Bottles above, drink below
A destination since 1919, Tucson's Hotel Congress is home to the Cup Café--one of the best places in town from breakfast to happy hour and on into late night.
Look up when in the restaurant--a couple of 'dead soldier chandeliers' will light your menu-browsing. You can get duck confit tacos to go with your local microbrew or cocktail. (Just so you know, this establishment won the 2010 World Margarita Championship.)
Across the hotel lobby is the Tap Room--a true western bar that's been serving drinks continuously since the hotel first opened--one of the oldest drinking establishments in the West.
Infamous 1930's bank robber John Dillinger was captured here. Today you'll find a cross-section of Tucsonans and out-of-towners, downtown business people, hipsters, night owls, musicians, university students, older couples on road-trips...