Going out is always fun, but if you’re looking to shake up your nightlife routine, why not try your hand at bingo, trivia, or karaoke? We’ve found nine venues located throughout Tucson that offer at least one of those three fun activities.
To help spur some enjoyable evenings, we’ve included when these events typically happen, though it’s best to check directly with each place to ensure whatever fun activity you’re interested in is still on for the day you plan to visit—especially with the holidays on the horizon.
Play Bingo at Casino Del Sol
5655 W. Valencia Road
Tucson’s Casino Del Sol is home to a massive bingo hall that seats up to 300 people, with a portable bingo digital unit included. The casino has daily specials, plus a Club Sol membership that includes 20% off buy-ins. Guests can fuel up at the Bingo Deli when they need a snack.
Play Bingo at Desert Diamond Casino
7350 S. Nogales Highway
Here’s a fun fact: Bingo is the game that started it all at Desert Diamond Casinos more than 30 years ago. Tucson’s Desert Diamond Casino offers a matinee and evening game every day except for Sunday, when only the matinee is available. Desert Diamond also is hosting a festive bingo opportunity on New Year’s Eve this year.
Play Bingo and Trivia at Caps & Corks
3830 W. River Road, Ste. 100
Caps & Corks is a craft beer taproom, wine bar, and bottle shop that hosts weekly events. On select Wednesdays, you can play free trivia with Team Trivia of Tucson. The highest-scoring team is awarded prizes.
On some Thursdays, you can play free bingo from 6 to 8 p.m. Prizes are awarded after each of the three rounds.
Play Trivia at Bawker Bawker Cider House
400 N. 4th Ave.
The first and only cider house located on Tucson’s historic 4th Avenue hosts trivia every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m., with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. from Wednesday through Friday. A few other things to note about trivia here: Teams are limited to 10 people and takeout food is welcome. Prizes are handed out for first, second, and third place—and even one for last.
2905 E. Speedway Blvd.
On select Tuesdays, Casa Video and Film Bar—which started out as a video rental store more than 30 years ago—hosts Speedquizzing trivia, a free game in which guests use their phones rather than pens or paper (but no snooping on the internet for answers!). Be prepared to be quizzed on a wide range of topics like music, film, TV, and sports. Rae’s Burgers comes in to serve food.
6918 N. Camino Martin
Catalina Brewing Company hosts daily activities that make for a lively environment. The craft brewery hosts karaoke by Chubbz on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. On Friday, enjoy trivia by Team Trivia of Tucson. Get prizes for taking first, second, or third place.
3115 E. Prince Road
Shooter’s Steakhouse is well-known for having karaoke. You can belt your heart out starting at 9 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday—and it doesn’t stop until the restaurant closes.
536 N. 4th Ave.
Sky Bar is owned by Tony Vaccaro of Brooklyn Pizza Company and is inspired by the dramatic skies of the Southwest. A solar-powered café during the day and an astronomy-focused bar during the twilight hours, Sky Bar is also renowned for its fun atmosphere. Every Monday, Sky Bar hosts Team Trivia. On Tuesday evenings, guests can participate in Skyraoke, during which three big screens at the bar project lyrics from a vast library of 24,000 songs.
616 N. 4th Ave.
Established in 1985, IBT’s website says it was voted Tucson’s best gay bar. The LGBTQ-friendly bar also hosts events on a near-nightly basis. On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays, guests can enjoy karaoke from 10 p.m. to close. On Tuesdays, guests can play trivia for free from 8 to 10 p.m.
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