Want the booze without the bar? Grab some bottles and cans to-go.
While grocery stores will have your 24-packs of cheap beer, local bottle shops around Tucson carry a curated selection of craft beers and exquisite wines. And you can bet these local shops will have more knowledgeable staff than the grocery chain clerk.
Here are our picks for local bottle shops to grab beer and wine.
While 1702 is best known for its pizza and expansive tap selection, it also features a modest selection of beer bottles and cans to-go.
For more information, visit 1702az.com.
An east side staple, Arizona Beer House offers an impressive tap list alongside a deep selection of beer and wine bottles and cans. They also regularly host food trucks and live music.
For more information, visit arizonabeerhouse.com.
Caps & Corks features one of the best beer tap selections in town, along with a notable selection of beer and wine bottles and cans. They also share a parking lot with a restaurant with the buzziest fried chicken sandwich.
For more information, visit capsandcorksaz.com.
Casa Marana features a balanced selection of beers and wines; they also maintain an exceptionally active events calendar.
For more information, visit casamarana.com.
Located inside Casa Video, Casa Film Bar offers about 300 different bottles of beer. They also offer beer, wine, and coffee at the bar and play movies on their mounted televisions, so you can get cozy and hang.
For more information, visit casafilmbar.com.
Don't be distracted by the multiple Nintendo and Super Nintendo setups; Craft offers a solid stock of beer and wine to-go.
For more information, visit craftdrinkery.com.
While Ermanos usually makes it on our lists thanks to their kitchen, they also offer a respectable variety of wines and beers you can enjoy in the restaurant or take to-go.
For more information, visit ermanosbrew.com.
On the shelves, you'll find some familiar local products available for purchase due to a partnership with several Tucson companies. Although, don't forget to check out the beer and wine selection before heading out the doors.
For more information, visit florasmarket.com.
Hop Street Lounge lives up to the lounge in their name with cozy tufted black couches and cushioned bar stools. However, they still offer a wide selection of bottles and cans to take on the go.
Keep up with Hop Street Lounge on Facebook.
Plaza has been around since before craft beer was really a thing, but they still stay on top of it with their selection and knowledge.
For more information, visit plaza-liquors-fine-wines.business.site.
Hidden plain sight, The RumRunner features a diverse catalog of wines and a smaller selection of beers.
For more information, visit rumrunnertucson.com.
One of the OG craft beer spots in Tucson, Tap & Bottle is still going strong as one of the essential Tucson tasting rooms.
For more information, visit thetapandbottle.com.
Tucked away by Sabino Canyon, Three Canyon features a patio with glorious views along with their beer and wine collection.
Keep up with Three Canyon Beer and Wine Garden on Facebook.
Time Market features curated small production wines along with an array of beer in the fridge.
For more information, visit timemarket.xyz.
While Tucson Hop Shop features one of the best beer patios in town, they also feature an extensive selection of beer and wine to-go.
For more information, visit tucsonhopshop.com.
While Westbound is at the hip outdoor MSA Annex, their to-go beer and wine selection is inside an air conditioned unit. Some of it is even within a walk-in fridge, so you can cool down a good 50 degrees if you need to.
For more information, visit westboundtucson.com.
If we've missed any bottle shops, let us know in the comments and we'll add them to the list.
[This article was originally written on September 4, 2019, and most recently updated on September 10, 2021]
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he...