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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
23
Tue
2019
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
Jul 23 @ 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)
Jul
24
Wed
2019
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jul 24 @ 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
Fri
2019
The Brito Brothers Trio Live
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Brito Brothers Trio Live

Catch local Latin music all-stars The Brito Brothers Trio on Friday, July 26th from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Playground Bar & Lounge on our rooftop! Expect an upbeat blend of traditional Latin music peppered with Latin-infused covers of classic American rock, pop & current hits!

Get here early for a great seat and take advantage for our Happy Hour specials including discounted food plus $2 off wells & $1 off all wine & drafts from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

Danny Brito, Manny Brito and Jose Martin Marquez are currently playing with or have performed with numerous Latin pop, Latin jazz & Mariachi acts in Tucson for decades, including Zona Libre Band, Grupo Manteca, Descarga, Mariachi Coco, Mariachi Luz De Luna, the Brito Brothers & more!

FOUL PLAY FRIDAYS with Table Manners
Jul 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 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 26 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 27 @ 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
27
Sat
2019
Friends Trivia Bar Crawl
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friends Trivia Bar Crawl

🍺📋✏️ The Official Friends Trivia Bar Crawl Of Tucson 🍺📋✏️

HOW YOU DOIN? 🤷‍♂️

OH. My. God. Are You Ready? 📝 Crawl With Us Is Throwing The Biggest Friends Party Ever! Get Your Tickets Now So Your Friends Back Stage Badge Is Ready, Or Central Perk Wont Let You In!

☕ Join The BIGGEST Friends Reunion Ever!
📝 Trivia At 4 Bars With 25 Unique Trivia Questions Totaling 100 Questions!
✏️ Play With Teams Of 1-8 Friends!
🏆 Geller Cup Awarded To The WINNING Team!
🥈🥉 Prizes 2nd & 3rd Place Teams!
👍 NO Cover At All Partner Venues
📸 Professional Photographer On Set!
💰 Costume Contest 👓👔👖 For Best “Liked” Friends Crew!
🎟️ Raffles For FREE Tickets To Future Events!
🔥 Totally Awesome After Party!

CHECK IN TIME 4PM – 6PM
🎟️ Write your phone number on the Raffle Ticket and drop it in the bucket!
Playground Bar & Lounge

CRAWL & TRIVIA TIME 4PM – 10PM

📝 Remember! Trivia can be played in any order!
Cobra Arcade Tucson
💼 TRIVIA QUESTIONS 76-100 💼

Playground Bar & Lounge
💼 TRIVIA QUESTIONS 1-25 💼
$2 Jello Shots | $4 Jungle Juice

The Funky Monk Tucson
💼 TRIVIA QUESTIONS 26-50 💼
More venues coming soon!

AFTER PARTY TIME 10PM – 12AM
🔎 Trivia grading will be done at 10PM-1030PM at the After Party location.
Cobra Arcade Tucson

📋 FOR MORE EVENT INFO 🍺
Please visit https://www.crawlwith.us/tucson/friends

🎟️ FREE TICKETS 🎟️
Earn 2 Free Tickets by inviting your Facebook friends to the event. Message us for details: https://www.messenger.com/t/CrawlWithUs

🚫 DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE 🚫
Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink & Drive! So don’t do it! We Highly Suggest Using Uber or Lyft To And From The Bar Crawl!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
https://www.crawlwith.us/contact

80s and Gentleman LIVE
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
80s and Gentleman LIVE

Take a trip back to the ’80s on the breezy Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Saturday, July 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for a night of classic ’80s power-ballads, new wave & pop from Tucson’s premier cover band, 80s & Gentlemen–NO COVER!!!

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

Winners of the Tucson Weekly‘s Best of Tucson Best Cover Band award multiple-years running, the Weekly had this to say: “For a dozen years, 80s and Gentlemen have channeled the greatest new wave, pop and power ballads. Yeah, we know what you’re thinking. But wait. Their approach is shockingly and refreshingly unburdened by irony; it’s wholly revelatory and can cram your head—guilt-free—with schoolyard nostalgia and that bittersweet yearning for lost or forgotten loves. In that way, they show us how a good song is a good song no matter the context or era or if it’s a partying tune or not. The fetching frontwoman miraculously and accurately captures the essence of her female inspirations, in costume, phrasing and choreography, and star-spangled dudes ably and understatedly back her. Sure, they revel in questionable Reagan-era fashions but it’s absurdist theater too. No wonder they pack venues.”

Bio:

Rock Anthems to Power Ballads, New Wave to Classic Pop & Rock Hits, ’80s and Gentlemen are the ultimate in musical nostalgia. Performing material true to the original artist they continue to be the number one choice for live entertainment for corporate functions, festivals, casinos, private parties and special events throughout Arizona and southern California. 80’s and Gentlemen’s corporate client’s list includes such fortune 500 companies as Raytheon and Ventana Medical Systems to Cumulus Media, CSI-Cardiovascular, Comcast, PGA of America and the United States Air Force. 80‘s and Gentlemen perform annually at national and local fundraisers and charitable events for foundations such as the American Diabetes Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the American Red Cross.

DJ MONK & FRIENDS
Jul 27 @ 10:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 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
28
Sun
2019
Press Play Karaoke Sundays
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Press Play Karaoke Sundays

Join us in the Playground Bar & Lounge main bar every Sunday evening for Press Play Karaoke Sundays from 8:00 p.m. to close, hosted by Magic Factory LLC!

Belt out your favorites with our state-of-the-art sound system, lyrics on all of our big screens and drink specials featuring $5 Big Blue Van drafts & $5 Pitch Perfect Shots!

More info at http://www.illusionistmichaelhowell.com/

Jul
30
Tue
2019
Rooftop YogaHour with YogaOasis
Jul 30 @ 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)
Jul
31
Wed
2019
GEEKS WHO DRINK PUB QUIZZES
Jul 31 @ 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
Fri
2019
Santa Pachita LIVE
Aug 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Santa Pachita LIVE

Join us on the breezy Playground Bar & Lounge ROOFTOP on Friday, August 2nd from 7:00 p.m to 9:00 p.m. for a night of Latin music from local all-stars SANTA PACHITA LIVE–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.

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