1560 West Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 547-1755
Fax: (520) 547-1754
1560 West Grant Road, Tucson, AZ, US, 85745
- Phone: (520) 547-1755
- Fax: (520) 547-1754
Bars & Cafes
From humble beginnings as a roadside food stand in the year 1946, when Tucson was a small town of about 40,000, this Mexican eatery has grown into a spacious family restaurant and lounge. Service is fast and efficient and prices are very reasonable. Outside dining is available at a large shaded patio decorated in Mexican style. Several domestic and Mexican beers, as well as margaritas and wines, are offered at the lounge. Tacos, enchiladas and tostadas are served a la carte, or as combination plates. All dishes are $4-$14.
Located a few blocks from the University of Arizona, in the northwestern part of the city, Eclipse Sports Bar is a typical sports bar, catering to the University crowd. As with sports bars, you will find big TV screens dispersed throughout the establishment, telecasting live sports events, pool tables, and even board games. On the food menu, you will find old favorites like Jalapeno Poppers, and, perhaps, a sprinkling of typical pub food. The bar also plays host to live musical performances. Call for more information.
This Westside lounge offers a chance to meet the locals in an Irish bar environment; don't worry, it's a friendly crowd, particularly if you offer the person sitting next to you a drink. Both office workers and retirees gather here to have their after-lunch drinks, but the real action happens during karaoke nights on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. The bar offers several domestic beers on draft, as well as the usual array of liquors. The food selection is limited to light snacks such as hamburgers and hot dogs.
Easy to reach from either downtown or the University of Arizona area, this family-style steakhouse has been packing them in for more than 30 years. The menu at Pack-Em-Inn Steakhouse focuses on steaks and seafood in a casual, western-themed atmosphere. The "famous steerburger" is big, juicy and made from choice beef. Chicken and ribs are also popular meal options. Prime rib is a house specialty on weekends. Wednesdays and Saturdays are karaoke nights.
Many Chinese weddings are held here, so you know you're going to be getting some of the most authentic Asian dishes in town, with an awesome mountain view. The large and somewhat formal space also has banquet facilities, which can accommodate up to 450 guests. Chef Iuan Hsieh, a transplant from Hong Kong, works his magic with fresh vegetables, meats, fish and shellfish to put out appetizing and attractively garnished, palate-pleasing plates. A few examples: Lobster with XO Sauce Stir fry; Mongolian Three Delights (shrimp, beef and chicken with vegetables); and Chicken with Garlic and Scallion Sauce. Full bar service is available.
This is one of the main venues for blues and blues-related music in Tucson, featuring both local acts and, occasionally, big names. An excellent sound system reverberates off walls covered with autographed photos of blues and rock heavies. It is spacious, with a long bar and a pool table and affords enough room for dancing in front of the stage. The kitchen offers a good selection of appetizers, chicken, steak, plus hamburgers with fries. Happy Hour is from 4pm to 6pm. Bring cash. No credit cards accepted. An ATM is available on the premises.
This deli/market is hugely popular with students from the nearby University of Arizona, as well as the art crowd from the surrounding warehouse art district. The grocery section here is extensive, featuring a variety of health foods, as well as more than 150 beers and 100 wines. Delivery can be arranged. Woodfire pizzas with a large choice of toppings are sold at $7-$17 depending on size. Pay special attention to the sandwich and sub creations ($4-$5), featuring items such as Endless Summer or the Grecian Erika, served on 12 choices of bread, plus all kinds of extras.
This is a cowboy carnivore's home on the range, featuring mesquite-grilled steaks, chops and ribs. Meats are cut in-house to ensure consistency and quality. The space is rustic and saloon-like with concrete floors and a rough-edged decor. The staff is folksy. When you're looking for authentic cowboy cuisine, put this place on your list. Meals come with cowboy beans and Texas-style toast. Full bar service includes a fairly comprehensive wine list.
Plush is one of the happening places in Tucson to enjoy bands playing live, while you sip on some refreshing drinks. With vibrant interiors and an experienced staff, the ambiance and service here is absolutely fantastic. They serve a variety of great cocktails, wines and fruit juices. The place is popular amongst the young and hip of Tucson, who come to watch bands perform live. Bands such as The Lemon Drop Gang, The Dirtbombs, Clinic and Sea Wolf have performed at Plush.
From breakfast to lunch, this closet-sized downtown cafe is bustling with business people looking for a quick and flavorful bite to eat. Because of its small size and its great popularity, you may have to wait awhile to place your order. In the morning, croissants, muffins and a few breakfast entrees are served along with a full range of specialty coffees. Panini sandwiches are the lunch of choice with a variety of fillings. Daily specials range from salads and sandwiches to hot entrees.
The Hut is where you can shelter yourself from everything bothersome. It provides a cozy space to relax all by yourself or with a mob of friends rioting in the pumping music. The drinks served at the bar are good and with one in tow an evening can be well spent listening to some rocking performances. The line up includes local musicians as well as international names who perform every evenings here.
This place is one of the favorite hangouts for University of Arizona coeds and others, as it serves the famous Bison Witches Bloody Mary, a drink consumed in large quantities by droves of hungover college students on Sundays. That's part of the Fourth Avenue tradition. Another reason to visit this bar is speedy service, plus the legendary overstuffed deli sandwiches. It's not easy to find a seat during lunch hour, and even more difficult during Happy Hour, when skilled bartenders serve up a good selection of vodkas, tequilas and bourbons. So be prepared to wait a little for the Great Happy Hour Special, but be assured it'll be worth it. This place opens daily at 11am.