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.
For over 50 years, The Maverick has been Tucson's top club for live country music and dancing. Top country acts have played here in the past, which brings in the crowds who want to let some steam off by dancing the night away. Line dancing lessons are also offered. The Maverick has a full menu of tasty favorites, from appetizers like wings and nachos to entrees like a steak dinner and fish and chips. Be sure to take advantage of their nightly drink specials as well.
They call themselves the "World's Darkest Nightclub" and they're not referring so much to the lighting situation as to the prevalent aura. On the ground-floor of a 1920s-era hotel, the club has many vestiges of its historic past coupled with the dark and dank ambiance appropriate to its alternative concept. This funky spot features an eclectic array of live music, from acoustic to alternative dance, which is perfectly suited to its dramatically diverse and energetically eccentric clientèle.
Consistently voted Tucson's top gay bar over the past two decades, IBT's promises customers a fun and memorable night out. Most come to IBT's for the dancing, with a DJ spinning tunes Tuesday through Sunday and a second DJ spinning Wednesday through Saturday nights. IBT's also hosts a very popular drag show every week. Don't forget about the great drink specials that are offered here, as well as their selection of delicious desserts.
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.
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.
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.
Just a block from the University of Arizona is Tucson's oldest, original brewery. A winner of many awards for its beers and ales, including Best of Show at the 1998 Las Vegas International Beer Festival, Gentle Ben's Brewing Company is also a favorite for its innovative cuisine. Would you expect to find Spinach & Artichoke Dip or a Asian Chicken Wrap at a brewpub? You will here, along with an interesting selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas and appetizers. Its seven brewed-on-premise beers run from pale ales up to porters and are available by-the-glass, as sampler "flights" and even by the jug or keg to take out.
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.