10 Popular Patios to Grab a Cold One in Tucson

Sweet spots to grab a pint in a casual outdoor setting.

Last modified on October 12th, 2018 at 11:35 am

While dry Tucson summer afternoons are too intense for patio drinking, virtually every other time is perfect.

Monsoon afternoons, autumn evenings, and winter days make for lovely outdoor drinking weather in Tucson.

Here’s our list of the best beer patios in Tucson.

Barrio Brewing Co.

800 E. 16th St.

Hidden in an industrial section of town, Barrio Brewing offers a laid-back brewery and restaurant. The open patio provides a close-but-not-too-close view of the train tracks and a sunset view with a downtown silhouette. To top it all off, the patio is low-key one of the best places in town to watch a monsoon with the open view and sound of rain on the tin roof.

For more information, visit barriobrewing.co.

Borderlands Brewing Company

119 E. Toole Ave.

Borderlands’ open patio, fairy lights, occasional food truck, and live music make it a lovely evening destination. Aside from the occasional train passing by, Borderlands offers a downtown experience without the volume of Congress Street.

For more information, visit borderlandsbrewing.com.

Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

228 E. Sixth St.

The patio door is outside of plain view at Crooked Tooth, so make the effort to find it. Ring toss, corn hole, and Jenga create a fun environment alongside occasional live music. Food trucks often make evening appearances, but you’re also welcome to bring a pizza (or five) from Anello next door.

Keep up with Crooked Tooth on Facebook.

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

101 E. Pennington St.

The beer garden at Reilly tickles the line between indoor and outdoor with open garage doors. The tall downtown buildings surrounding the patio make it feel more private.

For more information, visit reillypizza.com.

Saguaro Corners

3750 S. Old Spanish Trl.

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Tucked away on the east side, Saguaro Corners is a local watering hole not to be left out. With 22 rotating craft beers on tap — and a full bar —there’s no shortage of options. With misters to keep you cool on warmer nights and heaters to combat the changing temps, you’re taken care of.  They offer comfort food in a beautiful setting with possible wildlife spotting as well as live music every night from Wednesday to Saturday.

For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.

Sentinel Peak Brewing Company

4746 E. Grant Rd.

In 2015, Sentinel Peak’s expansion catered for an outdoor patio to increase seating options. The light-strung space makes for the perfect place to hang out in the afternoon. With added weekly specials, you have ample opportunity to enjoy their brews — and tuck into the menu — in a casual setting.

For more information, visit sentinelpeakbrewing.com.

Tap & Bottle North

7254 N. Oracle Rd.

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While Tap & Bottle’s downtown location doesn’t have a patio, Tap & Bottle North is well-equipped with furniture and a cozy fire pit for cold nights.

For more information, visit thetapandbottle.com.

Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden

4999 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.

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Three Canyon was built with its patio as a main priority. The Sabino Canyon area mountain views — and even wildlife within view — make it a popular spot for folks in the area.

Keep up with Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden on Facebook.

Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

Tucked away in the Metal Art Village, Tucson Hop Shop is cozy whether you’re inside or outside. Enjoy the beautiful back patio with cornhole and wander out front for additional seating and the occasional food truck.

For more information, visit tucsonhopshop.com.

Westbound

267 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste.12

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A lovely night to have a drink at Westbound

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Situated in a handful of shipping containers, Westbound was designed as an outdoor experience. The units provide evaporative cooling on hot days, while heaters are around for cold nights. Weekend nights often include live music.

Additionally, the MSA Annex works in such a way that you can bring your beer from Westbound to other MSA Annex businesses such as Beaut Burger and Isabella’s Ice Cream.

For more information, visit westboundtucson.com.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.
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