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The Shelter

Type: Lounge

Map / Directions 10Best Says

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...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 3pm-2am

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • No Cover Charge

  • Recommended as Best Nightlife Because: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge brings the charm and kitsch of a vintage bar to Tucson, complete with pinball machines and black velvet paintings.
  • Best for Bars Because: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge in Tucson is a unique blast from the past featuring great drinks and unbeatable sixties-inspired atmosphere.
  • Best for Happy Hour Because: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge is a one-of-kind cocktail bar with a retro-cool vibe. Perfect place to sip a martini and chat up the locals.
  • Recommended as Best of Tucson's Midtown Nightlife Because: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge is a fun throwback to the swingin' '60s - a vintage cocktail lounge located in a real-life bomb shelter.

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