1300 North Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ, US, 85705-7338
- Phone: (520) 770-1910
- Fax: (520) 770-0750
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.
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.
Take your funny bone out on the town at this humorous venue. This popular comedy club hosts a number of comedians who tickle ribs nation-wide on VH-1 and Comedy Central. Local acts and new talent give the venue variety. A full bar and restaurant menu is available to enhance your humor. Since the club is reasonably sized, virtually every seat in the house affords a comfortable dining experience and a great view of the action on stage. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call ahead for show times.
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.
Plush is one of the happening places in Tucson to enjoy bands playing live, while you sip on some refreshing drinks. With vibrant interiors and an experienced staff, the ambiance and service here is absolutely fantastic. They serve a variety of great cocktails, wines and fruit juices. The place is popular amongst the young and hip of Tucson, who come to watch bands perform live. Bands such as The Lemon Drop Gang, The Dirtbombs, Clinic and Sea Wolf have performed at Plush.
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.
Skrappy's is a great place in Tucson, where you can check out some of the city's most talented upcoming bands perform. Alcohol free, this place is dedicated to the betterment of the youth and to promote new upcoming bands. Fairly popular among youngsters, the place offers drug counseling, jobs and other help to youngsters in need. They also offer youngsters classes for Breakdancing, Capoeira, Teen Theater, Art, Sewing and Fashion and other creative fields.
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.
One of the top night spots in Tucson, Shark Bar is the place to be if you like to have a good time. The sound system here is of top quality making it a great spot for dancing besides they also a bunch of televisions which shows a lot of sports. The DJ's here spin some fab music four days a week. There is also a karaoke night. Rock Espanyol is a big hit here thats what attracts the crowds to Shark Bar. It also boasts of a great drinks line up.
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!
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.