Best Happy Hour Spots in Tucson

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Confession: I don’t pay full price to eat out. Ever. My husband and I are fairly in-the-know when it comes to where to find high-quality cheap eats here in the Old Pueblo. While there are always deals to be had, we’ve found that some of the steepest discounts are afforded to those who dine during off-peak hours. Lucky for us Tucsonans, our city offers great options for those willing to dine early (or late, as the case may be). Today, I’m sharing some of my picks for best happy hour spots. Be a dear and share yours in the comments.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila 
2905 E Skyline Dr. #246 (located in La Encantada)
Daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm.
Features: Mexican beers, margaritas, and starters at half off.
If you go: The guacamole is a must.

7053 North Oracle Road (in the Casas Adobes Plaza)
Daily happy hour from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Features: $2 off drinks and discounts on select small bites.

El Charro Cafe
(all Tucson locations)
Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm.
Features: Draft beers, well liquors, house wine and margaritas, and all appetizers at half off.

2995 East Skyline Drive (located in La Encantada)
Happy hour Monday – Friday from 3 to 7 pm. Reverse happy hour Friday and Saturday from 10 pm to 12:30 am.
Features: Discounted anitpasto plates, pizzas, beer, wine, and cocktails
If you go: the zucca chips are addicting. Fair warning.

Ra Sushi
2905 East Skyline Drive Suite 289 (in La Encantada)
Happy hour Monday – Saturday from 3 to 7 pm. and 10pm to midnight.  Reverse happy hour on Sunday from 8 pm to midnight
Features: Discounted appetizers, rolls, wine, saki and cocktails.

2890 E Skyline Dr.
Monday – Saturday happy hour from 3 to 7 pm.
Features: discounted pizzas, soups, salads and small plates. Select libations discounted as well.

Union Public House
4340 North Campbell Ave. Suite 103
Daily social hour from 4 to 7 pm.
Features: Select appetizers and cocktails for $3, $4, $5, and $6.
If you go: Try the house made pretzels. Trust me.

(both locations)
Daily happy hour from 4 to 6 pm.
Features: Wines by the glass or bottle, draft beers and sides all at half-off. $7 plain and simple burger.
If you go: The cole slaw is fresh and flavorful.

Zona 78
(both locations)
Daily happy hour from 3 to 6 pm.
Features: $3 beers, 1/2 off well-drinks, $5 and $8 wines by the glass, and half off flatbreads and tasters.
If you go: The cilantro hummus is a family-favorite.


  1. marisa c says

    Great selections. Would love to see this list updated & expanded! Happy hour menus are a great way to enjoy delicious food & drink at an affordable price.

  2. says

    There are so many good Happy Hours around Tucson-you really need to check out Firebirds, Downtown Kitchen, Caytons at the Ritz, the Gallery, just to name a few. Five Palms is good Flemings excellent. So many better choices than El Charros and Zinburger???!!! seriously?

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