There is no need to travel all around the globe to try a variety of microbrews and craft beers when you have the Tap & Bottle. This bar features at least twenty beers on tap, and the selection is constantly rotating. In addition to the beers, there are six wines available by the glass. No matter what you order, the atmosphere at Tap & Bottle is very friendly and welcoming, meaning you just might make some new friends here as well.
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.
La Cocina is a great place to pick for lunch after strolling around the downtown arts district. Situated in the shaded courtyard of the Old Town Artisans complex, this grill and restaurant offers Sonoran-style dishes in a 19th century cantina setting. Locals like to take out-of-town visitors to this pleasant place in order to show off their city. The ambiance is that of an 1890-style cantina, combined with patio dining in a beautiful courtyard setting with flowers and ponds. The fare is mostly Mexican, but does include dishes like the Fettucine con Pollo. Beer and wine is also available.
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.
Fashioned after an old-town public house, the Union Public House is just that. Replete with all the accouterments that go into making a pub, except with a more modern approach, this family-friendly pub serves local brews and whiskey, alongside delicious pub-grub that you can't keep your hands off. To add to that, there are TV screens for when your favorite game is on. Happy hours continue late into the night, when locals still trickle in for some of their famous French Dip Sliders and Cabbage Wraps. Mornings bring hearty brunches, while an alfresco dining area lets you sit in the morning sun mull over the day to come.
Barrio Brewing Co. offers a wide variety of fresh microbrews. They have a dozen of their own Barrio Brewing microbrews on tap, including their very easy-to-drink Barrio Blonde, which has a light malt flavor. If you want some food to go along with your beer, then you are in luck. Barrio Brewing Co. features a food menu decked with options like burgers and selections of very tasty Mexican bites, including tacos and quesadillas.
At Bob's it seems like everyone knows everyone else here, which is to say that the place is always filled with locals. Bob's is kind of a dive, however with TVs on the walls, it does have somewhat of a sports bar vibe. During happy hour, the college crowd comes in for cheap drinks and filling appetizers. Bob's serves a decent amount of domestic swill like Budweiser and Coors, but oftentimes you will also find a craft beer or two. Moreover, when the weather is right, the two patios available for outside dining are perfect.
This is where the Rocky Horror Picture Show freaks liquor up on Saturday nights, among other theatergoers at the neighboring Loft Cinema. During the day, it is usually a local yokel joint. It's spacious, with typically southwestern wooden paneling, a jukebox, a few old video arcade games, torn leather booths and a few tables in the center of the room. A variety of burgers and sandwiches are available: bacon cheeseburgers, jalapeno burgers, mushroom swiss burgers, barbecue beef sandwiches and chicken melts.
The cuisine is international, the ambiance is totally charged and the name is Feast. What more do you need to have a whale of time especially where your appetite is concerned. The chef has come up with some interesting dishes that could leave you asking for more. If you want to go for the greens, then take a pick from the Mixed Green Salad or the Smoked Trout with Watermelon and Avocado salad. Enjoy a Roast Pork Sandwich or the popular Feast Grilled Cheese. If that's not all, then go for the Curried Shrimp or New York Grilled Steak. With so much and more on offer out here, you are ensured a great time with flavors you will cherish and prices that are friendly.
Located next to the campus, this bar is one of the favorite hangouts for fans of the U of A sports teams. The draw here are the specialty drinks, which change daily and are available all day, not just for a few happy hours. The main fare is big-size burgers, served with a generous amount of fries, house-made potato salad or pasta salad. The menu also features sandwiches, munchies and assorted Mexican dishes. There is some apparel on display, such as t-shirts and caps with the company logo printed on them. While the beer selection is satisfying, the wine list is somewhat limited (although you may be served Dom Perignon champagne upon request). Outside seating is available on a covered patio facing busy Speedway Boulevard.
Kon Tiki is truly a departure from the abundance of Mexican and Continental American restaurants around Tucson. It's the only major restaurant in Tucson featuring Hawaiian cuisine. Two flaming torches and a wooden tribal figurine guard the front entrance and the interior walls are fashioned with bamboo sticks, as expected. The lighting is subdued and intimate. Traditional Hawaiian cuisine is served including plentiful teriyaki chicken dishes, with vegetable medleys and pineapple garnishes. And yes, the restaurant serves a variety of fruity alcoholic beverages with paper umbrellas.
This pub's slogan is, "Have a Firkin Great Time." And you will at this University of Arizona area British-style pub. Live music, billiards and darts round out the pub experience. Come lift a pint of one of their more than 70 imported beers, many on tap, and pair it with a Firkin Pie (pizza) or one of their British-inspired specialties. About those brews, you'll find one of the area's best selection of imports and domestics. Salads and sandwiches are named to honor British notables from King Arthur and Queen Anne to Lady Di. Other specialties include Big Ben Meatloaf, Shephard's Pie, Welsh Rarebit and Cornish Pasties.