Think Local.  Buy Local.  Be Local.
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.

Get Tucson Small Wonders in PDF format

Tucson Small Wonders Map

1) Agustin Kitchen

Local, new American cuisine at this downtown favorite. Happy Hour daily 3 pm - 6 pm and a famous weekend brunch.

100 S. Avenida Del Convento, #150, 520.398.5382
View LFA listing

2) Mast

A collaborative storefront run by three women who create much of the stock. The wares include highly curated local and national independent designs.

100 S. Avenida Del Convento, #120, 520.495.5920
View LFA listing

3) Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

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

711 S. 6th Ave, 520.884.7404
View LFA listing

4) 5 Points Market & Restaurant

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

756 S. Stone Ave, 520.623.3888

5) Cafe Desta

Ethiopian cuisine and coffee. Many vegan and gluten free options.

758 S. Stone Ave, 520.370.7000
View LFA listing

6) Jewish History Museum

Dedicated to preserving the AZ Territory’s first synagogue building & the collection, preservation, exhibition & teaching of Southern AZ Jewish heritage. Home to the Holocaust History Center.

564 S. Stone Ave, 520.670.9073

7) The Downtown Clifton

Stylish accommodations and personalized service in historic downtown Tucson. Walk to the best downtown Tucson pubs, restaurants and event venues. Stay awhile.

485 S. Stone Ave, 520.623.3163
View LFA listing

8) 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!

100 S. Church Ave, 800.638.8350
View LFA listing

9) Riveted

Cool vintage items that give your space personality, new pieces that keep things modern & special treasures to give as gifts. desert | vintage | modern | industrial home goods & design.

40 W. Broadway Blvd, 520.882.2756
View LFA listing

10) 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.

17 W. Congress St, 520.547.3040
View LFA listing

11) Krikawa Jewelry Designs

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

21 E. Congress St, 520.322.6090
View LFA listing

12) Tucson Museum Of Art

Tucson Museum of Art offers local & national exhibitions, educational & participatory programs & special events, Museum store featuring local artisans. Home to Café à la C’Art.

140 N. Main Ave, 520.624.2333
View LFA listing

13) Café À La C’art

Named a Food & Wine best museum cafe. Gourmet sandwiches, salads, decadent desserts. Garden patio, full bar menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch.

150 N. Main St, 520.628.8533
View LFA listing

14) La Cocina Restaurant

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

201 N. Court Ave, 520.622.0351

15) The Presidio San Agustín

Presidio San Agustín Museum, on the site of Tucson’s original Spanish fort, is a reconstruction featuring exhibits and living history programming about Tucson’s history and culture.

196 N. Court Ave, 520.837.8119
View LFA listing

16) Carly Quinn Designs

Custom, ready to hang, one of a kind hand glazed tile murals and trivets made in our studio in the heart of Downtown Tucson.

403 N. 6th Ave, #119, 520.624.4117
View LFA listing

18) Borderlands Brewing Company

All natural, award winning beers using traditional Southwestern ingredients. The tap room is located in Tucson’s Historic Warehouse Arts District and is open Wed-Sun at noon.

119 E. Toole Ave, 520.261.8773
View LFA listing

19) Veg In A Box

Let’s start a Vegalution! Awesome healthy vegan cuisine and amazing smoothies. Visit us on Facebook.

75 E. Pennington, 520.624.0179

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!

200 S. 6th Ave, 520.792.9985
View LFA listing

21) Etherton Gallery

One of Tucson’s most enduring art spaces, specializing in rare, vintage and contemporary fine art photography. Also showcasing work by top regional artists.

135 S. 6th Ave, 520.624.7370
View LFA listing

22) Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market

Downtown’s only complete food market. Fresh produce, meats, fish, beer, wine, deli and groceries. 16 local beers on tap. Lovely patio setting.

11 S. 6th Ave, 520.393.8544
View LFA listing

23) Tucson Olive Central

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

222 E. Congress St, 520.887.3339

24) 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!

266 E. Congress St, 520.207.8201
View LFA listing

25) Hub Ice Cream Factory

Make your day a little sweeter with handcrafted ice cream and oodles of ever-changing, house-made treats. 300 rotating flavors with 24 available at a time.

245 E Congress St, 520.622.0255
View LFA listing

26) Fors Shop

fors SHOP is a museum style gift shop where design and whimsy guide the curation of housewares, jewelry, games and books!

245 E. Congress #135, 520.795.9888
View LFA listing

27) Playground Bar & Lounge

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

278 E. Congress St, 520.396.3691
View LFA listing

28) Proper

Award-winning cuisine in the heart of downtown. Arizona farm focused, fresh, smartly sourced food. Awesome Happy Hour, lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch. Sustainable. Local.

300 E. Congress St, 520.396.3357
View LFA listing

30) Hotel Congress

This historic hotel is home to Cup Café, Club Congress & Copper Hall - Hotel Congress is at the center of history & entertainment in Downtown Tucson.

311 E. Congress St, 520.622.8848
View LFA listing

31) 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”.

350 E. Congress St, #110, 520.305.3599

32) Fed By Threads

Visit this curated market for American-Made And Sustainable Clothing designers. We feed twelve emergency meals to food-insecure Americans per item sold via foodbanks nationwide.

345 E. Congress St, 520.396.4304
View LFA listing

33) 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.

400 N. Toole Ave, 520.545.0577
View LFA listing

34) Laura Tanzer Designs

Modern sophisticated clothing blending exquisite textures, luxurious fabrics, and digital printing creating a symphony of fashion. Beautiful garments, excellent fit and distinctive style.

410 N. Toole Ave, #110, 520.981.9891
View LFA listing

35) The Coronet

A fresh take on Old World cuisine. Exceptional bar, lovely patio, music often. Happy Hour 3pm to 6pm. Best weekend brunch. A food lovers destination!

402 E. 9th St, 520.222.9889
View LFA listing

36) Buffet Bar & Crockpot

Oldest bar in Tucson, serving very cold beer for over 80 years. One of America’s Best Dive Bars according to Esquire magazine! Happy Minutes at 6pm and 11pm.

538 E. 9th St, 520.623.6811
View LFA listing

37) Tucson Thrift Shop

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

319 N. 4th Ave, 520.623.8736
View LFA listing

38) Che’s Lounge

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

350 N. 4th Ave, 520.623.2088
View LFA listing

39) Food Conspiracy Co-Op

Food Conspiracy Co-op is Tucson’s community-owned grocery store owned by its members and open to the public. Your source for local, organic and sustainable goods.

412 N. 4th Ave, 520.624.4821
View LFA listing

40) 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!

422 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.3297
View LFA listing

41) Mr. Head’s Art Gallery & Bar

Fun and friendly bar that hosts live and local music, as well as local art and local beers. Find us on Facebook.

513 N. 4th Ave, 520.792.2710
View LFA listing

42) Brooklyn Pizza

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

534 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.6868
View LFA listing

43) 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.

536 N. 4th Ave, 520.622.4300
View LFA listing

44) Epic Cafe

Very eclectic bakery, restaurant and renowned coffeehouse. All items are baked from scratch. Coffee beans roasted weekly three blocks away.

745 N. 4th Ave, 520.624.6844

45) Frog & Firkin

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

874 E. University Blvd, 520.623.7507

46) Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company

Serving quality food & award winning microbrews since 1971. On the corner of University & Tyndall.

865 E. University Blvd, 520.624.4177
View LFA listing

47) Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue

Aloha! Whether you’re a weary Wildcat looking for cheap eats or out with family, you’ll find something to like. Hawaiian plate lunches, homemade desserts and daily specials.

850 E. Speedway Blvd, 520.792.2350
View LFA listing

48) Petroglyphs

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

228 S. Park Ave, 520.628.4764
View LFA listing

49) Colonial Frontiers

Offering unique antique Colonial style furniture, folk art, architectural elements, doors, columns, iron gates and gift items from our travels around the world.

244 S. Park Ave, 520.622.7400
View LFA listing

50) Barrio Brewing

Longtime Southern Arizona favorite, serving award winning craft beer and delicious food, located in a neighborhood warehouse by the railroad tracks, just south of downtown Tucson.

800 E. 16th St, 520.791.2739
View LFA listing

Additional Tucson Small Wonder Listings

17) EXO Roast Company 520.777.4709

403 N. 6th Avenue
View LFA listing

29) Thunder Canyon Brewery

220 E. Broadway Blvd., 520.396.3480
View LFA listing

Tucson Happenings

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

Tucson Jazz Festival: The Tucson Jazz Festival presents jazz of all genres and brings thousands of people to historic downtown Tucson, attracting new winter visitors to sunny Arizona. January 14-24, 2016.

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: Thousands of vendors selling gems, finished jewelry, beads, fossils & more at over 40 sites around town. January 30 - February 14, 2016.

Savor Southern Arizona: Southern Arizona’s food and wine festival celebrating culinary innovation & locally sourced foods, wine & beer. February 6, 2016.

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 20-28, 2016.

Tucson Festival of Books: Local booksellers, readings, book signings, workshops, food vendors & community groups. Proceeds support Southern Arizona literacy programs. March 12-13, 2016.

Tucson Museum of Art Artisans Market: Local artisans sell handcrafted works of all media at this bi-annual market. March 2016 & November 2016.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair: Hundreds of arts & crafts booths, more than 35 food vendors plus entertainment & activities for the whole family. April 1-3 & December 9-11 2016.

Bike Fest: Month long celebration of clean air, fitness & cycling with multiple events for the whole family. April 2016.

Arizona International Film Festival: Screening independent films at locations in & around Tucson. April 14- May 1, 2016.

Tucson International Mariachi Conference: Enjoy performances by the world’s best Mariachi musicians & folklorico dancers. April 20-23 2016.

Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival: Annual event celebrates Arizona wineries over two days at Kief-Joshua Vineyards in beautiful Elgin, Arizona. April 16 & 17, 2016.

Tucson Folk Festival: Two days celebrating folk music with performances by local & national musicians, workshops, children’s activities & more. April 30th & May 1st, 2016.

Tucson International Children’s Film Festival: Week long free film festival showcasing past & present films from around the world for children. July 2016.

Local First Arizona Independents Week: Declare your Independence and support Independent businesses throughout Arizona. July 2016.

Tucson Meet Yourself: A festival celebrating the many cultures continuing their traditions in Southern Arizona through ethnic foods, dance & activities. October 7-9 2016.

Tucson Originals World Margarita Championship: An evening of spirited cocktail competitions, margarita and tequila tastings, cuisine of the Southwest, and more. October 15, 2016.

All Souls Procession: Annual human-powered procession inspired by Dia de los Muertos, celebrating & mourning of the lives of our loved ones who have passed. November 2016.

El Tour de Tucson: Largest perimeter bicycling event in America celebrating art, health and fitness. November 19, 2016.

Local First Arizona Buy Local Month: Celebrate our local businesses during the holiday season. Choose to buy local for all your holiday needs. December 2016.

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

Heirloom Farmers Markets: Friday mornings at Trail Dust Town. Saturday mornings at Steam Pump Ranch in Oracle. Sunday morning at Rillito Downs.

Food in Root Farmer’s Markets: Several farmers markets throughout the Tucson area including Saturdays and Sundays at St. Phillips plaza.

Printing by Unicom Grafix, Inc.

Thank you to our additional sponsors - and

Thank you to our additional sponsors

Downtown Tucson Partnership

Main Gate Square

Tucson Originals

Printing by Unicom Grafix, Inc.

Unicom Grafix