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
If you are looking for a great place where art and music combine then head to Solar Culture. With a fantastic art gallery, enriched in history, the Gallery is a great place to check out some fantastic Artwork. The general public are allowed to showcase their art for free at the premises. Solar Culture is also a venue where local bands perform live and enthrall the audience.
Recent renovations of Vaudeville Cabaret have transformed it from a ragged, underground venue to a bustling, stylish one with improved quality of sound, lighting, bar facilities and pretty much everything. Young and old, established and upcoming musicians alike come to perform at Vaudeville. Touring bands also come in for the odd performance to raise the roof. This makes for an ideal post-work place where some good music is all you need to relax!
Here is the one and only truly Irish bar in Tucson (though there are others who claim to be). This is where you want to be on St. Patrick's Day. On all other days, it's a good place to start the bar-hopping that takes place at the many drinking establishments on Fourth Avenue. There is live music here Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. It is suggested you call ahead for details. The fare is simple but hearty, including sandwiches, pizza and hamburgers. And yes, the supply of Guinness is abundant.
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.
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.
A great "dive bar" with live local music almost every night, this is a grungy and dark place with a few scattered tables and couches and an upstairs balcony with tables and chairs. The stage is set at the back of the room, and three pool tables are available on the opposite side of the room. You pay a reasonable price for most bottled beers, drafts, Guinness stouts and the few exotic imports.
If you don't like a little local color in your cuisine and if you don't speak or at least understand a little Spanish, maybe this isn't the place for you. But, if you enjoy authentic eats and don't need a cloth napkin to dab the salsa from your lips, you'll find some of South Tucson's most genuine and appetizing Mexican meals here. The fish tastes like it came straight from the Sea of Cortez (the fish platter has five pieces of flaky white fish, plus rice, beans and tortillas); the Carne Birria is slow-cooked, tender and tasty. Daily specials feature more great casa-style cooking. Prices are mostly $6-$8 and the portions are hefty.
Here's one of the most popular sports bars in Tucson, run by an ex-school teacher who in 1978 decided his real calling was to sell pastrami. He made the right decision, since the place is still buzzing with people drinking beer from big pitchers and munching on pastrami sandwiches. Other than watching athletic games on TV, clients pass their time playing video games or doing karaoke. The kitchen offers all-American fare, from tuna melt sandwiches to chili cheeseburgers. Special house brews are available in pints, ponys and pitchers.
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.
It wouldn't be Tucson without a top country club, and this is the premier place for two steppin' and boot scootin'! Today's hottest country music and all of the classics will have you up on the wooden "racetrack" dance floor before you can holler "yee-haw!" This is also Tucson's main venue for the big acts in country music. Daily drink specials, limo packages, concerts and special events make your visit to The New West even wilder.
DV8 defines fun in the most unconventional way, making this nightclub interesting many folds. It comprises of bars and a shining two-tier dance floor where you can let your hair down and try all the moves—with or without rhythm; who cares! When you feel that all the capering has gotten better of you, you may relax in a corner, seating yourself in one of those rouge velvety chairs, enjoying watching the others move to the DJ's tunes. There's more to DV8 than just dance alone; TVs and pool tables also provide for a good break along with your favorite drink.
This place rocks each night of the week to the sound of local blues and rock acts. It does get loud and you won't get the bartender's attention unless you holler, but it's usually a friendly crowd just wanting to have a good time. This is a music club, so don't expect a large selection of food items. You will find a variety of snacks and appetizers on the menu, as well as burgers. There is also your standard choice of U.S. and Mexican beers. It is an old bar with no fancy decor (i.e. dive), but the clientele knows how to let the good times roll. Happy Hour is from 5p to 6p.