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Gentle Ben's Brewing Company
American Restaurant$
Today 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Today is winding down, but it's still hot as...the Tucson sun out there.

#Gelato  sounds like the perfect way to cool off tonight. Stop in for $1 Gelato Every Monday.
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Main Gate Square, 865 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719
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Main Gate Square 865 E University Blvd Tucson, AZ 85719
865 East University BoulevardUSArizonaTucson85719
$American Restaurant, Mexican RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 amThursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 12:00 – 10:00 pm
Home of all things Wildcats #BEARDOWN. Serving up a family-friendly atmosphere, quality food, and award winning craft beer in the heart of Main Gate Square, on University Ave, since 1971.
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Near-campus brewpub with plenty of custom beers, brew-friendly eats & outdoor seating.- Google
"It really brings out their flavor) and their artichoke dip (made for sharing."
"I'll take this over Frog."
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David Archuleta Jr.
a month ago
This place is great. The staff is super friendly and patient. Steph answered all of my questions. Brenden served all of my drinks quickly and professionally. Honestly this is the best spot on University Boulevard it is always great. Family friendly and great food!
Drea Ortega
2 months ago
I love their fish tacos. They're definitely my go to on the Ben's menu but I also like their tequila wings (make sure to squeeze the lime! It really brings out their flavor) and their artichoke dip (made for sharing). Aside from the food I also like going to Ben's for the atmosphere. It's a great place on University to grab a drink or a few with friends :)
Calli Stuffle
a month ago
Gentle Ben's is the best place on University to sit and enjoy the night life, with their huge, two-story patio! The food is always great, you won't be disappointed in the Caesar Salad or the Spinach and Artichoke dip, and the drinks are just as good. On my last trip there, our server, Shawn, was attentive and always had a smile for us!
Richard Clayton
a month ago
Gentle Ben's has been a mainstay in my life for the last twelve years, so I thought it only right that I sing its praises. First and foremost, the beer selection and quality is top notch. Ben's is the only brewing company on University Blvd. that offers a great selection of homemade beers to enjoy while watching televised sports events, pre- or post-gaming for U of A athletics (Bear Down!) and campus events, or just good old happy hour with great friends. If you are an IPA fan, you'd be hard pressed to find a better one anywhere. The food menu provides a nice selection of tasty appetizers, sandwiches, burgers and entrees that are highlighted with a southwest flair. I particularly enjoy a number of their apps; the spinach artichoke dip is literally the best I've ever had (amazing!), their southwest egg rolls are unique and delicious and their nachos are top notch. Finally, their staff has always been upbeat, courteous and generally engaging. If you are looking for great beer, food and service, you'd be hard pressed to find a better spot directly near the U of A.
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Matthew Recsetar
a month ago
Gentle Ben's is becoming a must stop place for me when I visit Tucson, especially being so close to the University. The menu is constantly evolving and improving and the ingredients are always fresh. Most recently I tried the Firestarter burger and I have to say it was tasty as hell with just the right amount of heat. They didn't skimp on the jalapeno bacon and the patty was thick and juicy which kept me craving each bite. I also tried the Gentle Ben's IPA which was a solid beer that exceeded my expectations and paired nicely with the burger. The ambiance is nice and the outdoor patio is a great place to kick back and enjoy the great Tucson weather. The service staff was friendly and attentive and the management was most accommodating.
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Melinda Dickinson
a month ago
Had lunch with some co-workers yesterday. The chicken quesadilla was ridiculously delicious, the service was great, and gelato was a nice add-on for dessert. We've spent happy hours there as well, and sampled many of the specialty cocktails. It's nice that they're using fresh ingredients for those! Super cool and refreshing.
Brandon Whitehead
a month ago
Wings!!!! Wings!!!! Wings!!!! Though the food is great, however, the employees exceed all my expectations as the most friendly and knowledgeable of people. Gentle Bens has made me feel like a part of their restaurant family for quite some time now. I would highly recommend visiting Lara, Stephania and the rest of the amazing staff at "Bens."
Matthew Munroe
a month ago
Gentle Ben's has a great covered outdoor seating area with plenty of space for large and small parties. They are adept at handling large get togethers of more than 100 people. The beers are local and excellent. Ben's IPA is my go to and make sure you check out the's the best in town. There's always something new in that cooler and it's ALLLLLL good.