Pride Month: 5 Essential LGBT-friendly spots in Tucson

It’s no news that June is Pride Month, and while Tucson’s LGBT scene might seem lowkey compared to some larger cities, it carries its weight. As a matter of fact, we are proud to announce that Tucson Foodie recently became a member of the local LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Read on for an assortment of spots where Tucson’s community can go to get a cold drink, local bites, and have a knowing that they’ll be met with open arms and one heck of a good time.


1003 N. Stone Ave.

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If open mic comedy, drag king and queen shows, or karaoke night with your buds is your jam then Bumsted’s is the place to be. And with a solid reputation for their support of Tucson’s queer community, it’s a no-brainer to include them in this round-up.

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Brodie’s Dark Horse Tavern 
2449 N. Stone Ave.


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Beat the heat during Happy Hour with their misters-lined patios, have dinner with your canine pal during karaoke, or bust a move for one of their dance nights. Whether you’re out with old friends or looking to meet new ones, Brodie’s Dark Horse Tavern makes the fun easy to have.

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616 N. Fourth Ave.

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Cocktails, dancing, and drag shows, oh my. IBT’s, self-ranked as Tucson’s premier gay bar, serves the LGBT scene seven days a week with live DJs, karaoke, not one but two dance floors, and nights of special themes such as Therapy Thursdays and Absolutely Flawless Fridays.

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Surly Wench Pub

424 N. Fourth Ave.


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Great cocktails, pinball, and a solidly stacked jukebox make Surly Wench Pub a go-to for many here in Tucson. Throw in an LGBT scene-honoring calendar of events that includes happenings such as 80’s dance parties and First Friday Burlesque, and it becomes apparent the Pride they’ve woven into their stride.

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Tucson Hop Shop

3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Unit H


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Are you a lover of craft beer, food trucks, and fun community gatherings? Tucson Hop Shop is for you! They’re steady in their mission to ensure people from all walks of life feel invited, and events such as their annual Queer Bazaar make us very hoppy. 

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Sam Jump lives a life fueled by empowering others and bringing visions to life. She’s also a sucker for coffee shops, wordplay, and high fives.