best of mesaFor several years, the East Valley Tribune has polled readers to discover the gems of Mesa and the surrounding area. Once a year, the list is presented to the public, some of which are long-beloved establishments of the East Valley and others are new faces. Categories range from best places to dine and see nightlife to best veterinarians. Here are some of the winners this year’s poll.
Best of Mesa 2015 Museum: Arizona Museum of Natural History
With over 60,000 items from Arizona’s cultural and natural history, this is a great place to take the kids to see huge replica dinosaurs. The Museum also hosts Beer ‘n’ Bones, a fun and educational experience for the over-21 crowd. Find hours, location and a schedule of events at
Best of Mesa 2015 Date Night: National Comedy Theatre
Ever been out to see live comedy? Check out National Comedy Theatre. Voted best date night attraction, the troupe performs weekly improv shows where the audience gets to interact, and even offers improv classes for the daring. The shows are all ages, just in case you want to take the kids out, too. Find out more about the Theatre and its shows and workshops at
Best of Mesa 2015 Pizza: Barro’s Pizza
We can’t forget the important things in life. This year’s winner for best pizza is the beloved Barro’s Pizza. Grandma Angelina Barro’s “family secret” recipe is still used at all of its locations. Find your nearest one at
Best of Mesa 2015 Place for a Drink: Desert Eagle Brewery
Since 2011, Desert Eagle Brewery has brewed seasonal beverages using their German heritage and extensive knowledge of quality beer. The taproom opened in 2012, and now you can drink beer and catch a live event such as open mic or music nights while dining on pizza and other pub favorites. Find them at
Best of Mesa 2015 Coffee House: Inside the Bungalow Espresso Cafe
The other crucial gem to know about is the best coffee in Mesa. This years winner is Inside the Bungalow. Nestled in a cottage style home, Inside the Bungalow is a great place to sip coffee while reading a book or chatting with friends. Find them at
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