Best Tucson, AZ Nightlife

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    10. Throwbacks

    Mix great food and dozens of large screen TVs and what do you get? Something like Throwbacks, Tucson's winning sports bar and grill. This is the kind of after-work neighborhood sports bar that draws locals, but...

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    9. Tap & Bottle

    Tap & Bottle is a beer-lover's paradise. The intimate tap room at this beloved Tucson bar is home to one of the city's best-curated selections of craft brews. Tap & Bottle celebrates home-grown Southern...

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    8. Scott & Co.

    Established in 2010, Scott & Co was founded by the same folks that brought 47 Scott to Tucson, downtown's popular destination for modern American comfort food in an intimate bistro-style space. Scott & Co....

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    7. The Shelter

    A lot of folks will tell you that this bar used to be a fallout shelter, but the truth is it was actually built as a bar back in 1961. The round, windowless structure is packed to the rafters with 60s era kitsch,...

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    6. Sky Bar Tucson

    "Cafe by day, solar powered astronomy bar by night." That's the Sky Bar, in a nutshell. This unique Tucson cafe and bar is 100 percent solar-powered and is outfitted with powerful telescopes so you can observe the...

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    5. Plush

    One of the best ways to get to know a city well is to take part in its nightlife, and if you like live music that steers well away from Top 40, Plush is where to go. Performers are scheduled nearly every night, and...

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    4. Maverick, King of Clubs

    Country and Western music is extremely popular in Tucson, and this honky-tonk is a classic example of where locals meet up for conversation, drinks, and a few spins on the dance floor. The simple, country-style...

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    3. Rialto Theatre

    This venue, located in the heart of downtown, had a fascinating past as a vaudeville theater. Now the refurbished facility is a great place to catch a touring band. Many styles of music, from blues to salsa to...

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    1. Club Congress

    This upbeat dance club offers a wide range of popular theme nights, with some of the best DJs in the area spinning nostalgic tracks or the best alternative music of today. Club Congress is also a popular live music...

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About Tucson, AZ Nightlife

After the sun goes down, Tucson nightlife heats up at a variety of nightspots around the Old Pueblo. The city's large college student population turns the Fourth Avenue district and Main Gate area into a hotbed of nightlife activity. These spots, clustered around the University of Arizona and downtown Tucson, feature trendy lounges, live music venues and down-home bar and grills. In the swanky foothills neighborhood, upscale shopping centers like La Encantada are home to wine bars, open-late bistros and play regular host to live outdoor jazz and blues performances. Tucson is also home to many country western-themed saloons and restaurants that offer line dancing and cowboy ambiance. Around midtown, you'll also come across restaurants that feature live mariachi music, salsa dancing and flamenco. Finally, don't forget downtown Tucson, home to live music, dance clubs and late-night drinking holes. 

 

 


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Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.

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