Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan
16
Wed
2019
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES

Join us in the newly expanded and remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge main bar each Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes! Win drinks, gift cards, official Geeks merch & more! All over the United States, Geeks Who Drink hosts the most talked-about bar & pub trivia nights around, and there is NO COVER!

Pregame here at Playground with our FULL MENU and our 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour specials featuring $2 off wells and $1 off drafts & wine. During the quiz we’ve got weekly rotating $3 craft draft specials.

Get here early for a great seat on the newly remodeled Playground rooftop, still featuring those great views of downtown’s skyline, our famous sunsets & mountain ranges

For more information check out the Players FAQ!

From the Geeks Gods:

What is all this? Here’s the short version:

Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK.

Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here.

Each quiz has two audio rounds:  a “Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.

Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you’re some kind of savant.

If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.

Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin’ Jeopardy.

For more information see our Players FAQ!

Jan
18
Fri
2019
FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners
Jan 18 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm
FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners

Start your weekend right with FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS at Playground Bar & Lounge with DJ Table Manners and weekly special guest DJs from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every Friday night w/ the hottest local and visiting DJs pumpin’ the jams downstairs and Table Manners on Tucson’s LARGEST ROOFTOP dance floor w/ NO COVER EVER!

Reserve VIP Bottle Service featuring the best prices and 360-degree picturesque views of Downtown Tucson! Contact VIP@PlaygroundTucson for details on reserving a table or fill out our online form!

 

Ladies Night
Jan 18 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 19 @ 2:00 am
Ladies Night

Friday nights means LADIES NIGHT at Playground! tarting at 10:00 p.m. on every Friday night, the newly expanded and remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge is showing our appreciating for all the local ladies with FREE drink tickets for the first 100 of you gals to come through our doors!

From our ROOFTOP, main or courtyard bars, take your choice of a:

  • Well vodka cocktail
  • Tucson Tea
  • Jello Shots

Stick around for Table Manners spinning on our expanded rooftop dance floor with the best views of downtown’s skyline, plus a rotating cast of Tucson’s best local DJs in our air-conditioned main bar. And NEVER A COVER!

Jan
19
Sat
2019
Desert Fish & Skyler Lutes Live
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Desert Fish & Skyler Lutes Live

Check out the ROOFTOP performance of local reggae-rockers Desert Fish and San Diego’s Skyler Lutes Music at Playground Bar & Lounge on Saturday, January 19th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.– NO COVER!

Be sure to get here early for a great seat on the HEATED Playground rooftop! Renovated, yet still featuring those great views of downtown’s skyline, our famous sunsets & mountain ranges.

Fans of Sublime, Pepper & 311 will especially enjoy Desert Fish’s alternative blend of rock & reggae. The diverse background of each member of this desert dwelling quartet combine to create an electric sound that echoes the spirit of island reggae mixed with the distorted guitars and loud drums of modern stadium rock. Each individuals influence can be found hidden throughout every song off the newest LP release “It’s Getting Late.” Fresh out of the studio, Desert Fish released “It’s Getting Late” in Tucson, AZ at The Rialto Theatre and continues to perform in front of crowds across the southwest. Formed in 2011, Desert Fish has released three EP’s and one LP (It’s Getting Late), while continuing to play shows alongside the likes of Hirie, Raging Fyah, Passafire, New Kingston, Katastro, Fortunate Youth, Authority Zero, Fayuca and countless others, leading to their success in Arizona and making Desert Fish a household name in the southwest region. Regardless of taste in music, Desert Fish’s diverse discography and clever lyricism appeals to a wide variety of listeners. The countless catchy choruses, swelling guitar solos, and memorable moments make for a listening experience that is unique, yet relate-able to all.

Skyler Lutes Music is rooted in reggae and island sounds, featuring songs that mix rhythms and melody, while also evoking ocean breezes and beach side celebrations. Focusing on guitar as the foundation of his music, as heard on his latest EP, Tidelines, Lutes has turned out seven tracks of hook filled, radio friendly gems, custom built for playing loud on warm summer nights, or anytime good vibes are needed. However, there is much more to his sound. He is a multi-faceted performer whose music will impress, whether you catch a solo performance or a full band set.

A native of San Diego, Lutes grew up in the surf scene of Southern California, honing his craft on the live circuit, touring throughout the U.S. as well as Europe, Canada and Argentina. He’s at home at gigs ranging from coffeehouses to outdoor festivals, where he’s shared the stage with the likes of Switchfoot, Pepper, Through The Roots, Barrington Levy, Mickey Avalon, and dozens of regional favorites.

Lutes is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays drums, bass, keys and guitar, as well as being heavily involved in production work, “but I really enjoy singing the most,” he said, “as it has the most emotion involved,” In addition to his solo career, he’s also been involved in several notable bands over the years, including Hawaiian group Makua Rothman Band, Riverside-based indie rockers Everything Said and multiple San Diego Music Awards nominees, the Defamation League.

DJ MONK & FRIENDS
Jan 19 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 2:00 am
DJ MONK & FRIENDS

Every Saturday DJ Mastamonk and his friends from Scottsdale to San Francisco to Las Vegas rock Tucson’s BIGGEST ROOFTOP DANCE FLOOR at the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge and keep the party going downstairs and in our patio bars!

NO COVER, EVER!

Reserve VIP Bottle Service featuring the best prices and 360-degree picturesque views of Downtown Tucson! Contact VIP@PlaygroundTucson for details on reserving a table or fill out our online form!

Listen to Mastamonk‘s latest tracks and remixes at:

 

 

 

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
YogaOasis is BACK to bring you ROOFTOP YogaHour every Tuesday evening from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge rooftop!
Grab a friend and a mat and meet us in the heart of downtown every Tuesday for the best views in the city as you sweat and stretch under the stars. Just $6, BYOMat, and after yoga, enjoy food and drink specials for all yogis, featuring $2 off wine and draft beer!

Yogahour is an expertly taught flow class that offers clear and specific alignment instructions. All are welcome.

Check out the upcoming schedule of YogaHour instructors online at YogaOasis.

2018

April 3 – Jenn Choi

April 10 – Robert Paul Baker

April 17 – Allison Johnson

April 24 – Alexandra Roush

May 1 – Adam Rinder

more dates coming soon!

Playground Bar & Lounge is located on 278 E. Congress St (across the street from yo | downtown)
Jan
23
Wed
2019
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES

Join us in the newly expanded and remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge main bar each Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes! Win drinks, gift cards, official Geeks merch & more! All over the United States, Geeks Who Drink hosts the most talked-about bar & pub trivia nights around, and there is NO COVER!

Pregame here at Playground with our FULL MENU and our 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour specials featuring $2 off wells and $1 off drafts & wine. During the quiz we’ve got weekly rotating $3 craft draft specials.

Get here early for a great seat on the newly remodeled Playground rooftop, still featuring those great views of downtown’s skyline, our famous sunsets & mountain ranges

For more information check out the Players FAQ!

From the Geeks Gods:

What is all this? Here’s the short version:

Geeks Who Drink is a homegrown Pub Trivia Quiz modeled after those in Ireland and the UK.

Our quizzes cover everything from celebrities in trouble to wordplay to bad television. You can get a feel for the questions we ask by playing a sample round here.

Each quiz has two audio rounds:  a “Name that Tune” style round, and another round comprised of soundbites from movies and TV.

Play in teams of up to six or by yourself if you’re some kind of savant.

If you want to play but don’t have a team, come anyway. We can usually get single players recruited onto an existing team.

Winning teams gets street cred, bar cash and other prizes depending on the venue. Bonus Questions for free pints are sprinkled throughout the quiz.

You don’t have to be a trivia God to enjoy the quiz. Since you’re playing on a team, the collective knowledge base makes for more fun, less pressure. It’s not final friggin’ Jeopardy.

For more information see our Players FAQ!

Jan
25
Fri
2019
The Jacob Acosta Band Live
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Jacob Acosta Band Live

Local five-piece The Jacob Acosta Band is bringing together his unique fusion of country & Latin-influenced violins and horn zest once more for a full performance on the Playground Bar & Lounge heated ROOFTOP on Friday, January 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.–NO COVER!

Fans of Calexico will enjoy Jacob Acosta’s blend of desert rock with brass & string-infused panoramic soundscapes.

If you did not catch the Desert Sounds Release Show in May of 2018, this will be your second chance to hear the group in a big way. See you soon mis amigos! ¡Viva Tucson! ¡Viva Arizona!

JACOB ACOSTA

Jacob Acosta has been a national performing artist in Arizona for over a decade. He has worked with legendary producer, John Vanderslice, been featured on NPR, played dozens of festivals across the U.S., and has released 12 records in the styles of blues, indie-shoegaze, pop, deep house, americana, and folk since 2008 by his own namesake along with the groups Mason, HYTS, Roll Acosta, and Race You There. As a multi-instrumentalist Jacob performed and recorded piano, voice, guitar, timpani, keyboards, bass, and auxiliary percussion on his upcoming release ‘Desert Sounds’. Jacob also recreates and arranges his musical masterpieces live as a looping soloist, a duo, trio, and a full band. The Desert Sounds album itself starts with a prelude showcasing animals sounds of the Southwest in a dawn to dusk sequence, and ends with an instrumental finale featuring musical motifs from all songs on the record. ‘Desert Sounds’ is a cinematic ode to the Southwest desert with a collection of musical stories that pay tribute to Arizona and the greater Sonoran region.

http://jacobacostamusic.com

FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners
Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm
FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners

Start your weekend right with FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS at Playground Bar & Lounge with DJ Table Manners and weekly special guest DJs from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. every Friday night w/ the hottest local and visiting DJs pumpin’ the jams downstairs and Table Manners on Tucson’s LARGEST ROOFTOP dance floor w/ NO COVER EVER!

Reserve VIP Bottle Service featuring the best prices and 360-degree picturesque views of Downtown Tucson! Contact VIP@PlaygroundTucson for details on reserving a table or fill out our online form!

 

Ladies Night
Jan 25 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 26 @ 2:00 am
Ladies Night

Friday nights means LADIES NIGHT at Playground! tarting at 10:00 p.m. on every Friday night, the newly expanded and remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge is showing our appreciating for all the local ladies with FREE drink tickets for the first 100 of you gals to come through our doors!

From our ROOFTOP, main or courtyard bars, take your choice of a:

  • Well vodka cocktail
  • Tucson Tea
  • Jello Shots

Stick around for Table Manners spinning on our expanded rooftop dance floor with the best views of downtown’s skyline, plus a rotating cast of Tucson’s best local DJs in our air-conditioned main bar. And NEVER A COVER!

Jan
26
Sat
2019
Southbound Pilot Live
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us on the heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP for a night of intense classic rock, R&B and roots music from the powerhouse local all-stars Southbound Pilot from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 26th–NO COVER!

Fans of Credence Clearwater Revival, Janice Joplin & classic R&B will enjoy the swampy, Hammond organ-driven tunes from the six-piece juggernaut.

You can hear samples from the band at http://southboundpilot.com/media/ and Southbound Pilot

DJ MONK & FRIENDS
Jan 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 2:00 am
DJ MONK & FRIENDS

Every Saturday DJ Mastamonk and his friends from Scottsdale to San Francisco to Las Vegas rock Tucson’s BIGGEST ROOFTOP DANCE FLOOR at the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge and keep the party going downstairs and in our patio bars!

NO COVER, EVER!

Reserve VIP Bottle Service featuring the best prices and 360-degree picturesque views of Downtown Tucson! Contact VIP@PlaygroundTucson for details on reserving a table or fill out our online form!

Listen to Mastamonk‘s latest tracks and remixes at: