Sunday 22 September 2019
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Featured Watering Hole – Dry River Company

Point-of-Brew-ImageUSEThe name ‘Dry River Company’ references the fact that Arizona rivers are often devoid of water. In this part of the country it’s good to know where you can find shelter and a brew.

Knowledgeable and friendly proprietor Brendan O’Brien keeps Murphy’s Irish Stout on tap at all times. There are four taps and a small, but well-curated selection of beer in bottles. I’m always pleased with the rotation of the two taps that change. Bell’s Oberon, Ska Modus Hoperandi and Borderlands OL’ Loco are three pleasant surprises that I can recall.

Dry River Company is well-known for their coffee and Neapolitan-style pizza, along with salads and sandwiches. Fresh pastas are available in the evening and they frequently have live music.

This is one of my favorite places to grab a pint in Tucson. It’s my ‘neighborhood’ hangout, even though it’s a 90-minute drive from my house. The pizzas are delicious, fresh and wood-fired. The crust is more than just a topping delivery system. This is the best pizza I’ve had in Tucson.

Drive River Company
800 N. Kolb Road
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 298-5555


Article and Photo by Thomas Ale Johnson
Originally Published in Arizona Vines and Wines Winter 2012 Issue