10 Best Happy Hours in Tucson for Post-Work Noshing & Drinking

For a casually upscale happy hour experience in Tucson, head to Union Public House, located at the beautiful St. Philip's Plaza near midtown Tucson. The restaurant and bar hosts an excellent social hour seven days a week from 4 pm to 7 pm. where you can nosh on gourmet eats and drinks priced from $3 to $6. Enjoy a signature cocktail like the Moscow Mule, craft beers for $4, and yummy gourmet burgers for $6. 

If you love comfort food and good drinks, head to Elliott's On Congress, a popular downtown happy hour spot. The menu of gourmet eats is complemented by great deals on drinks, including $3 beer selections. 

Visitors staying in downtown can imbibe with the locals at hip downtown bars like Scott & Co. and Good Oak Bar, both of which feature a healthy selection of locally crafted brews. These bars may be small, but the happy hours here are big on local flavor, gourmet bites, and happy mingling with locals. 

If hanging out in a craft brewery is your idea of happy hour heaven, there are plenty of options in Tucson. Barrio Brewing Company is a solid choice for good local beer and bar grub. 

For gourmet eats and drinks, head to Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails for $5 select cocktails and an eclectic array of small plates starting at $3. 

Barrio Brewing Company

The Barrio Brewing Company, located in one of downtown Tucson's historic warehouse districts, has quickly established itself as a local landmark. This vibrant bar, grill, and brewery, which opened back in 2007, proudly brews up 12 microbrews,...  Read More

Pasco Kitchen & Lounge specialized in urban farm fare and handcrafted drinks. The emphasis is on local and seasonal ingredients, transformed by modern technique and culinary creativity. The food is a fun mix of American comfort food,...  Read More

Dante's Fire is a new player on the Tucson food scene, but it's quickly established itself as a fine dining destination. The menu is Continental American cuisine, but don't let that label fool you. This is a small plate lover's paradise....  Read More


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, from JFK memorabilia to black...  Read More

Good Oak Bar is an Arizona craft beer and wine bar that celebrates the state's finest locally made beers and wines. Located in downtown Tucson in the historic Rialto Building, just across the street from Hotel Congress, Good Oak Bar is adjacent...  Read More

Elliott's on Congress is a friendly downtown bar and grill with a menu of gourmet food and drink. Popular starters include gooey jalapeno shrimp and cheddar boats, burger sliders and cod tacos. The menu also includes a large selection of...  Read More

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. is an intimate speakeasy style...  Read More

Thunder Canyon boasts several award-winning brews such as Bing Bang Ale with a hint of cherries, Catalina Pale Ale, Sandstone Cream Ale, Obsidian Porter, Thunderhead IPA, and Blackout Stout. And their food is impressive too. Wood fired oven...  Read More

This lively downtown Tucson restaurant celebrates the city and its confluence of culinary traditions. Chef Janos Wilder has developed strong ties to the Southern Arizona gardeners and farmers for a farm-fresh menu with a strong emphasis on...  Read More

Located over the picturesque courtyard of St. Philip's Plaza in midtown Tucson, Union Public House blends the atmosphere of a friendly public house with the hospitality of traditional southwestern culture. The food is made-from-scratch modern...  Read More


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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.

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