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Plan Your Virtual Tucson Happy Hour

March 28, 2020

With everyone looking for a way to support the Tucson community, I am here to help you plan your virtual Tucson happy hour! Some of my best friends and I started our virtual happy hours a few years ago as a way to feel engaged with each other. In person, we would drink wine and decided distance should not be the reason why we discontinue one of our favorite pastimes! However, this is the first time I’ve ever done a virtual happy hour with my friends in town.

As executive orders and proclamations continue to get passed, businesses are now restricted to curbside, take-out and delivery. But, they can now sell alcohol to-go. If you’re already buying alcohol, why not buy it from your favorite, local business!

Since things are changing at such a fast pace, I recommend calling a business and checking out their social media for the most current updates. If I missed a business, please let me know. My goal is to encompass Tucson businesses and the surrounding area for this virtual Tucson happy hour.

1912 Brewing

Phone: (520) 256-4851
Address: 2045 N, Forbes Blvd Ste 105, Tucson, AZ 85745

1912 Brewery was established 16 years ago and is known for their sours and goses. Additionally, you will also find 20+ taps of beer that include: blondes, ales, stouts and barrel-aged beers.

American Eat Co.– Market Bar

Phone: (520) 867-8700
Address: 1439 S 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

American Eat Co. is Tucson’s first food court featuring local restaurants. Inside, you’ll find different restaurants and Market Bar. Market Bar is currently selling $13 bottles of wine, beer packs and growlers for the local beer on tap. Additionally they’re doing a special with Pops Hot Chicken where you can buy two sandwiches and a growler for $24.

Borderlands Brewing Company

Phone: (520) 955-9826
Address: 119 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Borderlands Brewing Company, located in Downtown Tucson, is a craft beer brewery. They are offering delivery to residents in a five-miles radius. If you don’t live nearby, you can pick-up your order Thursday–Sunday.

Caps & Corks

Phone: (520) 441-9943
Address: 3830 W River Rd #100, Tucson, AZ 85741

Caps & Corks is a beer and wine bar that is continuing to offer its large selection of: 25 beers and four wines on tap, 400 packaged wine varieties and mead options.

Charro Steak

Phone: (520) 485-1922
Address: 188 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

Charro Steak sources local and clean ingredients with no added hormones or given antibiotics. Beer, tequila and half-off bottles of wine are available for purchase.

Charro Vida

Phone: (520) 779-1922
Address: 7109 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Charro Vida features a Mediterranean-Sonoran cuisine and is located in the Casas Adobes neighborhood. In addition to offering food to go, Charro Vida is providing 50% off select alcohol: vegan wines, bubbles and beer. Cocktails are also available.

Commoner & Co

Phone: (520) 257-1177
Address: 6960 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750

Commoner & Co., an Ares Collective, takes on the concept of elevated comfort food. To provide value, they created a new take-out menu to feed families of two and four. Alcohol-wise, quite a bit is offered: cocktails, liquor bottles, beer, growlers and half-off wine bottles.

Dillinger Brewing Company

Phone: (520) 207-2312
Address: 3895 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

Dillinger Brewing Company is a local brewery selling ales, IPAs, sours and more. In the drive-thru, you can pick up four-packs, cases and growlers.

Donut Bar

Phone: (520) 372-7120
Address: 33 N 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Donut Bar opened in Tucson last month and has quickly become a local favorite! They are selling beer and wine growlers to go. You can place your order in advance or the day of.

El Charro Cafe

Phone: (520) 229-1922
Address: 7725 N Oracle Rd #101, Tucson, AZ 85704

El Charro Cafe has served Tucson Mexican food for 98 years! They are considered the first to invent the chimichanga. They are selling family meal kits to keep costs low, while providing generous portions. In addition to margaritas, you can get half-off bottled wine and beer.

Empire Pizza

Phone: (520) 882-7499
Address: 137 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Empire Pizza has been serving Tucson its New York style pizza for over 20 years! Aside from their pizza, I would 100% recommend their cheesecake. With purchase of food, canned and bottled beer is available. They are also running specials for alcohol and a 20″ whole pie, starting at $19.

Growlers Taphouse

Phone: (520) 389-8232
Address: 8275 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

Growlers Taphouse is located in Marana and is readily filling growlers with their selection of beers on tap. Their selection varies from local to global craft beers. If you’re looking for food, you can also order something from their food menu.

Growlers USA

Phone: (520) 389-8232
Address: 8275 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85743

Growlers USA is a craft beer pub located in Oro Valley. Currently, they are selling 32oz and 64oz growlers for a 25% discount.

Hotel Congress– Cup Cafe

Phone: (520) 798-1618
Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Hotel Congress recently celebrated their centennial! They are selling liquor, wine and beer– which is available through their online store, the front desk or the Cup Cafe. Starting next week, signature cocktails will be also available to-go. TIP: Their extensive, online market includes other essential items like eggs.

Hotel McCoy

Phone: (520) 300-4900
Address: 720 W Silverlake Rd, Tucson, AZ 85713

Hotel McCoy is a mid-century modern art hotel, with a focus on the 1960s. Currently, they are selling Arizona wines for $20, Tucson-canned beer, Wild Tonic Hard Kombucha and a Prescott-based cider– Superstitious Blueberry Spaceship. Superstitious Blueberry Spaceship is packaged in a resealable wine bottle to preserve the bubbles. To order, call ahead or simply pull up to the drive thru and honk!

Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant

Phone: (520) 790-4702
Address: 2041 S Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant has served Tucson homemade, Italian American cuisine for over half a century! Set meals are available for $15, and the rest of the menu is 10% off. Wine, beer and spirits are also available.

Nook

Phone: (520) 622-6665
Address: 1 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Nook, located in the heart of Downtown Tucson, serves a New American brunch and lunch. Plan your virtual Tucson happy hour with: craft cocktails, mimosa kits and half-off bottles of wine!

The Parish

Phone: (520) 797-1233
Address: 6453 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

The Parish features a Southern-fusion menu and brings bold flavors to Tucson. Currently their cocktail, lunch and dinner menus are available. The Parish is also generously offering to help others who are impacted, view their Instagram post for more details.

Plaza Liquor and Fine Wines

Phone: (520) 327-0452
Address: 2642 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Plaza Liquor and Fine Wines has been serving Tucson for over 40 years! They are selling quite the assortment for your virtual Tucson Happy hour: canned and bottled wine, growlers and bottled beer, margarita growlers, and liquor bottles. They will be closed Monday to work on their online store. Phone orders and in-person orders can be picked up in the drive-thru.

Postino WineCafe

Phone: (520) 342-0098
Address: 2500 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Postino WineCafe just opened last month and we need to make sure they get their moment to show Tucson what they’re all about! The Phoenix-based restaurant is largely known for their bruschetta and wine. The restaurant is generously offering their wines (regularly $31-42) for only $15! As another bonus, their famous Monday-Tuesday Board and Bottle deal is available to-go, meaning you get a bruschetta board and bottle of wine for only $25. To see the wines, look at their Arizona Wine Program list.

Prep & Pastry

Phone: (520) 326-7737
Address: 2660 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Prep & Pastry is easily one of Tucson’s top spots for its fresh assortment of pastries, mimosa menu and brunch staples. Good news is that you can order cocktails to-go, like their Bloody Mary or mimosa kit. If you do curbside pick-up instead of delivery, you’ll even get a free coffee by EXO Roast Co.

Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta

Phone: (520) 867-4134
Address: 4340 N Campbell Ave Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Temporarily Reforma)

Proof is currently on a consolidated menu under the Union Hospitality Community Kitchen with Union and Reforma. On one menu, you can find your favorites from each restaurant. Available alcohol: growler and single serve margaritas, bottled and canned wine, beer, cider and mules. All orders will be picked up from Reforma.

Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila

Phone: (520) 867-4134
Address: 4340 N Campbell Ave Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85718

Reforma is currently on a consolidated menu under the Union Hospitality Community Kitchen with Union and Proof. On one menu, you can find your favorites from each restaurant. Available alcohol: growler and single serve margaritas, bottled and canned wine, beer, cider and mules. All orders will be picked up from Reforma.

REVEL

Phone: n/a
Address: 416 E 9th St, Tucson, AZ 85705

REVEL is a European-styled wine bar that serves global wines and craft beer. Starting this weekend, they will be selling their charcuterie boards to-go.

Sand Reckoner

Phone: (520) 833-0121
Address: 510 N 7th Ave #170, Tucson, AZ 85705

Sand Reckoner is a Wilcox-based vineyard that opened their Tucson tasting room in February 2017. Their wine is available for shipping, delivery and pick-up.

Seis Kitchen

Phone: (520) 612-7630
Address: 1765 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

Seis Kitchen serves regional Mexican cuisine at two locations in Tucson, at the Joesler Village and at the Mercado San Agustin. They take pride in their green initiatives which you can read about here. Beer is available for pick-up: Modelo especial, Tecate, XX, Pacifico and Papago Orange Blossom. On the non-alcohol side, I 100% recommend their horchata.

Serial Grillers

Phone: (520) 572-6653
Address: 5660 W Cortaro Farms Rd, Tucson, AZ 85742

Serial Grillers is focused on American Food and Craft beer offerings. Since starting as a food truck business in 2012, they now have four locations across Tucson. From their selection of 20+ beers, they are selling 32oz and 64oz growlers.

Tap and Bottle

Phone: (520) 344-8999
Address: 403 N 6th Ave #135, Tucson, AZ 85705

Tap & Bottle joined the craft beer community in June 2013 when they opened their downtown location. Canned beer and crowlers are available. In addition to an extensive beer list, wine and hard kombucha is also available.

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Phone: (520) 531-1913
Address: 2890 E Skyline Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano serves rustic, Northern Italian food. Every day, they are selling their wine for 50% off and on Sundays, they have a fun “Sunday Spritz” specialty kit! In the kit includes: prosecco, pre-measured Campari or Aperol, orange slices and a recipe card.

Ten55 Brewing Company

Phone: (520) 777-7877
Address: 110 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701

Ten55 Brewing Company is home to a team who loves to collaborate with Tucson businesses on a regular basis. The XOXO Coffee Stout, my favorite stout in town, is a collaboration with EXO Roast Co. Crowlers and kegs are available. Also, be sure to check out their new take-out menu.

Thunder Canyon Brewery

Phone: (520) 396-3480
Address: 220 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701

Thunder Canyon Brewery is a local brewery and distillery. They are one of the restaurants that took charge to support the community by offering a free meal to anyone who lost their job. They are selling rum, canned beer and growlers.

Tito & Pep

Phone: (520) 207-0116
Address: 4122 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85712

Tito & Pep is a contemporary bistro that serves a mesquite-fired cuisine in a colorful presentation. Their menu features fresh seasonal vegetables with a variety of meats. In addition to their food menu, you can purchase wine bottles to go for $4-12. You can’t beat those prices for a virtual Tucson Happy hour! Since several restaurants are severely discounting their wine, please consider extending your tip.

Union Public House

Phone: (520) 867-4134
Address: 4340 N Campbell Ave Ste 101, Tucson, AZ 85718 (Temporarily Reforma)

Union Public House is currently on a consolidated menu under the Union Hospitality Community Kitchen with Reforma and Proof. On one menu, you can find your favorites from each restaurant. Available alcohol: growler and single serve margaritas, bottled and canned wine, beer, cider and mules. All orders will be picked up from Reforma.

Westbound

Phone: (520) 867-8308
Address: 267 South Avenida del Convento #12, Tucson, AZ 85745

Westbound is selling alcohol at both their on-site bar and bottle shop at the MSA Annex. What’s available: cocktails, liquor, wine, beer and cider.

Wildflower

Phone: (520) 219-4230
Address: 7037 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

Wildflower’s menu consists of a New American cuisine, and is one of my favorite childhood restaurants in town. They are generously offering 35% off of their to-go orders (not valid through Door Dash), and 50% off of their wine selection for your virtual Tucson Happy hour.

Yamato

Phone: (520) 624-3377
Address: 857 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719

Yamato has served Tucson authentic Japanese food for over 30 years! It’s easily one of my favorite places in town. Their nigiri, chirashi, curry and sukiyaki are the best. Currently, they are selling sake, Japanese beer and American beer.

Other Resources

I hope this was helpful to you, and now you can start planning your virtual Tucson happy hour with friends! Remember you have the ability to influence your friends and family, if you shop local then post about it on your social media. It will encourage others to post and share what restaurants they’re supporting.

If you’re looking for more details on where to get food, then call your favorite restaurant or check their social media for the latest updates. The following made fantastic lists: Yelp Tucson, Tucson Foodie, This Is Tucson and Downtown Tucson Partnership.

Remember, together we’ll get through this. Support you local businesses, talk to your friends and family and – ask what you can do to make a difference.

1 Comments

  • David A. Bowers

    March 30, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    I’m sure this took quite a bit of time and energy to compile but if I may be so bold to ask when are you adding the rest of them? Or are these just your personal selections?

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