Not only can you enjoy a dinner at one of downtown's legendary restaurants such as El Charro, Café Poca Cosa or the Barrio; music-lovers can dine at several other scrumptious restaurants that are showcasing Club Crawl™ bands on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The formula is simple: Get downtown early to find a parking space, then take your time enjoying a great meal while listening to entertainment. Then after dinner, head on over to the main Club Crawl™ area, where you can dance the calories away to blues, funk, rock or Latin sounds on one of the many stages on Congress Street and Fourth Avenue.
Here's a list of some of your choices.
From 7 to 9 p.m., master of ceremonies Jimmy Carr will host an all-star cast of songwriters and jazz musicians including Jim Cox, the Rosano Bros., Tharon Carlson and David Bryant. Savor luscious coffee drinks, sandwiches and salads while enjoying two hours of unadulterated fun.
Enjoy genuine Spanish cuisine served in a lively atmosphere with tapas, paella and sangria while listening to flamenco guitarist John Banuelos and watching tango dancers from 7 to 9 p.m.
This Tucson original coffeehouse offers a variety of sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries and, of course, lots of coffee. The ever-talented Phil Borzillo performs on their spacious outdoor plaza from 7 to 9 p.m.
Downtown's fine-dining cornerstone is smack-dab in the middle of the biggest entertainment complex on Congress Street--and that, of course, is Hotel Congress. Sit on the Cup's patio, and you can catch the outdoor lineup from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. We recommend reservations.
This Tucson landmark since 1972 is housed in a historic 1860s adobe building. Enjoy a great dinner menu and cocktails in the territorial dining room, or listen to jazz with the Jeff Lewis Quartet on the garden patio from 7 to 10 p.m.
Housed in one of the coolest buildings on Fourth Avenue, this former Harley-Davidson showcase room also boasts one of the best patios on the Avenue. Delectables' innovative dishes will be a perfect complement to the creative musical stylings of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, who perform from 7 to 9 p.m.
Conveniently located near plenty of good parking, Enoteca makes traditional Italian dishes and delicious pizzas. Mood Swing performs jazz on the patio from 6 to 9 p.m.
When you think of rock 'n' roll and food, the Red Room at Grill tops of the list of Tucson haunts. As usual, they will have plenty of tater tots and a full slate of music.
Magpies once again has Tucson's best pizza, according to Tucson Weekly readers who voted in the the 2008 Best of Tucson™. On their comfortable patio, Magpies will host the Fourth Street String Band from 7 to 9 p.m.
Salvador Duran, known internationally for performing and recording with Calexico, will take up shop at one of his favorite restaurants from 8 to 10 p.m. The owner, Martin, is originally from Nogales and serves up tasty yet truly unique fare.
This place to be on Fourth Avenue is also the place to get some of the best burgers and bar food downtown. O'Malley's is one of the main Club Crawl™ music venues on Fourth, so be sure to catch their full schedule from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
During the last Club Crawl™, Tooley's sold out of their famous turkey tacos, so don't miss out this time. Also on the menu are pork tacos and tamales. Need some coffee to keep crawling? Well, Tooley's sits right in the middle of the event, so convenience is paramount. Tooley's additionally serves up fresh baked goods, yogurt, salads, teas and other light fare.
This year's Fall Club Crawl™ and Tucson Meet Yourself land on the same weekend. At TMY, there will be an amazing selection of food booths and entertainment options starting at noon and going until sundown. It's free and only four blocks away from Club Crawl™.