Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon
7007 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85715
Phone: (520) 298-2300
Fax: (520) 298-6756
For over 50 years, The Maverick has been Tucson's top club for live country music and dancing. Top country acts have played here in the past, which brings in the crowds who want to let some steam off by dancing the night away. Line dancing lessons are also offered. The Maverick has a full menu of tasty favorites, from appetizers like wings and nachos to entrees like a steak dinner and fish and chips. Be sure to take advantage of their nightly drink specials as well.
Savoy Opera House is Tucson's largest venue for receptions, parties and meetings. Situated in the middle of Trail Dust Town, an amusement center recreating a 19th-century western town, the Savoy lets you entertain friends, family, or business associates in Victorian charm. You enter through hand-carved doors from London's renowned Savoy Hotel into a room equipped with fine chandeliers, stage, opera boxes and antique stands; let the staff take care of the catering and entertaining. Call office manager Sandy Maldonado for details.
This place rocks each night of the week to the sound of local blues and rock acts. It does get loud and you won't get the bartender's attention unless you holler, but it's usually a friendly crowd just wanting to have a good time. This is a music club, so don't expect a large selection of food items. You will find a variety of snacks and appetizers on the menu, as well as burgers. There is also your standard choice of U.S. and Mexican beers. It is an old bar with no fancy decor (i.e. dive), but the clientele knows how to let the good times roll. Happy Hour is from 5p to 6p.
Club Xs comprises 3 bars and a shining dance floor where you can let your hair down and dance the night away! If you get tired, find a velvety chair and relax while listening to the DJ's tunes. The club has has a fantastic VIP section and great theme nights.
On the way to or from Sabino Canyon, be sure to stop in at this Wild West-themed restaurant and saloon for lunch, dinner or dancing. Call for information on The Crystal Palace Review, the restaurant's musical dinner theater. One of the restaurant's most interesting features is its hallway of animated wood carvings that depict Old West scenes. The Hayloft Dining Room serves up sandwiches, steaks, ribs and seafood in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere.
In a neighborhood where most people won't expect to find entertainment of any kind, there is a place where it's happening musically for the far eastern side of Tucson. This venue features local rock musicians almost every night of the week, plus the occasional national act. It's the typical American bar ambiance, with TV sets and neon signs advertising beer decorating the walls. Apart from assorted liquors, the bar offers several beers from the tab, most notably the Nimbus brand of local fame.
Kon Tiki is truly a departure from the abundance of Mexican and Continental American restaurants around Tucson. It's the only major restaurant in Tucson featuring Hawaiian cuisine. Two flaming torches and a wooden tribal figurine guard the front entrance and the interior walls are fashioned with bamboo sticks, as expected. The lighting is subdued and intimate. Traditional Hawaiian cuisine is served including plentiful teriyaki chicken dishes, with vegetable medleys and pineapple garnishes. And yes, the restaurant serves a variety of fruity alcoholic beverages with paper umbrellas.
With live bands playing dance music at this high-energy night spot every Friday and Saturday nights, this place attracts a mostly young crowd (between 28 and 33 years old) on weekend nights. Other than at the large bar featuring 16 TV sets, seating is also available on the outside patio. Smoking is permitted outside and in the spacious wine room, which seats 240 people. Happy Hour is 3p-7p, and 10p to close. The menu offers a variety of entrees including steak, pork chops and sandwiches. There are sixteen premium beers on draft. A featured kids menu will, hopefully, keep everyone in the family happy.
This pub's slogan is, "Have a Firkin Great Time." And you will at this University of Arizona area British-style pub. Live music, billiards and darts round out the pub experience. Come lift a pint of one of their more than 70 imported beers, many on tap, and pair it with a Firkin Pie (pizza) or one of their British-inspired specialties. About those brews, you'll find one of the area's best selection of imports and domestics. Salads and sandwiches are named to honor British notables from King Arthur and Queen Anne to Lady Di. Other specialties include Big Ben Meatloaf, Shephard's Pie, Welsh Rarebit and Cornish Pasties.
Just a block from the University of Arizona is Tucson's oldest, original brewery. A winner of many awards for its beers and ales, including Best of Show at the 1998 Las Vegas International Beer Festival, Gentle Ben's Brewing Company is also a favorite for its innovative cuisine. Would you expect to find Spinach & Artichoke Dip or a Asian Chicken Wrap at a brewpub? You will here, along with an interesting selection of salads, sandwiches, pastas and appetizers. Its seven brewed-on-premise beers run from pale ales up to porters and are available by-the-glass, as sampler "flights" and even by the jug or keg to take out.
Consistently voted Tucson's top gay bar over the past two decades, IBT's promises customers a fun and memorable night out. Most come to IBT's for the dancing, with a DJ spinning tunes Tuesday through Sunday and a second DJ spinning Wednesday through Saturday nights. IBT's also hosts a very popular drag show every week. Don't forget about the great drink specials that are offered here, as well as their selection of delicious desserts.
Here is the one and only truly Irish bar in Tucson (though there are others who claim to be). This is where you want to be on St. Patrick's Day. On all other days, it's a good place to start the bar-hopping that takes place at the many drinking establishments on Fourth Avenue. There is live music here Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. It is suggested you call ahead for details. The fare is simple but hearty, including sandwiches, pizza and hamburgers. And yes, the supply of Guinness is abundant.