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  • 1. Boondocks

    Central | Bars/Pubs

    The unofficial home of the Blues Heritage Foundation, Boondocks hosts local and touring blues musicians and classic rock singer-songwriters...Read More

  • 2. Casino del Sol

    Westside | Casinos

    A few miles west of the Casino of the Sun is the Pascua Yaqui tribe's newer, larger facility, Casino del Sol, with live poker and blackjack...Read More

  • 3. Casino of the Sun

    Southwest | Casinos

    The Pascua Yaqui tribe's original gaming venture has slot and video-gambling machines only, and one casual restaurant. ...Read More

  • 4. Club Congress

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    The city's main venue for cutting-edge bands and singer-songwriters, Club Congress has a mixed-bag crowd of alternative rockers, international...Read More

  • 5. Desert Diamond Casinos Tucson

    South | Casinos

    The Tohono O'odham tribe operate the Desert Diamond Casinos, which has an indoor concert venue, a hotel and conference center, and plenty of...Read More

  • 6. IBT's (It's 'Bout Time)

    University | Bars/Pubs

    Tucson's most popular gay men's bar, IBT's (It's 'Bout Time) has rock and disco DJ's, karaoke, live music, or drag shows nightly. ...Read More

  • 7. La Cocina

    Downtown | Music Clubs

    Hear some of the best local talent play folk-rock, blues, and jazz Wednesday to Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons at this restaurant and...Read More

  • 8. Nimbus Brewing Company

    Southeast | Music Clubs

    This is the place for acoustic blues, folk, and bluegrass, not to mention good, cheap food and microbrews. ...Read More

  • 9. Old Pueblo Grille

    Central | Bars/Pubs

    This Southwestern restaurant and bar has live jazz on Sunday night. ...Read More

  • 10. Playground

    Downtown | Bars/Pubs

    Three distinct spaces at this bar offer something for everyone—everyone who likes a modern, urban vibe, that is. The spacious rooftop deck has...Read More

  • 11. Plush

    University | Music Clubs

    Alternative-rock bands like Camp Courageous and Greyhound Soul are hosted at the intimate Plush, as well as local performers with a loyal following. ...Read More

  • 12. The Maverick Live Country Club

    Eastside | Music Clubs

    An excellent house band gets the crowd two-stepping Tuesday through Saturday nights. Dance lessons are also offered. ...Read More

  • 13. The Shelter

    Central | Music Clubs

    Sip a martini and go totally retro at the Shelter, a former bomb shelter decked out in plastic 1960s kitsch, lava lamps, and JFK memorabilia...Read More

  • 14. Cactus Moon Cafe

    Central | Music Clubs

    Catering to a mostly yuppie crowd, this bar plays a mix of hip-hop and modern country, with some Top 40 thrown in Wednesday through Saturday nights. ...Read More

  • 15. El Parador

    Central | Music Clubs

    This spot has a DJ on Friday night and a live salsa band Saturday night, with dance lessons at 10 pm. ...Read More

  • 16. Ric's Café

    Foothills | Bars/Pubs

    Jazz musicians play in the courtyard on Friday and Saturday nights at Ric's Café. ...Read More

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