Quality Inn Airport
2803 E. Valencia Rd
Tucson, AZ 85706
Phone: (520) 294-2500
Fax: (520) 741-0851
Bars & Cafes
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.
You will not just stumble onto this real working brewery in a real warehouse - you will have to go looking for it, but it will be worth the quest. Decorated in a kind of yard-sale-gone-awry fashion, this comfortable, friendly place also offers sandwiches and live music a few nights a week. This casual "joint" pumps out some premium brews. At a couple of bucks a pint, you can afford to taste your way through the line-up. Just in case you are looking for some trivia, the brewery is the largest in the state.
The Mariscal family welcomes you to this comfortable and casual restaurant that's been serving some of Tucson's favorite Sonoran-style cuisine since 1976. The restaurant also runs concessions at the Tucson Convention Center Arena and Exhibition Hall. The budget-priced menu features Fajitas, Burros, Chimichangas and the local-favorite Topopo salads. It also has children's plates. Beer, wine and lime or strawberry margaritas and full bar service are available.
Adjacent to Tucson's favorite fish market, L.H. Rodriguez, in a South Tucson warehouse, La Costa Brava serves a fresh-from-the-sea assortment of fish and shellfish. Aptly decorated in a fishing village motif, it has a Mexican seacoast feel and flavor. The menu changes to offer the freshest seasonal catches and often includes salmon, swordfish, shrimp, tuna, lobster and Cabrilla.
Making "Fresh Homemade Food Since 1956," Mama Louisa's is the old hat among the handful of traditional-style Italian restaurants in Tucson. The recipes for the pasta and various sauces have remained unchanged since 1956, proudly made from scratch daily. The restaurant attracts a diverse afternoon patronage. The lunch crowd typically consists of Air Force servicemen from nearby Davis Monthan Air Force base, groups of business professionals, blue-collar workers from the industrial section of south Tucson, and elderly folk—who have probably eaten there since before most of the clientele were conceived. The lunch menu is extensive, and the portions are immense. Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmesan, Sausage and Pepper sandwiches, and other Italian staples are available. Open daily 7am onwards.
Barrio Brewing Co. offers a wide variety of fresh microbrews to the patrons in Tucson. They have a dozen of their own Barrio Brewing microbrews on tap, including their very easy-to-drink Barrio Blonde, which has a light malt flavor. If you want some food to go along with your beer, then you are in luck. Barrio Brewing Co. as a food menu that encompasses big burgers and selections of very tasty Mexican cuisine, including tacos and quesadillas.
Stop at this small midtown restaurant, meet the Trang family and have them cook an authentic Vietnamese meal for you suited just to your tastes. One of their favorites is the charbroiled pork or beef served on a rice noodle bowl. Do not miss the excellent pho soups that the family is famous for. Mr. & Mrs. Trang will take every effort to make their customers happy and you will leave well-fed and with a new appreciation of Vietnamese hospitality. Beer and wine are available.
The Metro Restaurants group has updated the former Cottonwood Cafe into a modern and even more inviting Southwestern grill and bar now called as Old Pueblo Grill. Several dining rooms are decorated in an Arizona motif, using a desert color scheme. One dining room looks out onto the patio, which provides the perfect place for cocktails, lunch or dinner in Tucson's temperate climate. A regional American menu, includes meat, poultry, seafood and pasta dishes. Full bar service is available both in the comfortable lounge and in the dining room. The wine list offers mainly Californian bottlings.
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.
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.
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.
For a modern lounge vibe in downtown Tucson, visit the Playground Bar & Lounge. You can choose to dance to the dance beats that are playing, or choose to indulge in one of Playground's cocktails. There are drinks like the El Guapo, with Milagro Silver Tequila, and the Angel Eyes, with Ultimat Vodka, Galiano and Triple Sec. Playground also offers some bites to eat, including Gnocchi with mushrooms, peas, arugula, and a Parmesan goat cheese sauce, and a steak sandwich with habanero aioli on a ciabatta roll.