Bum Steer Restaurant Tucson Reviews
The Burger Madness corner Oct 02, 2009
I can not begin to describe the inside of this “burger restaurant”. I have been to Bum Steer twice, all with my SAAC group members for happy hours organized for new members. Right after I returned from the Amsterdam meet-up in January, Boyd decided to welcome more new members to the group, the meet-up was a happy hour at Bum Steers. It is located on N Stone Avenue right close to the University of Arizona. It is well known for the tradition of burger and beer for the University students and believe me when I say, there is no bar in Tucson that has the same interior design that this restaurant has. The restaurant was formerly under a different management, but was reopened early in the year under new management who did quite a job refurbishing the bar, restaurant and utilities with all kinds of art on the wall especially world war II decorations. It actually looks like a jungle with so much “junk”, rubbish, the British would say. Bum Steers has a history with the University of Arizona, since it's opening in 1974, the famous half-pound burgers have fed college students on a budget with penny worth beer glasses to accompany the burgers.
I guess for someone with a weird taste, it amounts to crazy art: license plates, giant buffalo, a bike hanging from the roof, a stair case that lead to the top floor feels like you are being led to a guillotine. I did not eat as I came after dinner but I did drink, their drinks were reasonably priced , I paid $4.00 for my glass of Barcardi gold and cola. Mike and Joe ordered burgers and fries, the food looked impressive, but Joe commented on how bad it tasted (I was glad I did not order one). After about an hour of socializing, Andrew managed to drag me to dinner and I ended up eating a plate of well made barbequed pork (delicious)!
The service was incredible (not sure if it was because of the group we brought in), nonetheless it was fast and delicious. So I guess if you refrain from ordering the burger for which they are famous, you might have a great experience there. My plate was only $8.00 which by all means is cheap. The second floor of the restaurant has an open area with room to entertain families with children, there is a play arcade with games for children. Great place to watch some games and lets the kids play in the arcade. It is a great place for families, friends, large groups but definitely not for a date.
Here are the basics about Bum Steers:
*Mostly American Cuisine (burgers . . .)
*Opened Sunday through Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
*Opened Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am - 2:00 am
*They serve both lunch and dinner
*Price is average ranging from $3 - $9 for a meal
*Dress code is casual (jeans and a shirt or t-shirt goes
*Has a full bar serving both alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
*The bar style is more college based (University of Arizona)
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