Club Crawl® is known for its festive atmosphere, with numerous outdoor stages and throngs of people engulfing Congress Street; it's as if twice a year, our sleepy little downtown is replaced by the French Quarter.
But that scene does not appeal to everyone, of course; many of us like to enjoy music in a quaint restaurant or a coffee shop—places where you can be so close to the music that it becomes personal and introspective.
During every Club Crawl®, we offer numerous options for people to enjoy culinary delights while taking in wonderful music.
375 S. Stone Ave.
This gem provides an authentic Spanish atmosphere and is known for serving tasty tapas, paella and sangria. The restaurant is having a special flamenco show titled Tablao Flamenco featuring Flamenco del Pueblo Viejo. The show will feature several guitarists and dancers and starts at 7 p.m.
500 N. Fourth Ave.
A Tucson original serving a variety of sandwiches, salads, fresh pastries and, of course, lots of coffee. Award-winning guitarist Greg Morton will be performing on the outdoor plaza from 7 to 9 p.m. It's the perfect spot to be in the middle of all the action, right on the corner of Sixth Street and Fourth Avenue.
The Cup Café
311 E. Congress St.
One of downtown's cornerstones for fine dining is smack-dab in the middle of the biggest entertainment complex on Congress Street—and that, of course, is Hotel Congress. Sitting in the patio, you can catch the outdoor-stage lineup from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant
198 W. Cushing St.
This Tucson landmark is housed in a historic 1860s building. Enjoy a great menu and cocktails while listening to jazz from Jeff Lewis and Friends on the garden patio from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
533 N. Fourth Ave.
Known for unique and creative cuisine, Delectables is one of the original alternative dining options on the Avenue. Take in the street ambiance while enjoying Stefan George and his blend of blues and Americana from 7 to 10 p.m.
100 E. Congress St.
Around-the-clock grub and performances by some of the best indie bands come head-to-head at this vortex known as Red Room at Grill. As usual, they'll be serving up plenty of tater tots, burgers and vegetarian options. Music starts at 10 p.m. with a special guest, followed at 11 p.m. by I Am the Lion, and Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout at midnight.
The Hut: Tiki Tim's Grill
205 N. Fourth Ave.
There's a vintage Airstream trailer permanently parked at The Hut nowadays, and inside, Tiki Tim is serving up the best moai mango rum pork sliders this side of Maui, as well as delicious burgers. The Hut has two stages of continuous music during Club Crawl®. Now with Tiki Tim's open, you might not ever want to leave The Hut.
210 E. Congress St.
This small café on Congress Street will feature a special limited menu the night of Club Crawl®—right up to closing time. 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.
Magpies Gourmet Pizza
605 N. Fourth Ave.
Besides specialty pies, Magpies also serves pastas, salads and tasty subs. On their outdoor patio will be the country stylings of Hank Topless from 7 to 9 p.m.
Martin's Comida Chingona
557 N. Fourth Ave.
Martin—the affable owner, cook, greeter, socialite and comedian—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 10 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 is the home of the some of best burgers and bar food downtown. O'Malley's doubles as one of the main music venues for Club Crawl®, so be sure to catch their full Club Crawl schedule running from 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.