Calendar

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
24
Tue
2018
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
Jul 24 @ 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. starting on April 3rd on the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge rooftop!
Grab a friend and a mat and join 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)
Jul
25
Wed
2018
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jul 25 @ 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!

Jul
26
Thu
2018
Mother Tierra’s Playhouse
Jul 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 1:00 am
Mother Tierra's Playhouse

Start your weekend on the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP every Thursday from 9pm to 2am for Tierra’s Playhouse, hosted by the Desert Peaches! Drink specials include $5 flavored Smirnoff drinks & $100 flavored Smirnoff bottles!–NO COVER!!!

Get on the expanded dance floor with our state-of-the-art sound & lighting system as DJ Mother Tierra spins the latest House, Nu-Disco, Dance & Electronica from all over the world!

 

Jul
27
Fri
2018
Neon Prophet Live
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Neon Prophet Live

Join us on the Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Friday, July 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. for a night of classic reggae, dancehall, roots, rock & soul from Tucson legends Neon Prophet–NO COVER!

Be sure to get here early to take advantage of our Happy Hour specials from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., featuring $2 off wells and $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.

Neon Prophet has been a reggae institution here in Tucson for the last 30 yrs. and still going strong.

The group plays a unique blend of reggae music ranging from sweet harmony singing to Dancehall deejaying. Keeping up with the current trends while remaining true to the roots has kept their audiances coming back for more, year after year.

Over the years players have come and gone but the core members of David Dean- Vocals and Bass, Jamie Cirrito-Bass and Vocals and Plato T Jones-Percussion, have remained constant. In addition the group presently includes Tony Falcon-Guitar, Mohawk and vocals, Alma Webb-Keyboards and Vocals and -Drums .

Geographically the group represents a broad spectrum. Florida, New York , Chicago, England, Mexico and Tucson respectively.

Their range of musical styles and influences are broad as well. From Roots Reggae to Dancehall, Hiphop to Latin with a smattering of Soul, rock and Jazz thrown in for good measure. The group has opened for just about everybody in the business. The late Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru, Toots and the Maytels,The Wailing Souls, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Third World, Maxi Priest, Inner Circle, Mighty Diamonds, The Itals, Yellowman, Judy Mowatt, and even Rick James -the list goes on and on.

As a back up band the group has had the privilege of working with Sugar Minott, The Meditations and The Late Mikey Dread as well as countless sit-ins by the likes of Jr Reid, Joe Higgs, Frankie Paul, Drummie Zeb from Aswad, Echo Minott , Ras Michael,Warrior King and even Big Daddy Kane, Greg Allman and Chris Penn.

To date the group has put out two CDs, The self titled Neon Prophet and Reggae Party-mixed by the mighty Barry Ohare at Grove Studio in Oho Rios Jamaica and have consistently won The Tammies-Best Reggae award. See you at the next show!

http://www.reggae-vibes.com/rev_sin/reggaepa.htm

http://www.reggae-vibes.com/concert/ochorios/ochorios.htm

FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 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!

Jul
28
Sat
2018
Santa Pachita LIVE
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Santa Pachita LIVE

Join us on the expanded & updated Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Saturday, July 28th from 7:00 p.m to 9:15 p.m. for a night of Latin music from local all-stars SANTA PACHITA LIVE–NO COVER!

Be sure to get here early 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 Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, 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

 

DJ MONK & FRIENDS
Jul 28 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 29 @ 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:

 

 

 

Jul
29
Sun
2018
Sunday School with Big Brother Beats
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday School with Big Brother Beats

End your weekend right with old-school grooves at the newly expanded and remodeled Playground Bar & Lounge every Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Sunday School with Big Brother Beats–NO COVER!

Enjoy our full dining menu plus drink specials including $4 Bubbles, $4 Modelos and $20 Champagne Bottles!

Jul
31
Tue
2018
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
Jul 31 @ 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. starting on April 3rd on the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge rooftop!
Grab a friend and a mat and join 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)
Aug
1
Wed
2018
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Aug 1 @ 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!

Aug
2
Thu
2018
Mother Tierra’s Playhouse
Aug 2 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 1:00 am
Mother Tierra's Playhouse

Start your weekend on the newly remodeled and expanded Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP every Thursday from 9pm to 2am for Tierra’s Playhouse, hosted by the Desert Peaches! Drink specials include $5 flavored Smirnoff drinks & $100 flavored Smirnoff bottles!–NO COVER!!!

Get on the expanded dance floor with our state-of-the-art sound & lighting system as DJ Mother Tierra spins the latest House, Nu-Disco, Dance & Electronica from all over the world!