Private Events

With a unique urban setting, panoramic rooftop and a staff that believes in service down to the details; your special event will truly shine. We will collaborate with you to ensure that your dream event becomes a reality that you will remember forever.

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*Private events can be accommodated outside of our regular business hours.

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I have had the pleasure of working with Leah and the event staff at the Playground several times for large corporate events that I have hosted. I was presented with several options on each occasion, and was able to customize the event to get the most food and fun out of my budget. The rooftop patio is gorgeous, with a great view and several seating, decor, and entertainment options available. The staffing for the events was perfect, and on the rare occasion I had to ask for something, it appeared almost instantly. The customer service is top notch, and always has the highest level of professionalism. Any time I have an event to plan, I make Leah at the Playground the first person I contact.

Bradner Lawrence, Tucson Food Tours

When Tugo was considering locations for our One Year Anniversary Party the decision was unanimous to pursue The Playground as our venue. In the heart of downtown, near our stations, with Leah and her exceptional team working with us on all the fine details of food, beverage, and the ambiance we wanted while working in the parameters of a start up budget, we could not have asked for a more successful, fun, and engaging night to celebrate with our community partners and riders. Kudos to you Leah!


Tugo Bike Share

We held our wedding reception on the rooftop of Playground Bar and Lounge. It was absolutely beautiful – the decor, lighting  and set up that Leah created was stunning. It was everything we wanted!

Leah was excellent to work with and she coordinated the entire evening. We didn’t have to worry about a thing because we knew she had it covered. The food from The Hub Restaurant & Ice Creamery was an option included with the venue package, which was delicious. Our guests could not stop raving about the food and drinks served! It was a fantastic night at a beautiful venue! Thank you!
Malyree & Devin

We highly recommend the Playground Bar and Lounge for your next special event.  We had the pleasure of hosting our son and his bride’s rehearsal dinner in the Rooftop Lounge. Everything from the service, to the decor, to the food and drink was top notch.

Leah was very professional and a joy to work with.  We had a unique situation, as we live on the east coast, so most of our communications were through emails and phone calls across time zones. She was quick to respond to our questions and concerns and very accommodating.  I was nervous about the weather since this is an outdoor venue, but she assured that with the space heaters everything would be fine and it was.

This is such a unique venue.  Our east coast guests thought it was amazing to be outside in January with the fabulous view of the mountains and downtown Tucson.  It was a playful and relaxing setting, just what we wanted for the rehearsal dinner.  All our guests had a wonderful time and we couldn’t have been more pleased.  Thank you to Leah and the rest of the staff for making our evening so special.

Ellen Langdon

When my now husband and I began to plan our wedding, we wanted a location that was hip and modern in a location downtown. After looking at a few wedding venues, including some located downtown, they felt stuffy and too traditional. We were going for more of a modern feel with less of the traditional customs people are accustomed to. When we met with Leah, the events coordinator at the Playground, we knew we had found our venue. She truly grasped the vision for the kind of wedding we were going for. She had excellent suggestions and ideas and she was truly a pleasure to work with. She relieved a great deal of the stress that is brought about when planning a wedding. Because we had both the ceremony and reception at Playground, they offered a cocktail hour after the ceremony, which took place in the outdoor downstairs bar. During this time, a number of delectable appetizers and hors d’oeuvres were served while Leah and her team set up for the reception on the rooftop. They did an excellent job decorating and putting the floral arrangements and decorations in the proper place. With the newly remodeled rooftop, everything looked beautiful! Everything was perfectly scheduled and organized from the beginning of ceremony all the way to the very end of the reception. The food, which was served buffet-style, was phenomenal. I could not have asked to work with a better events coordinator. Leah is highly organized and exceptionally proficient at her job. She made our special day a breeze. Unlike most brides, thanks to the wonderful staff’s level of organization and service, I enjoyed every single minute of our wedding. Thank you Leah and Playground staff for making our special day so unforgettable.

Gabriela & Kelly Griepentrog

“Leah is quite simply the best events manager I have ever met. She is a consummate professional who covers every detail and exudes competence. Our event had to switch bands at the last second, cope with thunder and lightening and an ever-expanding guest list, and Leah handled it all with skill and confidence. You cannot go wrong with Leah in your corner.”

Joel Feinman

If you have an upcoming special event, I highly recommend Ms. Leah Schwersinske, Events Manager, at Playground Bar and Lounge. She is so professional and knowledgeable and will definitely make your event a “First-Class” event. I worked with Leah on planning our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner. The food, beverages, staff and facilities were outstanding. Along with her guidance of planning this special event, her expertise made this an unforgettable memory.

Rosemarie and Warren Bickford

On behalf of HTG we would like to thank you and your staff for providing a fabulous venue and exceptional service for our holiday party. We really enjoyed the rooftop ad the casual environment it allowed our team to experience. The set-up, execution of food and beverage was outstanding. Again, we were very impressed with the planning and execution of our function and hope to use your venue again in the future.


HTG Molecular Team

I organized a Rotary Club Holiday Party for over 100 people upstairs at Playground, and everything was perfect! The food was out of this world and very affordable, the staff went above and beyond and the atmosphere is so beautiful and unique. We had attendees from ages 25 to 85 and everyone loved it. I highly recommend using this location and Leah the Events Manager is one of the best! Thank you to all of the Playground staff for making our event a night to remember.

Fonda Hamilton-Insley, Rotary Club of Tucson

Planning one of the most important days of your life as a married couple is stressful enough. Now throw in a Las Vegas venue cancelling your wedding due to “overbooking” with 45 days until your wedding date and you have our Wedding Nightmare. Leah to the rescue! We provided her with a description of casual yet elegant affair with open bar, delicious food, and strict budget and she gave us an event that our friends and family still talk about. She knew how to work our cocktail hour, dining, and party experience for a small group of 30 without the venue feeling too big or small. She was available to answer all my bridal questions at a moment’s notice and was a huge help managing all the “family expectations”. When my husband and I look back we know we were meant for each other and meant to unite our families together at The Playground. It was absolutely magical.

The Jordans

We love partnering with the Playground Bar & Lounge on our annual Cookies & Cocktails event. From the hip and fun vibe of their venue, to their delicious food and creative cocktails, our guests leave raving every year. What’s more, their staff is so much fun, and so hard-working, always ensuring that every aspect of the event goes off without a hitch. We would never consider hosting Cookies & Cocktails anywhere else!

Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

Playground Tucson truly went above and beyond to ensure our event was spectacular. From making sure the music was on point, to making sure all of the guests were comfortable they did it all! I highly recommend Playground Tucson for any occasion and hope others get to experience what they have to offer!

Christian Lerma, Porsche of Tucson