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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

#115 of 1,557 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Southwestern, American, Bar, Pub
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198 W Cushing St, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
+1 520-622-7984
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to celebrate a birthday & really enjoyed it. One of our guests had a hard day but said she instantly felt relaxed & comfortable in the lovely old world surroundings. Service was great, bartender Michael really knows his stuff and Chef Jessie is amazing! All our meals were exactly as ordered, very tasty, well presented and filling. Don't miss... More 

Thank Sapphicat
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Decided to go here on a whim and wasn't disappointed. Friendly staff and great service. The food was loaded with flavor (even though the portions were small), I recommend the shrimp scampi. Saturday nights is live jazz, starting at 7pm. It made for a very enjoyable evening. I will definitely visit again.

Thank vincent a
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Stopped in for happy hour on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted and seated. Truly delicious margaritas; my test of a good hangout. The burger was yummy and cooked to my request. Hubby's mushrooms were equally delectable. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. My only wish was for more gluten-free offerings on the happy hour menu. Oh, and... More 

1 Thank GreatLifeCoach
Tucson, Arizona
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

better get a reservation if there a big act downtown as it will fill up fast. that means no room at the bar, tables or garden.

Thank patman47
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The bartenders are very knowledgeable. I wanted a "Wisconsin Brandy Old-fashioned Sweet" fully expecting him to be baffled. He smiled, and asked if I'd like cherries or olives! Very impressive, and made just the way Treu's Tick Tock in Wausau, WI makes them!

Thank 838nancyr
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Recently went to Cushing Street for lunch with 15 people. We were in the booth room, which was comfortable and private, really wonderful. We all had different drinks, food and dessert. All was excellently prepared and the staff was very attentive to all our needs.

Thank MaryZ3353
Oro Valley, Arizona
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157 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The restaurant is quaint and looks like it got stuck in the past. The inside of the main room is pretty small but has a nice feeling, with a beautiful bar - all wood - and cute tables. Another building has booths that almost look like a diner car on an old fashioned train. I was there with a group... More 

1 Thank Laurence L
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We made reservations on a Saturday night in order to enjoy their weekly jazz concert at Cushing Street. We got there at 7:30 pm at our designated time. It was 15 minutes before we even got water, then waited another 15 minutes for our drinks. We finally put in an order 40 minutes after we got there. So, we were... More 

1 Thank Ana L
Betsy R, Owner at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Oh dear. Thank you for an honest appraisal of the poor service and meal that you received. While it is not what we want to hear, it will help us to improve, especially on busy nights. I hope you will accept my apology for your experience at my restaurant. More 

Sahuarita, Arizona
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The food, music, and ambiance are wonderful. The history of the building is great for history buffs.

Thank Nancy E
Betsy R, Owner at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments. They mean a lot to our hard working team. We hope you will return soon. Betsy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been there on more than one occasion. Every time I've been there has been more than satisfying. From experience I know that they're Pesto Pasta, Bacon Blue Burger, Meatloaf, Salmon, and they're Cesar salad is delicious! My compliments to the chef. On Friday and Saturday nights they have live bands, and both are really good. I love they're... More 

Thank Lesley B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $26
Southwestern, American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Parking Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 W Cushing St, Barrio Viejo, Tucson, AZ 85701-2219
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-622-7984
Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant is located adjacent to the Convention Center in an 1860's Landmark adobe. Guests enjoy uptown comfort food & classic cocktails while dining alfresco on garden patios or in 19th century interiors furnished with period antiques. The building was originally a country store and private residence. Party and meeting spaces accommodating 12 to 150 guests are available. Jazz 7-10 p.M. Saturdays. Family owned since 1972. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?