10 Best Sports Bars in Tucson: Beer, Big Screens and Bar Grub

When you're looking for a laid-back sports bar in midtown Tucson, look no further than Throwbacks. The food is quite good - smoked gouda cheeseburger, anyone? - and the weekday lunch specials bring in the crowds even on non-game days. 

If you're looking for a friendly place to watch the game with the whole family, head to east Tucson, where you'll find The Canyon's Crown Restaurant and Pub. This British-style pub also is also one of the city's liveliest sports bars. Dozens of large screen TVs and gourmet pub fare make a perfect pair when you want to watch the big game in style.

Now, if college bars are more your speed, Tucson offers plenty of options. If you want to stay close to the University of Arizona campus, stroll over to Gentle Ben's Brewing Company, a large, comfortable two-story sports bar with craft beer on tap.

Another popular University area sports bar is Trident Grill, where you can munch on fish 'n chips while watching the game. 

Or maybe you prefer your beer with a slice of gourmet pizza? If that's the case, head over to No Anchovies. This relaxed pizzeria is known for great slices, cold beer, and plenty of large screen TVs. Who knew watching the big game could be so indulgent?





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 inviting enough for out-of-towners...  Read More



If you're looking for a friendly neighborhood bar where you can drink and eat without breaking the bank, this low-key, unpretentious chain sports grill is a good bet. Don't expect posh decor or gourmet fare. Do expect a family-friendly setting...  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



If you're looking for a break from the typical sports bar environment, try the Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar. The upscale sports bar and barbeque joint is tucked away inside the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa on the...  Read More



For more than three decades, Gentle Ben's has been brewing up great beers like Tucson Blonde, Red Cat Amber and Ben's India Pale Ale. If you come to eat, there are two must-haves: buffalo wings in either a wicked hot habanero sauce or a piquant...  Read More



Trident Grill is a venerable college sports bars that draws big crowds nearly every night of the week. You'll definitely want to claim your bar stool early on busy game nights. The menu features typical bar food (think classics like juicy...  Read More



Sentinel Peak Brewing Company is a new nanobrewery in Tucson that offers a rotating selection of craft beers. There is also a small selection of house favorites on tap. Owners Matt Gordon, Taylor Carter and Jeremy Hilderbrand were inspired by...  Read More



Don't be fooled by the name: No Anchovies isn't just a pizzeria for foodies with an aversion to small, saltwater fish. Aside from pushing out top-notch pies, No Anchovies also happens to be a fine sports bar. If the idea of enjoying hot slices,...  Read More



If you're looking for a cozy neighborhood pub with great drinks and plenty of large-screen TVs, The Canyon's Crown Restaurant and Pub should fit the bill nicely. This British-style sports pub carries both DirectTV and Cox, which means you'll be...  Read More

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


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