We like beer, especially in the summer. Here are 10 places with good draft selections, some including seasonal beers. All are listed on our online restaurant guide, tucsoncitizen.com/tasteplus. Key: Average entree price: $ = Less than $10; $$ = $11-15; $$$ = $16-$25; $$$$ = $26+. Unless noted, all restaurants are family-friendly, handicapped-accessible and accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and debit. Additional payment information is in parentheses.
BISON WITCHES BAR 326 N. Fourth Ave., 740-1541, bisonwitches.com
Hours: 11am-10pm daily Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full
Details: Eight beers on tap, including Left Hand Milk Stout and Shiner Hefeweizen.
BROOKLYN’S BEER & BURGERS 3790 E. Irvington Rd., 750-9000,
Hours: M-Th 10:30am-11pm (F&Sa till 12am), Su 10:30am-10:30pm Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full
Details: Nearly two dozen beers on tap. Owned by the same folks that own Canal Street Pizzaria.
FROG & FIRKIN 874 E. University Blvd., 623-7507
Hours: Su-Th 11am-1am (F&Sa till 2am) Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Beer & wine Details: Several selections on tap, and, counting bottles, more than 75 imports, plus American craft brews.
GENTLE BEN’S BREWING CO. 865 E. University Blvd., 624-4177, gentlebens.com
Hours: 11am-10pm daily Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full Details: Since it moved its brewery to the future home of its Barrio Brewing, its increased production. Now it has a seasonal Hefeweizen, too.
LOCAL DOUGH 1702 E. Speedway Blvd., 327-1132, localdough.com
Hours: M-W 11am-10pm (Th&F till 11pm) Price: $ Bar: Full
Details: It has 24 craft beers on tap, including one of our favorites, New Belgium 1554.
NIMBUS BREWING CO. & TAP ROOM 3850 E. 44th St., 745-9175, nimbusbeer.com
Hours: 11am-9pm daily Price: $ Bar: Beer & wine Details: It just does ales, something about the water here, it says. Its brews include Dirty Güera, Pale Ale and Old Monkeyshine.
OLD CHICAGO 2960 N. Campbell Ave., 27-6200, oldchicago.com
Hours: Su-Th 11-1am (F&Sa till 2am) Price: $$ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full
Details: Dozens of the 110 brews on hand are on tap and change regularly. It offers a World Beer Tour.
OLIVE R TWIST CAFE 4915 E. Speedway Blvd., 319-8955, the-twist.com
Hours: Daily 11-2am Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full Details: 24 beers on tap, including four seasonals (Red Hook Blonde, Trumer Pilsner, Skinny Dip and Hoegaarden Witbier
THUNDER CANYON BREWERY 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 178, 797-2652
Hours: Su-Th 11am-11pm (F&Sa till 12am) Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full Details: In an online review June 8, Jim writes “The beer is exactly what I had hoped for. I recommend the India Pale Ale.”
TRIDENT GRILL 2033 E. Speedway Blvd., 795-5755, tridentsaloon.com
Hours: Tu-Sa 11-2am, Su 10:30-12am, M 11-12am Price: $ (AmEx, Disc) Bar: Full
Details: 24 beers on tap, including Dos Equis, Racer 5 IPA and Arrogant Bastard, plus two hard ciders.
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