Southern Arizona drinking and nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Tucson

Che's Lounge

This slightly grungy but hugely popular watering hole does cheap beer and features a huge wraparound bar and the Geronimo's Revenge food truck (Thursday to Sunday). A popular college hangout, Che's rocks with live m…
Bar in Tombstone

Big Nose Kate's

Full of Wild West character, Doc Holliday's girlfriend's bar is a fun place to grab a burger or a beer, featuring great painted glass and historical photographs. Down in the basement is the room of the 'Swamper,' a …
Brewery in Bisbee

Old Bisbee Brewing Company

Locally grown hops, Sonoran white wheat and Sonoran mountain limes are just some of the intriguing ingredients that go into the eight barrel-aged brews (plus root beer) served at this simple tap room and patio off B…
Cafe in Tucson

Monsoon Chocolate

Delightful single-origin chocolatier in southern Tucson, where, depending on the weather, you can sample a tongue-tingling Mexican hot chocolate or, more likely, a Frocho (chocloate granita with coconut cream), alon…
Bar in Bisbee

St Elmo's

This charismatic dive bar, established in 1902, claims to be the longest continually run hostelry in Arizona. Today it still attracts a boisterous mix of thirsty locals and tourists, keeping them happy with local be…
Bar in Tucson

Surly Wench

This bat cave of a watering hole is generally packed with pierced pals soaking up cheap drafts, giving the pinball machine a workout or headbanging to deafening bands, from punkgrass to alt-rock, plus a burlesque sh…
Gay in Tucson


At Tucson's most sizzling gay fun house, the theme changes nightly – from drag shows to karaoke, plus the monthly Sunday 'Fun Day,' with karaoke, DJs and drink specials all day. Chill on the patio, check out the bod…
Bar in Bisbee

Bisbee Grand Saloon

The bar in the Bisbee Grand Hotel has a cool punk-rock-meets-Old-West vibe. The barkeeps are standing behind a bar salvaged from the Pony Saloon, which served suds to the thirsty in Tombstone back in the early 1880s…
Bar in Tucson

Tap & Bottle

Come to this brick-walled hangout for a fantabulous selection of draft beers, plus Belgians and sours in the back store, as well as wines by the glass.
Bar in Patagonia & The Mountain Empire

Wagon Wheel Saloon

Kick it cowboy-style at the Wagon Wheel, where the bar is big, the ceiling is festooned with wagon wheels and harness, and the wildlife is stuffed. It does breakfast, lunch and dinner too.