3 December, 2022, 19:40

‘DrinksGiving’ events & specials in Tucson (the night before Thanksgiving)

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving and the relatives... they're stirring all around the house.

Wednesday, November 23 is a great time to get out and take a load off. Get out of the house the night before, spend some time with yourself or others, and soak up these drink specials happening in Tucson on the unofficial holiday “DrinksGiving.” And, of course, it’s not a holiday designed to get away from the family so invite them along as well.

Photo courtesy of The Jackrabbit Lounge on Facebook

Photo courtesy of The Jackrabbit Lounge on Facebook

The following aren’t the only bars celebrating the holiday but are the establishments we noticed having beverage specials or hosting a party of some sort. Oh, and it’s not all about beer and alcohol — coffee is involved, too.

Casa Video & Film Bar

2905 E. Speedway Blvd.
Casa Film Bar (Credit: Ty Young)

Casa Film Bar (Credit: Ty Young)

The video store is hosting dinner with Fat Noodle as they put on the ’90s classic film “The Rocketeer.” They’ve got plenty of beers on tap and in the fridge to keep you warm whether you’re watching the movie inside or out on the patio’s movie projector.

For more information, follow Casa Video and Film Bar on Facebook

Coffee X Change

6841 E. Camino Principal

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The east side coffee shop is hosting a Thanksgiving concert with delicious coffee creations. Lily Winchester and others will be putting on performances.

For more information, follow Coffee X Change on Facebook

Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

228 E. Sixth St.
Crooked Tooth Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Instagram

The brewery will be open from noon-midnight on DrinksGiving and pouring some pre-Thanksgiving brews. Keep an eye out for specials as they’ll announce them via social media.

For more information, follow Crooked Tooth Brewing Company on Facebook

The Jackrabbit Lounge

2000 N. Oracle Rd.
The Jackrabbit Lounge

The Jackrabbit Lounge (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Starting at 4 p.m., the bar will be offering $5 wells, $5 Jell-O syringes, $5 Harry Potter shots, $5 snacks, $9 tequila shot and Tecate Lite combo, and a $9 whiskey and cold snack combo. Plus, they’ll be blasting ’90s jams throughout the day.

For more information, follow The Jackrabbit Lounge on Instagram

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.
Cocktails at Hotel Congress

Cocktails at Hotel Congress (Photo courtesy of Hotel Congress on Facebook)

The historic hotel is hosting a Critter Round Up with the local bands Golden Boots, Shooda Shook It, and Kulululu.

For more information, follow Hotel Congress on Facebook

Louie’s Pub

746 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
Scorpion bowls at Louie's Pub

Scorpion bowls at Louie’s Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Louie’s wants you to “gobble till you wobble” at its pre-Thanksgiving celebration. They’ll be offering drink specials all day and a DJ will be there to help you bust a move starting at 9 p.m.

For more information, follow Louie’s Pub on Facebook

The Maverick

6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

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The country bar will have $1 draft beer, $3 wells, and $3 White Claws. There’s going to be live music, too, with The Billy Shaw Jr. Band and entry is free if you bring in a non-perishable food item. All donations support Youth On Your Own.

For more information, follow The Maverick on Facebook


2075 W. Grant Rd.
Rusty's Family Restaurant & Sports Grille (Photo credit: Rusty's)

Rusty’s Family Restaurant & Sports Grille (Photo credit: Rusty’s)

From 7 – 11 p.m., the sports bar will be hosting a DJ that’s planning on spinning nothing but the best old-school jams.

For more information, follow Rusty’s on Facebook

The Station Pub & Grill

8235 N. Silverbell Rd. #105

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The sports bar is inviting everyone to bring their friends and family to Thanksgiving Eve. They’ll have live music starting at 9 p.m. by DJ Atraxx.

For more information, follow The Station Pub & Grill on Facebook

Surly Wench Pub

424 N. Fourth Ave.

Assorted cocktails including the Prickly Heat (photo by Mark Whittaker)

Sure, the bar is closed on Thanksgiving but they’re throwing a party on DrinksGiving — a karaoke party, as a matter of fact.

For more information, follow Surly Wench Pub on Facebook. 


267 S. Avenida del Convento #12
Westbound at the MSA Annex

Westbound at the MSA Annex (Photo by Kate Severino)

This DrinksGiving, it’s party time at Westbound. From 5 – 9 p.m., the MSA Annex will be jammin’ with DJ PC Party and DJ NGHTFVR. No cover charge.

For more information, follow Westbound on Instagram.

Whiskey Roads

2290 W. Ina Rd.
Whiskey Roads

Photo courtesy of Whiskey Roads

Over at the northwest side country bar and restaurant, Jason Mayer Band will be performing on stage for a pre-Thanksgiving bash.

For more information, follow Whiskey Roads on Facebook

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