A Valley staple, Minder Binder in Tempe was well known for its red barn exterior, cheap drinks, fun atmosphere and… curated interior. Covering every inch of the place was covered in memorabilia, artifacts and antiques until it’s closing in 2005.
And then it was saved.
In late 2014, Minder Binder opened its door once again as The Mission @ Minder Binder. Preserving everything they could, the new owners did have to convert the outside to a Spanish mission style instead of the keeping the red barn, but to the delight of Valley residents, most of the interior has been preserved.
Including the horse and the head.
When you head down to The Mission @ Minder Binder, be sure to keep your eye out for these fascinatingly odd antiques. In the rafters is inconspicuously hidden a real, whole stuffed horse, and on the second story is a large bust of a man, assumingly Zeus, that was a prop used in the 1959 motion picture “Ben Hur.”