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Last modified on August 13th, 2018 at 11:11 am
Fourth Avenue is one of Tucson’s most popular destinations. Home to locally owned clothing stores, barber shops, salons, nightclubs, and boutiques offering local artists’ wares, Fourth Avenue is Tucson’s own little version of San Francisco’s Haight Street.
Of course, Fourth Avenue offers a ton of food, too.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat but can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, Fourth Avenue is chock full of options. Classic items like sandwiches and burgers are available up and down the avenue while more ethnic cuisines such as Greek, Italian, Latin, and Mexican, also make an appearance.
So, whether you’re a meat-seeking carnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan, options abound.
Below is our guide to 34 restaurants and bars on Fourth Avenue.
Founded in 2013, guests at the 4th Avenue Deli can dine in, take out, or cater to a party. The deli is iconic for not only sandwiches, but hot dogs. The deli celebrates Independence Day with a Hot Dog Shoot-Out, an annual hot dog eating contest.
For more information visit 4th Avenue Delicatessen.
Authentic Greek restaurant Athens, has served Fourth Avenue since 1993. The family-owned restaurant prepares dishes with locally grown vegetables, imported cheese, olives, and wine.
For more information, visit Athens on 4th Ave.
Serving Tucson since 2002, B-Line is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Desserts are made in house and were previously featured on the Food Network. B-Line also serves coffee and espresso from local coffee roaster, Exo Roast.
For more information, visit B-Line.
There’s no question that Bison Witches Bar & Deli is a fan favorite for sandwich lovers. The restaurant features enormous sandwiches, five different soups in bread bowls, salads, and a bar with wine and beer on tap.
For more information, visit Bison Witches Bar & Deli.
Taco queen Maria Mazon recently relocated BOCA to the space that formerly housed Delectables. The larger kitchen expands BOCA’s repertoire with more weekly specials and the constantly changing Guacamole Duo.
For more information, visit bocatacos.com.
Brooklyn Pizza Company offers handmade pizza by the slice or by the pie, daily happy hour, pasta and wings, and gelato and Italian ice. Guests can pick up, dine in, or have pizza (or beer and wine!) delivered. Fun fact: Brooklyn’s and sister bar Sky Bar are completely powered by the sun.
For more information, visit Brooklyn Pizza Company.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Cafe Passé offers coffee, espresso, beer, and cocktails. And of course, food. But what makes Cafe Passé special is the hidden patio with seating in a garden of trees.
Keep up with Cafe Passe on Facebook.
Family-owned Caruso’s was founded in 1938 and offers homemade Italian food. Four generations later, the restaurant’s cooking techniques remain unchanged.
For more information, visit Caruso’s Italian Restaurant.
Offering Old World country cooking, The Coronet’s menus are crafted by co-owner Sally Kane and chef Moody Albarasi. While other restaurants on Fourth Avenue focus on casual dining and comfort foods, The Coronet is a touch more sophisticated. And if you’re curious about the building, The Coronet is located in what was once the Coronado Hotel, built in 1928.
For more information, visit The Coronet.
One of the newest additions on Fourth Avenue, The Drunken Chicken keeps it simple with a small quirky menu. Chicken and beer-batter waffles star with the rotating dips and maple syrups.
Keep up with The Drunken Chicken on Instagram.
Family-owned since 1994, Epic Cafe not only serves coffee, but pastries, salads, and sandwiches. Epic Cafe also grows some vegetables in their garden, and composts all possible materials.
Epic Cafe Favorites:
For more information, visit Epic Cafe.
Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar offers a wide selection of craft beer and wine, both on tap and in bottles. Ermanos also serves brunch, lunch and dinner, and features a late night menu to satisfy late night munchies.
For more information, visit Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar.
Food Conspiracy Co-op isn’t a typical restaurant. First and foremost, Food Conspiracy is a grocery store, offering natural foods and ingredients since 1971. Within the last few years, Food Conspiracy added a hot and cold bar for lunch and dinner.
For more information, visit Food Conspiracy Co-Op.
The open air (when the garage doors are opens), former gas station meets auto-repair business transformed recently into a modern bar and pub with a great, simple menu of burgers, wings, salads, beer, and more. The former gas station is a historic Fourth Avenue location.
More info at thegarageon4th.com.
Serving a blend of Mexican and Native American cuisine, La Indita’s recipes are handcrafted by Maria Garcia, a native Tarascan from Michoacan, Mexico. La Indita serves a variety of authentic dishes, including Tucson’s rare molé.
La Indita Favorites:
For more information, visit La Indita.
Lindy’s takes the “art form” of burgers to the next level. You might remember when the twelve patty burger was featured on Travel Network’s Man vs. Food in 2009. But if you aren’t that into burgers, Lindy’s also offers Philly cheese steaks, chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian options.
For more information, visit Lindy’s on 4th.
At Magpies, guests can build a pizza or choose from the menu, but the pizza joint also offer calzones, subs, and salads. Plus, the restaurant offers complimentary popcorn as you wait for your entree. And like many restaurants on Fourth, Magpies offers a wide selection of beer.
For more information, visit Magpies Gourmet Pizza.
Martin Fontes wanted to open a restaurant that didn’t require a fryer or freezer. His dream was made possible when Martin’s Comida Chingona opened in 2001. Martin’s menu includes authentic Mexican food and is one of the few restaurants in Tucson that offers molé.
For more information, visit Martin’s Comida Chingona’s Facebook Page.
O’Malleys may be known for its night life, but they also serve food. With burgers, sandwiches, and salads, guests have a large number of options to choose from.
Keep up with O’Malleys on Facebook.
Paul Gattone and Joy Soler once had a dream to open a bookstore. But what’s a bookstore without the fresh scent of warm coffee and tea? Revolutionary Grounds is a blend between books and coffee, also offering sandwiches, salads, soups, and pastries.
For more information, visit Revolutionary Grounds.
TallBoys calls themselves “breakfast AF” with eggs, tots, and other breakfast-inspired items available daily from 9 a.m. until 2 a.m.
For more information, visit tallboysaf.com.
For over 14 years, Che’s Lounge has firmly anchored itself as the premiere dive bar meets neighborhood hangout. At the heart of Fourth Avenue, Che’s Lounge is open until the bars close daily, frequently hosting live music and events.
For more information, visit Che’s Lounge.
The Flycatcher came to Fourth Avenue in the summer of 2014. Along with a bar, Flycatcher features live music from local, national, and international bands. With different events weekly, guests should look forward to checking the online calendar often.
For more information, visit The Flycatcher.
With tropical drinks and live music, The Hut is a fun place to be. The Hut’s Moai Tiki head is said to be the largest in the continent and was moved from its previous location at Magic Carpet Golf. It’s hard to miss this iconic Fourth Avenue landmark.
For more information, visit The Hut.
You don’t have to be gay to hang out at IBT’s, but if you are, you’re at the right spot. IBT’s is equal parts dancing, drinks, and if you’re lucky, drag.
For more information, visit IBT’s Bar + Food.
Pleasantly rough around the edges, Mr. Head’s offers a wide selection of beer, drink specials, live music, and karaoke.
For more information, visit Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar’s Facebook Page.
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Although Maloney’s offers food, they’re better known for the bar and drinks. Established in 1991, Maloney’s is a popular place for the college crowd.
For more information, visit Maloney’s Tavern.
Serving Tucson for 77 years, The Shanty is Arizona’s oldest continuously licensed bar. They offer an extensive selection of beer, including imported liquor.
For more information, visit The Shanty.
This astronomy-themed sister bar to Brooklyn Pizza Company is solar powered and offers open mic nights, DJs, live music, and telescopes on the patio. Sky Bar features coffee, smoothies, and pastries in the morning.
For more information, visit Sky Bar.
Established in 2004, Surly Wench Pub is known for its bar, food including burgers and tacos, events, and better yet, burlesque. With regular events, daily happy hour, and two burlesque showings once a month, Surly Wench is an important stop on Fourth Avenue.
For more information, visit Surly Wench Pub.
The Wreck is a Southern-themed bar blending country and southern rock. Instead of serving drinks like martinis, The Wreck features whiskey, beer, and bourbon.
For more information, visit The Wreck’s Facebook Page.
Chocolate Iguana is a cafe meets sweets shop. Along with pastries, sandwiches, and coffee, Chocolate Iguana features unique gifts and greeting cards.
For more information, visit Chocolate Iguana on 4th.