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Small Wonders Tucson

Small Wonders Tucson

A collection of locally owned restaurants, retail shops and adventures

Go Local! The businesses in this map are all locally owned, Arizona businesses. Supporting these businesses means more money stays in Arizona and creates a unique community. To find locally owned businesses of all kinds, visit our business directory.

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1) Agustin Kitchen

Tucson’s 3-time Iron Chef serves local new American cuisine at this downtown favorite. Happy Hour Daily 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and a famous weekend brunch. agustinkitchen.com

100 S. Avenida Del Convento, #150, 520.398.5382.
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2) Blu A Wine & Cheese Stop

Where Tucson meets for Cheese. Enjoy local wine, cheese plates, small bites, gourmet sandwiches & seasonal salads at our cheese & wine bar. bluarizona.com

100 S. Avenida Del Convento, #126, 520.314.8262

3) Mast

An urban lifestyle boutique. With a focus on locally made artisan goods specializing in jewelry, leather works, accessories and home goods. ilovemast.com

100 S. Avenida Del Convento, #120, 520.495.5920
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4) Fox Tucson Theatre

The Crown Jewel of Downtown, this fully-restored 1930’s Art Deco theatre presents live performances, classic movies and special events. Every performance offers audiences an intimate experience. foxtucsontheatre.org

17 W. Congress St, 520.547.3040
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5) Krikawa Jewelry Designs

Visit the heart of downtown and experience remarkable fine jewelry handmade by the best local artists. Unique wedding and engagement rings custom made on site. krikawa.com

21 E. Congress St, 520.322.6090
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6) Tucson Olive Central

Offering the finest quality olive oils, balsamic vinegars, stuffed olives, sauces, salsas, sea salts, pestos & beauty products. Stop in and have a sample! tucsongourmetfoods.com

222 E. Congress St, 520.887.3339
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7) Hub Restaurant & Creamery

Tucson’s award-winning Downtown destination for casual-to-fine latenight dining, inventive cocktails and legendary ice cream, all served up in a hip-yet-family-friendly atmosphere! hubdowntown.com

266 E. Congress St, 520.207.8201
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8) Playground Bar & Lounge

Playground Bar & Lounge, in the heart of Downtown Tucson, perfect for watching the game, late-night dining, rooftop dancing or hosting your next private event! playgroundtucson.com

278 E. Congress St, 520.396.3691
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9) Proper

Proper serves brunch, lunch & dinner daily. Our upscale menu features fresh, straightforward food with quality ingredients from local & regional sources. Sustainable. Local. propertucson.com

300 E. Congress St, 520.396.3357
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10) Diablo Burger

A local-foods based burger joint serving 100% local, grassfed beef. Named Arizona’s Best Burger in USA Today. diabloburger.com

312 E. Congress St, 520.882.2007
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11) Good Oak Bar

All-Arizona craft beer & wine bar serving local foods-based pub fare from the Diablo Burger kitchen. goodoakbar.com

316 E. Congress St, 520.882.2007
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13) R Bar

Tucson’s Best Alley Bar. Located across Herbert Alley from Rialto Theatre, features craft cocktails, beer and wine and a steel mural telling the “story of Tucson”. rbartucson.com

350 E. Congress St, #110, 520.305.3599

14) Gio Taco

The best value in fast casual, and your new favorite thing ever, Gio Taco’s no rules approach promises something totally unexpected and unbelievably delicious. giotaco.com

350 E. Congress St, #120, 520.882.8226
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15) FED BY THREADS

Visit the curated market for American-Made And Sustainable Clothing designers. We feed 12 Emergency Meals to food-insecure Americans per item sold via foodbanks nationwide. fedbythreads.com

345 E. CONGRESS ST, 520.396.4304
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16) Hotel Congress

Home to the historic hotel, Cup Café, Club Congress & Copper Hall, Hotel Congress is at the center of history & entertainment in downtown Tucson. hotelcongress.com

311 E. Congress St, 520.622.8848
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17) Maynards Market & Kitchen

Maynards Kitchen features French inspired American food made fresh daily with local ingredients. Maynards Market features quick-service, chef-prepared food to eat in or take away. maynardstucson.com

400 N. Toole Ave, 520.545.0577
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18) Visit Tucson

We know where locals go! Stop by the Tucson Visitor Center for your FREE Visit Tucson Official Travel Guide for ideas on shopping, dining and attractions! visittucson.org

100 S. Church Ave, 800.638.8350
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19) Etherton Gallery

One of Tucson’s most enduring art spaces, Etherton Gallery specializes in rare, vintage & contemporary fine art photography. Also showcasing work by top regional artists. ethertongallery.com

135 S. 6th Ave, 520.624.7370
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20) Children’s Museum Tucson

Children’s Museum Tucson is where imagination & learning connect with interactive, educational & hands-on exhibits for the young & young at heart! childrensmuseumtucson.org

200 S. 6th Ave, 520.792.9985
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22) Jewish History Museum

The Jewish History Museum teaches the early Jewish experience in the Southwest and is dedicated to the preservation of the first synagogue in the Arizona Territory. jewishhistorymuseum.org

564 S. Stone Ave, 520.670.9073
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23) Cafe Desta

Authentic Ethiopian & Eritrean Food. Gluten Free and Vegan options available. cafedesta.com

758 S. Stone Ave, 520.370.7000

24) Five Points Market & Restaurant

Just south of downtown, 5 Points Market & Restaurant partners with local farmers and artisans to serve expertly crafted meals, coffee & dessert. 5pointstucson.com

756 S. Stone Ave, 520.623.3888

25) Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

Contemporary Glass Art featuring gift items, jewelry, and sculpture from nationally recognized artists, and a glassblowing studio where visitors may watch artists working. philabaumglass.com

711 S. 6th Ave, 520.884.7404
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26) Petroglyphs At The Lost Barrio

Petroglyphs at the Lost Barrio, a unique collection of shops & galleries located in a historic warehouse district. Specializing in all things beautiful. thelostbarrio.com

228 S. Park Ave, 520.628.4764
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27) Tucson Museum Of Art

Tucson Museum of Art offers local and national exhibitions, educational and participatory programs, special events, Museum store featuring local artisans, and Café a la C’Art. tucsonmuseumofart.org

140 N. Main Ave, 520.624.2333
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28) Cafe Á La C’Art

Freshly made fare for breakfast, lunch, dinner, & weekend brunch. Homemade pastries, full coffee menu, patio dining. Happy Hour Wed- Sun, 4-6pm. cafealacarttucson.com

150 N. Main St, 520.628.8533
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29) La Cocina Restaurant

Bar! Food! Music! Creative cocktails & local beer; globally inspired food; live music & DJ's. Courtyard dining; cantina; European style pub. Lunch, dinner, weekend brunch. lacocinatucson.com

201 N. Court Ave, 520.622.0351

30) Café 54

Cafe 54, a unique restaurant in the heart of downtown that is an award winning training program. Lunch served Monday-Friday from 11-2 p.m. Catering offered. cafe54.org

54 E. Pennington St, 520.622.1907

31) Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

Hand-crafted pizzas/pastas, variety of small plates, 20 craft beers, 8 draft wines, extensive cocktail program. BEER GARDEN now open! 40 draft beers & full pizza menu. reillypizza.com

101 E. Pennington St, 520.882.5550

32) Maker House

Enjoy craft pizza in Tucson’s largest downtown beer garden and free wi-fi internet cafe. Over 40 monthly events. Amazing coffee, delectable eats and cold beverages! makerhouse.org

283 N. Stone Ave
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33) Borderlands Brewing Company

Borderlands is serving up delicious craft beers in the historic downtown warehouse arts district. Tap room open Wed. thru Sat. from 4-10pm. borderlandsbrewing.com

119 E. Toole Ave, 520.261.8773
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34) Exo Roast Co

Tucson’s finest craft-roasted coffee, purveying high quality coffees from the best regions. Regionally inspired recipes, manual extractions, knowledgeable & friendly staff in a historical, intimate cafe. exocoffee.com

403 N. 6th Ave, 520.777.4709
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35) Carly Quinn Designs

Custom, ready to hang, one of a kind hand glazed tile murals & trivets made in our studio in the heart of downtown Tucson. carlyquinndesigns.com

403 N. 6th Ave, #119, 520.624.4117

36) Originate Natural Building Materials Showroom

Innovative green design. Eco-friendly building materials made from natural, renewable & recycled sources. Flooring, countertops, paint, plaster, cabinetry, plywoods and arch salvage. originatenbm.com

526 N. 9th Ave, 520.792.4207
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37) Buffet Bar & Crockpot

Oldest bar in Tucson, serving very cold beer for 80+ years. One of America’s Best Dive Bars says Esquire magazine! Happy minutes at 6pm & 11pm. thebuffetbar.com

538 E. 9th St, 520.623.6811
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38) The Coronet

Brasserie style restaurant, old-world rustic cuisine, cute yet full bar, quiet music, big patio, good shade, outstanding coffee. cafecoronet.com

402 E. 9th St, 520.222.9889
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40) Barb’s Frame Of Mind

Custom picture framing, from museum and traditional styles, to our classic specialty hand-painted frames. Also a fine selection of posters, both framed & unframed. barbsframeofmind.com

319 E. 8th St, 520.620.0932
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41) Tucson Thrift Shop

Funky hybrid of vintage & new: featuring streetwear, theme party & costuming. Jewelry, hats, props, wigs, accessories & more. A fun place to shop! tucsonthriftshop.com

319 N. 4th Ave, 520.623.8736
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42) Che’s Lounge

Tucson’s favorite for over a decade. The perfect place to meet friends, listen to music, enjoy great cocktails & take in the 4th Avenue vibe. cheslounge.com

350 N. 4th Ave, 520.623.2088
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44) D & D Pinball

Tucson’s place for pinball! Largest pinball arcade in Arizona with over 25 new and classic pinball machines. In the heart of the 4th Avenue District. danddpinball.com

331 E. 7th St, 520.777.4969
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45) Ordinary Bike Shop

Friendly, experienced bike shop offering a full range of products to suit the needs of commuters, tourers, road, mountain or the causal recreational rider. ordinarybikeshop.com

311 E. 7th St, 520.622.6488

46) Antigone Books

Antigone Books is a zany, independent, 100% solar-powered bookstore. We carry excellent books for all ages plus a large selection of fabulous gifts & cards. antigonebooks.com

411 N. 4th Ave, 520.792.3715
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Cafe Passe

47) Locally roasted coffee & espresso, handcrafted cocktails, beer & wine & delicious food in a relaxing atmosphere. Patio Bar. Live Music. Happy hour daily 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. cafepasse.com

415 N. 4th Ave, 520.624.4411

49) Pop-Cycle

Pop-Cycle features fantastic gifts, apparel, furniture & paper goods, all made from sustainable, organic & up-cycled materials. Many items made in-house or locally. Treat yourself! popcycleshop.com

422 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.3297
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50) Brooklyn Pizza Company

Voted Best in Tucson! Come enjoy our fresh baked, hand tossed, solar powered pizza! Next to Sky Bar and 4th Avenue Yoga. brooklynpizzacompany.com

534 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.6868
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51) Sky Bar

Tucson’s 100% solar powered cafe by day, astronomy bar by night. Happy Hour 4-8pm daily. Located next to Brooklyn Pizza Company and 4th Avenue Yoga. skybartucson.com

536 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.4300
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52) Magpies Gourmet Pizza & Drinks

Magpies offers gourmet pizzas, oven baked wings, and fresh salads. Magpies has delicious gluten free options. Fun family friendly patio with live music on weekends. magpiespizza.com

605 N. 4th Ave, 520.628.1661

53) Epic Cafe

Very eclectic Bakery/Restaurant and renowned Coffee House. All baked from scratch. Oldest business on 4th Ave. epiccafe.com

745 N. 4th Ave, 520.624.6844

54) Tucson Audubon Nature Shop

The Tucson Audubon Nature Shop is your one stop shop for high quality optics, books, unique gifts, and all your basic birding essentials. tucsonaudubon.org

300 E. University Blvd, 520.629.0510
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55) Frog & Firkin

Mouth watering pizza, sandwiches, burgers & salads. 26 beers on draft & 150 bottled beers! Enjoy TV viewing on our great patio or inside! frogandfirkin.com

874 E. University Blvd, 520.623.7507

Additional Tucson Small Wonder Listings

12) Rialto Theatre Foundation

rialtotheatre.com

318 E. Congress Street, 520.740.1000
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21) MOCA Tucson

moca-tucson.org

265 S. Church Avenue, 520.624.5019
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39) The Book Stop

bookstoptucson.com

214 N. 4th Avenue, 520.326.6661
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43) Food For Ascension Cafe

foodforascension.org

330 E. 7th Street, 520.882.4736

48) Food Conspiracy Co-op

foodconspiracy.coop

412 N. 4th Avenue, 520.624.4821
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Tucson Happenings

2nd Saturdays: Monthly arts & entertainment event along downtown streets on the second Saturday of the month. 2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: Thousands of vendors selling gems, finished jewelry, beads, fossils & more at over 40 sites around town. February 2015 visittucson.org/events/gem-show

Savor Southern Arizona: Wine & food festival celebrating culinary innovation & locally sourced foods, wine & beer. February 2015 saaca.org/Savor.php

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo: One of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America, featuring the world’s longest non-motorized parade. February 2015 tucsonrodeo.com

Tucson Festival of Books: Local booksellers, readings, books signings, workshops, food vendors & community groups. Proceeds support southern Arizona literacy programs. March 2015 tucsonfestivalofbooks.org

Tucson Museum of Art Artisans Market: Local artisans sell handcrafted works of all media at this bi-annual market. March 2015 & November 2015. tucsonmuseumofart.org

Fourth Avenue Street Fair: Hundreds of arts & crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors plus entertainment & activities for the whole family. March 2015 & December 2015 fourthavenue.org

Bike Fest: Month long celebration of clean air, fitness & cycling with multiple events for the whole family. April 2015 bikefesttucson.com

Tucson Glass Festival: Local & regional glass artisans display their works & give live demonstrations of various disciplines of glassart making. April 2015 sonoranglass.org

Arizona International Film Festival: Screening independent films at locations in & around Tucson. April 2015 filmfestivalarizona.com

Tucson International Mariachi Conference: Enjoy performances by the world’s best Mariachi musicians & folklorico dancers. April 2015 tucsonmariachi.org

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival: Annual event celebrates Arizona wineries over two days at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin, Arizona. April 2015 kj-vineyards.com

Tucson Folk Festival: Two days celebrating Folk music with performances by local & national musicians, workshops, children’s activities & more. May, 2015 tucsonfolkfest.org

Tucson International Children’s Film Festival: Week long free film festival showcasing past & present films from around the world for children. July 2015 loftcinema.com

Local First Arizona Independent’s Week: Declare your Independence and support Independent businesses throughout Arizona. July 2015 localfirstaz.com

Tucson Meet Yourself: A festival celebrating the many cultures continuing their traditions in Southern Arizona through ethnic foods, dance & activities. October, 2015 tucsonmeetyourself.org

Tucson Originals World Margarita Championship: An evening of spirited cocktail competitions, Margarita and tequila tastings, cuisine of the southwest, and more. October 2015. tucsonoriginals.com

All Souls Procession: 25th annual human-powered procession inspired by Dia de los Muertos, celebrating & mourning of the lives of our loved ones who have passed. November, 2015 allsoulsprocession.org

El Tour de Tucson: Largest perimeter bicycling event in America celebrating art, health & fitness. November, 2015 www.perimeterbicycling.com

Local First Arizona Buy Local Month: Celebrate our local businesses during the holiday season. Choose to buy local for all your holiday needs. December 2015. localfirstaz.com

Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market: Tucson’s all local farmers market. Held on Thursdays from 3-6 p.m. October-April; from 4-7 p.m. May-September at Mercado San Agustin. communityfoodbank.com

Heirloom Farmers Market: Friday Mornings at Trail Dust Town. Saturday Mornings at Steam Pump Ranch in Oracle. Sunday Morning at Rillito Downs. heirloomfm.com

Thank you to our additional sponsors

Downtown Tucson Partnership

Main Gate Square

4th Avenue Merchants Association


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