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.
The Good Oak Bar is a great spot to stay put with your gang till midnight. Illuminated with quaint yellow lights, surrounded by exposed-brick walls and furnished with comfy booths, the atmosphere is perfect for the line-up of drinks that follows. Beer lovers have several local varieties to sample and the place also serves wines. In addition, the bartenders are known to craft memorable beer presses along with classic concoctions like sangrias. While the drinks quench your thirst, burgers, tamales, meatloafs and fried pickles are available to satiate your appetite. The prices are moderate, and service as well as the ambiance makes the Good Oak Bar worthy of every dollar spent.
HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery is one revitalized corner of Tucson which serves classic comfort food and everyone's favorite ICE-CREAM! From Pot-pies to hamburgers and hand-made ice-cream, Hub serves it all. Dessert is never a matter of debate at this eatery with truly sinful choices of Rocky Road, Salted Caramel and Creamy Vanilla Ice-cream. The decor is classically styled with comfortable seating and a long bar brimming with spirits.
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.
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.
Considered Tucson's favorite live-music destination and burlesque performance space, Surly Wench Pub is a veritable one-stop-shop when it comes to entertainment. A well-rounded combination of good food, a fantastic selection of drinks coupled with the city's best DJs spinning the latest tunes, there's little that could go wrong here. The bar has daily specials that feature hand-crafted cocktails at a great price, scrumptious bar-bites, karaoke, theme-nights and regular events make this place one of the hippest spots in town.
The Sky Bar lounge is not located in the air, but the club is completely solar-powered and that's what makes it impressive. The same owner of this casual lounge owns Brooklyn Pizza next door which means that you can order a pie and have it delivered to your table with your cocktail. The space inside the bar is modern, with exposed brick behind the bar, stainless steel appliances and dim lighting. During the day, the space reverts to a cafe, but at night you can dance the night away to DJs and drinks.
If cocktails and karaoke sound like your kind of night, R Bar is just the place for you. Touted as one of the best alley bars in Tucson, R Bar specializes in crafting flavorful and delicious cocktails. Apart from that, their bar menu also includes a decent selection of draft beers, bottled beers, and wines for you to enjoy. Embellished in bright hues of red and fascinating murals, visiting this bar is definitely a unique and a memorable experience. If you go in a little early, you can manage to grab a great deal during the happy hours.
Located close to the University of Arizona, Magpies Pizza needs no introduction. They have been serving arguably the best gourmet/hand tossed pizzas and Italian food in the Tucson since 1989. They have a small bar serving a diverse list of wine and craft beer. The place has a special kids menu and also a vegan menu, which makes the place accessible to everyone. They also offer catering services, thus make reservations to make any private event extra special.