7 Popular Cocktail Bars to Visit for a Date Night in Tucson, AZ

You’re probably interested in wowing someone special if you’re reading this right now. We don’t blame you. It feels good to pick a nice place for a date and gect a positive response. It also feels equally good to get to hang out somewhere and have delicious drinks with that special someone. That’s why we’ve looked at a few of the most popular cocktail bars in Tucson, AZ for a night out that have such delicious beverages for you and your date to enjoy!

The Owl’s Club 

236 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

The Owl’s Club is one of the coolest cocktail bars you’ll ever see. Located in historic Armory Park, this hauntingly beautiful Western bar is perfect for cozying up to a date inside, or even outside in their courtyard. With an extensive drink menu that includes a number of signature cocktails and whiskey selections, there is no doubt you’ll find your next favorite drink here. Try their Tin Lizzy cocktail that includes gin, ruby port, genepy, honey, and seltzer. It looks good and tastes even better. 


139 S Eastbourne Ave, Tucson, AZ 85716

This craft cocktail bar has so many 5 star reviews we couldn’t keep track. With its relaxed feel, artisanal drinks, and booths to sit extra close to someone special, this is a perfect date night spot. Their Kentucky Sidecar is a must if you love bourbon — or keep it simple with a piña colada. Yum!

HighWire Tucson 

14 S Arizona Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

This cocktail lounge in the heart of downtown Tucson, Arizona specializes in molecular mixology, and their drinks are fantastic. Their pearl shots (vodka spheres) are very popular and come served on a spoon, with flavors like Mexican Candy and Pop Rocks. If you want something lighter, the menu at this cocktail bar features a popular drink called the Agua Fresca. The drink is assembled with a refreshing combination of basil syrup and strawberry vodka. Enjoy their courtyard and regular hosted events for a fun night out! 

Portal Cocktails 

220 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

This cocktail bar is located behind Ermanos Craft Beer and Wine Bar on 4th avenue and it is one of the sexiest bars you’ll ever see. It was even featured in Interior Design Magazine! It’s intimate, dream-like, and absolutely perfect for a date night. Try their signature Portal Daiquiri that features pineapple rum and spiced pear, or sip on a revamped classic Saturn cocktail. 

Tough Luck Club 

101 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701

When was the last time you were in a basement bar in Tucson? If your answer was never, then you haven’t been to the only one located there! Hidden away in the basement of Reilly Pizza is a craft cocktail bar you need to try. Their signature cocktails feature provocative drinks like “Love is an Island in the Sea”, which combines Prosecco, peach and orange liquor and a Quina Apéritif. Their essential cocktails are only $8 but if you feel like having a beer instead, they have those too. 

The Red Light Lounge at the Downtown Clifton Hotel 

485 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701

Enjoy a romantic evening of cocktails at the Red Light Lounge at the Downtown Clifton Hotel. They have classic cocktails as well as house cocktails like the Night Cap, which features cacao bourbon and mezcal. Want something fruity? Try their Watermelon Basil Collins. You can sit out on their patio with your cocktails, enjoy contemporary Tucson cuisine if you’re hungry, and watch the sunset over historic Armory Park. If this isn’t a perfect date night, we don’t know what is. This is truly on of the best cocktail bars in Tucson.

Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge

4625 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85711

Named one of the 150 best bars in America two years in a row, this Tucson Tiki Bar and restaurant has been thriving since the ’60s! It’s the place to go for exotic cocktails and food, a warm inviting environment, and it’s perfect for a date. Their scorpion bowl for two is popular for a reason. Don’t want to share? Try their Banana Split cocktail, which features rum and toasted banana.