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Top bar recommendations from locals

Hotel
“Hotel Congress is THE spot in Tucson if you want to experience the Tucson nightlife. Full of energy from people ranging in ages 21-50+ The heart of Tucson lies here at this location. Great drinks, Great music and great atmosphere. Hit up Thursday nights for Opti Club Night which focuses on pure dance music. Several bars inside and out along with DJ booths in and out. Favorite spot in Tucson.”
  • 100 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“*The Cup has good food & is open breakfast, lunch & dinner. However, I am mostly recommending for the historic ambience - and since you need to visit the hotel anyway at some point - you might as well stop here :). I love the interior, but the patio can also be lovley. Sunday brunch gets insanely crowded - I think because they have a bloody mary bar.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
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“This isn't my personal favorite as it gets a bit loud & crowded - but many people do love it. You can generally catch some good local, live music (usually Thursdays). Cool old building next to Exo Roast. Huge beer & good wine selection.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“I love sitting in the patio here and listening to music. I can get up and visit one of the surrounding shops. Very shady and serene even in summer.”
  • 45 locals recommend
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Pizza Place
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“Trendy pizza spot in a former funeral home! Check out the secret bar in the morgue, er, I mean, basement!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“I truly love Exo. I put a longer review about their Bar (same space, but at night) in the Bars & Nightlife section. Coffee shop during the day & a great place to hang out & chill. They roast their coffee on site. Admittedly I'm not into the whole 3rd wave coffee deal - but if you are - definitely check it out! They also have great hot chocolate. I believe they have brunch on the weekends & sure it's great too. Just go to Exo at some point day or night - bascially!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fun place to dance, with a rooftop lounge and even daytime programming like yoga, etc.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great seafood and fish. Truly exceptional lobster roll. One of the waiters is a grouch, but take him as part of the experience.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Mi Nidito is our favorite Mexican Restaurant. The food and service is absolutely consistent. The value is memorable.”
  • 34 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great for lunch, dinner, watching sports. Come for whisky Wednesday for live music and dancing. Sit out on the patio. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“One of our favorite bars in town -- located in a historic funeral home. They also sometimes have live music and/or art events. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to have happy hour, love their Sonoran and Mediterranean boards. great selection of wines and craft beer.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Sit outside on Barrio’s porch & view the beautiful Catalina Mountains to the North. If you’re lucky the train will pass by & you’ll get $1 off your pint! ”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A tiny secret little bar next to the 47 Scott restaurant. Also sort of a speak-easy. Are you starting to see a theme here?”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Family run Mexican food restaurant with a great menu, featured on the Food Network, right up the road on Silverbell! Open until 9:00 pm”
  • 17 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“really good tacos, reasonably priced. if you are a mashed potato fan, get the BOCA BALLS. seriously. i'd tell you about other appetizers but i never get farther than the boca balls.... ”
  • 12 locals recommend