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Hotel Congress The Downtown Connection

|sacbee.com|Sam McManis|Sunday March 9, 2014| “But the Hotel Congress, well, complex, you could call it, is the downtown nexus. Built in 1919 to serve passengers on layovers along the Southern Pacific Rail Line, the hotel used to be known as the last place famous gangster John Dillinger laid his head (Room 214) before being captured by Tucson…

Hotel Congress Named Crown Jewel of Congress Street

|washingtonpost.com| Terry Tang |Associated Press | February 27, 2014 | “Get your feet planted in downtown with a walk on historic Congress Street, where the crown jewel is Hotel Congress. Open since 1919, previous guests include notorious criminal John Dillinger and his gang, whose stay there in 1934 led to their capture. You can find a small…

Sir Mix-a-lot , Pinback , Yacht, Murs, IAMSU, Nite Jewel Plus more for March Radness!

Tucson Weekly Presents  SIR MIX ALOT, PINBACK, YACHT, MURS, IAMSU NITE JEWEL, PIG PEN THEATER CO, PAINTED PALMS, THE CASKET GIRLS, THe stargazer lillies and dott Sat, March 8, 2014 6:00 pm Rialto Theatre + Club Congress $15 advance TICKETS This event is all ages   SIR MIX-A-LOT Links Sir Mix-A-Lot parlayed a gonzo tribute…

Calexico plays at Hotel Congress supporting January 8th 2011 non-profit concert

| KVOA.com | Sam Salzwedel | January 19, 2014 10:04 pm | A non-profit that started after the January 8, 2011 mass shooting held another fundraising concert, headlined by Calexico. Joey Burns of Calexico has played 3 Civility Fund concerts. “Coming to the Hotel Congress and playing outside for the Fund for Civility is way better than…

Hotel Congress and Craft Cocktails

Craft cocktails in Tucson: Quality, flavor trump the buzz | Arizona Daily Star | Gerald M. Gay | December 19, 2013 12:00 am | [Hotel Congress] serves 12 regular and rotating [cocktails], which change seasonally and are served at the its lobby bar and in the Cup Café. David Clark, the chief mixologist and lead…

And the Winner Is…

  AND THE WINNER IS… Dragoon Wins Tucson’s Best Beer 2nd Year in a Row TUCSON, ARIZ (September 23, 2013) – Dragoon Brewery keeps their bragging rights for the second year in a row! On Friday, September 20, the people of Tucson once again voted Dragoon Brewery’s India Pale Ale the “Best Overall Beer” at…

Hotel Congress featured on Un-Hipster Blog

Tucson is becoming a destination for hipsters, and those who refuse to believe they are hipsters, like Lauren Modery – the writer behind Hipstercrite. She stayed at Hotel Congress on her recent trip to Tucson. She writes: “Imagine our surprise when we pulled up to the our hotel, the iconic Hotel Congress, and could barely…

Cup Closes Temporarily for Penny Floor Renovations

TUCSON, ARIZ (June 20, 2013) – After the 7+ years of good luck the penny floor has brought to guests to Cup Café, it’s time for the floor to get a facelift. The Cup will close temporarily from 4pm on Sunday, June 30 to 7am on Saturday, July 6.  When it reopens, the 177,000 pennies…

Tiger Celebrates 80th Birthday – After 54 Years at Hotel Congress

TUCSON, ARIZ (May 21, 2013) –  Visit Hotel Congress on any given day and poke your head inside the Tap Room.  You’ll find Tom Ziegler, better known as Tiger, bustling about behind the bar, pouring drinks and telling jokes to the regulars that come to visit him.  Tiger has been a mainstay at the Tap…

Hotel Congress and Maynards featured in Toronto Star

With help from our local visitor’s bureau, writer Richard Ouzounian indulged in a dine-around of downtown Tucson’s restaurants.  His experiences at Cup Cafe and Maynards Market & Kitchen were delicious enough to share with all our neighbors to the north, which he did in an article that appeared in the Toronto Star. About Cup Cafe…