Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan
17
Wed
2018
UA vs CAL Official Watch Party
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
UA vs CAL Official Watch Party

Cheer on the Arizona Athletics WILDCATS as they take on Cal Men’s Basketball on the GIANT screens during the Official Watch Party at the newly remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge on Wednesday, January 17th at 7:00 p.m.!

BEAR DOWN at PLAYGROUND for Arizona Athletic’s OFFICIAL Watch Party Location w/ our new audio & video experience, featuring giant screens in our expanded main bar, heated rooftop & courtyard!

Get here early for a great seat and take advantage of our Happy Hour specials from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. featuring $2 off wells, $1 off wine & drafts.

GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES

Join us on the newly expanded, remodeled and heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP 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.

Find our full schedule of when and where to play Geeks Who Drink here!
But there’s so much more to Geeks Who Drink!

For more information see our Players FAQ!

And if you’re a bar owner interested in knowing more about what Geeks can provide for you, check out our Pub Owners FAQ!

Jan
19
Fri
2018
Santa Pachita LIVE
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa Pachita LIVE

Join us on the expanded, updated & heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Friday, January 19th from 6:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. for a night of Latin music from local all-stars SANTA PACHITA LIVE–NO COVER!

Get here early to take advantage of our 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour specials feat. $2 off wells, $1 off wine & drafts AND for a great seat on the newly remodeled Playground rooftop! Renovated, yet still featuring those great views of downtown’s skyline, our famous sunsets & mountain ranges.

Fans of Buena Vista Social Club, Jarabe de Palo and Manu Chao will love Santa Pachita’s horn-infused blend of Rumba, Salsa, Ska, Cumbia & Bolero rhythms & vibes. 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.

Santa Pachita is a 9-piece Tucson band that has been playing together since 2012. Guitarist, Miguel Reyes, and bass player, Victor Cruz, started the band after working together on other musical projects. They brought in talented musicians that have a variety of different musical backgrounds. The result is a danceable fusion of ska, cumbia, and rumba-salsa. The congas, flute, and trumpet add depth to the energetic music that is influenced by bands like Manu Chao.

The focus of the band is to explore and fuse rhythms like rumba, salsa and son and create an interactive musical experience for the audience.

Check out video samples from a recent performances at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC-Sj3U_MS4kT3tL-TVXYQ

More info on Santa Pachita at https://www.reverbnation.com/santapachita4

 

Bass Guitar, Vocals, and composer – VICTOR CRUZ : Victor grew up in Mexico City and Guadalajara where he formed his first bands influenced by urban music, rock in Spanish, reggae, etc. Influences -cafe tacuba, caifanes, maldita vecindad, the cure, sublime, Manu chao, fabulosos cadillacs, smashing pumpkins, nirvana, la barranca, etc

Guitar, Vocals, and composer –MIGUEL REYES: From Veracruz, Mexico, Miguel has performed all over Mexico and plays with Tucson’s A Son Y Sol. His varied musical styles include salsa, classical, bossa novas, ska, and metal.

Justin Ostrowski-Justin Ostrowski is a Midwestern musician who joined Santa Pachita this year. He began learning guitar and piano at 12 years old, mostly by listening to and mimicking Vanessa Carlton and others. Justin has played and toured with many groups all over the United States and Europe playing jazz, blues, pop, punk, and many other genres. He has also been featured on television as well as radio in Austria and the United States. Justin currently lives in Tucson teaching private lessons and playing saxophone for Santa Pachita.

Timbales/bongoes-Ray Cintron

Drumkit- Raymond Peralta

Trumpet/Flute – Mike Ankomeous- An excellent addition to SP. An experienced musician and composer that brings the groove and great energy to the dance floor. He also performs with k -bass and Baba Marimba in Tucson AZ.

Trumpet/keyboard- Adam Guenthner. Adam grew up in a small town outside Syracuse NY. He began playing the trumpet in fourth grade and picked up the piano soon after. He received his Masters in Music education from NY and moved down to Tucson where he teaches today. He has played with many bands across the country from DARE, Second Best in NY, to Defcon 5, Latin Society in AZ. He has studied under great musicians of Dr. Sapprocetti and John Ellis. He currently plays with the bands Santa Pachita and K-Bass.

Congas-Joe Whitley. Born in Hermosillo, México, Joe “Profe” Whitley grew up in the cultural crossroads between Sonora and Arizona. His musical journey started in a spiritual setting: Nyabinghi drumming in Rastafarian meditations. Due to being fluent in French, he had the cosmic fortune to meet and eventually start playing the djembe with brothers Adama and Mamadou Dembele from the Ivory Coast– master players who for their family represent the 33rd generation carrying on the rich traditions of West African drumming. Profe then incorporated playing the congas making his percussion set-up a somewhat unique African and Latin hybrid which is how his style can be described

 

Jan
20
Sat
2018
EPL SOCCER VIEWING
Jan 20 all-day
EPL SOCCER VIEWING @ Playground Bar & Lounge | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Watch EPL soccer (English Premier League) every Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. in the heart of Downtown Tucson at Playground, your headquarters this summer for ALL THINGS soccer, aka futbol!

Full bar with rotating craft and imported beer in bottles and on tap PLUS a weekly $10 EPL Soccer Breakfast special that includes coffee!

Check PGUFC for upcoming matches and special events, otherwise, check in at Playground every weekend at 8:00 a.m.

Heart and Soul LIVE
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Heart and Soul LIVE

Check out Heart and Soul LIVE on the newly remodeled, expanded and heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Saturday, January 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. performing your favorite Top-40 R&B, pop and rock hits–NO COVER!

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!

Fans of Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars will especially enjoy Heart and Soul LIVE!

Come early to get a good seat, as Heart & Soul never fails to pack the house! Listen to music samples at Heart & Soul.

Heart & Soul are anchored by Erick “EJ” Loveres and Gary Roberts, based in Tucson, Arizona, performing regularly around Tucson as the Heart & Soul Duo and also as a full band.

“We pride ourselves in music that feels good, grooves hard and touches your Heart & Soul. Our music spans multiple genre’s ranging from current Top 40 music you hear today on the radio to Rock, Pop, Motown and Classic favorites you know by heart.”

 

Jan
21
Sun
2018
EPL SOCCER VIEWING
Jan 21 all-day
EPL SOCCER VIEWING @ Playground Bar & Lounge | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Watch EPL soccer (English Premier League) every Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. in the heart of Downtown Tucson at Playground, your headquarters this summer for ALL THINGS soccer, aka futbol!

Full bar with rotating craft and imported beer in bottles and on tap PLUS a weekly $10 EPL Soccer Breakfast special that includes coffee!

Check PGUFC for upcoming matches and special events, otherwise, check in at Playground every weekend at 8:00 a.m.

TRUMPETS and TEQUILA SUNDAY BRUNCH with MARIACHI LUZ de LUNA
Jan 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
TRUMPETS and TEQUILA SUNDAY BRUNCH with MARIACHI LUZ de LUNA @ Playground Bar & Lounge | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Join us on the newly expanded, remodeled and heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP every Sunday from 11am to 2pm for Trumpets and Tequila Mariachi Sunday Brunch with musical guests Mariachi Luz De Luna! Soak in Downtown Tucson’s historic, hip vibe on the corner of 5th Ave & Congress at our open-air bar & patio w/ agave-rich spirits as the Southwest’s finest perform traditional canciónes during our brunch service.

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!

Make reservations thru VIP@PlaygroundTucson.com or HERE.

Our special Brunch Menu, in addition to our Daily Menu:

 

  1. House Special – Please Inquire, rotates weekly
  2. Chicken & French Toast – chicken strips deep fried in southern-style batter with ranch dressing, cinnamon french toast sticks with fresh berry compote $12
  3. Open-Faced Sammy – butter bread toast, two eggs any style, sliced avocado, Welsh cheddar and whole-grain mustard sauce, with mixed green salad  $10
  4. Brunch Flatbread –  Spanish chorizo, two eggs over medium, creamy cheese, red potato, arugula and sliced red onion $11

à La Carte :

  1. Fruit – served with Tajin $5
  2. Egg $1 (1)
  3. Herb-Roasted Tomato Slices $2
  4. Bacon $2 (1)
  5. Toast – your choice of marble rye, pumpernickel or butter bread, served with berry compote and butter $2
  6. Ranchero Beans $3
  7. Breakfast Sausage Patty $2 (1)

Drinks:

El Guapo – El Jimador Tequila, Aperol, citrus, simple syrup, mango con chili rim $6

Bloody Maria – El Jimador Tequila, house-made bloody mix $6

Que Cafe! – Coffee and sweet cream, spiked with Patron XO $6

Bottle of Mimosas – Sparkling wine, choice of 2 juices $20

 

Luz de Luna are known the world-over for their performances with Calexico, be it in the studio, the stage, at international musical festivals or on DVD, such as the best-selling “World Drifts In: Live At The Barbican London.”

Jan
23
Tue
2018
Show and Tell Presents “Borderland Movements”
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Show and Tell Presents "Borderland Movements"

Show and Tell is a FREE monthly multimedia learning experience series with the The University of Arizona at Playground Bar & Lounge during the academic year. On Tuesday, January 23rd at 6 p.m., the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry‘s Show & Tell presents “Borderland Movements, Community, and Identity in the Américas.”

How do international borders manifest materially and symbolically in our everyday lives? The Transfrontera Innovation Farm Working Group brings together interdisciplinary scholars to critically examine these aspects of life in the borderlands. Join them as they share their findings in creating a space for borderland intellectual and cultural exchange.

For more information, head to http://www.confluencecenter.arizona.edu/node/582

Jan
24
Wed
2018
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES

Join us on the newly expanded, remodeled and heated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP 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.

Find our full schedule of when and where to play Geeks Who Drink here!
But there’s so much more to Geeks Who Drink!

For more information see our Players FAQ!

And if you’re a bar owner interested in knowing more about what Geeks can provide for you, check out our Pub Owners FAQ!

Jan
26
Fri
2018
Shrimp Chaperone LIVE
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shrimp Chaperone LIVE

Join us at the newly expanded, remodeled & heated ROOFTOP at Playground Bar & Lounge for an evening of live music from local all-star surf-rock act Shrimp Chaperone on Friday, January 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.–NO COVER!

Get here early to take advantage of our 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Happy Hour specials feat. $2 off wells, $1 off wine & drafts AND for a great seat on the newly remodeled Playground rooftop! Renovated, yet still featuring those great views of downtown’s skyline, our famous sunsets & mountain ranges.

Fans of classics from the likes of Link Wray, Dick Dale & just about every Quentin Tarantino soundtrack will enjoy!

 

 

Jan
27
Sat
2018
EPL SOCCER VIEWING
Jan 27 all-day
EPL SOCCER VIEWING @ Playground Bar & Lounge | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Watch EPL soccer (English Premier League) every Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. in the heart of Downtown Tucson at Playground, your headquarters this summer for ALL THINGS soccer, aka futbol!

Full bar with rotating craft and imported beer in bottles and on tap PLUS a weekly $10 EPL Soccer Breakfast special that includes coffee!

Check PGUFC for upcoming matches and special events, otherwise, check in at Playground every weekend at 8:00 a.m.

Jan
28
Sun
2018
EPL SOCCER VIEWING
Jan 28 all-day
EPL SOCCER VIEWING @ Playground Bar & Lounge | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Watch EPL soccer (English Premier League) every Saturday and Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m. in the heart of Downtown Tucson at Playground, your headquarters this summer for ALL THINGS soccer, aka futbol!

Full bar with rotating craft and imported beer in bottles and on tap PLUS a weekly $10 EPL Soccer Breakfast special that includes coffee!

Check PGUFC for upcoming matches and special events, otherwise, check in at Playground every weekend at 8:00 a.m.