Club Crawl® is all about the bands and the music—in fact, we fill every little corner of downtown with it, including restaurants along Congress Street and Fourth Avenue. These are intimate places where you can get up close and personal with the artists.
Here’s a list of our club-and-grub venues.
415 N. Fourth Ave.
The recently expanded Café Passé now serves alcohol to complement the fine assortment of food. On Saturdays, it is home to Country Music Night, and for Club Crawl®, it has a stellar lineup. First up at 7 p.m. will be Catfish and Weezie, which features the steel guitar of Connor Gallaher. Up at 8 p.m. will be the Tucson troubadour Hank Topless. Rounding out the night at 9 p.m. will be Sonoita resident and part-time Roger Clyne collaborator Andy Hersey.
375 S. Stone Ave.
The cultural oasis provides an authentic Spanish atmosphere and is known for serving tasty tapas, paella and sangria. The restaurant is offering flamenco music with guitarist Misael Barraza and dancers Macarena Giraldez and Esther Sanchez-Gomez from 7 to 9 p.m.
500 N. Fourth Ave.
A longtime favorite, this coffee house serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries and, of course, lots of coffee. Tres will be performing blues and R&B music on the spacious outdoor plaza from 7 to 9 p.m. It’s the perfect spot to be in the middle of all the action right on the corner of Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue.
The Cup Café
311 E. Congress St.
Hotel Congress is downtown’s cornerstone for fine dining—and it is smack-dab in the middle of the Club Crawl® event. Sitting on the patio, you can catch the outdoor-stage lineup that features the Wavelab Studio showcase with Saint Maybe, Greyhound Soul, Ferrodyne, Copper and Congress, and Talk 2 Strangers from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
198 W. Cushing St.
This Tucson landmark since 1972 is housed in a historic 1860s adobe building. Enjoy a great dinner menu and cocktails in the territorial dinning room, or listen to jazz with Jeff Lewis and Friends on the garden patio from 7:30 to 10 p.m. This venue off the beaten path has plenty of parking and is well worth the extra jaunt.
533 N. Fourth Ave.
Delectables is one of the original alternative dining options on Fourth Avenue. The menu has always been cutting-edge and full of fresh ingredients. The side patio will allow you to take in the street ambience while enjoying the musical stories of Wally Lawder at 7 p.m.
58 W. Congress St.
Offering a collection of Italian/Mediterranean-influenced dishes with an emphasis on healthy and creative flavors, Enoteca also provides great wine and a unique dining experience downtown. Live music will be offered from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery
266 E. Congress St.
This mainstay on Congress focuses on American classic cuisine, housemade pastrami, corned beef and an unbelievable selection of old-fashioned ice creams. The Hub sits right in the middle of all the action, but it is also a great place to get a respite from the crowds with a drink at the bar and some food in the dining room. When you are ready to party, all you have to do is go next door, where Playground will be pumping up the volume with DJs Table Manners and Nature.
210 E. Congress St.
This little hole in the wall on Congress Street will feature a special limited menu the night of Club Crawl®. The restaurant will be serving late, right up to closing time. The Benjamins, a local Native American group, will be performing an eclectic mix of blues, country, rock and pop from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Magpies Gourmet Pizza
605 N. Fourth Ave.
Magpies places perennially in the Tucson Weekly Best of Tucson® poll. Besides the specialty pies, Magpies also serves pastas, salads and tasty subs. On the outdoor patio will be the soul and R&B of Annon and the Late Show from 8 to 10 p.m.
Martin’s Comida Chingona
557 N. Fourth Ave.
Martin creates some of the most delectable Mexican fare this side of his home state of Sonora. On the night of Club Crawl®, he will team up with Salvador Duran, who also hails from Northern Mexico. Duran’s solo performances pack the punch of a full band with his big voice, nimble guitar work and his foot-stomping Latin rhythms. The place might even catch fire with tequila fueled mayhem. (Bring your own.)
247 N. Fourth Ave.
Not only is O’Malley’s one of the best entertainment options on Fourth Avenue; it is the home of the some of the best burgers and other food downtown. O’Malley’s doubles as one of the main music venues on the Avenue, so be sure to catch DJ MGM at 8 p.m., and DJs Knoccout and Soo at 10 p.m.