Taco Tuesday Time! $2 Tequila,Tacos and Beer!
$10 Buckets of Bud Family Beers!!
Soups And Salads
Tortilla Soup Grande
A southwestern classic with tender chicken in a spicy broth. Served with fresh avocado, crispy tortilla strips, and shredded Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses.
Crisp Romaine lettuce tossed in our homemade Caesar dressing, served with chicken marinated 24 hours in Italian house-made vinaigrette, lightly grilled, then thinly sliced and garnished with Parmesan cheese and croutons.
TJ's Garden Spinach Salad
Tender leaf spinach tossed with garden fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms, sweet red onion, sweet Craisins, and spicy roasted walnuts. Served with TJ's Raspberry balsamic dressing.
The Lizzy Salad
The Lizzy rocks! Our most addicting salad is tossed with mixed greens, grilled chicken sliced thin, smoked bacon, chunky Gorgonzola, red onion & sweet bell pepper tossed in the best fresh basil and honey vinaigrette. LIzzy rocks!!
Asian Chopped Chicken Salad
Napa cabbage and light mixed garden greens tossed with chicken marinated a minimum of 24 hours in our house-made teriyaki sauce lightly grilled and thinly sliced, julienne carrots, onion, bell peppers, peapods, won tons, and a light sesame ginger vinaigrette.
Ben's House Salad
Mixed baby lettuces, tomato, cucumber, mushrooms, red onion, carrots, black olives, and homemade croutons. Served with your choice of dressing.
Brew House Soup And House Salad
Ben's House, Caesar, Spinach, or Lizzy salad with a bowl of tortilla soup.
Gentle Ben's Signature Dressings
All of our dressings are homemade with the freshest of ingredients. Buttermilk Ranch, Bleu Cheese, TJ's Raspberry Ale and Balsamic dressing, Fresh Basil Vinaigrette, Thousand Island, Caesar, and Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette.
We are famous for our wings!! Made to order and tossed with your choice of tequila-cilantro, medium spicy-cayenne or wicked hot habanero sauce. Served with buttermilk ranch.
A blend of Yukon Gold potatoes, green chilies, caramelized onion, Wisconsin Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses coated with seasoned Panko bread crumbs and lightly fried. Served with our chipotle aioli & garnished with fresh pico de gallo.
Chips And Salsa
Fresh tortilla chips served with our homemade salsa fresca.
Five potato skins loaded with Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon, and scallions. Served with a side of buttermilk ranch.
Spinach & Artichoke Dip
We make the best, ever, hands down! Won't tell you what's in it outside of the two clues in the name. Served in a toasted bread bowl with crisp tortilla chips.
Brew City Fries
Lightly beer battered and served with buttermilk ranch.
Fresh eggrolls packed with chicken, cilantro, black beans, onion and a mixture of southwestern spices. They are served piping hot with a refreshing avocado and tomatillo salsa.
Two great big soft pretzels, hot from our ovens. A perfect match for our IPA. Served with our nuclear beer mustard.
Grande Serving of homemade tortilla chips served with Pico de Gallo, green chili and black beans, topped with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Served with our homemade salsa.
Beer Battered Onion Rings
Crispy, sweet onion rings, lightly beer battered and served with a side of ranch.
Ben's Own Handhelds
Served With French fries, cottage cheese, or southwestern coleslaw.
Pulled Pork Sandwich
Chili rubbed pork shoulder marinated for 24 hours then slow roasted for 12 more. Piled high over crisp Sonoran slaw on a toasted bun.
A large platter of homestyle breaded tenders served with French fries and your choice of dipping sauce. Add Buffalo style for .75
Philly Cheese Steak
Slow roasted top sirloin, sliced thin and layered with caramelized onions, red and green bell peppers, and Provolonoe cheese. Flash baked on a toasted hoagie roll.
We marinate mushrooms for several days iin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs and spices then toss them on the griddle with red and green bell peppers and red onion. We slide the veggies into a hoagie and top them with Provolone cheese. Then we flash bake it and finish it off with a drizzle of fresh walnut and basil pesto.
Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Homestyle breaded tender, tossed in medium Buffalo sauce, crowned with creamy Gorgonzola cheese, garnished with fresh cilantro and served on a soft hoagie roll.
Slow roasted top sirloin, sliced thin, and topped with Provolone cheese. Flash baked on a hoagie roll and served with au jus. A dip the French would be proud of.
Reuben's High On Rye - a house favorite!
This sandwich is awesome!! Lean corned beef, simmered in our Red Cat Amber Ale and traditional spices and caramelized with our secret sauce. Sliced thin and piled high on grilled rye bread. Served with Russian dressing, sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese.
Served with our chipotle salsa and garnished with fresh Pico de Gallo.
Carne Asada Steak
Carne asada steak marinated for 20 hours then grilled to perfection. Served with Spanish rice, authentic Charro beans, and fresh flour tortillas. Fast becoming a legend in these parts.
Sonoran Chicken Tacos
Two flour tortillas stuffed with Sonoran breast of chicken, topped with fresh pico de gallo on a bed of shredded cabbage. Served with authentic Charro beans and Spanish rice.
Two flour tortillas stuffed with carne asada, topped with fresh pico de gallo and placed on a bed of shredded cabbage. Served with authentic Charro beans and Spanish rice.
Pub Fried Fish Tacos
Lightly battered cod, flash fried and tucked into fresh flour tortillas with cabbage & fresh pico de gallo topped with our habanero cream sauce. Served with Charro beans and Spanish rice.
Grande serving of homemade tortilla chips. Served with pico de gallo, green chili, refried Charro beans and topped with melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. Served with our homemade salsa.
Sonoran Chicken Quesadilla
Marinated and shredded chicken breast, served with melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses folded into a fresh flour tortilla.
Carne Asada Quesadilla
Marinated and grilled carne asada steak, served with Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses. A wonderful combination of flavors folded into a fresh flour tortilla.
Melted Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheeses folded into a fresh flour tortilla.
Two tortillas stuffed with our house smoked pulled pork tossed in a tomatillo avocado sauce. Placed over cilantro slaw and topped with pico de gallo and a drizzle of habanero cream. Served with authentic Charro beans and Spanish rice.
Two tortillas stuffed with tilapia marinated in a cilantro vinaigrette and pan seared. Placed over cilantro slaw and topped with pico de gallo and a drizzle of chipotle aioli. Served with authentic Charro beans and Spanish rice.
South Of The Brewery Extras
Add Sour Cream$1.00
Add Habanero Cream Sauce$0.75
Burgers and Such
100% handcrafted in-house burger. We blend three different primal cuts ranging from USDA choice to prime and a variety of different seasonings all lending themselves to a perfectly balanced burger. We grind and hand patty our burgers to 6 1/2 ounces. Flat iron grilled to sear in the juices making for the best burger in Tucson. All burgers served medium or to your liking. All burgers served With French fries or cottage cheese. Garnished with shredded Iceberg lettuce and sliced tomatoes and served on a fresh baked bun. May substitute grilled chicken breast, turkey burger, or a vegetarian burger patty on any burger.
Prepared to your liking.
Served with your choice of Monterey Jack, Cheddar, American, Swiss, Provolone or Pepper Jack.
A roasted Hatch green chili finished with melted Pepper Jack cheese topped with a touch of our avocado tomatillo sauce.
Fire roasted red peppers, thick cut jalapeño bacon and Pepper Jack cheese. Finished with a habanero cream sauce.
The legendary Tucson burger. Sliced white mushrooms and onions sautéed in butter, fresh garlic, parsley, beef stock, and red wine topped with melted Swiss cheese make this one to remember.
The Fire Starter
Thick cut jalapeño bacon and fresh grilled jalapeños turn the heat up while silky American cheese keeps it to a three alarm fire. This burger defines a "burger and a beer!".
Seared with our famous BBQ sauce and layered with bacon, Cheddar and Mama's sweet fried onions.
The Black & Blue
Cajun spice rubbed and topped with chunky Gorgonzola cheese.
Smoked bacon, guacamole and Monterey Jack cheese.
Grilled veggie burger topped with guacamole, Monterey Jack cheese and a creamy horseradish sauce.
Seared in a Korean style spicy BBQ sauce, topped with sauteed onions and Jack cheese.
Upgrades and Burger Extras
Substitute Onion Rings$3.00
Substitute Side Salad$1.50
Substitute Side Caesar Salad$1.50
Substitute Beer Battered Fries$0.75
Add Bacon,Sautéed Onions, Jalapeños, or Sautéed Mushrooms$1.00
Add buttermilk ranch
Scoop of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and whipped cream.
A made to order hot homemade chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and smothered with hot fudge and whipped cream. A must share!
A homemade chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice cream and smothered with hot fudge and whipped cream.
The Grizzly Bear
A made to order Pazookie topped with a homemade chocolate brownie, ice cream, hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream.
From the Brewery
Lunch pint with your meal weekdays until 2pm. 3.50 each.
A good starter beer for those that have only drank the mass produced suds. The blonde is a light, crisp beer with a slight malt flavor and just enough Czechoslovakian Saaz hops to balance the malt sweetness.
Ben's India Pale Ale
Brewed just like the original from Burton upon Trent. This style calls for a high hop rate combined with an elevated alcohol content because it was brewed to survive the journey from England to Bombay as rations for British troops. Huge amounts of two row pale malt with an addition of a few specialty malts provide a nice mouth feel buried under copious additions of Columbus hops. This beer is big but finishes clean.
Taylor Jayne's Raspberry Ale
Named after the brewer's first daughter in 1992, this is a light beer with a fruit twist. A beautiful aroma greets you followed by a mildy sweet raspberry flavor which leaves a very clean finish. This beer is designed for those who really don't like real beer. It was originally only going to be brewed for her birth, but people have demanded it ever since, so it is always on tap.
Trolley Stop Oatmeal Stout
It's a gigantic ale with two row, chocolate, Munich, special roast, black barely and crystal malts topped off with more than 100 pounds of oatmeal for a creamy smooth dark beer experience. Hopped just enough to balance the sweetness of the malt. We call this the breakfast beer for champions.
Red Cat Amber
The first beer ever brewed here is made with 2 row pale malt, both 40 lovebond and 80 lovebond crystal malts for a rounded smoothness and a touch of chocolate malt for added complexity. Moderately hopped with a Pacific Northwest Cascades.
Named after the first son of the brewer back in 1993, it was awarded the gold medal for Best Porter in America in 1998 at the Great American Beer Festival. If you like dark, rich, and very complex beers, go no further than this offering.
Brewed with 40 percent wheat and speical yeast gives the German classic subtle tones of banana and clove. Brewed traditionally during the summer months, it is unfiltered so its full of vitamin B from the yeast and served with a lemon wedge just like in the Deutschland.
Copperhead Pale Ale
This American Pale ale has a great, slightly sweet malt character balanced by a great hop character. Its beautiful copper color inspired it name. It is a medium to full-bodied. Bitterness is medium flavor and aroma hopping. Finish is dry and clean. A great beer for "Hop Heads".
Nut Brown (Seasonal)
Brewed annually for Wildcat basketball. Traditional English double strong ale that boasts a huge full-bodied malt flavor and mellows with age.
RC, Diet RC, 7-UP, Dr. Pepper, Lemonade, Iced Tea
A double shot of 100% blue agave Herradura Silver Tequila, Herradura Agave Nectar, and fresh squeezed lime juice. Garnished with a sugar and chile rim.
New York Sour
Gentleman Jack, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and a float of fruit forward redwine.
Makers Mark, Martini Rosso Vermouth and a dash of bitters. Filled with Maker's Mark and topped with soda water.
Muddled orange slice, cherry, sugar cube, and bitters. Filled with Maker's Mark and topped with soda water.
Smirnoff Citrus Vodka, triple sec and a splash of fresh lime and cranberry juices. Served in a sugar-rimmed martini glass.
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey served with our own house-made sweet and sour mix.
Finlandia Grapefruit Vodka, triple sec and a splash of fresh lime and cranberry juices. Served in a sugar- rimmed martini glass.
Finlandia Vodka, sweet and sour mix, raspberry and apple liquors.
Tom's East Collins
Bombay Sapphire East, freshly squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup and soda water.
Bacardi Superior Rum, muddled fresh mint leaves, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup and soda water. Add a Bacardi flavor for $1- Black Razz, O, Limon, Red Peach, Rock Coco, Torched Cherry, Wolfberry, Dragonberry, or Pineapple Fusion
Disaronno served with our own house-made sour mix
Southern Comfort, Herradura Silver Tequila, orange and pineapple juices served with a float of grenadine.
disclaimer:pricing and availability subject to change.
Gentle Ben’s has been on this block since 1971 and has been brewing award winning brews since 1991. The original house was located under what is now the lobby of the Marriott Hotel. Built in 1908 as a private residence for the Hamilton family, over the years it served as the University president’s house, a boarding house and home to several fraternities. The name Gentle Ben’s was chosen through a contest and the winner was a University professor who thought the manager looked like Dan Haggerty from the T.V. show Grizzly Adams whose co-star was a bear named Gentle Ben. That show was based on a man who roamed parts of Northern California in the 1920s and 30s. He had two bears, Benjamin Franklin and Martha Washington. Martha was a mean bear by people standards and had to be kept chained to a stake. The other was gentle and was free to roam, hence Gentle Ben.Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company of Tucson
Brewing began in 1991 when I bought the business and installed what, at the time, was the only brewery in Tucson. We started with three beers; Tucson Blonde, Red Cat Amber and Copperhead Pale Ale, all still brewed today and joined by five other styles. In 1994 the Marshall Foundation who owns most of the real estate in the neighborhood including the old Ben’s, informed me of plans to raze the block and offered us a chance to rebuild.
At the time, the location was The U of A Center for Architectural Landscaping. We were allowed much input on the building design and decided to save the foundation and triple red brick walls of the one story building. The structure was originally built as a bank in 1970. Much of the wood and brick salvaged from the original Bens and the bank were used in the new construction. The old vault and its two foot thick concrete ceiling is still intact, holding up the 30,000 pounds of beer in the upstairs cold box and serving as the office and employee room. We tripled the size of the original kitchen and our brewing capacity as well so we can offer kegs to the other bars and restaurants in the state. Ben’s history would not be complete without a nod to the thousands of people who have worked under the Bear and the millions of patrons over the years who have made the future possible. "