At each and every Club Crawl®, we strive to offer a wide variety of musical styles and entertainment options—with many of the earlier slots filled by great acoustic, folk, Americana, blues, bluegrass and Latin music.
But Club Crawl® isn't just about music. With the Fourth Avenue underpass open, and lots of eateries emerging along entertainment row, it's a wonderful idea to come early for dinner, and then head to the various Club Crawl® stages.
Here's a list of some of the best dinner-and-music combinations that you can enjoy on Saturday.
415 N. Fourth Ave.
Enjoy luscious coffee drinks, sandwiches and salads at this Fourth Avenue café. Performing jazz and funk music will be the Kate Becker Project, from 7 to 9 p.m.
375 S. Stone Ave.
This gem offers an authentic Spanish atmosphere and tasty tapas, paella and sangria. Casa Vicente is having a special flamenco show titled Tablao Flamenco featuring Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo; they are also bringing into town a special guest guitarist from Albuquerque, N.M. The show starts at 8 p.m.
500 N. Fourth Ave.
This Fourth Avenue coffeehouse serves a variety of sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries. The acoustic duo InAscent features the wonderful harmonies of two female vocalists who also play guitar and harmonica. They will be performing on the outdoor plaza from 7 to 9 p.m.
311 E. Congress St.
Downtown's cornerstone for fine dining—now featuring a new menu—is right in the middle of the biggest entertainment complex on Congress Street. Sit on the Hotel Congress patio, and you can catch the outdoor-stage band lineup from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
198 W. Cushing St.
This Tucson landmark occupies a beautiful historic 1860s adobe building. Enjoy a great dinner menu and cocktails in their Territorial dinning room, or listen to jazz with Jeff Lewis and Friends on the garden patio from 7 to 10 p.m. This venue is a bit off the beaten path, but has plenty of parking and is worth the short walk.
533 N. Fourth Ave.
One of the oldest and best dining options on Fourth Avenue is famous for innovative cuisine. Delectables' side patio, right on Fourth Avenue, allows diners to enjoy the avenue's ambience while enjoying Phil Borzillo performing his blend of folk and Americana from 7 to 9 p.m.
100 E. Congress St.
Late-night grub and performances by some of the best indie bands around can be found at this vortex known as the Red Room at Grill. As usual, they will have plenty of tater tots, burgers and vegetarian options. Music starts at 10 p.m. with Hank Topless, who is followed by Chris Hall (11 p.m.) and The Lifers (midnight).
210 E. Congress St.
This little hole-in-the-wall will feature a special limited menu during Club Crawl®. Since the Iguana Café is located inside of the enclosure, the good folks there will be serving food late. The Benjamins, a local Native American group, will be performing an eclectic mix of blues, country, rock and pop from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
557 N. Fourth Ave.
Martin, the affable owner, cook, greeter, socialite and comedian at his eponymous Fourth Avenue restaurant, creates some of the most delectable Mexican fare this side of his home state of Sonora. Compatriot Salvador Duran will be performing his soulful blend of Mexican conjunto folk music from 7 to 9 p.m. (or whenever these two decide that the party is over).
247 N. Fourth Ave.
Not only is O'Malley's one of the best entertainment options on the avenue; it also offers some of best burgers and bar food downtown. O'Malley's doubles as one of the main music venues on Fourth Avenue, so be sure to catch their full Club Crawl® schedule, running from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.