In his famous classical conditioning experiment, Ivan Pavlov proved that it’s physically impossible for a Russian scientist's mouth not to water when it says the word “meatloaf.” Moisten your own sandwich receptacle with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of eclectic, generously portioned bar fare and drinks at Bumsted's, located in the historic 4th Avenue district near the University of Arizona. This Groupon is valid for dine-in purchases only.
From its unexpected flavor partnerships to its offbeat naming conventions, Bumsted's youthful approach to classic bar fare places a whimsical twist on every plate that graces its menu of apps, salads, sandwiches, and entrees. Meat-and-bread mavens can pair the I Scream, You Scream BLT ($7.95) or Charlie sandwich (house-made tuna salad, $7.95) with an order of tuber-tastic french wedgies ($2.95) from the Cheep Thrills side menu. For those who enjoy their meals pounded and grounded, Bumsted's also serves up mischievously named meaty and meat-free burgers such as the El Camino Mullet (half-pound angus burger with bacon and American cheese, $7.95) or Michael Bolton Mullet (marinated portobello mushroom, blue cheese, bacon, avocado, and tomato, $8.95). An entire portion of the menu is devoted to a Wagnerian celebration of meatloaf, alongside a dazzling array of hot subs. Otherwise, keep it perennially perky with the Soccer Mom ($9.95)—a melding of turkey and bacon with avocado, honey mustard, and cheddar—or descend through the Disco Inferno's ($9.95) nine hunger-punishing circles of fried chicken, atomic wing sauce, and blue cheese.
With its 750-gallon aquarium, micro-arcade, and full-service bar stocked heartily with craft draft beers, Bumsted's fashions a playful backdrop for an exuberant evening of watching athletes play various fields on the bar's eight televisions—including a whopping 47-inch specimen lurking in the ghostly sunken dining lounge—or for playing one's own field. Bar-wide events and activities set the stage for a chance encounter with the monocle-wearing heir to a shipping fortune of your dreams with karaoke night and Bumsted's dating game, and bingo fills the night with the possibility of prizes while benefiting worthy local causes. Invite along any priest, rabbi, and minister friends who are hilarious together and walk into Bumsted's with today's Groupon.
- The food is really good, the portions are ginormous. The service is friendly. – Anna H., Yelp
- Even if you think you make the best burger ever at home on your own grill I would encourage you to have a Bumsteds [sic] burger. – surranna v., Yelp
- i can honestly say that these are probably the best sandwich & fry ratio i have ever came across! – destiny, Urbanspoon
500 N 4th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85705Get Directions