Bars in Drexel Heights


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For tasty Mexican fare, Tucson's La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge is hard to top. La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge is also a great pick for restricted eaters, with plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Don't go thirsty during dinner! La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge. Make sure to check out La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge's happy hour for a great way to decompress from the workday. If space is what you're looking for, La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge has plenty of room for larger parties. For an eclectic twist on traditional dining, live music is often featured at La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge as well.

Leave the fancy duds at home — patrons at the restaurant dress informally. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of La Fuente Restaurant and Lounge to your next party or event.

If you're driving, be sure to take advantage of the nearby lot.

Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.

1749 N Oracle Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Dancing flames erupt from teppan grills, illuminating the captivated faces of diners seated around the tabletop grill. The roaring fires are tamed by Sakura's highly skilled chefs, who playfully flip spatulas in the air before sizzling up plump morsels of teppanyaki steak, chicken, and seafood. Behind the sushi bar, chefs fold fresh fish into both raw and cooked specialty rolls, which reporters from Tucson Weekly lauded as "some of the most delicious seaweed, sweet vinegar rice and raw fish concoctions imaginable."

Kimono-clad waitresses glide through the lively dining rooms, bearing plates of sushi, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and colorful specialty cocktails. In the sports bar, the walls grasp massive flat screens and hundreds of pictures of the owner posing with local celebrities—from weather girls to the neighborhood grocery’s bag boy of the month. Towering chrome heaters warm the tabletops of the expansive outdoor patio, where colorful lights and hanging flags set the stage for live music performances each night.

6534 E Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

The Empire Pizza & Pub staff assembles a mix and match of 23 ingredients?including barbecue sauce and genoa salami?atop 13 New York-style pizzas. Their efforts helped earn the eatery a Best Pizza nod in 2011 by Metromix. They name their specialty pies after notable places in New York, such as Soho?s white pizza with tomatoes, basil, and parmesan and the Jackson Heights slathered in barbecue sauce and sprinkled with chicken, green pepper, and onion. By preparing the pies, subs, and salads for carry-out, delivery, or serving them at the restaurant as late as 3 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday (11 p.m. other days) and as early as 835 B.C.E., the staff accommodates diners of many tastes and schedules.

The arena in which the team?s servers operate features exposed-brick walls lining the narrow layout. A bar at the back pairs libations with pizzas, while vintage lights illuminate the copper ceiling.

137 E Congress St
Tucson,
AZ
US

For a quaint cafe in Tucson's Broadmoor-Broadway neighborhood, try Laffs Comedy Cafe. Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Laffs Comedy Cafe's full bar. For those who enjoy entertainment while dining, Laffs Comedy Cafe hosts live DJs. The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant.

If your weekend plans include a trip to the restaurant, avoid the packs of people by securing a reservation ahead of time.

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A mid-priced establishment, Laffs Comedy Cafe offers meals that typically cost about $30 or less.

2900 E Broadway Blvd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

By hosting haunted houses and spooky events, The Slaughterhouse has raised more than $40,000 for organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. Visitors interested in befriending the venue?s mischievous specters can embark on ghost tours, which explore the premise?s haunted depths. Alternatively, on-the-go partiers can select from a rental fleet of trailers packed with haunted-house-style frights or sound-system-equipped hearses, ideal for proving coolness to judgmental teenage vampires.

1102 W Grant Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

Led by prolific and award-winning chef Janos Wilder, J BAR's culinary team blends together the tasty traditions of Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean to fill their menu with innovative food preparations. Diners can safely remove protective finger helmets when sharing salvers of crispy calamari served with roasted sweet potatoes and a ginger barbecue sauce ($8). Teeth taste the tenderness of the bistro's grilled filet of beef, which awakens palates to the flavors of mushroom chilaquiles, calabacitas con queso, basil chimichurri, and grilled onions ($18). Cranberry habanero chutney cascades over helpings of jerked pork ($15.50), while toasted buns ensconce 9 ounces of ground sirloin with foie gras, chilies, and cured bacon before emerging from kitchens alongside a heap of garlic fries perfect for cross-stitching into a bib ($13). When possible, J BAR crafts meals using fresh ingredients from local gardeners.

3770 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson,
AZ
US