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Buffet Bar & Crock Pot is a working-class watering hole has been here since 1934. It's the only bar in Tucson that opens early and, believe it or not, that's because they really do get customers at those morning hours. Home of the "Happy Minute" in the evenings, when everybody at The Buffet gets another of whatever they're drinking completely on the house. Just know beforehand that hot dogs are about as haute cuisine as it gets here.
If you're looking to relax in a comfy atmosphere after a busy day of downtown sightseeing or shopping and dining on Fourth Avenue, make sure to visit Che's 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, and a glass of house wine is 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.
Voted Best Cocktail Bar in the local media, The Shelter Cocktail Lounge has done everything to maintain its status as the first choice for martini drinkers in Tucson. Its beer bar serves nine different brands of microbrews, including Tucson's own Nimbus Brewery. If you are looking for mass-produced brews like Buds and Schlitz here, you better look elsewhere. Tt is famous for its kitsch decor dedicated to the celebrities of the 1960s. All in all, this is a great place to grab a drink and strike up a conversation.
Do you enjoy a Western ambiance, drinking your beer surrounded by Western heroes smiling down at you from their photographs on the walls? If so, this eastside saloon is for you. You'll also find yourself surrounded by a few good ol' boys and girls at the bar, but they're generally friendly, and if you tell them you love Country and Western music, you'll quickly make some new friends. There's not an inch of wall left uncovered by Western paraphernalia and icons, with John Wayne and Gene Autry clearly dominating the scene. It's not hard to guess what's playing on the jukebox, here. Wednesday night is steak night. Other than that, there's just light snacks, beer and a huge selection of liquors.