Today we will be breaking down drinking at the best bars in Tucson. Whether you are looking for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to buy cheaper liquor during drink specials, or just to sing some karaoke hopefully we can assist.
Our first section will cover the best wine and cocktail bars in Tucson. Up next we will get into breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool and throw some darts.
Then we will mention some of the best drink specials near you so you can hit up the right bars at the right times to do your drinking cheaper. After that we will discuss bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area.
Lastly we will talk about bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music. Towards the end there will even be a local bar map that pins all of the spots from our various lists on it.
And if you want to compare the scene here to others around the Southwest you can do so at that link.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
Some of the top cocktail and wine bars in Tucson are:
- Sidecar at 139 S Eastbourne Ave
- Portal Cocktails at 220 N 4th Ave
- Nancy’s Boondocks at 3306 N 1st Ave
- Owls Club at 236 S Scott Ave
Sidecar offers quality beers, Italian, American, and Asian cuisines as well as happy hours. Beet pickled egg, beef jerky, Manchego cheese, and other unique cocktails are available at Portal every day.
Nancy’s Boondocks Bar serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, and cocktails seven days a week. The Owl’s Club has a dog friendly space and serves all kind of alcoholic drinks in your area Tuesday through Sunday.
Tucson Breweries & Sports Bars
Sample new suds and watch the big game with your friends at the best local breweries and sports bars:
- Motosonora Brewing at 1015 S Park Ave
- Button Brew House at 6800 N Camino Martin #160
- Borderlands Brewing at 119 E Toole Ave
- Harbottle Brewing at 3820 S Palo Verde Rd #102
- Craft Republic at 7625 N La Cholla Blvd
- Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar & Grill at 6090 N Oracle Rd
- Mulligans at 9403 E Golf Links Rd
- Home Plate Sports Pub at 4880 E 22nd St
Motosonora is open every day at 3pm serving up beers, spicy dishes, burgers, and mushroom Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. Button Brew House produces local beers and cooks great wings with ranch and buffalo sauces as well as pepperoni pizza seven days a week.
Some of the most popular food items available at Borderlands Brewing Co who is open Tuesday through Sunday include chicken tenders, buffalo chicken, and carne asada tacos. Harbottle Brewing is open every day of the week serving pub favorites like burgers and fries as well as quality beers.
Craft Republic has an award winning selection of craft cocktails and beers, whiskeys, tequilas, and artisan burgers. They may also be considered a fun sports bar in your area as they offer offer shot specials, large HD TV’s for all sporting events, pool tables, and other amenities.
Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar and Grill also offers karaoke and has been an ideal hangout spot since 1981. Mulligans has two snooker tables and eight large televisions and offers barbecue, mild buffalo, and garlic parmesan wings, as well as food and drink specials.
Home Plate Sports Pub is a good place to watch the game or buy cheaper alcoholic drinks in Tucson during their happy hours.
Local Drink Specials
Visit these bars with drink specials near you to buy cheaper alcohol and your wallet will thank you:
- Boca Tacos y Tequila at 533 N 4th Ave
- Barrio Brewing Co at 800 E 16th St
- Union Public House at 4340 N Campbell Ave #100
Some of the best drink specials in Tucson are available at Boca Tacos y Tequila from 3pm to 6pm Friday through Wednesday and 3pm to 10pm on Thursdays along with gourmet tacos, original salsas, fresh chips, and much more. You can get half priced appetizers, soup, salads, and cheaper local drinks on weekends from 4pm to 7pm at Barrio Brewing Co.
Union Public House has a private patio for large gatherings and events and offers food specials including chips, onion rings, salads, and soups. Other places in this post offering some of the best drink discounts in Tucson include Mulligans, Home Plate Sports Pub, SpotHopper, and Elliott’s.
Trivia, Quiz & Game Nights
Here is a good list of bars with trivia, quiz, and game nights in your area:
- Casa Film Bar at 2905 E Speedway Blvd
- Sky Bar at 536 N 4th Ave
- SpotHopper at 6958 E Tanque Verde Rd
- Laco Tucson at 201 N Court Ave
Casa Film Bar has a dog friendly space and hosts bar trivia on Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Potato calzone, eggs, bacon, and pizzas are offered at Sky Bar from 10am to 11pm Sunday through Thursday and 10am to 2am on Fridays and Saturdays where they also have pool tournaments on Monday nights.
SpotHopper is open from 11am to 10pm Tuesday through Sunday offering all sorts of appetizers, beers, and wines that you might be looking for as well as drink discounts and bar trivia near you on Saturday and Sunday nights.
Laco offers outdoor seating and serves appetizers, salads, and soups six days a week from 9am to 10pm and even hosts a variety of fun film festival events, bar trivia nights, and other activities.
Dance, Karaoke & Live Music
Anyone that wants to dance, listen to live music, and sing karaoke in your area can head to:
- Hotel Congress at 311 E Congress St
- Sakura Teppan Steak at 6534 E Tanque Verde Rd
- Elliott’s at 135 E Congress St
Many people enjoy the live music and 80’s dance parties at Hotel Congress where they serve roasted garlic mashed potatoes, appetizers, salads, desserts, and refreshing drinks seven days a week.
There’s live local bar music, karaoke, and cheap drink specials at Sakura Teppan Steak Bar as well as fine servings of hamburgers, sandwiches, mushroom soup, and appetizers.
Some of the best food options available at Elliott’s include salads, cod tacos, fish and shrimp fries, burgers, and sandwiches. They also offer live music on Tuesdays, karaoke on Wednesdays, and drink specials every day.
Remember that Putney’s Pitstop Sports Bar has karaoke in Tucson too.
You might also want to read our posts on:
- Sports Bars In Phoenix
- Sports Bars In San Diego
- Sports Bars In El Paso
- Sports Bars In Albuquerque & Santa Fe
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Tucson
After reading all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available near you. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke in your area.
If you think we got anything incorrect or notice us listing any venues that are no longer open please tell us in the comments so we can keep this info as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Tucson.