Quality Inn Navajo Nation
10 North Main Street
Tuba City, AZ 86045
Phone: (928) 283-4545
Fax: (928) 283-4144
In 1931, hunter and collector Dean Eldredge began construction on a museum to house an amazing assortment of wild animals he had preserved through taxidermy. Converted to a nightclub in 1936, the club's wildest exhibits were then the people who came to dance the night away in what has been called the world's largest log cabin. Today, party animals head to the Museum (affectionately dubbed The Zoo) for drinks, live music, and unusually up-tempo atmosphere. The after-hours extravaganza on weekends is a night owl's favorite perch.
Walk under the shark, past the row of what looks like old brightly painted race car seats, and you're entering the party zone. This Cabo San Lucas/Puerto Vallarta/Acapulco-inspired cantina is fun and funky. It's a favorite place to drink, dine and dance any night of the week. The menu tends toward the tropical with items like Mango Chicken and Margarita Shrimp. Buckets of shrimp, huge burritos and fish and shrimp tacos are also favorites; all at reasonable prices. Live music on weekends will put you in a "fiesta" state of mind.
Though it sounds like an Irish pub and, to a great extent has the same sort of camaraderie, this place generally caters to a younger, livelier crowd who aren't as interested in bantering with the bartender as they are in partying hearty. While it's first and foremost a bar, the tavern also serves tasty, stick-to-your-ribs American fare along with generously poured drinks. Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4p-7p. This is a comfortable cozy place to congregate, with regularly scheduled live music.
In contrast to the Old Post Office next door, this lounge attracts a fairly straight-laced clientele. Here, they're more into sports than the arts, but everyone is still out to have a good time. A generally young group does more than its share of both drinking and dancing here. There's live music every night and it ranges from blues to rock. Thursday night "Open Mikes" are often a hoot, but on the odd occasion, you can hear some real talent. Drinks are priced from about USD3-5, with cover charges (usually around USD5-10) on some nights depending on the band. Happy hour starts at noon. Opens everyday at 9p.
Here's a bar as a bar should be. The beer's good, the music is live (well, mostly) and the guests are mostly regulars. They have special events lined up throughout the week, like DJ nights, Ladies nights, live music and the likes. On the whole, it's a great place to head to for your weekly dose of drinks and fun.