750 West Starr Pass Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 624-4455
Fax: (520) 624-3172
750 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, AZ, US, 85713
- Phone: (520) 624-4455
- Fax: (520) 624-3172
Bars & Cafes
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.
Just across Sixth Avenue, this modern, upbeat Barrio bistro serves creative contemporary cuisine in an attractive, lively atmosphere. It's a convenient dining spot when attending theater and music events or when doing business in the downtown area. It can be quite noisy here, but it's an energized, delightful din. The menu features a full range of appetizers and "little plates," salads, chicken, veal, pastas, plus daily entree specials. Full bar service is available.
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.
Almost any time of the day, and any day of the week, you'll find folks congregating at this Iguana Cafe to enjoy a casual meal or just some friendly company. The great little spot has a laid-back feeling with an island-casual look and atmosphere. A few street-side tables make a great spots to people watch. Oven-fresh Cuban bread is piled with tasty meats, cheeses and veggies, and makes a satisfying lunch or afternoon snack. Salads and bagel sandwiches are also offered.
The District Tavern on Congress Street is a thriving hangout for the hip crowd of the city. Before heading for a show at the nearby live music venues, one can visit this dive bar to shoot down a few glasses of beers like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Kilt Lifter. On occasions, the bar itself turns into a concert venue, where local bands perform to entertain the crowd. Enjoy the drinks specials during happy hours, play some music on its jukebox or challenge your friends at a game of pool or darts. There's plenty of things to do at The District Tavern, than just drinking.
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.
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.
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. Call for information on cover charges.
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.
The patio's the place to be at this noted neighborhood bar and cafe at the southern tip of the Fourth Avenue area. Lush, leafy greenery, a trickling fountain, and low-light lanterns create an inviting ambiance of intimacy. Inside, the bar is lively and the billiards competitive. One of the area's largest selections of imported beers is offered. This is a place where regulars congregate frequently and, sooner or later, anyone who's anyone in Tucson drops by.
Opened in 1991 in the center of Tucson's Fourth Avenue district, this has quickly become one of the most popular night spots among UA students and twenty-somethings. Television sets are scattered about, normally showing sporting events or ESPN, but every hour or so, movie clips like the "Royale and Cheese" episode from Pulp Fiction or when Will Smith first gets his sunglasses in Men In Black are played. The joke is: who watches television or reads in a place like this anyway? The kitchen is open from 11a-10p. Burgers and fries, chicken sandwiches, buffalo-style hot wings, Caesar salad (all the sports bar staples) are offered. Dozens of beer selections are available.
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.