Midtown, Tucson is home to both casual and more elegant bars. Although their ambiance and atmosphere may differ, they all offer friendly service and a great selection of drinks. Check out our list below and let us know what your favorites are.
Midtown Bar & Grill
Bar, American, $$$
Midtown Bar & Grill is a nice, casual bar. Throughout the restaurant, there are televisions on which they stream the latest sports games. In addition to their burgers and beer, they also offer a traditional pub menu. The interior of the bar is large, perfect for getting to know new people.
Sir Veza’s Taco Garage offers hand crafted tacos, burgers, tequila, beer, and more. The chef of the restaurant is Charlotta Flores, who comes from the family that founded the famous El Charro Café. The food is unmistakably delicious and is served in a lively atmosphere. This bar is great for socializing and gets pretty crowded on the weekends. They do take reservations, so if you have a large group, give them a call.
47 Scott is a casual restaurant that feels upscale. The ambiance is romantic, especially if you decide to eat on their large outdoor patio. The restaurant also offers indoor seating with both bar and booth seating, and their menu features American cuisine. In addition to their food, they also offer a full bar, which boasts a diverse and global list of wines, micro-brewed beers, and hand crafted cocktails.
Bar, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Pub Grub, American, $$$
Bison Witches is a casual pub and sandwich shop. They offer beers on tap as well as bottled beer, alongside a menu of deli sandwiches, salads, and soups. This is the perfect place for a late afternoon hang out. Be sure to check out their daily happy hour for great deals, and they also offer web only specials, so look on their website before you go.
The Shelter Cocktail Lounge is a retro and vintage themed cocktail bar decorated with JFK memorabilia and bright colorful lighting. The waiters and people who frequent the lounge are very friendly and helpful. The building, which looks like a bomb shelter, adds to the unique theme of the restaurant. There’s happy hour everyday, and while you’re enjoying that, try playing one of the vintage pinball machines.
Trident Grill is a social bar located near the University of Arizona. Their menu features seafood, salads, sandwiches, and burgers. In addition to their food menu, they also offer 24 beers on tap, and they have a happy hour that runs in the evening Monday to Friday and all day on Sunday. Be sure to come for happy hour for a great time with friends and even better deals, and be sure to check out their daily food and drink specials.
Since 1994, Kingfisher has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. They offer an extensive wine list with local, specialty, and global wines. Be sure to try their seafood and oyster bar, as they have been voted the Best Seafood Restaurant by Tucson Weekly. They offer happy hours Monday through Friday.
Relish Kitchen and Wine Bar offers a large and diverse wine list that includes organic and bio-dynamic wines. In addition to their wine, they also offer home made cuisine that is made fresh daily, including salads, wraps, and many other options. They try to use sustainable and locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant is casual and trendy, perfect for a night out with friends.
Serial Grillers (Speedway Blvd.), East Speedway Boulevard | Courtesy Agustin Kitchen
Serial Grillers is a casual restaurant that offers pizza, cheese steaks, salads, and cold sandwiches, accompanied by selection of draft beers. Be sure to check out their burger of the week specials. The restaurant has happy hour Monday to Friday, where they offer bottled beers for $2.50 and craft beers for $4. Come here for a night out with friends or family.
Zinburger is one of the best restaurants in Tucson. They offer delicious hamburgers and different kinds of fries, like hand cut zucchini, sweet potato, or truffle fries. The restaurant also offers an extensive wine selection and milkshakes. The interior of the restaurant is trendy and modern, with wood flooring, dark lighting, and hanging light fixtures.