10Best Tucson, AZ Nightlife
For great people-watching in a pedestrian-friendly area, nothing beats a night out at Tucson's Fourth Avenue district.
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New & Notable Tucson Nightlife
Hot, new Tucson nightlife spots, and notable places to check out his month.
Tucson is no stranger to great bars. From low-key, hole-in-the-wall college hangouts to posh wine bars, the city has a hip and eclectic nightlife scene. Now, there's a new kid on the block that is vying to become one of the best neighborhood bars in Midtown. Sidecar is a craft cocktail bar with an appealing selection of classic and exotic drinks. Read more »All New & Notable Tucson Nightlife »
Wine aficionados have a new spot in Tucson to discover exotic varietals and sip great vino by the glass. Unplugged, a cozy new Tucson wine bar located on Congress Street in downtown, specializes in rare old-world wines, as well as hard-to-find bottles from small wineries in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington.
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.
- Tucson Expert Patricia Escarcega