Historic Bars

436 E. Allen St.
Tombstone, AZ, 85638
(520) 457-3611

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday 11am-1am
Type of Bar: Saloon
What to Drink: Old Overholt Rye Whiskey
Why You Should Go: Classic American saloon from the
Old West, restored almost to original, waiters and waitresses
in period dress, gunfight reenactments.

The Crystal Palace in Tombstone was opened in 1892 and has been in business serving the patrons of Tombstone, and the many tourists, ever since.

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Historic Bars

4625 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85711
(520) 323-7193

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Thursday 11:30am-1:30am, Friday—Saturday 10am-2am, Sunday 10am-12am
Type of Bar: Tiki bar
What to Drink: Scorpion Bowl
Why You Should Go: Classic 1960s Tiki bar in themiddle of the desert, great classic drinks, original handcarved Tikis.

Kon Tiki in Tucson is one of the oldes tiki bars left in the US.

It was one of a number that opened in the early 1960's and stays true to its tiki roots, serving traditional tropical drinks like the scorpion bowl and others.

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Historic Bars

538 E. 9th St.
Tucson, AZ, 85705
(520) 623-6811

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Food: Yes
Live Music: 
Monday—Saturday 6am-2am, Sunday 11am-2am
Type of Bar: 
What to Drink: 
Maker’s Mark or Stoli on ice, Coors Banquet Beer
Why You Should Go: 
Oldest post-Prohibition dive in Tucson, friendly hospitality, drink specials.

The Buffet is one of the oldest bars in Tucson, Arizona. it was built to serve the workers of the nearby railroad depot in the Iron Horse district of Tucson.

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Historic Bars

311 E. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848

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Food: Yes
Live Music: Yes
Hours: Monday—Sunday, 11am-2am
Type of Bar: Pub
What to Drink: Martini or Bloody Mary
Why You Should Go: John Dillinger captured here, the jukebox, original Pete Martinez artwork.

The Tap Room at the Hotel Congress in Tucson was opened in 1919 and has been serving patrons of the hotel ever since (with a brief stop during prohibition, no doubt).

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Historic Bars

3200 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 552-1633

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Food: No
Live Music: No
Hours: Monday—Friday, 3pm-2am, Saturday 12pm-2am, Sunday 11am-2am
Type of Bar: Saloon
What to Drink: The Bloody Elixir
Why You Should Go: An original from the days of the Barbary Coast where human life was less important than the next drink.

If you're looking for a historic place to drink in San Francisco, you've got to visit Elixir Saloon, on the corner of 16th Street and Guerrero.

There's been a bar at this corner since 1858, which alone speaks volumes about its history. The current bar was built in 1907 after the earthquake of 1906 leveled the original saloon.

The current owner is a bar aficionado, just like us. He spent a lot of time, sweat AND money fixing the place up to make it resemble what it must have looked like when San Fran was still a wild-west gold mining boom town.

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