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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.
For a modern lounge vibe in downtown Tucson, visit the Playground Bar & Lounge. You can choose to dance to the dance beats that are playing, or choose to indulge in one of Playground's cocktails. There are drinks like the El Guapo, with Milagro Silver Tequila, and the Angel Eyes, with Ultimat Vodka, Galiano and Triple Sec. Playground also offers some bites to eat, including Gnocchi with mushrooms, peas, arugula, and a Parmesan goat cheese sauce, and a steak sandwich with habanero aioli on a ciabatta roll.
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.
An irresistible Happy Hour and an eclectic menu of American fare that will melt your taste buds features at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. An emphasis on seasonally available, fresh ingredients creates a menu which is dynamic and refreshing. The Downtown Burger which is drowned in Foie Gras, mushrooms and caramelized onions is a popular item on the menu. The decor is a constant reminder of fun and frolic.
For a stylish night out, head to Scott & Co. in downtown Tucson. With brick walls, chandeliers and upholstered chairs, this spot has a strong speakeasy style, not to mention the cocktails to match. Their drink menu changes seasonally, and features modern twists on classic cocktails. And unlike many other bars in the area, Scott & Co. has a real quiet and laid back atmosphere that makes it easy to actually carry on a conversation.