To Do

Here are some suggestions we think you might enjoy while you are visiting us in sunny Tucson!

Where to Eat & Drink

Tap & Bottle
thetapandbottle.com

Our lovely friends, Scott and Rebecca opened this wonderful establishment in 2013 and it’s been packed ever since! They feature 20 freshly tapped beers and 6 wines by the glass, as well as a full complement of beer and wine to go.

1702 Pizza & Craft Beer
1702az.com

Our friend, Austin, owns this fabulous bar, restaurant, bottle shop with the undisputed best beer selection in AZ! 1702 serves an ever-changing selection of 46 imported beers and domestic micro-brews on draught and many more by the bottle – and yummy pizza, salads and appetizers. Paul even brews some of their beers!

Penca
pencarestaurante.com

Opened in March 2013 by a friend of ours in the heart of downtown Tucson, Penca offers Mexico City cuisine paired with an international bar and is a beautiful space!

Pizzeria Bianco
pizzeriabianco.com

This James Beard Awarded Chef has opened his much anticipated Tucson outpost downtown. Chef Chris Bianco has been a driving force in the slow food movement and specifically the artisanal pizza front. Chris, who won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2003, helped spawn a generation of independent and artisanal pizzeria’s, lending his advice, wisdom and food philosophies to dozens of fellow chefs and restaurateurs. There can sometimes be up to a 2 hour wait (but many argue it’s worth it!)

Proper
propertucson.com

Proper serves brunch and dinner 7 days a week, with late service until midnight every day and happy hour specials Mon – Fri. Their menu features fresh, sustainable and organic food from local and regional sources. Their jams, churros and pork belly are all prepared in house and they are slated to open a gourmet butcher and charcuterie shop next door in 2015. They employed local craftspeople and artisans in the creation of their beautiful space, using reclaimed materials like beetle-kill pine and wood salvaged from the historic Rialto (concert hall next door).

Cafe Poca Cosa
cafepocacosatucson.com

Best inventive Mexican cuisine ANYWHERE! Menus are written on a chalkboard because they change twice a day. All the entrees are one price, $22.95 and worth every penny! The margarits are good too. You will have to ask for directions, as there is no signage outside.

Reilly Craft Pizza
reillypizza.com

Two brothers resurrected the long-closed Reilly Funeral Home and took full advantage of the beautiful space with its soaring vaulted ceilings, fluted columns, exposed brick walls, arched leaded and stained-glass windows and 100-year-old wood floors. And the food is good too, serving artisan pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and appetizers, along with craft beer and cocktails. A beer garden in the back recently opened too.

La Cocina | Bar, Food and Music
lacocinatucson.com

Located in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson and tucked inside the walls of Old Town Artisans you will find the beautiful courtyard restaurant that is La Cocina. Boasting al fresco dining, a rustic Cantina, and live music under the stars this gem certainly offers something for everyone. The menu is an eclectic mix of Mexican food, sandwiches, salads, and other globally inspired items. Lunch is served daily, brunch takes place on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday nights. You will even find a late night taco bar using an outdoor grill on the weekends.

Cup Café
hotelcongress.com

Great diner in Hotel Congress. Best Bloody Mary’s in Tucson! Lunch entrees average $11. Dinner $17.

5 Points Market & Restaurant
www.5pointstucson.com

Really cute American Market and Restaurant in the barrio district of Tucson, Arizona, serving breakfast and lunch. Deli and Grocery carries local organic products. Live music every week.

Where to visit

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Saguaro National Park
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area
The Barrio
The Military Plane Graveyard a.k.a. “The Boneyard“
4th Avenue
Mission San Xavier del Bac
Pima Air & Space Museum