Comfort Suites at Tucson Mall
515 West Automall Dr
Tucson, AZ 85705-6008
Phone: (520) 888-6676
Fax: (520) 888-6617
Here's one of the most popular sports bars in Tucson, run by an ex-school teacher who in 1978 decided his real calling was to sell pastrami. He made the right decision, since the place is still buzzing with people drinking beer from big pitchers and munching on pastrami sandwiches. Other than watching athletic games on TV, clients pass their time playing video games or doing karaoke. The kitchen offers all-American fare, from tuna melt sandwiches to chili cheeseburgers. Special house brews are available in pints, ponys and pitchers.
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.
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.
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.
If you are looking for a great place where art and music combine then head to Solar Culture. With a fantastic art gallery, enriched in history, the Gallery is a great place to check out some fantastic Artwork. The general public are allowed to showcase their art for free at the premises. Solar Culture is also a venue where local bands perform live and enthrall the audience.
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.
For the best nightclub experience in all of Tucson, make your way to the H2O Discotec. The venue itself is not only beautiful, but boasts a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. A variety of top DJs spin here on weekends, which keeps the dance floor filled. Unlike many other clubs, the atmosphere here is very friendly and welcoming, and the staff is very professional and courteous. Private table bottle service is also available.
With loud dance music keeping the multiple dance floors here filled, Zen Rock is the nightclub to head to if you are in the mood for a party in Tucson. But make sure to dress to impress, because a strict dress code is enforced. The fully stocked bar here offers a variety of cocktails, and drink specials are often available. The club also has a VIP experience for those who are celebrating a special occasion or just want an extra special night out.
Recent renovations of Vaudeville Cabaret have transformed it from a ragged, underground venue to a bustling, stylish one with improved quality of sound, lighting, bar facilities and pretty much everything. Young and old, established and upcoming musicians alike come to perform at Vaudeville. Touring bands also come in for the odd performance to raise the roof. This makes for an ideal post-work place where some good music is all you need to relax!
A great "dive bar" with live local music almost every night, this is a grungy and dark place with a few scattered tables and couches and an upstairs balcony with tables and chairs. The stage is set at the back of the room, and three pool tables are available on the opposite side of the room. You pay a reasonable price for most bottled beers, drafts, Guinness stouts and the few exotic imports.
They call themselves the "World's Darkest Nightclub" and they're not referring so much to the lighting situation as to the prevalent aura. On the ground-floor of a 1920s-era hotel, the club has many vestiges of its historic past coupled with the dark and dank ambiance appropriate to its alternative concept. This funky spot features an eclectic array of live music, from acoustic to alternative dance, which is perfectly suited to its dramatically diverse and energetically eccentric clientèle.
It wouldn't be Tucson without a top country club, and this is the premier place for two steppin' and boot scootin'! Today's hottest country music and all of the classics will have you up on the wooden "racetrack" dance floor before you can holler "yee-haw!" This is also Tucson's main venue for the big acts in country music. Daily drink specials, limo packages, concerts and special events make your visit to The New West even wilder.