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Kick up Your Heels at These Tucson Cowboy Bars

Tucson boasts great cowboy bars where you can take to the dance floor or just hang out with friends. Here are some of our favorites.

Cowboy Bars with Dancing

The Outlaw Saloon: Open for five years, the Outlaw Saloon is one of the most popular cowboy bars in Tucson. Owner Gary Kilbourne prides himself on the family-friendly atmosphere that attracts everyone from ballroom dancers to college students to real cowboys. Line dancing classes are held on Fridays, two-step and swing on Saturdays. There’s live music Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and karaoke six nights a week. Open daily 10 am-2 am. 1302 W. Roger Road, 520.888.3910.

The Maverick: Dance lessons in rhythm two-step, line dancing and more are offered at this friendly club that’s been around for 50 years. From the minute you walk in the door, the lively atmosphere and great live music will get your toes tapping. Open Tu-W 5 pm-midnight; Th-Sa 5 pm-2 am. 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.298.0430.

Eddie's Cocktails: Eddie’s may be a hole-in-the-wall but it features great live country music, a small dance floor and a friendly vibe. Eddie's also offers an outdoor patio and light fare. Open daily 9 am-2 am. 8150 E. 22nd St., 520.290.8750.

Cowboy Bars with Country Themes

Cattletown Steakhouse & Saloon: This Old West steakhouse has a great atmosphere with excellent food and a full bar. Find menu items such as burgers, wood fire steak and ribs, chicken and seafood to go with a variety of beers. Open daily 11 am-10 pm. 3141 E. Drexel Road, 520.295.1141.

El Corral
Outside El Corral (Courtesy El Corral)

El Corral: This restaurant and bar has a rustic cowboy vibe and features Western artwork and memorabilia. It also offers an extensive bar menu. Open M-Th 5-10 pm; F-Su 4:30-10 pm. 2201 E. River Road, 520.299.6092.

Old Tucson: Gun fight re-enactments and movie sets have made Old Tucson famous, but it also has the Grand Palace Saloon in its studio/town with a bar that will make you feel like you just time-traveled to the 1800s. Open Sa-Su 10 am-5 pm. 201 S. Kinney Road, 520.883.0100.

Old Tucson stunt show
Stunt show at Old Tucson (©Michael C. Sultzbach)

Red Garter Bar & Grill: This recently remodeled spot includes a smoking lounge with pool tables and delicious food such as burgers, sandwiches, finger food, soups and salads. Check out the full bar with 15 beers on tap as well as bottled brews. Not only that but this spot features poker tournaments, darts, a juke box and plenty other games. Open everyday 11 am- 2 am. 3143 E. Speedway Blvd., 520.325.0483.

Trail Dust Town: This country western shopping center is also a prime location for entertainment and dining. Here you'll find Pinnacle Peak, dubbed the "Original Cowboy Steakhouse," with a saloon and a Wild West Stunt Show that provides an authentic Old West feel. Open M-F 5-9 pm; Sa-Su 4:30-9 pm. 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road, 520.296.4551. 

Just Outside of Town

Oracle Inn Steakhouse: In the small town of Oracle you'll find this steakhouse at the Oracle Inn, which was renovated years ago to include a stone fireplace to go along with great food, live music and a dance floor. This establishment also has a full bar, pool tables and an open mic for comedy nights. Open Su-Tu 11 am-9 pm; Fr-Sa 11 am-1 am. 305 E. American Ave., 520.896.3333.

The Steak Out: Located in Sonoita wine country about an hour drive south of Tucson, this lovely steakhouse and saloon provides an old Western-themed environment with a bar and live music. Open M-Tu 5 pm-9; F 5 pm-10; Sa-Su 11 am-10 pm. 3200 South Sonoita Highway, Sonoita, 520.455.5205.