1631 South Highway 92
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
Phone: (520) 458-7900
Fax: (520) 459-2603
In a neighborhood where most people won't expect to find entertainment of any kind, there is a place where it's happening musically for the far eastern side of Tucson. This venue features local rock musicians almost every night of the week, plus the occasional national act. It's the typical American bar ambiance, with TV sets and neon signs advertising beer decorating the walls. Apart from assorted liquors, the bar offers several beers from the tab, most notably the Nimbus brand of local fame.
Monsoon Night Club is a newly opened hot spot at the Desert Diamond Casino in Tucson. With interiors that are absolutely brilliant and a large screen with animations, the atmosphere at the club is enticing. With blue and black tiger print carpets on the floor and two bars at either end of the club, Monsoon's look resembles the Tucson Summer Storm. With live bands and famous DJ's spinning hits, this place is popular amongst the locals and tourists alike.
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.
For over 50 years, The Maverick has been Tucson's top club for live country music and dancing. Top country acts have played here in the past, which brings in the crowds who want to let some steam off by dancing the night away. Line dancing lessons are also offered. The Maverick has a full menu of tasty favorites, from appetizers like wings and nachos to entrees like a steak dinner and fish and chips. Be sure to take advantage of their nightly drink specials as well.
Club Xs comprises 3 bars and a shining dance floor where you can let your hair down and dance the night away! If you get tired, find a velvety chair and relax while listening to the DJ's tunes. The club has has a fantastic VIP section and great theme nights.
Savoy Opera House is Tucson's largest venue for receptions, parties and meetings. Situated in the middle of Trail Dust Town, an amusement center recreating a 19th-century western town, the Savoy lets you entertain friends, family, or business associates in Victorian charm. You enter through hand-carved doors from London's renowned Savoy Hotel into a room equipped with fine chandeliers, stage, opera boxes and antique stands; let the staff take care of the catering and entertaining. Call office manager Sandy Maldonado for details.
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.
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.
On the way to or from Sabino Canyon, be sure to stop in at this Wild West-themed restaurant and saloon for lunch, dinner or dancing. Call for information on The Crystal Palace Review, the restaurant's musical dinner theater. One of the restaurant's most interesting features is its hallway of animated wood carvings that depict Old West scenes. The Hayloft Dining Room serves up sandwiches, steaks, ribs and seafood in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.
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.
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.
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.