About Us - Cave Creek/Carefree Chamber of Commerce Article

Cathy Marr
Adjacent to the Sundial and directly across from the picturesque town center park, is Venues Café. Offering an American Bistro menu with an upscale, yet casual, dining atmosphere.  This beautiful building offers the ambiance of multiple textures of brick, copper, wood and stone and invites you to want to settle in and relax.  Leather chairs surround the fireplace situated next to the well-stocked wine cellar.  Venue's bar is a great place to dine, watch your favorite team play on the multiple TVs, and bask in the shadows of their 30' natural rock wall.

The new sensation in town is located at 34 Easy Street in downtown Carefree.  Owner Catherine Marr, born in Albany, New York, remarked "I am ecstatic over the welcome I have received from surrounding shop owners and many local patrons have become regulars."  Venues Café opened their doors on Oct. 3, 2010 and has become a real player in the food and entertainment business in the community.  Catherine now lives in Cave Creek, landing in Arizona three years ago after spending a lifetime of corporate work and travelling the United States with her last position as a VP for Traveler's in charge of 12 states on the west coast.

In addition to the fine menu there is occasional entertainment and the doors are open until 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm or later on Friday and Saturday.  While Carefree has done a lot of late to build business Venues is doing their share of promotion for the the restaurant and the town. The weekend brunch has received a notable review from Open Table as a place to be. In addition, their happy hour is known as one of the best in Carefree. 

Saturday mornings starting at 8 a.m. join Venues for breakfast where Carefree is Car Country.  Come admire a variety of classic and restored cars that crowd the streets every Saturday. 

Venues walls are adorned with spectacular art on loan and for sale from local artists. The development of the Upstairs Gallery has brought a beautiful private dining space to Carefree where you literally dine within the art gallery. 

We suggest you phone ahead for reservations at 480-595-9909 or email venuescafe@gmail.com  Make Venues your venue for a warm place to meet and greet friends and neighbors.