350 North Fourth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 +1 520 623 2088
If you're looking to relax in a classy and comfy atmosphere after a busy day of downtown sightseeing or shopping and dining on Fourth Avenue, visit this lounge. The selection of beers, both domestic and imported, is excellent, including Guinness and Bass from the tap; the wine list is quite extensive, featuring a good sampling of Chilean wines as well as Chardonnays and Merlots from California and France, with a glass of house wine offered at a very reasonable price. Live musical entertainment featuring local bands is provided every Friday and Saturday nights and there's never a cover charge.
326 North Fourth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85705 +1 520 740 1541
This place is one of the favorite hangouts for University of Arizona coeds and others, as it serves the famous Bison Witches Bloody Mary, a drink consumed in large quantities by droves of hungover college students on Sundays. That's part of the Fourth Avenue tradition. Another reason to visit this bar is speedy service, plus the legendary overstuffed deli sandwiches. It's not easy to find a seat during lunch hour, and even more difficult during Happy Hour, when skilled bartenders serve up a good selection of vodkas, tequilas and bourbons. So be prepared to wait a little for the Great Happy Hour Special, but be assured it'll be worth it. This place opens daily at 11am.
1028 East Sixth Street Tucson, AZ 85719 +1 520 623 6323
This is not pizza pie in the sky: it's the real thing. Zachary's brings you pan pizza from the heart of Chicago, complete with homemade crust. A hint of olive oil, a dash of spice and lots of toppings heaps the windy city's best blend on your plate. The Big Z is a neighborhood favorite, topped with "the works." A large size is $21.95 and worth every penny. Chase your dinner with a variety of quality draught beers including Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, or choose your favorite soft drink.
213 North Fourth Avenue Fourth Avenue and 9th Street Tucson, AZ 85705 +1 520 388 9355
Opened in 1991 in the center of Tucson's Fourth Avenue district, this has quickly become one of the most popular night spots among UA students and twenty-somethings. Television sets are scattered about, normally showing sporting events or ESPN, but every hour or so, movie clips like the "Royale and Cheese" episode from Pulp Fiction or when Will Smith first gets his sunglasses in Men In Black are played. The joke is: who watches television or reads in a place like this anyway? The kitchen is open from 11a-10p. Burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches, buffalo-style hot wings, Caesar salad (all the sports bar staples) are offered. Dozens of beer selections are available.
6866 East Sunrise Drive At Kolb Road Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 577 0021
With live bands playing dance music at this high-energy night spot every Friday and Saturday nights, this place attracts a mostly young crowd (between 28 and 33 years old) on weekend nights. Other than at the large bar featuring 16 TV sets, seating is also available on the outside patio. Smoking is permitted outside and in the spacious wine room, which seats 240 people. Happy Hour is 3p-7p, and 10p to close. The menu offers a variety of entrees including steak, pork chops and sandwiches. There are sixteen premium beers on draft. A featured kids menu will, hopefully, keep everyone in the family happy.
4825 North Sabino Canyon Road Tucson, AZ 85750 +1 520 299 4941
On the way to or from Sabino Canyon, be sure to stop in at this Wild West-themed restaurant and saloon for lunch, dinner or dancing. Call for information on The Crystal Palace Review, the restaurant's musical dinner theater. One of the restaurant's most interesting features is its hallway of animated wood carvings that depict Old West scenes. The Hayloft Dining Room serves up sandwiches, steaks, ribs and seafood in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.
7366 North Paseo Del Norte Tohono Chul Park Tucson, AZ 85704 +1 520 742 6455
North Tucson's Tohono Chul Park provides one of the most stunning desert botanical spectacles in all of the Southwest and, within the park, this quaint tearoom offers a memorable dining-in-the-desert experience. Set amidst the lushness of centuries-old cactus and succulents, the brick building houses a slightly feminine looking (it is a tea room, after all) but not frou-frou cafe. You can also dine out in the splendid natural surroundings on a courtyard patio. The menu can't begin to compete with the setting, but it includes a good selection of breakfast items, quiches, salads, soups, sandwiches and a few hot entree specials.
3800 West Starr Pass Boulevard JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 670 0444
Whether you want to grab a quick bite before venturing out to explore the city or want to experience some of the best grilled meats and a lively atmosphere, stop by Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar. Located at the iconic JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa amidst a sprawling golf course and undulated hills, this restaurant presents an upscale and elegant venue that suits special dining occasions. Executive Chef Danny Perez has created a menu that highlights the finest smoked meats cooked in Midwestern style. From the Pulled Pork Shoulder to the "Extra Meaty" Baby Back Ribs, each meat is equally succulent and delicious, glazed and seasoned to perfection. Other favorites include the Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Rib Eye Steak and the award-winning Carne Asada Tacos. Catalina Barbeque Co. also seconds as a lively sports bar featuring an impressive drinks line-up, high definition TVs that broadcast the season's games, along with pool games and occasional live music. Private dining is also offered; reservations are welcomed.
3455 South Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85730 +1 520 747 3333
The Disabled American Veterans Hall is run and operated by the Disabled Veterans Chapter 2. It is a lovely space where the trust holds various cultural events. At this venue, events like Bingo, Meetings and a number of fun games are held for the members of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2. The place has become a happy union place for the one's playing the second innings of their life. Call for more information.
7010 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, AZ 85710 +1 520 886 9428
This is the closest thing in Tucson to a dinner theater. Patrons sit at tables munching popcorn or ice cream while watching Western drama, science fiction, or the annual Christmas show. It's all parody, melodrama and audience participation through clapping, hissing and, of course, booing. The kids love it. So you are most welcome to enjoy this fun-filled roller-coaster ride at the Gaslight Theatre
Located at the Tucson Convention Center The Tucson Music Hall
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This 500 seat hall, located on the School for the
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This is where the smokers of Tucson take their last
stand. The place serves some of the strongest coffee in town, which is why night owls love to hang out there until long after midnight. Non smokers usually prefer ...