Popstar Rihanna once sang “Cheers to the weekend. I’ll drink to that!” We think that a week well spent working hard at the office (or wherever you work) calls for celebratory drinks on the weekend. We’ve put together a list of the 6 places that our 21+ readers need to drink at this weekend. Follow Rihanna’s footsteps and find your weekend drink at one of these bars:

Postino East Wine Café:

Wine drinkers will find their happy place at this warm, cozy restaurant and wine bar located in Heritage Square. With 36 unique, approachable wines to choose from, the servers are happy to help you find one to fit your palate.

VM suggestion: the Board and Bottle special after 8 P.M. on Mondays and Tuesdays, which’ll get you a board of their incredible bruschetta and a bottle of house wine for $20. 

The Beer Research Institute

Beer lovers galore gather at this pub that was “formed over several beers, over several years.” With countless selections of beer and food made from scratch, this brew pub is sure to please.

VM suggestion: 480G IPA, made specifically for “all the East Valley OG’s.” 

Desert Eagle Brewing Company

The original downtown Mesa micro-brewery, offering specially created craft beer for Mesa beer lovers. Happy hour daily from 3-6 p.m. Offering unfiltered locally-made Mesa craft beers and ciders, Desert Eagle is a good choice for this weekend.

The Brass Tap

The Brass Tap, conveniently located in Mesa Riverview, offers more than 300 different beers, 60 of which are deliciously on tap. Enjoy a cold one at The Brass Tap. VM suggestion: a Four Peaks beer on tap.

Baja Joe’s Mexican Cantina

Get dive-y at Baja Joe’s this weekend, featuring 12 large TV’s, a pool table, darts, and a juke box. Open until 2 a.m. on weekends and with guest DJ’s every Saturday night. VM suggestion: Dance Party Saturdays.


TQLA Agave Bar and Southwestern Kitchen: Closed since posting

There you have it! Take our word for it—if there’s one thing you won’t regret doing this weekend, it’ll be heading out to these Mesa bars. Have fun!