been a great ride!! We absolutely love all our fans and appreciate you all supporting us in this AMAZING adventure!! But we regret to inform you all that Monsterland will be closing.

Stay tuned for details on our last HURRAH on Saturday the 19th!

It will of course be a costume party!! We hope to see you there!"

Sister blog Jackalope Ranch reports that, according to folks behind the scenes at Monsterland, the establishment fell victim to financial problems -- especially when the space was updated to include the bar, restaurant, and nightclub portions.

Jackalope Ranch goes on to say that Monsterland's owners don't have any plans to return to strictly a haunted house and that many of the space's props and monsters and its horror movie décor will be sold.

Read the full story of the Monsterland closing on Jackalope Ranch here.

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Location Info

Monsterland - CLOSED

18 W. Main St., Mesa, AZ

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21 comments
Dfactor
Dfactor

Valley restaurants are the new pop-up shops!

Lori Hibbing Anthony
Lori Hibbing Anthony

Very cool and unique place. We thought the food was good too. The service was very slow though all 4 times we've been there.

Jonathan Duncan
Jonathan Duncan

I've been there once the props and decor were cool but they could have done a better job running the place

Josh Skora
Josh Skora

That's what they get charging $7 for a beer. Take that shit to Scottsdale.

Cindy Lu
Cindy Lu

the food should've been tastier...

Taylor Sailor
Taylor Sailor

always got terrible service everytime I went there and the food was just ok

Layal Rabat
Layal Rabat

nice decorations, the vibe was meh or maybe I was meh that day.

Stacey Leach
Stacey Leach

I thought it was so cool. And the food was awesome every time! Very sad and what the heck, the food network just filmed there. I wish they could just sell it so someone could keep it open.

Nick Tapia
Nick Tapia

That was quick. I figured it would close, as much as I love that Mesa corridor, there is no sense of a downtown feel.

JKGrence
JKGrence

@Justin Vacca There's still time!

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