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Gentle Ben's Brewing Company

Neighbourhood: West University
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Address: 865 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-5046
Phone Number: +1 520-624-4177
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Home of all things Wildcats #BEARDOWN. Serving up a family-friendly...

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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Oh no, the lager drinkers win!

I don't believe it! Cold glasses & chilled beer. I won't be in such a hurry to get here next time (which is September 24th, if you want to make amends landlord?)

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2011
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Great beer menu, both the Tucson Blonde and the NCAALE we're great, I just wish I could get a full pint of my beers. I like the dark beers and I keep getting the 10 ounce sippy cups 😒 we stop here on ALL our trips to Tucson I think we're becoming Wildcats food does that time, but it's a... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Really good happy hour (3-6) cocktail and beer menu. Had two of their signature cocktails and they were really good (especially the desert Manhattan, a bourbon with agave and lemon) and buddy had two of their beers, and the white IPA was awesome (even to someone who hates IPAs). Patio was also nice.

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Thank jbacon84
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

We could not stand the loud music and left before ordering. The menu appeared sparse and not worth the time or money.

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2 Thank FrequentlyOnTheMove
Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I went to lunch here with three friends. It took 40 minutes from our arrival to get seated (5 minutes) place our order (5 minutes) and be served (30 minutes). When a member of our party complained to the waitress later, she became defensive and said, "You only waited 10 minutes." We had kept correct track of the time but... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

Gentle Ben's is near the UofA. The beer is locally-made and good. The scenery whiel you're enjoying your beer is excellent indeed. The food at this place is absolutely awful and insanely overpriced. I paid almost $9 for a bowl of microwaved soup with canned chicken in it (or, perhaps the whole soup was canned?). Gentle Ben's is a must-avoid... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2011

I don't believe it! Cold glasses & chilled beer. I won't be in such a hurry to get here next time (which is September 24th, if you want to make amends landlord?)

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Thank TheGrinch40
Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2011

As a real ale drinker from England, this place the best I've found in the USA so far (and I've been to 29 States) My favourite place in my favourite City in my Favourite State. Fantastic. The food is ok & I recommend the Oatmeal Stout - after a day in the desert the first pint doesn't touch the sides.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2010

This place was not only dirty and uncomfortable, but the food was terrible. Much better food downtown. Do not go here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2009

Very nice upstairs open air deck. Try the wings with their hottest sauce! Bartenders need to chill the pint glasses - no one likes warm beer glasses.

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