30+ Restaurants & bars to visit while taking a stroll on Fourth Avenue

Fourth Avenue is one of Tucson’s most popular destinations. Home to locally-owned clothing stores, barbershops, salons, nightclubs, and boutiques, Fourth Avenue is Tucson’s version of San Francisco’s Haight Street. Of course, it offers a large variety of food options, too.

Kiss the Ring cocktail at Portal Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kiss the Ring cocktail at Portal Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat but can’t decide what you’re in the mood for, Fourth Avenue is overflowing with choices. You’ll find sandwiches, smoothies, pizza, tacos, burgers, plates of pasta on checkered tablecloths, and banh mi served from a walk-up window.

So, whether you’re a meat-seeking carnivore, a vegetarian, or a vegan, we’ve got you covered. Below is our guide to restaurants and bars on Fourth Avenue.

4th Ave. Delicatessen

425 N. Fourth Ave.
The Edna at 4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This restaurant stands out with its affordable, quality sandwich and hot dog menu. Some favorites include the Tucson Streetcar (turkey, smoked ham, Italian roast beef, bacon, provolone, cheddar, Swiss, pepper jack, Roma tomato, iceberg, red onion, and mayo on a Sicilian hoagie roll), the Cali L.T. (bacon, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, avocado slices), and the Chili Dog.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit 4thavedeli.com

ATL Wings

802 N. Fourth Ave.
ATL Wings

Photo courtesy of @tucson.munchies on Instagram

The Chandler-based traditional wings spot offers some of the crunchiest in town. Out of the flavors we’ve tried, Spicy ATL dry rub is by far the favorite.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Monday – Saturday and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit atlwings.com.

Bawker Bawker Cider House

400 N. Fourth Ave.
Bawker Bawker Cider House facade (Photo by Jessie Mance)

Bawker Bawker Cider House facade (Photo by Jessie Mance)

Named after the sound a chicken makes (or more accurately, the sound a human makes whilst chatting up a chicken), Bawker Bawker Cider House has been keeping it colorful since 2020 by serving up an incredible array of jewel-toned, house-made hard ciders.

Read our August 2022 article, “Bawker Bawker struts into another year of serving Tucson’s splashiest hard ciders.”

  • Hours of operation: 4 – 10 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday – Sunday, and closed on Monday and Tuesday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Coming soon

For more information, visit bawkerbawker.com

Bison Witches Bar & Deli

326 N. Fourth Ave.
Grilled PB & J from Bison Witches (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Grilled PB & J from Bison Witches (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

There’s no question that Bison Witches Bar & Deli is a 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. Popular sandwiches include the Beef & Brie, Veggie Sandwich, and the Cally, which is turkey avocado, cream cheese, and sprouts.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – midnight daily
  • Happy Hour: 3 – 7 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit bisonwitchestucson.com.

The Blind Tiger

628 N. Fourth Ave.
Buffalo wings from the Blind Tiger (Credit: The Blind Tiger)

Buffalo wings from the Blind Tiger (Credit: The Blind Tiger)

This addition to the Fourth Avenue food scene opened after a successful experience at Tucson’s 2018 Winter Street Fair. They serve food to IBTs, and offer take-out and delivery, but do not offer dine-in eating. A few menu highlights include the Carne Asada Fries, Green Chile Burger, and wings.

  • Hours of operation: 4 – 11 p.m. on Monday – Saturday and 12:30 – 11 p.m. on Sunday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: No

For more information, visit blindtigeraz.com.

BOCA by Chef Maria Mazon

533 N. Fourth Ave.
BOCA Tacos y Tequila

Photo by Paul Holze

Taco queen Maria Mazon 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. Some of our favorite tacos are the Macho (chopped steak in an Anaheim chile with cheese) and the Pescado (beer-battered fish).

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 9 p.m. on Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday – Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Sunday
  • Happy Hour: 4 -6 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit bocatacos.com

The Boxyard

238 N. Fourth Ave.
Boxyard on Fourth Avenue (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Boxyard on Fourth Avenue (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Fourth Avenue shipping container development opened its bar in 2019. Right now, the food and beverage options include Percheron Mexican Grill, Nhu Lan Vietnamese Food, Spice Box, Sal’s Fat Slice,  and BC Cafe & Cocktails.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – midnight on Monday – Wednesday and 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Thursday – Sunday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit theboxyardtucson.com

Brooklyn Pizza Company

534 N. Fourth Ave.
Brooklyn Pizza Company

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Pizza Company on Facebook

Brooklyn Pizza Company offers handmade pizza by the slice or pie, daily happy hour, pasta and wings, gelato, and Italian ice. Guests can pick up, dine in, or have pizza (or beer and wine) delivered.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit brooklynpizzacompany.com.

Café Maggie

745 N. Fourth Ave.
Café Maggie, A Neighborhood Spot

Photo courtesy of Café Maggie on Facebook

Previously known as Epic Cafe, Café Maggie opened under new ownership in November 2020. The cafe continues to serve coffee, pastries, salads, and sandwiches.

  • Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday – Sunday and closed on Monday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit cafemaggieon4th.com.

Caruso’s Italian Restaurant

434 N. Fourth Ave.
Caruso's (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Caruso’s (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Family-owned Caruso’s was founded in 1938 and offers homemade Italian food. Four generations later, the restaurant’s cooking techniques remain unchanged. Some local favorites include the Cheese Manicotti and Meat-filled Cannellone, Lasagne and Chicken Parmigiana, and Shrimp and Scallops Alfredo.

  • Hours of operation: 4 – 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday – Sunday, and closed Monday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit carusositalian.com.

Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen

611 N. Fourth Ave.
Chef Brian's Comfort Kitchen (Photo by Matt Sterner)

Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen (Photo by Matt Sterner)

Chef Brian Hill recently moved to Tucson from Florida and opened up Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen, which is a takeout, delivery, and catering company. He was on the very first season of “Top Chef,” he’s appeared on other reality TV shows like “Master Chef” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” and he was once the private chef for celebrities Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and Eddie Murphy.

Read our January 2023 article, “Reality TV & celebrity chef opens Chef Brian’s Comfort Kitchen.”

  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Monday 0 Saturday and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit chefbrianat350degrees.com.

Che’s Lounge

350 N. Fourth Ave.
Che's Lounge

Photo courtesy of Che’s Lounge on Facebook

For over 15 years, Che’s Lounge has firmly anchored itself as the premier dive bar meets neighborhood hangout. At the heart of Fourth Avenue, Che’s Lounge is open until 2 a.m. daily, frequently hosting live music and events. Some fun highlights include outdoor patio seating, indoor arcade games, live art exhibits, and an old-school jukebox.

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 2 a.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit cheslounge.com.

Corbett Brewing Company

309 E. Seventh St.
Corbett Brewing Company

Photo courtesy of Taylor Noel Photography

The brewery was closed for a couple of years but recently reopened in 2022. Now that it’s back, the brewery is poised to be the destination for music lovers looking for a night out on the town. Reopened and reimagined, the future looks bright for Corbett Brewing and for Tucson beer lovers alike.

Read our August 2022 article, “Corbett Brewing Company reopens with big plans for the future.”

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 8 p.m. on Thursday, 4 – 10 p.m. on Friday – Saturday, and closed Monday – Wednesday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit corbettbrewingcompanyaz.com

Dillinger Brewing Company

402 E. Ninth St.
The Blacktop Grill trailer at Dillinger Brewing Company (Photo by Jessie Mance)

The Blacktop Grill trailer at Dillinger Brewing Company

Dillinger Brewing Company opened its Fourth Avenue taproom in a building that began as a bakery a century ago. Today, it’s on one of downtown’s busiest corners and boasts a large, dog-friendly patio. They host “Geeks Who Drink” trivia nights on Wednesdays and a run club that leaves at 6 p.m on Thursdays.

Most recently, The Blacktop Grill has joined the brewery as its permanent food truck on the patio. Read our January 2023 article, “Dillinger Brewing Company & The Blacktop Grill join forces on Fourth Avenue.”

  • Hours of operation: 3 – 10 p.m. on Monday, noon – 10 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. on Friday, noon – 11 p.m. on Saturday, noon – 8 p.m. on Sunday, and closed Monday
  • Sunday Special: $10-12 pitcher special (depending on the beer)
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit dillingerbrewing.com.

THE DRUNKEN CHICKEN

429 N. FOURTH AVE.
Chicken & Waffle with Bourbon Maple Syrup at the Drunken Chicken (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chicken & Waffle with Bourbon Maple Syrup at the Drunken Chicken (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Drunken Chicken keeps it simple with a small quirky menu. Chicken and beer-battered waffles star with rotating dips and maple syrups. Some highlights include The Beast, a bacon-wrapped chicken strip deep-fried in waffle batter, and the DC Bites — chicken “nuggs’ fried to order, then deep-fried in waffle batter.

  • Hours of operation: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit thedrunkenchickenaz.com.

ERMANOS BAR

220 N. FOURTH AVE.
Mac 'N Cheese at Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Mac ‘N Cheese at Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar offers a wide selection of craft beer and wine, both on tap and in bottles. The restaurant also serves food like the popular Zip Burger, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, and Grilled Cheese.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday, noon – midnight on Monday – Thursday, and noon – 1 a.m. on Friday – Saturday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit ermanosbrew.com.

FOOD CONSPIRACY CO-OP

412 N. FOURTH AVE.
Food Conspiracy Co-op

Photo courtesy of Historic Fourth Avenue on Facebook

Food Conspiracy Co-op isn’t a typical restaurant. First and foremost, it’s a grocery store that has been offering natural foods and ingredients since 1971. There is also a hot and cold bar for lunch and dinner.

  • Hours of operation: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: No

For more information, visit Food Conspiracy Co-Op

THE HUT

305 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Credit: The Hut)

(Credit: The Hut)

With tropical drinks and live music, The Hut Tucson 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.

  • Hours of operation: 5 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Wednesday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday, 2 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Sunday, and closed Monday – Tuesday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, follow The Hut Tucson on Facebook

IBT’S BAR + FOOD

616 N. FOURTH AVE.
IBT's

Photo courtesy of IBT’s on Instagram

IBT’s is equal parts dancing, drinks, and if you’re lucky, drag. They have a bar menu — offering burgers, quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, and more — and their karaoke and events are updated online.

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 2 a.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit ibtstucson.com

La Yaquesita Mexican Cuisine

500 N. Fourth Ave.
La Yaquesita Tacos

La Yaquesita Tacos (Photo by Adam Lehrman)

In 2022, the local food truck opened its new spot in the space that most recently housed L Station Cafe & Bar. Expect to find a lot of the familiar dishes like cabeza tacos, along with a few unique-to-the-location items, too.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday – Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. on Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Sunday, and closed Monday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, follow La Yaquesita Tacos on Facebook

Lemongrass Restaurant

344 N. Fourth Ave.

Homemade curries, vegetarian dishes, and other Nepalese fares in unpretentious surroundings with a terrace.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and then 4:30 – 8 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit lemongrasstucson.com.

LINDY’S ON 4TH

500 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Photo courtesy of Lindy's on 4th on Facebook)

(Photo courtesy of Lindy’s on 4th on Facebook)

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 cheesesteaks, chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian options.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday – Sunday, and closed on Monday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit lo4th.com.

MAGPIES GOURMET PIZZA

605 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Credit: Magpies Gourmet Pizza)

(Credit: Magpies Gourmet Pizza)

At Magpies, guests can build a pizza or choose from the menu, but the pizza joint also offers calzones and salads. Plus, the restaurant offers complimentary popcorn as you wait for your entrée. And like many restaurants on Fourth, Magpies offers a wide selection of beer. A few of our favorite pizzas are the Chicken Primavera, the Mag-nificent Giant, and Chicken Picante.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday – Saturday
  • Happy Hour: 3 – 6 p.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit magpiespizza.com

MARTIN’S COMIDA CHINGONA

557 N. FOURTH AVE.
Chicken mole burro at Martin’s Comida Chingona

Chicken Mole Burro at Martin’s Comida Chingona (Credit: Jackie Tran)

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.

  • Hours of operation: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Tuesday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, and closed Monday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit martinscomidachingona.com

MR. HEAD’S ART GALLERY AND BAR

513 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Credit: Mr. Head's Art Gallery and Bar on Facebook)

(Credit: Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar on Facebook)

Pleasantly rough around the edges, Mr. Head’s offers a wide selection of beer, drink specials, live music, and karaoke. There’s also plenty of outdoor seating, glass blowing, DJ nights, video game nights, and movie nights.

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 2 a.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, follow Mr. Head’s Art Gallery and Bar on Facebook.

O’MALLEYS BAR AND GRILL

247 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Credit: O'Malleys Bar and Grill)

(Credit: O’Malleys Bar and Grill)

O’Malleys may be known for its nightlife, but they also serve food. With burgers, sandwiches, and salads, guests have a large number of options to choose from.

  • Hours of operation: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Monday, closed Tuesday, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Wednesday – Friday, and 1 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday – Sunday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit omalleysonfourthtucson.com.

OPA’S GRILL ON FOURTH AVENUE

500 N. FOURTH AVE.
Chicken Souvlaki Kabob at Opa's Best (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chicken Souvlaki Kabob (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Opa’s Grill offers a mix of favorites from the owner’s original location, Opa’s Best Greek American Cuisine, as well as new items like ribeye, lamb chops, and red snapper. They also offer daily lunch specials from 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday -Saturday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit opasgrill.com

Portal Cocktails

220 N. Fourth Ave. (inside Ermanos Bar)
Portal Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Portal Cocktails (Credit: Jackie Tran)

“The initial design direction was to create an intimate and comfortable space within Ermanos,” Mark said. “A place within a place. To get there, we had to build a portal. We reassembled the dream team of collaborators from Ermanos including architects Rob Paulus and Kenneth Lowe, and Ryan Trayte with Saywells Design.

  • Hours of operation: 5 p.m. – midnight on Monday – Thursday, 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Friday – Saturday, and 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Sunday
  • Pet friendly: No
  • Outdoor seating: No

For more information, visit portalcocktails.com.

REVEL

416 E. Ninth St.
REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

REVEL Wine & Beer Bar (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A European-style bar for global wines and beers alongside meat and cheese boards.

  • Hours of operation: 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Sunday – Monday and Wednesday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – midnight on Friday – Saturday, and closed Tuesday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit reveltucson.com.

THE SHANTY

401 E. NINTH ST.
(Credit: The Shanty)

(Credit: The Shanty)

The Shanty is Arizona’s oldest continuously licensed bar. They offer an extensive selection of international beer and imported liquor. Some highlights include pool tables, outdoor seating/smoking patio, and surprisingly expensive Jameson for an Irish Pub.

  • Hours of operation: Noon – 2 a.m. daily
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit theshantyonfourth.com

SKY BAR

536 N. FOURTH AVE.
(Credit: Sky Bar)

(Credit: Sky Bar)

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, calzones, and pastries in the morning.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – midnight on Sunday – Thursday and 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. on Friday – Saturday
  • Happy Hour: 4 – 7 p.m. on Monday – Sunday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit skybartucson.com.

SURLY WENCH PUB

424 N. FOURTH AVE.

Pinball and video games at the Surly Wench

Established in 2004, Surly Wench Pub is known for its bar, food — including burgers and tacos — events, and better yet, burlesque. Burlesque shows are up and running on the first Friday of every month, and other events like karaoke and comedy nights have also returned to the schedule. Surly Wench remains an important stop on Fourth Avenue.

Read our October 2022 article, “Surly Wench Pub: Great food, spicy cocktails & friendly ghosts.”

  • Hours of operation: 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Wednesday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 2 a.m. on Saturday – Sunday, and closed on Monday – Tuesday
  • Happy Hour: 4 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday – Friday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

For more information, visit surlywenchpub.com.

TUMERICO

402 E. FOURTH ST.
Rotating nopales dishes at Tumerico on Fourth Avenue

Rotating nopales dishes at Tumerico on Fourth Avenue (Credit: Dana Sullivan)

In addition to the original location at 2526 E. Sixth St., a second Tumerico location opened on the southeast corner of North Fourth Avenue and East Fourth Street in 2019. Both locations offer a delightful rotating plant-based Mexican menu.

  • Hours of operation: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Wednesday – Saturday and closed Sunday – Tuesday
  • Pet friendly: Yes
  • Outdoor seating: Yes

Keep up with Tumerico on Facebook.

Local restaurants, cafes, and bars in the vicinity

Plus, if you end up walking off of the beatin’ path, other spots in the area include Time Market, Presta Coffee Roasters, Crooked Tooth Brewing Company, The Royal Room, Anello, the Sand-Reckoner Vineyards tasting room, Tap & Bottle, and the older bay in Tucson, The Buffet.

Born in Texas and raised in Tokyo, Max Wingert was an actor in New York City until somebody messed with the wrong bat. Since then, his life has been a tale of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, betrayal, and miracles. Stop by downtown's new speakeasy "Snake & Barrel" for a cocktail and a story anytime.

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