Monsoon Season, Cafe Roka, Bisbee Royale and Other Treats

Monsoon season in Bisbee is always a treat. Sunny in the mornings, with dreamy puffs of clouds floating in the afternoon and often rain in the late afternoon or evening. The high desert is never more green, fragrant, and alive than now. The waterfalls just West of Bisbee above Hwy 80, as you ascend into the Mule Mountains, are flowing. Stop to admire or better yet, plan to hike to the top with refreshing dips in the natural pools along the way. It is a rare treat in the desert.

Every second Saturday of the month is Art Walk. Join us for the latest in gallery openings and exposure to some of the best artists in Arizona. And every weekend there is live music in various venues in town.

The Bisbee Royal, across the street from Copper City Inn, features some of the best near first run and classic movies and occasional wine tasting. You may see the monthly Friday and Saturday schedule at bisbeeroyale.com. A wine tasting featuring Napa Valley wines is on August 9. These tasting/pairings sell out fast, so if interested reserve your tickets now, or call us and we will do it.

Cafe Roka the best rural restaurant in Arizona (I’m the beverage manager and also tend bar on Friday and Saturday), is 2 blocks down canyon from Copper City Inn open for dinner Friday and Saturday in July 5-9 pm. Beginning in August summer hours will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday 5-9 pm. Reservations at 432-5153 and caferoka.com for a sample menu and info on the restaurant. They have opened a wine bar. Located in the restaurant at 35 Main Street, Roka Wine Bar tasting menus features Arizona regional wines from more than 20 vineyards paired with Chef/owner Rod Kass’s distinctive cuisine. Open Sundays from 12:30-4:30, customers get five pours for $10.